Horizontal Towers/A workable idea?

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  1. Daniel_M

    Daniel_M Stunt Coordinator

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    This post has be sitting over in the speaker

    forum for a day or so with no replies. Can anybody

    here help me out?

    >I've got a 110 inch 16x9 screen which takes up almost

    one whole wall of my home theater. My L&R speakers

    are Paradigm studio 100 towers (2 woofers, 1 mid, 1 tweeter)

    At some seating positions, the view of the screen is partially blocked by the speakers except for a couple of seats in the center.

    I want to build an enclosure and put the three front speakers inside it, but I haven't got the room on either side of the screen.

    How would the sound be effected if I flip the towers

    over so the drivers are arrayed horizontally? If

    I did this I could build the enclosure under the screen.

    In this cofiguration the midrange would be about

    the same number of inches off the ground, the tweeters

    slightly lower, and the subs a little higher (all the same height)

    Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. Dave Bertrand

    Dave Bertrand Auditioning

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    Considering how nice the Studio 100s are, I'd sure hate for you to use them that way. Laying them horizontally shouldn't hurt them, but they will sound different due to the dispersion characteristics. They were designed to sound proper in the vertical position. Whether they will be acceptable on their sides....that's a personal decision.

    If you need horizontal speakers for all three fronts, I would suggest you buy three identical center speakers. For starters, they are designed to be set horizontally. Plus, you'll have perfect timbre-matching across the front, the ideal acoustic situation.

    If you decide to use the Studio 100's, you'll probably find they sound best when set up with the tweeters to the outside.
     
  3. Daniel_M

    Daniel_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Dave,

    I agree the 100's are nice but because my

    HT room isn't very wide they are a bit obtrusive.

    I bought the speakers before I bought the screen

    and FPTV.

    Before I consider selling them for matching fronts,

    I think I'll do a test by putting them up on blocks horizonataly and have a listen.

    As to which way the tweets should point, that was my next

    question, and you answered it. Thanks

    Dan
     

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