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Is it a complete no-no to do this??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Fineberg, Sep 28, 2001.

  1. Brian Fineberg

    Brian Fineberg Second Unit

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    I am getting RF-3's(klpsch) and the size of my current room makes it so I need to have one positioned in front of the plane of my tv. what i mean is if you draw a line from left fron t through the screen of the v the right front will be out in front(a.k.a. closer to the listening position) Is this completely bad or can I get away with it for the meantime until I can figure where to put my reciver. Thaks a bunch.
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  2. John Morris

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    No, in fact, IMO, most speakers sound better when they are placed in front of the TV, not equal to, or behind the front plane of it. I'd recommend that you move your other front speaker out to approx the same relative position on the other side of your monitor. Additionally, you may find that placing your center channel on the floor in front of the TV on a stand which slants the speaker upward toward your head, will also sound better than placing that speaker on top fo the TV... YRMV.
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  3. Patrick Wilmes

    Patrick Wilmes Stunt Coordinator

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    Mt tv is recessed in an in-wall entertainment center so I had to put my mains to the side out in front of the tv plane.I really like the results and would recommend anyone to do the same whether they had to or not.
     
  4. Brian Fineberg

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    What if it is more than 6" is that ok?? just curious. I mean it might be more like a foot or more. but it would be ok to do it if I pull the other one out oo?? thanks...
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  5. Alex F.

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    That's even better. In general, the farther away from the TV the better, as the extra distance reduces various sound "reflections" caused by the TV or other objects. This clearance improves the speakers' imaging. Having the TV one foot or so behind the speakers is often considered optimal. (In my theater room, the projection TV is about 14 inches behind the main front speakers.)
    Using a music CD (with the center speaker turned off via the receiver's menu), also experiment with toeing in the speakers a bit to find the ideal angle. Whether toed-in, pointing straight ahead, or even tilted back a bit, the optimal angle and position (i.e., the latter being the distance between the speakers) will provide a center-focused "floating" image of a solo singer (assuming it's that way on the CD!) and still provide a nicely spread out orchestra, band, etc., without any audible holes in the middle.
    Finally, the center-channel speaker should not be on the same plane as the mains. The three units should ideally form an arc, which is what results when the center speaker appears to be farther away than the mains. You may also be able to adjust and experiment with the "distance" electronically via your receiver's menu (under speaker settings). The center unit should audibly blend with the mains and not call undue attention to itself. Setting the correct output level is important as well, of course.
    Happy listening!
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  6. Holadem

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    Brian, like others have told you, they should both be in front of the TV.
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  7. Robert McClanahan

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    I would say that placing the center channel in front of your T.V. might sound different but not necessarily better.The speaker manufacturers design center channel speakers to sound best on top of a T.V.I would say it looks better to have the center off the T.V. and on the floor.The center can sometimes draw too much attention (visually)on top.
     

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