Placing the Center speaker behind a screen? (front projection)

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  1. Christopher M

    Christopher M Stunt Coordinator

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    If I pulled down a screen infront of the center speaker, will it cut out a significant amount of the audio range? Or are they generally fairly acoustically transparent?

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    Murdock
     
  2. Jack Shappa

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    Some screens (like those in real movie theatres) have lots of small holes and are actually marketed as able to be put in front of your speaker(s), but I don't think it would be a good idea to just stick your typical screen in front, I think it would muffle the sound quite a bit... To the top or bottom seems to work fine, anyhow...

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  3. Neil Joseph

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    For speaker placement behind a screen, you will need a perfed screen but this will affect the picture quality somewhat and the worse the pixel structure of the projector is (assuming digital projectors), the worse the result. CRT is perhaps a better choice for using a perfed screen. What projector are you using?
     
  4. Christopher M

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    This would be either an LCD or DLP projector. From what you all are saying, I'd probably just re-arrange to get the speaker below the screen. Thanks.

    Murdock
     
  5. Tommy G

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    Christopher, I have the same setup. My center channel ends up being behind the screen. The simple solution to this was for me to go to the Mill Store and buy a small stepstool (about 1 foot tall) and pull it out and place the speaker on it when I watch movies. Works quite well.
     

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