Searching for a central channel stand...

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  1. Joel Lucas

    Joel Lucas Auditioning

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    I own a Toshiba 40H80 Widescreen which I love, with the exception that it's so skinny on top there's no way to plop a bigger center channel down.
    I was searching through some equipment page today and found this:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/bbs/...ent/28726.html
    The bottom 3 pictures on that page show exactly what I'm searching for... an attaching center channel speaker stand that allows for a large center on the TV.
    Does anyone at all know where I can get this product? Is this some homemade solution? I've been looking for this stand for almost a year now.
    Thanks in advance,
    -Joel
     
  2. Jim FC

    Jim FC Stunt Coordinator

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    Looks to me like somebody made that out of a 2X4... I've never seen a product like that. What size is your center speaker? Unless it's huge, just use some Velcro. You may think velcro's not strong enough, but if the speaker's more-or-less balanced up there, all the velcro has to do is to keep it from sliding back and forth. Works great for me! Hope this helps...
     
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    My biggest question is why is the center channel lying on it's side? He's got identical speakers all around. Turn that sucker on end like it's supposed to be! [​IMG]
    BTW, I have seen a platform that has two extensions behind it that rest on the back of a computer monitor. But I've never seen one large enough to work for an RPTV. You could buy a piece of MDF and have some dowels attached at the back so that it holds the MDF "shelf" level. Velcro whould hold it in place.
    Brian
     
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    They sell a plastic piece with adjustable legs for DVD/VCRs to be placed on top of your TV. Before I moved to my new house and got a new TV, I used one of these for my center channel on top of the TV. Now it is in the bedroom with the extra laser/DVD player when I made an upgrade. The thing came with two tiers, but you don't have to put the top tier on it. It seems to work OK, doesn't rattle or fall off.
     
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    Joel, what center speaker are you using, how much does it weigh?

    I machined a center speaker support from aluminum at work and used it to support a B&W LCR6S2 for a while. I did'nt like the fact it was so high off the ground since I use the Toshiba stand with my set so I purchased B&W stands for $80 and placed the center speaker on them instead. It sits in front of the set, I like it there much better. If you have space in front of your set, perhaps consider doing that.
     
  6. Joel Lucas

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    Well, since I've been waiting for some place to put it for so long, I haven't bought it yet, but the JBL S-Center I've had my eye on is about 15 pounds.

    I've thought about putting it in front of the TV, but then I'll have a speaker cable out from the cable jungle behind and I feel like it would be distracting to have it sitting there.
     
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    Joel,
    I own a TW40X81 and I was in the same boat until I found this stand:
    http://www.wood-tech.com/standscc.html
    I went with the 18" model and it sits just below the screen. To me, there was no way I was putting my center channel on top of my set. I own an Atlantic Tech center which weighs in at 26lbs. The TV was not made to support that kind of weight. As for the cable showing, I ran mine out the crack in between the glass and stand. I would tell you to look at my pics but they are not updated to show the center stand yet. Hope this helps.
     

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