Studio/CC on top of 40H80 - HOW?

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  1. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    The title says it all. How do I get one of these beasts to be stable on my 40H80? My TV backs a window, so I can't build a shelf...

    Any and all ideas welcome!

    Thanks,

    Martin.
     
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    I found that my center was also too big for the 40H80. I compromised and used a foot stool to hold the speaker. I build a little wedge so it angles the speaker towards the listening area. It’s only temporary until I can think of something better but it does it’s job. Here’s a: Picture.
     
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    I have a 40X81 and had the same problem as you. What I did was buy a small speaker stand (15' high) and place the center channel in front of the set just below the power button. With the angle of Paradigm CC-370 it sits just perfectly and was much cheaper than building an entire system around the TV.

    Chris S.
     
  5. Martin Rendall

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
    One other thought I had is that my main speakers are about two inches taller than the 40H80, so I could run a thick board from one speaker top to the other, and put the center on that board. It would be fugly, but it would get the job done. I wonder if that would affect the main speakers, timbrally speaking?
    Unfortunately, I don't have the room to put the center in front of the TV, since we sit too close as it is... [​IMG]
    Martin.
     
  6. Chip E

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    You could always "Toe screw" it in from both sides... Right through the center channel into the tv..use a cordless drill with 3" heavy thread screws, lol... [​IMG]
    Seriously though, i've heard suggestions for this where, you could use two rubber wedged door stoppers wedged behind the center, on top of the tv. I guess it would depend on how big the center channel speaker is though. Andy's 9C is pretty big.. You could also build a shelf on top of the tv outta some five quarter wood with angle brackets 45'd to the tv. (i like this idea best) Good luck..... and don't run a freak'n plank from the left front to the right front for cry'n out loud, lol...
     

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