- Apr 11, 2004
I have two older floor-standing Advent speakers with 10” woofers in them, they are obviously unshielded. See the link below to see them and my setup, the pictures are outdated but it gives you an idea of the distances. Anyway measuring from the top of the woofers which are lower in the speakers to the top of my TV stand, the right speaker is around 4 feet from the TV and the left speaker is about 2 and a half feet away. Are these distances ok? I really don’t have any other options as far as placing the speakers. But the reason I ask is the TV you see in the picture developed a problem about a few month’s ago, without going into detail I got $840 back for it since I had a Circuit City service plan. This is not the problem I got the TV replaced for, but on my the old TV in the right hand corner there was a darker almost black cloud that was only noticeable on light screens, such as when watching hockey. I pointed this out to the tech that looked at my TV and he said that it is probably because my speaker is too close to the TV. But if this was the case wouldn’t the black cloud also be in the left corner? As the left speaker is closer to the TV than the right. Right now I am using a 27” Sharp TV that was at college and the speakers do not seem to be affecting it at all, I don’t see any black clouds and such. So I am guessing the black cloud on my old Sony was due to something else? Anyway I plan on spending the $800 of store credit I got on a new (hopefully HD) TV before the end of the summer, and I want to make sure that my speakers are not close enough to cause any damage. I think they are ok, as my TV is pretty high up (top of the TV stand is 29”) and my speakers woofers are much lower near the ground, plus the speakers are still a fair distance away from the TV, esp. the right. Anyway check out the picture and yet me know what you think, another thing about the picture is that the left speaker is actually now pulled out a bit father from the TV stand. Thanks.