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using JBL S38II as surrounds

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by DevinT, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. DevinT

    DevinT Extra

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    My current setup is a denon 3802 powering the S center II, s38II mains, studio series sub, and yamaha 8" surrounds. i liked the S38' a great deal and i have just purchased a pair as surrounds to replace the cheap yamaha's,
    I never really took into consideration the mounting of them. I would like them 2-3 above my ears and brackets seem the most logical installation. The only problem with that is the width of the speaker being over 17 inches.
    i found a set of brackets that seem to be wll made but the maximum width of the speaker can only be 15 inches.
    I understand the S38's can be placed either horizontally or vertically.Putting them in the vertical position seems like it would work with the brackets. the owners manual says that the best performance will result from horizontal placement. Will this be much of a problem if i mont them vertically? Will sound be affected much? Do any of you have experience with S38's as rears, and what is your setup?
     
  2. JimmyAGR

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    Hi Devin,

    I have S-38's as fronts and surrrounds. They are mounted vertically using B-tech b77 wall mounts. I tried them both horizontally and vertically, and could not tell the difference. I chose vertical because it looked better. I have them tilted in to the listening area and I think they sound great.

    Jimmy
     
  3. DevinT

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    Thanks for your input jimmy. The brackets that i am considering are made by uni-lok. They seem very sturdy and are able to hold speakers up to 100 lbs, which would be plenty for the relatively large S38's.
     
  4. DevinT

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    Does anyone know if any wall brackets exist that are adjustable to fir a speaker that is 17.5 inches wide?
     

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