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Old 29th April 2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Custom Centre Speaker Stand - A big one!

My centre speaker (Paradigm C290) is currently sitting in front of my TV (see pic). This works fine providing that I am sitting a few metres away from the TV. My wife hasn't been too happy with the situation, but has lived with it for a while. With our first baby on the way, she is concerned that it won't be able to see the TV if he/she was sitting on the floor in front of it.

I thought about wall mounting the TV, but it would sit too high for comfort. The other alternative is to build a custom stand or wall mount the centre speaker. My preference at this stage would be to build a custom stand from hardwood.. something heavy and very solid, with a large base and either 1 or 2 90x90mm posts attached to a 20 degree angle mounting piece at the top. I would place this behind the TV and cabinet. It would need to be close to 1800mm high.. I haven't come across any designs that high. What would I need to think about before building it?

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Old 3rd May 2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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You can make a box around the speaker, and let the TV sit on top of it.

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Old 3rd May 2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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Cut off the legs of the commode and hide the wires at the same time (sorry, my wife's suggestion!). E
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Old 3rd May 2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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those wires would bother the hell out of me.

anyways you could get a floor mount for the TV which is a bit higher then it currently is, and put it behind the entertainment unit.

something like this
Bell'o Optional Metal Flat Panel LCD/Plasma Floor Stand Mount in Black - PP59B
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You can make a box around the speaker, and let the TV sit on top of it.

Gajanan Phadte
Agreed. And dont mess that cabinet up. AND LEAVE THE WIRES ALONE!


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anyways you could get a floor mount for the TV which is a bit higher then it currently is, and put it behind the entertainment unit.

something like this
Bell'o Optional Metal Flat Panel LCD/Plasma Floor Stand Mount in Black - PP59B
thats cool too.
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Old 8th May 2012, 06:51 AM   #6
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I agree that the wires will need to be cleaned up too. They would be a great toy for a crawling bub.

I don't want to lift the TV any higher as I would need to have physio every week to correct my neck. The TV needs to come down in height and the centre speaker needs to move up or down. I wonder if I took the doors from the TV cabinet off and made some room inside the cabinet. Would this have any major impacts on SQ?
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