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Old 3rd March 2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Help! Speaker Placement in new Apartment

Hi Guys,

I am moving into a new apartment and the floor plan is not very friendly for my 2.1 system. I have two Frugal Horns and a 10" sub. I also have two of Zaph's B3S full rangers with stands. I would like to set something up in the living room but there are no corners for the Horns.

I attached the floor plan showing the position of the TV and couch. Any ideas for speaker placement?

Edit: I do have the "optional fireplace"

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Old 3rd March 2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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I see your problem. With the placement of the TV and couch, that doesn't seem to gel with good speaker placement does it?
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Old 4th March 2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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I don't suppose you can put speakers on each side of the balcony sliding doors and put the TV right in between, with enough room to still walk around and out to the balcony? Any chance of hanging anything from the ceiling? Who do you have to answer to?
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Old 4th March 2008, 05:03 PM   #4
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If you need corners to load the horns with, you might try flipping the couch 90 degrees and putting the TV and horns into the dining nook. Do you have a roommate or SO that would object to you using the second bedroom as an audio room?
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Old 4th March 2008, 05:06 PM   #5
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Don't have to answer to anyone except my GF and my own aesthetic sensibilities.

I would prefer not to block the slider. The ceiling is an interesting idea but I don't think it would work well with the Frugal Horns as they need corners. Plus it would require some serious ground tackle to hold them up at 50lbs each. Not sure my landlord would be all to pleased

Maybe the ceiling would work with the B3S though. I will investigate. Might even look cool if it was done right.
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Old 4th March 2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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I could put the horns in the second bedroom but it also needs to hold two desks. Seems like kind of a small room for a listening room but I might end up with no other choice.
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