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Old 30th September 2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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SWMBO won't allow me to install a shelf on the TV stand so I can get a centre speaker underneath; says it will hurt her neck to look up any higher than it already is.
Cheap Sansui centre MTM using the little Peerless clone drivers ( actually not too bad and need a decent tweeter ) as I may be rebuilding these in a new box I don't mind a few screw holes in the timber.

So here is my idea I leave them in the vertical alignment and hang them from the ceiling.

SO ?? 2 points of suspension in a " V" or three or more bits of string??

Box only weighs a couple of kilo or 3 kilos so cup hooks into ceiling battens should be strong enough
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Old 30th September 2011, 01:53 AM   #2
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three might be enough to bias the system (?)
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Old 30th September 2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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oh come on, I have my TV over the fireplace.
She just have to learn how to sit on the couch slouching down and hurt her lower back instead.

In all seriousness I thought the TV height will bother me at first but it doesn't one bit. Although I would agree in principal that having the TV at eye sight height is most optimal. But I don't watch TV that much anyway.
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Come on fellas this was a serious question and please do not insult my partner; she does allow me to have 7 subs in the HT system and 3 in the stereo
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You could use two suspension points, but that means you need to find the centre of balance of the speaker, three, (two at the front, one at the back) will allow a bit more flexibility. Just make sure you use appropriate fixings.
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It is interesting that centre channel MTMs usually end up lying down. I can't think why other than practicality and looks.
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this may sound stupid , but what about replacing the MTM with a fullrange ?
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this may sound stupid , but what about replacing the MTM with a fullrange ?
Could do if I had the funds, but in the short term I just need to utilise what i have to the best advantage
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Have you tried without the centre speaker by redirecting the centre info to LR fronts?

I went from 6.1 to 4.1 and preferred it. I do view on axis so the centre speaker was more trouble than what it was worth. The front centre speaker I did use was placed low but was directed to be in line at the viewing location and the same can be done with a higher location. Another good option I tried was 2 centre speakers placed beside the screen and on the same vertical plane as the LR fronts.
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I looked at that but my system does sound better with the centre speaker; perhaps my FR and FL are too far apart but that is a consequence of a wide screen TV ( 1220mm )
centres? 1 above and 1 below the screen??
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