We've got our TV mounted on a 2ft-thick exposed-stone wall - all cables going through to the other side and up behind the plasterboard. All looking very nice.
Our 5.1 isn't installed yet, but there's a "centre" cable coming out the wall behind the telly, and the plan is to wall mount the centre speaker right under the TV, so (virtually) no visible cable.
HOWEVER, the next phase of our plan involves an electric projector screen that will drop down in front of the TV. According to my sums, it is going to hang over the speaker. No the screen isn't acoustically transparent.
SO - my idea is to DIY some kind of sliding bracket that allows the centre speaker to sit neatly below the TV day-in-day-out, then when it's "movie night", the speaker can be pulled downwards on its sliding "arm" so it's low enough to be below the projector screen.
My sums tell me I need the speaker to drop about 30-40cms, so presumably the "arm" it slides on can be hidden behind the TV.
Has anyone ever considered/done/seen this kind of thing? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
You would need to make something however to stop the speaker falling down during the day. Depending on the size of your centre speaker this need only be a small removable bracket or two. A little black L bracket would be fairly discrete. Or a latch of some description mounted just underneath the TV