center speaker positioning

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micks_address

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Hi folks,

I've just entered the world of projectors. With my tv i used to sit my centre speaker on top of it. I can't do that with the projector - i'll be projecting onto a wall to start with so where should i position my centre speaker? Is it ok to have it underneath the screen - will it sound strange?

Cheers,
Mick

p.s. i know the obvious answer is to try it and see but i'm currently moving house so i won't be set up properly for a month or so :(
 

Jase

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Hi

Underneath is where most have their centre speakers, on a stand of some sort, and preferably on the same plane as the left & right speakers so that all drivers are in line. You might need to angle the speaker up (or down!) depending where you sit in relation to the speakers (heightwise).
 

micks_address

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Thanks for the reply - by plane - do you mean the same height?
 

Jase

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Originally posted by micks_address
Thanks for the reply - by plane - do you mean the same height?

Oops!:blush: Yes, height.
 

micks_address

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hmm that might be a bit awkward then - if i have the left and right at say 1 meter off the ground then the bottom of the screen will have to be 1 meter from the ground or my centre speaker will be in front of the screen? or is it a case of lowering the left and right to match the height of the center? - if that makes sense
 

Jase

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In an ideal world, all your speaker drivers would be at your head height when sat in your listening position, in some cases that´s not possible. Some people have their front left & right speakers either side of the screen with the centre below but angled up.

I think it´s a case of experimenting with what sounds best and is easiest to accomodate, given the kit you have, stands etc.
 
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