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center speaker positioning

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by micks_address, Sep 25, 2002.

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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?

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    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 :(
     
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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).
     
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    Thanks for the reply - by plane - do you mean the same height?
     
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    Oops!:blush: Yes, height.
     
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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
     
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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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