Centre speaker matching KEF R500's

whitehart

Well-known Member
Received the speaker and created another problem, as fantastic as it is Im getting a big reflection from the TV onto the piano black as the speaker fits underneath the TV but is also quite far out ! ive bought a silicon mat (black ) to try and cover the top to stop it reflecting! im still wondering if i should buy a little riser that fits the centre speaker or stand the TV on the centre speaker (not sure if i like that idea)
 

whitehart

Well-known Member
I wonder if i could get a custom made black shelf that the centre speaker could fit in and the TV could sit on top of my AV cabinet has black smoked glass so it would need to be anti slip - either that or just get used to the centre speaker being quiet a lot more forward than the TV and have anti reflective mat on top of the centre speaker - unless anyone else has any better ideas? thanks
 

DaveWillo

Member
I wonder if i could get a custom made black shelf that the centre speaker could fit in and the TV could sit on top of my AV cabinet has black smoked glass so it would need to be anti slip - either that or just get used to the centre speaker being quiet a lot more forward than the TV and have anti reflective mat on top of the centre speaker - unless anyone else has any better ideas? thanks
I think the shelf idea sounds like a winner.
 

whitehart

Well-known Member
No don't do that. The centre will be reach it's potential. You will really need the R200C, but these are pretty rare. The new R2C would be a better fit timbre wise. Below is a photograph of the exact problem you are now facing and how I solved it. My wife's face was a treat. Better to ask forgiveness than permission although it did cost me a new aquarium.
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I just got a quote for simliar to yours but in black - £550 !!!
 

whitehart

Well-known Member
Any pictures to show? Maybe some members would get some better ideas for you.

thanks, after a lot of trying different ideas - it was the reflection from the piano black from the TV making it look terrible, in the end i bought some black silicon from amazon - cut it to the shape of the centre speaker top and now it looks great - even my wife likes it so its past the test
 

Howard0000

Active Member
Buy a different TV stand that lets you mount the panel high enough to fit the centre under it. That's what I did in our old house, in order to fit my R200C under it.

 

whitehart

Well-known Member
Buy a different TV stand that lets you mount the panel high enough to fit the centre under it. That's what I did in our old house, in order to fit my R200C under it.

Its what i did but as its piano black the reflection from the TV onto it was like a mirror, the silicon matt has fixed this and looks good
 

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