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Centre Speaker Placement

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by creative-av, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. creative-av

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    Hi All,

    I have posted a similar question in the DIY forum but am having no joy so I though you guys might help :lease:

    If you have a ceiling mounted pj, firing onto a screen that is hanging infront of your chimney breast, where do most people place their centre speaker? The problem is we have a fire but no mantle piece. This means that I have a Kef Egg attached on the chimney breast and it sticks out like a sore thumb :thumbsdow

    Its no problem when the screen is down as you can't see the speaker. So, should I chase out the chimney breast to create a hole for the speaker to rest in, Should I change the centre speaker for a in-ceiling one or do we just have to put up with it :mad:

    I would prefer to keep the egg as we have the 2005.2 system and I would like all the same speakers.

    Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    Can u post a pic? It might help us see the situation better.

    Probably not a solution you'd like, but you could always try a flat panel speaker which hangs on the wall like a picture. As you can put a picture in it, it will look a lot more acceptable than the egg.

    Tonaly it may be different, but as you're having it behind the screen (is it perforated), there's probably a small change in the sound anyway. My center is of a completely different brand to my stereo pair, but when a movie is playing, I can honestly say I don't hear the difference.

    Richer Sounds do the NXT speakers for £99 a pair (plus mini-sub) IIRC (I know you only want one...), and you can take it back if it doesn't suit you within 14days.

    Hetre's a link to a pic of them:

    http://www.habitek.co.uk/Habitek2001EC/itm00045.htm

    Gary.
     
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    Thanks Gary.

    Will post a pic on Monday as my girlfriend has the digital camera at the mo and she is away.

    Screen at the mo is just a blackout blind from B&Q. Will be looking to install a slimline DRH screen in the ceiling void when I have time!

    steve
     

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