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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mcbunny, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. mcbunny

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    right im going to buy a tosh 32zp48 but my question is where can i put the speakers with the tv been in a corner ??

    here is the room plan can you guys help please


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  2. giger

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    Hi

    Bit confused by your plan, you seen to have posted the entire floor plan! I have the 36" version, are you using the supplied speakers or do you have a seperate AV setup you're going to be using?
     
  3. mcbunny

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    sorry i know its the entire floor plan as its the only pic i have at the mo. will make a new one with just living room on for you

    i will be using standard speakers at first but will upgrade at a later date
     
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    OK, Basing this upon the room shown at the bottom of the plan and assuming you are using the supplied speakers, I'd do the following:

    TV position.
    In either bottom left/right hand corner, toe'd in slightly towards the sofa. The TV does fit snuggly into the corner due to design so hopefully you'll be able to pull the one corner out slightly to face seating area.

    Speakers:
    Front - Either side of the TV, again facing in towards seating area. I don't use the TV speakers so I'm not sure how they perform but you should still get a good sound stage doing this.
    Rear - Is it possible to pull the sofa away from the wall slightly to create a bit of depth for the rears? If not, is it possible to stand mount either side of sofa pointing in towards the sofa? I may be wrong but I would think that the problem with this style of speaker is that if you wall mounted flush to the wall, you would lose some of the rear effects if the sofa was also flush with the wall. I would experiment with the rears once the TV and front speakers are setup.

    I hope that helps you in some way and it should get you off to a good start.
     
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    thank you the sofa isnt actually that shape its a bit bent (ooh err) it curves on the left end so i could put the speaker behind that end and pull it away from the wall i suppose

    either that or not get a crt and mount the tv on the oposite wall hum

    again thanks for your help
     
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    You've amended the plan in the top post, that'll confuse everyone reading this later :D

    I'd still go with what I said before. Another option might be to mount the rears on the side wall. The rear right speaker will be further away, i'm not sure if you can compensate for this on the TV sound settings (i've got the Nicam version, not the DD so don't know what extras you have).

    You can purchase the speakers stands seperately if you did want to stand mount them all.
     
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    i think stands would be best bet as the flat is rented so im not sure they would take too kindly to me putting holes in the walls :D

    not moving in till the 24th but you have to have a plan :p
     
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    It'll give you something to look forward to :thumbsup:

    Go with the stands then, rears either side of the sofa facing in towards the seating area slightly (i.e. 45 degree angle), fronts either side of the TV, even distance apart. If you can generate a bit of distance between the rears speakers and yours ears, they should sound better (i.e. try putting them a foot or two out to the side)

    The stands are available from Toshiba direct (they should be able to tell you stockists as well), think they are £50-ish a pair :confused:
     
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    not too bad then :) it will be m first decent tv this, im sure i should have had one before 25 hehe
     
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    Moved to speakers :)
     
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    sorry hehe well it was a bit of a hybrid wasnt too sure where it belonged
     
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    sorry hehe well it was a bit of a hybrid wasnt too sure where it belonged
     
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    Nil Problema, i get a few hybrids in the DIY forum :D
     
  14. GreatKingBowser

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    Sorry about the thread hi-jack, but I have a similar problem involving the same TV.

    My problem stems more from having a corner sofa though.

    My poorly drawn MS Paint rendition of my room layout.

    http://www.touch-ds.com/DSLR/roomy0.JPG
     
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    greatkingbowser, after seeing, yes, that poorly drawn err drawing, id drop the 'great' from your forum name! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :smashin:
     

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