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How do I support my Centre Channel speaker?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MJeeves, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. MJeeves

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    Hello,

    I have a large screen FLOORSTANDING TV in front of a bay window and NOWHERE to put a centre channel speaker. The TV is not deep enough to support a large centre speaker (I have a PROAC CS1) and I can’t wall mount it because there is no wall only a window.

    Does anyone know where I can get a support made (preferably a good quality one made out of speaker stand material) to support the speaker above my TV? Does anyone do speaker stands / supports to your own design? I know TARGET used to but they seem to have disappeared.

    Thanks for your help.

    Martin.
     
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    Thanks but my TV is plasma thin so these aren't really suitable. Thanks for the link though.

    Cheers.

    Anyone?
     
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    Ah, that thin ;)
    In that case I havn't got a lot of help unless you could get longer threaded rods for that shelf I linked to.
     
  5. MJeeves

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    Thanks EvilJohn.

    Aren’t there any company’s that make specialised speaker stands (to a customers design)?

    Anyone?
     
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    Go and speak to your local Hifi shop as I have seen many shops with centre speakers supported on speaker stands of various designs.
     
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    Aren’t there any company’s that make specialised speaker stands (to a customers design)?

    Anyone?
     
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    I don't know anywhere else that stocks them, basically they're a metal platform that rests on the top of the TV (a big sponge pad is supplied so you don't scratch anything). At the back nuts are effectively welded on so that some reasonably lengthy threaded rods go through so you can level the platform. There are rubber caps for the ends of the rods.

    The picture shows the speaker at the back of the platform (hence the "flap" at the front) although I'd expect people to have it at the front so it's level with the TV screen.

    It's a very good solution and provides a big, strong platform on top of the TV for very little outlay. And it comes in black and silver!
     
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    Is the depth adjustable? or does one size fit all?
     
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    Depth as in front to back isn't adjustable but it's quite a bit platform, they claim big enough for a DVD player etc but I'm not sure it's quite wide enough. It's exactly the width of my Mission 77C1 and goes back a good few inches behind it.

    I'll try and get some pictures over the weekend if you want.
     
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    Piccies would be nice. Didn't I could get a speaker of that size to fit on the TV. Looks like I will be having an interesting conversation with the 'wife' soon then!

    Still its her birthday in 10 days, so I'll mention it after she opens the presents!:thumbsup:
     
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    Hello Martin

    Is floor mounting the Centre in front of the TV on a small stand that angles the centre 'up' towards the listener out of the question?

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Hi Joe,

    Thats an interesting idea and one that I had given some thought to. But I was afraid the reflection from the picture onto the top surface of the speaker would be a distraction.

    It's certainly something we could look at.

    I'm still interested in the Pioneer MXE 50. It's the MXE 50 or a SIM2 RTX-H 55 which I dem'd at the weekend and was very impressed with. Do you do the Sim2 rptv's?

    Thanks again for your suggestion re centre speaker, but I'm hoping to find a way of mounting the speaker above the TV. So far... no luck.

    Cheers,

    M.J.
     
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    Hello MJ

    01. SIM2 - since SIM2 UK was set up as a separate entity in the UK (previously it was distributed by Owl Video) we've become one of the great unwashed 'Internet' resellers in the eyes of SIM2 UK so much as I like the product we wont be supplying them.

    02. High Level Centre Bracket - Have you looked at a Unicol VS1000 or similar.

    If you send me details or talk directly to the Unicol design team they can advise on how the suitably of a VS1000 with tall poles and a suitable shelf or custom bracket to hold your speaker.

    See http://www.unicol.com

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Local ironmonger, and a sketch of what you want.

    Its sounds like a big L bracket to me.

    post the dimensions of your speaker and i'll think about it.
     
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    Pictures for scrapbook. Bear in mind I've only got the digital camera on my phone so the pics aren't great. The TV is a 24" widescreen model although hopefully the CDs (and one MD) should provide scale.
     

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    Sorry, the best I can come up with is to get a ironmonger to fabricate an L bracket 3-5 mm smaller than the speaker itself. Then flush mount it to the wall. The speaker should look like its floating.
    If you do it, make sure the screwholes are countersunk and make adequete holes for the speakerwire.

    Sorry i couldnt be more help.
     

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