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Pioneer 433MXE On Top Of Centre Speaker?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by /\/\j17, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. /\/\j17

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    I'm haggling over price with a few companies for a Pioneer 433MXE so am actually having to put some thought into something to stand it on.

    My initial thoughts are go with the standard feet (not add on desktop stand) as most people seem to think these are sufficient. I'm having trouble fitting my centre speaker in though.

    Most of the av racks I've come across are either too expensive, or have shelf apatured too small for my centre speaker.

    Now I'll be the first to admit that it's a beast - a B&W LCR-6 which is 204mm heigh (before adding the feet).

    What are peoples opinions of sitting this on top of something and then the plasma on top of the speaker?

    It's a strong old box, but 32Kg...?

    Being plasma I'd assume magnetic interfearence isn't an issue...?

    Or do you know of a reasonably priced av stand with a big top shelf gap!

    Cheers as always,

    /\/\j17
     
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    Very expensive if it all falls over....you may have better luck looking at some of Ikea's offerings which other people seem happy with,if you find the AV oriented stuff rather costly.
    I doubt you'd have any problems with the B&W taking the weight,but it won't have much in the way of stability,as there's nothing actually anchoring one to the other except gravity.
     
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    Optimum will make you a shelf space to your requirements. An AV 300sl might do the job, as std the gap is 230mm, just measured mine! If you wanted more it can be done.
     
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    Thanks MAW, but a bit rich for my blood (well in the same time frame as a plasma is sitting on my credit card anyway ^_^).
     
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    Ikea it is then! Optimum is about £350 FYI
     
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    I have the Optimum AV4000 SL. Very nice designs, as stated modular. My Center sits on the second shelf down from top.

    But as you mention cost is an issue when shelling out for panel.

    Went to another AV Enthusiasts the other day, he has his centre mounted above display on a shelf (on back wall). The end result was very good. May be an idea ??
     
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    Another thing Ive just thought of re standing panel on centre speaker. How wide is your centre speaker?.

    As the feet on the panel will be approx 77cm apart when placed correctly.
     
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    545mm wide, 204mm heigh, 309 deep.

    Like I said - a beast ^_^

    Descided to go with a £80 glass stand from Argos (can't see stand making too much difference to plasma - speaker maybe, but then having a speaker and DVD/CD in the same unit mush cause a vibration fight).

    Anyway, needs a little hacksaw action to make it perfect and leaves me a load of cash spare... well not accounted for to buy a descent rack for my amps, CD, DVD, etc a few months down the line.

    Cheers folks,

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    Just curious, but It would not have worked then... unless you were considering balancing the panel on its axis with the panels feet hanging down either side the speaker (surely not...)

    Isolation platforms are a good way around this :)
     
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    I've read a recent thread where a member in good standing was recommending a haemmorroid cusion for this purpose, even provided a link! Puts a whole new meaning on 'standing' perhaps.
     
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    Cushions that releive the symptoms of PILES are good way around this........:D
     
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    dudes a nut case .
    resting a plasma on the speeker.!!!!!!!!!!!

    try hifibitz.co.uk as i use a soundstage rack anf the centre fits on in no probs and is the same size as yours, costs £280 quid but uses toughend glass hope your argos one does. crash bang, plasmas dont bounce to well:eek:
     

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