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#271434 - 09/02/09 02:02 PM Centre speaker placement
Paul Brackstone Offline
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Registered: 02/02/09
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I hav just installed my centre speaker andwas wondering if this was the right way to do it.

I have placed the speaker at the same height of my M2 bookshelf speakers tweeters. (900mm from memory)

Is this correct or should I put it lowere and tilt it up?

Thanks

Paul

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#271435 - 09/02/09 02:04 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: Paul Brackstone]
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The main goal, if possible, is to have the tweeters of your left/right/center to be at ear level when seated. Often, this is not possible with room placement, so do the best you can. If the center is below, you can angle it upward. Many of us flip the VP150 cabinet over and use the built in angle, just make sure you fip the grill cover over so "Axiom" isn't upside down. \:\)
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#271436 - 09/02/09 02:25 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: SirQuack]
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I don't have a VP150 yet, but since you mentioned the angled side. I've been wondering what the measurement of that angle is. That'd help me plan a little bit into the future.
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#271440 - 09/02/09 03:46 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: SirQuack]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
...just make sure you fip the grill cover over so "Axiom" isn't upside down. \:\)



But what if he want's his 'Axiom' upside down?
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#271453 - 09/02/09 06:04 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: ClubNeon]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Chris, I went to measure the angle on the VP150 with my digital gauge for you, and I dropped the damn speaker on it's corner!! Dented my hardwood floor, and chipped the corner of the speaker a bit, I think it's ok soundwise but...KCUF!!

The angle is around 17 deg by the looks of it.
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#271455 - 09/02/09 07:25 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: Adrian]
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Duuude, that sucks.
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#271459 - 09/02/09 07:55 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: SirQuack]
Micah Offline
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I must have taken my 'STOOOPID' pill today, it took me 15 minutes to figure out what the heck 'KCUF' meant! lol



But seriously, the matter at hand... that really is a bummer dude! I hate when I do clumbsy stuff like that, nothing gets my goat more than myself doing something thoughtless and accidentally breaking/scratching/denting/scuffing something of value. For instance, when I first got my Emotiva amp, I was carrying the monster back into the HT closet. I lifted it over the M80 that stands 2 feet from the door, but didn't lift it up quite high enough to clear the top of the speaker. Consequently the corner (very sharp) of the amp caught the Axiom and put a little gouge in it. Oh God, you would have thought I'd just ran over my dog I reacted so strongly. Looking back it was quite an over reaction on my part, I took a black 'Sharpie' and colored in the small nick. And now, even if I offered up $20 bucks to the first person to find the blemish without any knowledge of it what-so-ever, it would take a good 10 minutes of studying the speaker carefully, before anyone would ever find it. I mean you can't even tell when standing right beside it, nevermind when you're half way across the room sitting on the couch, where anyone who's ever going to be in this room will most likely be. So there really was no need to kick myself so hard over it. But it's the fact that had I just lifted the amp a half an inch higher in the first place, or hey, maybe even move the darn speaker out of the way right.... then it wouldn't have happened.

But that's always the way I've been when I've done something stupid. I hold my kids to high standards, by myself to even higher standards. So when I go and do something I would have yelled at my kids for doing, then I usually cuss myself out even worse! ;\)


lol


Edited by Micah (09/02/09 07:59 PM)
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#271468 - 09/02/09 09:36 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: Micah]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
It's more of a 'mashed' corner than say a chip but it's playing fine, ah well.

I made myself feel better by remembering one of my local Paradigm dealer's little incident late last year when he took delivery of his new Studio 100 V5's, promptly dropping one of the boxes as it was coming of the delivery truck....dinged the rosenut veneer and cut the flange on one of the woofers.
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#271470 - 09/02/09 09:49 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 08/10/09
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Loc: Grand Forks, ND, USA
That sucks Adrian. I almost dropped mine trying to get it into place in the entertainment system. It is not light by any means!

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#271472 - 09/02/09 11:47 PM Re: Centre speaker placement [Re: jumbo_tron]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Doh! Sorry to hear that. Is there anyway you can patch it up?
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