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#276172 - 10/25/09 10:38 PM Installation of W22 wall speakers
axiomAZ Offline
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Hello All,

I Just received my new set of Axiom (W22,W150 and M2V2.)

My question is this: Can I/Should I/Would I benefit from mounting the W22's inverted? Because the W22 has the tweeter at the 'top' of the speaker - My intent here is to line up the tweeters across the bottom of the television screen at ~ ear height with the center channel mounted just beneath the TV. I know that mechanically, they should mount with no issues... but sound wise, do you think it would contribute to a better experience?

BTW, these speakers sound every bit worth the $$ and the wait.

Thanks to any responders!

- John

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#276174 - 10/25/09 10:49 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: axiomAZ]
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You've got the right idea with lining up the tweeters. My bet is it'll sound great!

Is it not possible to flip them once installed? I've never actually seen the Architecturals in person.
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#276175 - 10/25/09 11:10 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: axiomAZ]
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John, welcome(can always use another one). Sure, mount the W22s upside-down to more nearly align the tweeters with the center speaker and your ear level.
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#276223 - 10/26/09 12:47 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: JohnK]
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Doesn't the W series slide down to lock onto the mounting bracket? If so mounting upside down won't work. The video says to lock it in place you slide it in the bracket and down to lock it in place.
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#276228 - 10/26/09 12:56 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: jakewash]
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Yup \:\)
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#276265 - 10/26/09 07:03 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: jakewash]
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 Originally Posted By: jakewash
Doesn't the W series slide down to lock onto the mounting bracket? If so mounting upside down won't work. The video says to lock it in place you slide it in the bracket and down to lock it in place.


yup
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#276266 - 10/26/09 07:33 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: Listener]
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If the bracket can be installed upside-down -- and I don't see why not -- couldn't you then lock the speaker in by pushing upward? Sure gravity is working against you, but it just might work.
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#276267 - 10/26/09 07:56 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: pmbuko]
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And if it doesn't, well, they only cost a few hundred dollars. ;\)
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#276277 - 10/26/09 09:36 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: Ken.C]
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I would just invert the house.
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#276285 - 10/26/09 10:12 PM Re: Installation of W22 wall speakers [Re: St_PatGuy]
Joebob Offline
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I would just invert gravity.

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