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#291858 - 02/11/10 10:51 PM Speaker Placement Advice
SNAFU Offline
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Okay, I have decided to purchase the Onkyo TX-NR3007 along with the Oppo BDP-83, and hook all of this to my existing Panasonic Plasma TV 50". The speaker system I am looking at is the Epic Grand Master - 500. My biggest problem is center channel location.
I was wondering, if I place the CC on top of entertainment center angling down would that work? They say front speakers tweeters should be inline with center channel, I think? I do not have much "play" to offset tonal balance,can only go right and left. So does that mean adjusting front speakers instead? If center channel was on top of entertainment center, then does that mean mounting the M22's to the wall instead of stands? Any advice is appreciated, recommendations welcomed about equipment I have chosen too! Thanks
Oh, one last question, if I go with the Onkyo 9.1 channel, can I still run 5.1 for now? (Need to save for additional speakers)
Thanks again.

Cannot find where to attach a picture of the entertainment center!?

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#291859 - 02/11/10 10:55 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: SNAFU]
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Yeah, I wouldn't stress too much on the tweeter lineup. Angling the center down is a popular option. Me, I angle my center up, but I'm weird.

As to how to post a picture, either you can upload one in the gallery (make sure it's around 800x600 pixes, not too much larger), or you can host it somewhere else and then link it in a regular post, using the [ image] [/image ] tags.


Edited by kcarlile (02/11/10 10:56 PM)
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#291862 - 02/11/10 10:58 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: SNAFU]
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SNAF I use two center channel speakers, one below and one above the screen and just angle them directly towards the listening area. As long as you angle the speaker to your listening area you should be just fine but make sure the leading edge of the speaker isn't recessed in the entertainment center, have it even with the front edge or maybe protruding a tad out from the edge of the entertainment center shelf.

You can run 2.1 with your 9.1 Onkyo if you want, no problem whatsoever.

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#291868 - 02/11/10 11:19 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: RickF]
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Okay, I subsribed to flickr, let see if I can do this the first time! Once you see the picture, it will all make sense. [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/hochh2000/4350636248/[/img]

Thought a picture would show up, first forum I have ever joined that would not let you post pics.....


Edited by SNAFU (02/11/10 11:21 PM)
Edit Reason: Picture problems

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#291870 - 02/11/10 11:23 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: SNAFU]
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Here ya go.


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#291872 - 02/11/10 11:25 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: Wid]
SNAFU Offline
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how ya did that, common, let me in on this little secret! I cannot be a dumb ass my whole life!?

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#291873 - 02/11/10 11:25 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: Wid]
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SNAF, you'll be good with the CC on top of the entertainment center ... nice looking setup you have there!
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#291874 - 02/11/10 11:27 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: SNAFU]
RickF Offline
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 Originally Posted By: SNAFU
how ya did that, common, let me in on this little secret! I cannot be a dumb ass my whole life!?

Yea you can, unless that's the grandchild sitting in the other room I'd guess you're younger than me and I've been a dumb ass my entire life ... you just have to learn how to work with it. \:D
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#291877 - 02/11/10 11:31 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: RickF]
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Thanks for the info! I had a carpenter friend build it for me, the two panels are both removable on both sides of TV, so I can get an even BIGGER TV later! ;\)

Now second question, should I hang the two front speakers, are put them on stands? Thanks again for the input! \:\)


Edited by SNAFU (02/11/10 11:36 PM)
Edit Reason: misspell

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#291879 - 02/11/10 11:35 PM Re: Speaker Placement Advice [Re: RickF]
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thats my kid, and my b-day is today, so I am 43. the wife said happy birthday, and gave me "FIVE GRAND" to replace my Bose 321 GSX system! Man, she has been NICE, since our beloved New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl! (I hope they win next year) ;\)

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