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Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440855 01/22/21 11:23 PM
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Get rid of the chunk of wood serving as a mantle. Room for center then. The hearth is chunky enough without the mantle imo.

Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
rrlev #440856 01/23/21 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rrlev
Mojo if he angles the center down a tiny bit I bet it would fly.

Agreed because the air speed at the bottom would be greater than the top resulting in a rising pressure differential thereby giving lift.


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Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440857 01/23/21 12:17 AM
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Good idea, Trevor. Or cut out a portion of the mantle and wedge a 180 in the resulting gash!


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Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440858 01/23/21 02:28 AM
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The mantel protects the TV from the heat when ya have a fire going

Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440859 01/23/21 04:07 AM
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The 180 will double as a terrific heat shield.


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Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
Mojo #440860 01/23/21 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo
The 180 will double as a terrific heat shield.
I suppose having your 180’s bottom char is better then watching your expensive TV melt

Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440862 01/23/21 11:29 AM
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Change out the mantle then maybe. Looks 6” tall.

The whole setup is pretty janky.

Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440865 01/23/21 04:26 PM
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As a first step I would turn the M5HP's upside-down to get the tweeters closer to ear level. It's possible that change alone will be enough to fill the center sound out enough - probably not but IMO worth doing anyways.

It's hard to tell from the pictures but are the two M5HP's the same distance from listening position ?

+1 for "beautiful room"

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Re: Tricky Center Channel Issue
clearance42 #440866 01/23/21 04:44 PM
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The best center channel arrangement I've had so far has been an over/under set up. One above my screen, one under it. I had two M22's bellow, and a VP150 above. It really anchored the dialogue to the center of the screen. Then I bought a VP 160 and I could not timber match that speaker to the VP 150 above the screen, so I removed the 150. The 160 is by far a better speaker though, so the trade works. But.....If I could mount a second 160 over my screen, and adjust the delay to match the bottom 160, I'd do it. But I don't have enough room about my screen for a 160, so I'm not worried about it.

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clearance42 #440868 01/23/21 08:35 PM
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You could easily mount a small metal heat shield to protect the center from the heat if you removed the mantel.


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