Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: North of the Border, South of the Artic Circle (Ontario Canada)
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Need some help on positioning the center from a mounting / fastening stand point.
Background – You can skip to question below if you want..
We have a 10 x 15 theatre in the basement. There are 2 couches (one raised 14") , the front couch is only 4.5 feet from the screen.
Currently there are Polk Rt4i s in the front, an older generic small center, fastened above the screen , and 2 Polk M10’s for the rear and a Polk 108 sub all driven by a 2006 vintage HTR 5xxx Yammy.
====Forgot to mention that sub is currently between the fronts, in the space below the screen where a center speaker would traditionally sit =====
Upstairs I have a pair of Paradigm monitor 7’s (About 6 yrs old) and a CC-300 and a Polk 108 sub again all tied up to a 2006 vintage Yammy RX-V4xx . This set up really never gets that much use (shed a tear) as the upstairs set up is in our common room.
As the bulb has reached its useful life on the theatre projector (Optoma 800x600) I upgraded to a refurb Optoma true 720P projector. This made me re evaluate the distribution of equipment in the house.
Wife did not want me to exchange the Paradigms upstairs for the Polk’s down stairs as she says it will throw off the aesthetics of the upstairs furniture (roll eyes)
So Cruising ebay again I found a nice combo of Jamo S 426 towers and the S420 center.. $190 for the refurb set. Reading reviews here, and in general, I pulled the trigger.
So the shell game is...
Paradigms & CC 300 & RX-V4xx to the theatre room & The RT4i’s move to surround rear .
The Jamo 426 and 420 upstairs with the HTR-5xxx and the M10’s becoming the rear surrounds up there.
So I would like to bottom mount the centre under the screen. The 4.5 foot from the front couch to the screen cramps my options as the sub and floors already occupy this space..
Option #1 – Install a shelf under the screen. The CC-300 is a good 25 lbs so it will have to be a substantial shelf.
Option #2 – Build a U shaped table to go over top the sub to hold the center. My fear is that the shelf will resonate and rattle to no end.
Any experience or direction ?