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Screen height to accommodate center channel stand question

I have a large center channel on a custom sound anchor stand that is 25"tall. My new HT will have a 1:78 135" diagonal screen that is 69 1/4 H X 121 1/4" W but the screen border include makes it 72 1/2" tall. For a 9' celling would having the screen 25" off the ground be acceptable or too high?
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how many row theater do you have? if two it would be better put the center channel above the screen aimed down at the seats, if it is below the second row will only hear reflected sound.
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how many row theater do you have? if two it would be better put the center channel above the screen aimed down at the seats, if it is below the second row will only hear reflected sound.
That is a good point. We will have two rows but the majority of time just one will be used. My center channel is quite large at LXWXH 42" X 15" X 11.5". If I mount above screen will I have enough room to tilt down towards seating ear level?

What type of wall mount can tilt and handle a speaker weighing around 50 lbs?
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I have a large center channel on a custom sound anchor stand that is 25"tall. My new HT will have a 1:78 135" diagonal screen that is 69 1/4 H X 121 1/4" W but the screen border include makes it 72 1/2" tall. For a 9' celling would having the screen 25" off the ground be acceptable or too high?

It would be fine. Assuming you are having the screen come down from the ceiling, placing the center above the screen probably won't work since it will interfere with the image. My ceiling is 10'. I built a soffit to hide the motorized screen. I too have a very large center speaker (4ft wide). Placing it up that high would look awkward and present un-needed challenges. The pic below is taken seated from the second row. Note that my center is just slightly above the black border of my screen, but not into the viewable area.

Place it just below the screen. If you have a good, UNOBSTRUCTED view of the center speaker from a 2nd row seat....you'll be fine. If you can see it, you can hear it.




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my recommendation is get an acoustically transparent screen. And put the speaker mid screen.
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my recommendation is get an acoustically transparent screen. And put the speaker mid screen.

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Room does not have the depth to accommodate speakers behind AT screen.
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I love those GR Research LS9s. Great line arrays can make for a really nice front soundstage.
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