Just purchased a Bose SR1 soundbar which is still in the box. My TV is going over my fireplace (yes, I know some of you HATE their TV higher than eye-level, but it doesn't bother me...and mounting over the fireplace is ergonomically advantageous in my situation) and I want to mount the TV as close (low) to the mantle as possible. I had planned to let the soundbar simply sit on the mantle directly below the TV, but I didn't know if there were any drawbacks (increased vibration, etc) in doing so. I do plan to use a thin layer of Neoprene foam between the bottom of the soundbar and mantle surface.
The reason I ask is, if it is NOT recommended to let the soundbar sit on the mantle, I will need to mount the TV higher than planned to allow room for the soundbar to be wall-mounted underneath. This will essentially double the height profile of the SR1, as the orientation changes with wall-mounting (speakers now face forward rather than up). I certainly dont want to discover that I should have wall-mounted the sounbar AFTER I've already mounted the TV too low to allow room for the SR1 on the wall.
Any advice is greatly appreciated...ESPECIALLY from those of you who have experience with the Bose SR1.