Originally Posted by fraisa
After all those pics you notice the speaker,,,Thats like a woman going in for a chest job,
and then you still notice her nose....
For the record my pics are taken on a tri pod at 4-5 ft off the ground,
so in these shots you see the top of the center channel
but when sitting down you dont ..
But again if you look at all these shots and all you see is the center channel speaker you have got serious issues...
I am glad that the speaker is there cause then you know its my shots....
Not at all. Do this experiment. Place your center speaker in front of your screen so that all three speakers are at the same height (ear height) and listen to some movies. Then place the speaker below the screen. I worn you, you will not like it as much when you move your speaker back. I felt that my sound was good when I had my center below the screen. Did not think that it sounded like it was coming from below the screen, but it sure did after I tried it with the speaker in the correct location.
I feel that sound is just as important. I treated my room with sound panels and bass traps. My system is well balanced, as in my subs can keep up with my speakers. I use speakers with high sensitivity, high power handling and directivity. I power my speakers and subs with pro amps and I use PEQ for mains, center and all four subs. I calibrate my system using REW and a calibrated mic. My system is capable of clean reference level output down to single digits.
I am not saying that my system is great. There are a lot of nice systems here on AVS. My system is built for performance, not looks. Room is all black. I have sound panels and bass traps in my room. All audio equipment is located in another room so that lights, fan noise and heat is not added to the HT room.
As far as grey bars, I don't have any when watching scope movies.
Getting a good picture is cheap compared to getting good sound. As I said, from what I have read the image from a Black Diamond screen is very good. If it did not compromise the sound, I would love to own one.