My new theater setup uses floorstanding fronts and a rather large center speaker (23" w × 11" d × 8" h). This will be placed just below the screen, but I need something to set it on. It's too large to wall-mount and the port is in the back anyway. I suppose I could set it on top of the subwoofer but it would hang off the sides and then of course it would get all the vibration from the sub.
I'm not an audio guy but I certainly don't want to degrade the sound unnecessarily. Is it dumb to just buy a small TV stand to set this on? Most seem to be taller than what I'm looking for. Ideally this speaker would sit about 17" above the floor.
A little research led me to fancy speaker stands with carpet spikes and isolator feet and possibly an angled shelf to aim the speaker. Is that what people typically do? And any advice on where to look for something like this that's in line with the mid-grade speakers I'm using? (The center speaker cost about $130.) I'm really just looking for something simple, matte black, that will disappear in the room. Thanks!