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I need a black TV riser that can fit a Polk CS2... anyone know of a pre-built solution?

Thanks ahead of time!
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how much smaller?

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how much smaller?

Well, I've since changed the OP in this thread to reflect the fact that no center speakers exist that would perfectly match the 70s' timbre, other than Polk's own CSIA6 or CS2. Since they're both gigantic center speakers, I am now simply searching for a TV riser that can accommodate the CS2 on top of my existing TV stand.

Unless you know of any other center that is smaller and still matches the 70s timbre...?
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Still searching...

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You can make one quite easily, form a 3-sided shell about 1" longer and taller than the CS2. I would suggest something like 3/4" MDF, or even 1" for added strength. The CS2 slopes towards the back of the speaker, so I would suggest adding a 1x1 strip along the bottom of the top panel, to give you some extra lateral strength. Sand it, and paint it, hopefully your TV stand is black... If not then you need to look into a nice plywood.

Home Depot/Lowes will make the cuts for you, you only need a few cuts. When you orient the pieces, make sure the top piece sits on top of the sides, and use wood glue and screws.

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Here is a quick sketch in paint to show what I am talking about. You could throw this together in 30 minutes.
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Just throwing this out there... have you considered wall mounting the center above your TV?

I stuck my polk center channel in my TV stand but ended up moving it to above the TV. It sounds better when its not enclosed plus its a bit more realistic having the sound come from above rather than below the TV.

Here's a nice cheap solution I found: http://pinpointmounts.com/am15.html
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I need a black TV riser that can fit a Polk CS2... anyone know of a pre-built solution?

Thanks ahead of time!

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Did you try This?

For $19 you can have One of These delivered to your home. It's black, it's wide enough, it's easy, and if you do screw it up, well, you've blown.. $19. --((Oh yeah, leave off the wheels!)
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Unfortunately, I do not currently have access to any power tools or a workshop. I have a drill, a screwdriver, and sandpaper, so I'll have to find some place to go and make any necessary cuts.

I like the idea of buying the cheap stand and cutting it up -- with my primary concerns being the WAF, of course, and structural integrity for my 53 lb plasma TV.

My current stand is black, so that makes it a little bit easier. Also, this is for a 3.1 setup located in a corner-configuration, so unfortunately I can't use any flat wall-mounting solutions... and the large "robotic" arm mounts for the TV itself would just be a bit ridiculous for what it is.

Thanks for the ideas guys! I'll keep looking and hopefully find something that works with both the WAF and the speaker! lol...
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Those are the only tools you will need, get them to rip a 24"x48"x3/4" (or 1") sheet of MDF down the middle, and then make 2 cuts for your top panel, and two side panels. Come home, drill three screws from the top into the sides. Sand, paint, profit. Should cost you about $10 bucks depending on prices of MDF there.

Edit: Make them do a 1 or 2" strip too for you, and that will be the lateral brace in the back. (as pictured above)

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Hey Pale, how did it work out? I'm looking to have a TV Riser as well.

Are there any companies selling pre built risers that will barely accommodate a CS2 or CSi A6? Something slightly larger than these speakers.

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I hope it worked out for the OP--it's been a while. Would something like this work for you?

http://www.amazon.com/CSB1210-Bracke.../dp/B00504G0U0
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I hope it worked out for the OP--it's been a while. Would something like this work for you?

http://www.amazon.com/CSB1210-Bracke.../dp/B00504G0U0

I don't understand how this bracket works. I was looking for something more like this http://www.amazon.com/Wood-Technolog.../dp/B0043WG9H4. If this were slightly bigger, it would be perfect.

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I don't understand how this bracket works.

It allows you to set your center speaker on top of your TV. This one has a weight limit of 25 lbs, though. I thought I'd add a different kind of option to the ones already listed, since it is indeed difficult--if not impossible--to find a ready-made riser even slightly larger than the ones mentioned. It shouldn't be difficult to make one if you're reasonably handy, however. The hard part is making the cuts, but as mentioned earlier you could probably find a hardware store that will cut the boards for you.
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It allows you to set your center speaker on top of your TV. This one has a weight limit of 25 lbs, though. I thought I'd add a different kind of option to the ones already listed, since it is indeed difficult--if not impossible--to find a ready-made riser even slightly larger than the ones mentioned. It shouldn't be difficult to make one if you're reasonably handy, however. The hard part is making the cuts, but as mentioned earlier you could probably find a hardware store that will cut the boards for you.

Thanks for the suggestion. I would mount it above my TV, but I can't as the wall behind my TV is on an angle and 3-4 feet away. It would be cool if they sold brackets that mount on the back of the TV that make a shelf above it.

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I don't understand how this bracket works. I was looking for something more like this http://www.amazon.com/Wood-Technolog.../dp/B0043WG9H4. If this were slightly bigger, it would be perfect.

I have the huge Pioneer SP-C21 center. I did the Ikea solution which cost about $25. Get the Capita Legs http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20049538/#. Then purchase any inexpensive shelf from Ikea or Home Depot that fits your width and length dimensions and there you go.
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I have the huge Pioneer SP-C21 center. I did the Ikea solution which cost about $25. Get the Capita Legs http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20049538/#. Then purchase any inexpensive shelf from Ikea or Home Depot that fits your width and length dimensions and there you go.

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It would be cool if they sold brackets that mount on the back of the TV that make a shelf above it.

They do, but the only ones I know of have a puny weight capacity of 5 lbs:

http://www.amazon.com/ScreenDeck-She.../ref=pd_cp_e_1

It's really odd how slow manufacturers have been to tap into this market--so many people struggle with center speaker placement/mounting, and have for years now. I guess they're betting on center speakers getting smaller on the average, and maybe soundbars taking more of the market.

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I have the huge Pioneer SP-C21 center. I did the Ikea solution which cost about $25. Get the Capita Legs http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20049538/#. Then purchase any inexpensive shelf from Ikea or Home Depot that fits your width and length dimensions and there you go.

Neato! It's still a do-it-yourself project, but I think a lot more people would be comfortable doing this, and it's relatively inexpensive. Another thing I like is that it's more open than the typical riser, which reduces the risk of having acoustic issues that often plague center speakers (to the point where I've been forced to advise some people to use a phantom center).
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Yea i thought there would have been more products from manufactures on top mounting TV solutions. Why do they only support 5!? Insane IMO.

I saw this other solution in another thread for DIY top mounted shelf above TV using tv mounts.

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here's the TV riser I used to put a sho-10 as my center.
http://www.amazon.com/Convenience-Co...8831471&sr=8-7

The speaker doesn't acutally fit inside of it (yours might) but I find that just raising the TV up enough that I can sit the speaker in front of the riser works well for my setup.
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I need a black TV riser that can fit a Polk CS2... anyone know of a pre-built solution?

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here's the TV riser I used to put a sho-10 as my center.
http://www.amazon.com/Convenience-Co...8831471&sr=8-7

The speaker doesn't acutally fit inside of it (yours might) but I find that just raising the TV up enough that I can sit the speaker in front of the riser works well for my setup.

There is also a smaller, width only, version of that stand. I actually just ordered it myself and will be placing my ~50lb 55" LED LCD on top of it this afternoon and shortly thereafter nicknaming my setup the "Tower of Terror". I'm currently working with a corner setup as well and it sucks; this is going on top of a 3 tier open glass shelf stand from Bell'O, it is going to be Terrifying.
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Check it out gents. Another thread for some solutions. A ~$25 DIY solution and a $60 product I found from this company Center Stage that I purchased off Crutchfield earlier today.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=999725

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