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post #1 of 29 Old 01-27-2012, 11:26 AM - Thread Starter
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My 46" LCD TV and audio console is in front of a window, so there is no easy way to wall mount the TV. Previously, I had the TV on top of the center channel, but now have found a better solution: Convenience Concepts Designs-2-Go 2-Tier Swivel TV Stand. Rated up to 60lbs.

Just got an Energy RC-LCR today, and it fits perfectly with about 1/2 inch on each side and 1/4 inch above.







It appears to be some kind of thick MDF with black wood grain finish that is very similar to the Energy RC series, close enough match that someone might think it was intentional. The posts are heavy duty metal chrome (very solid), and the end caps you see in the 2nd picture on top are a plastic chrome screw on type (wish those were metal) that attach to the metal posts. The caps are also on the bottom, locking the posts firmly in place.

Before putting the TV on top of the stand, I removed the plastic swivel platform from the bottom to increase stability. The top of the swivel platform pops off and then just a few screws to remove it the rest of the way. I then put thick stick 'em furniture pads on the bottom; this step is necessary because of the plastic corner caps on the bottom.

Anyway, hope this helps someone else. I think it looks a lot better and reduces risk of scratching the center with the TV stand. Because it also allows me to shift the center farther forward, and because the center is up off the main entertainment console center an inch more, I'm hoping this helps improve dispersion.
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Now THAT is a Center Speaker, cel...lol!!!

Is that really a hi-fi speaker or did you get it when they tore down Shea Stadium...?

It looks about that big...rofl.

That stand is a VERY nice-looking stand, and obviously practical for that setup.
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Now THAT is a Center Speaker, cel...lol!!!

To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee: "That's not a center speaker, THIS (3' wide, 70lbs.) is a center speaker!"

Nice, solid-looking TV / center speaker stand, though, and a good tip for anyone looking for a similar solution. Great fit to your Energy RC-LCR, too!
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^^

Be nice to do the dedicated HT room setup with the big center. I've seen yours before

I could have put the center in the console underneath. But in a crowded home living room, it really seems better to have it up in the air more. And I've seen other pictures where people have the same issue where their console is already full anyway and no room for the center. At $34 and $1 worth of those furniture leg stick 'ems, works pretty well even for those with small budgets.
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Yup, that's a hell of a deal for an attractive and clearly functional stand that opens up some shelf real estate for other electronic toys.
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I doubt my cent would fit under there, it's HTM3S a little over 9" tall I forget how wide but it big.

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Sorry. The RC-LCR is 7.5", and you can see there is maybe 1/4 inch of clearance above it.

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my TV stand is tal enough that my center fits in front below the screen but that is a nice nice setup there.....

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Do you guys think that thiss will work with my setup
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There's only about 7 3/4" of height clearance. I think your center is taller than that.

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I see you got your lcr...what about the 50s?

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I see you got your lcr...what about the 50s?

Yep. Got them, too. They are breaking in

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Here's another Ikea hack. TV riser
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Here's another Ikea hack. TV riser

Thanks for that link. I had considered those legs awhile ago and never pulled the trigger. After putting my tv on my Rolykit behind my Pioneer center, I later found a $4 wire shelf from Goodwill that puts the tv over the center. Kind of ghetto/trailer park, but it's working for me at the moment.
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I finally got my riser in too. Unfortunately the base of my tv is somewhat larger than yours, but it still fits It's just barely sitting on the rear plastic caps.


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Looks great. For just $34, it's a good aesthetic match for the black RC-LCRs, with the chrome supports and black wood grain veneer

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Just an update. I upgraded my TV to a 60lb+ Panasonic 50UT50. The TV stand fits well between the silver support caps on top, and it seems to have no problem supporting the weight.

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Just an update. I upgraded my TV to a 60lb+ Panasonic 50UT50. The TV stand fits well between the silver support caps on top, and it seems to have no problem supporting the weight.
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Yeah. It has a good picture wink.gif

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Nice upgrade. I also want to move up to a 55 or 60 biggrin.gif

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Also check out Z-Line Designs TV stands. They are made so that the TV mounts/hangs on an upright. I have my TV (60" plasma) to the highest position and it allows me to fit my 10" H Acoustech PL-28 with dual 8" woofers below it but still on the top shelf. Here is what I have... http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/711894-REG/Z_Line_ZL564_44MU_Vitoria_Flat_Panel_TV.html

Here is a pic of my setup... http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj489/flickhtguru/IMG_0280.jpg

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I just used 2by4s paint black to raise my tv biggrin.gif

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What? Did you put two EXs on either side of your audio cabinet, with the 2x4s across, and put the TV on top of that? tongue.gifsmile.gif

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Another option for raising the TV.

http://www.homefurnituremart.com/pltvstbe9.html
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What? Did you put two EXs on either side of your audio cabinet, with the 2x4s across, and put the TV on top of that? tongue.gifsmile.gif
:DDD. Gives the tv a rumble effect :d

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:DDD. Gives the tv a rumble effect :d
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Another DIY TV Riser Suggestion (easy to do.)

I posted the above a while back. At the moment, selection seems down (especially color) and prices are up, but, fwiw, here are three starting points.

black; external width = 23.5”.
ebony; external width.= 26.5”
espresso; external width.= 28”
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Someone posted these top-of-TV-shelves on another thread ...

http://www.crutchfield.com/g_348550/Speaker-Shelves.html?tp=36255

Any idea on how much weight would be safe to put on one of these? If the weight is pulling back could that put torque on the TV screen?
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