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
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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.
UPDATE Fall 2016: The TV riser held up very well. However, I decided I wanted a much larger center channel. I upgraded to a custom TV riser from Syracuse TV Risers: http://www.syracusetvrisers.com/
Great product from them, but of course much more expensive.
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