I'm in the final stages of planning to build a TV stand that will allow the B&W DM602 S3 speakers to be placed at the ideal height underneath the television - 3 on the same plane.
I have 3 pairs of these 19" bookshelf speakers.
Doing it this way will require me to make the thing as long as possible, to spread out the soundstage as much as possible.
This may not be practical.
It also may be so long as to make getting to the wiring for everything a complete nightmare.
But maybe not.
I'm worried that doing it this way will limit how far apart I can make the speakers.
I want the speakers to sound as fantastic as possible, and I like when I can close my eyes and point to where the vocalist is or the bass player etc.
If I can't get the speakers spread out I may lose this.
So I have an idea for an alternative one in which only the center channel is stored underneath the television - with separate speaker stands for left and right...which will give me some flexibility in being able to move them around to try to find the "sweet spot".
Another thing to consider is the size of the room - and how much of the room is useable - and whether to place the stereo / TV along the shorter wall or along the wider wall - the room is not a perfect square - it's usable portion is approxamately 14' X 8' (The room is actually 14' X 12' but there are 2 doorways on the same side of the room - one doorway on one side and another directly across from it on the other side of the room making 4' of it unusable. (Can't put a speaker or a couch there)
I drew up 2 "approximations" of the ideas I have and I'm hoping to get good advice and tips from people who have been through this before. The following are the rough drawings of the ideas that I have kicking around inside my head. Please give your opinion on how you think I should go about this.
And feel free to ask any questions if I left out any vital information which you feel is necessary for determining the best way to go with this.
Most importantly, please give me a list of definitely dos and definitely don'ts!
Thanks in advance.