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I am installing an in-wall center channel (all other 7.2's are in-wall), but the center falls dead center on a stud. I seem to only have the following choices. Any advice or other ideas?

1) install it off center (not preferred)
2) install two, one on each side for symmetry, but then can i just put the two speakers on the same channel? Do i need an additional amp?
3) reframe and patch sheet rock to accept a center (not preferred)
4) have the center channel surface mounted, but it would be the only one and problematic to match the other fronts
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You can frame around it, if it is not a load bearing or a structural wall. You'll have to rip a larger drywall to frame in a header and jack studs if it is a load bearing wall.

Just cut the hole the size of the speaker and then use studs to fill in the voids on either side of the center stud. Use a palm nailer or drill to affix the new studding.
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I'm a carpenter- honestly if its not load bearing just cut out the stud where the speaker needs to go. Make sure you don't damage the drywall on the other side. If your studs are 16" on center it won't affect the strength of the wall. If your studs are 24" on center I would just notch out what you need and leave an 1" or so of the stud on the back. I would just fill the rest of the voids with batt insulation. Done.
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Install it off center.

How large and deep are the speakers?

Can you post a picture of the front wall showing the speakers?
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#3. Any other option will annoy you in the long run.

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Reframe. Should take a few hours or more to do. Outcome will be much more worth it than being off centered. That will annoy you every time you look at it. Do it right or don't do it at all.
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Actually, I can still have my builder do the reframing, so you guys are right. I will just have them cut it out and reframe it. I just feelbad that they just finished texturing the drywall.
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Bring a cake and they'll forget it quickly.

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Bring a cake and they'll forget it quickly.

Absolutely
You'd be surprised how much good will can be bought with coffee and a box of doughnuts in the morning or a few pizzas at lunchtime.
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Absolutely
You'd be surprised how much good will can be bought with coffee and a box of doughnuts in the morning or a few pizzas at lunchtime.

I suggested beer a previous time, but that seems to be a no-go in the US. biggrin.gif

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Beer works, but only at the end of the day. And around Texas, tacos from the roach coach are the food of choice.
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Ok, we have (non-light) beer and sausage at 8:30pm every friday at work. ;-)

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