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In-Wall Center in Mantle

I know my setup below is not ideal but I am trying to make the best of it. My current plan is to put DefTech Pro Monitor 1000's as the L/R on the shelves (I know) and DI 5.5R's as the surrounds. The biggest issue is the center channel. Does anyone see any issue putting a DI 5.5LCR inside the mantle? I figured I would hire a carpenter to replace the center board in the mantle with a flat piece of wood with the proper cutout. Also, keeping in the same price range does anyone feel like there are better options for the speakers?

And yes the hardwood and open floor plan are not ideal. There is a large area rug covering most of the floor between the TV and seating. And yes, the TV that high is not ideal however we always sit in a reclined position and it works pretty well.
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I would mount the tv to the wall and mount the speaker under it using the linked brackets.
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That would certainly be an option but not nearly as nice as a real 5.1 system. Also, putting the speaker under the TV would require the TV to be even higher than it already is. I do plan on mounting the TV mostly to add proper tilt eventually but it is tricky since it needs to extend ~35'' from the wall.
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[QUOTE=fsteddie;34337314]That would certainly be an option but not nearly as nice as a real 5.1 system. Also, putting the speaker under the TV would require the TV to be even higher than it already is. I do plan on mounting the TV mostly to add proper tilt eventually but it is tricky since it needs to extend ~35'' from the wall.[/QUOTE

Another option that a lot of people do is just run the LR as phantom and not have a center.


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Anybody actually have any comments on putting the CC in the mantle? It seems to me that the volume inside the mantle enclosure above the fire place should be plenty to simulate the infinite baffle of a wall. Is there anything incorrect about this?
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