I am in the process of hooking up my HT system, but came to find out that neither my receiver (Yamaha RX-V661) nor my center channel speaker (JBL Balboa 10) will fit (too tall) onto my entertainment center shelves. I have an Omnimount stand on top of my TV (JVC 61FH97) that I had originally intended for the center channel speaker, but also accommodates the weight of the receiver. In my living room, above the TV, there is a design feature that creates a shelf about 8' up (about 4' higher and 9" back from TV screen).
I am currently considering the following options:
1) Receiver on the Omnimount stand; center channel speaker on the shelf.
2) Receiver on a cheap plastic table off to the side of the TV; center channel speaker stays on Omnimount.
I would prefer not to buy a stand-alone center speaker stand for placement and cost reasons, especially if I can improv with the resources at hand.
If anyone sees pros/cons to those options, or has another possibility, I would appreciate the feedback.
Thanks in advance for any and all help!