Originally Posted by hiprecked
Problem I am having is my center channel speaker is covering the remote receiver on the Panny.
Looking for opinions. Should I mount the center channel above the Panny on the wall, or look for a taller stand that the center fits into?
Thanks in advance for the ideas.
As one person already said, mount the center to the Panny itself. I also have a DefTech center. A ProCinema C2. What do you have?Attachment 201859Attachment 201860Attachment 201861Attachment 201862Attachment 201863
Here is my solution. I have a Panny 50" Plasma. I could not find anything commercial that does this. There is one manufacturer out there that makes a mount that connects to the VESA mount on the rear of the TV with clips that hooks over the front/top of the TV for a center channel speaker. I was ready to get it...But when you pull the spec sheet and dimensional drawings...the uprights will not work on a 46" or larger panel. I am not sure what size they will work on? Probably 42" is okay?
I used what is called 80/20 aluminum extrusion. The two vertical posts are screwed into the VESA hole pattern (2 bolts in each vertical). As the holes are recessed into the back of the TV...I used fender washers to stand the vertical posts off the back of the TV. The two horizontal members are attached to the vertical ones with corner brackets. The top of each vertical is tapped for a 1/4-20 bolt. The glass was drilled to allow the bolts to pass through at the each point. There is a rubber fender washer between the aluminum upright and glass and a rubber washer under the head of the bolt. So only rubber touches the glass at the bolt point. There are four rubber isolation pads (all the same thickness as the rubber fender washers) on the bottom of the front of the glass that rests on the TV. There are two on the glass that rests on the top horizontal piece (plus the two fender washers that attach the glass to the uprights). The speaker is designed to rest on three points. I have the two front "feet" of the speaker resting in/on a rubber pad so the hard speaker does not rest directly on the glass. The single rear angle adjust screw has a rubber foot on the bottom already.
All parts were purchased from McMaster Carr. A single 8' section of 80/20 1010 extrusion (1010 is 1" by 1", if you get 1515, you get 1.5" x 1.5"). The 8mm bolts to mount to the VESA pattern. There are corner brackets to mount the cross members to the vertical ones for strength. Most everything else you could get at Home Depot...I bought all through McMaster however.
It looks great and is a very clean installation. Much better than wall mounting IMHO. The VESA mount is designing to support the TV itself...depending on the size...that is over 70+ lbs. My DefTech C2 weighs 16. The hardware is 4 lbs. That is only 20 lbs on a mount system designed for much more. Obviously if you are running a very large center with a built in Subwoofer you may not want to do this.
Good Luck everyone.