Originally Posted by Kini62
It sounds OK turned on it's side? No need to rotate the tweeter? I would much rather run three of the same too, but may not have the room to stand it up depending on how I mount the TV.
With all do respect, did you look through the pictures in the link I posted?? I showed how in my set-up I am using a regular HB-1 mk2, on it's side as the center channel. In those pictures, I actually showed me removing the tweeter so that I can turn it's orientation by 90 degrees. It may have not been so obvious that the tweeter was turned 90 degrees when it was removed; however, it was turned 90 degrees
Originally Posted by avspace
Does rotating the tweeter really make a difference? I mean, will that improve the alignment of the speaker's sound dispersal when you turn it on your side?
Are you talking about rotating just the tweeter or the horn with the tweeter?
I would think that turning the tweeter woudn't serve any purpose at all, or if you rotate the horn itself, ruin the alignment between woofer and horn.
Yes, rotating the tweeter does make a difference. I talked to Pete (from HSU) about this. The tweeters are designed to have a specific dispersion. If the speaker is laid on it's side, that dispersion would be in a different orientation to the L/R. Furthermore, it would deteriorate the intended performance of the speaker.
Again, if you look at the link at the beginning of the thread (posted by Interspy24, and again by me yesterday), you can see what to do. The entire horn tweeter easily can be unscrewed, removed, and turned 90 degrees.
I have no complaints about my center. Dialouge is very clear and smooth. In fact, I venture to say that the tweeter is not as heavily utilized in the center channel (in terms of the material recorded from the producer). The "effects" often are sent to the Left and Right speakers (and surrounds). The center is primarily dialouge and of course for panning (images going from one side of the screen to the other, and the speakers representing that audibly).