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LCD tv on top of center channel speaker?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'm surprised that in my searching I haven't found a thread about this.

The question is is it possible/wise to simply place my 47" LCD tv on top of a fluance avsc home cinema center speaker: http://www.fluance.com/fluancemv670c.html

Thanks!
post #2 of 24
if the base of the tv fits on top of the speaker, and it's solidly built, sure you can do that.
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the response. Yeah, the base should fit just fine, but what about picture distortion? Is the center speaker's cabinet construction built to hold that weight for that long?
Should I put something between the speaker and tv? Maybe a tshirt, foam, or other material?

Thanks
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Oranjoose View Post

............but what about picture distortion?

The TV should be immune to the magnetic interference normally associated with CRT televisions (the speaker might be shielded, anyway). I doubt the speaker's output could distort the picture, but you'll find out.

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Originally Posted by Oranjoose View Post

Is the center speaker's cabinet construction built to hold that weight for that long?

I don't know, is it?

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Originally Posted by Oranjoose View Post

Should I put something between the speaker and tv? Maybe a tshirt, foam, or other material?

Seems like a good idea, no? You should have something between the speaker and cabinet/shelf/tabletop, too.


Also, you don't want the front of the speaker to be behind the front of the shelf or tabletop that it is on, which you might be tempted to do if you are placing a TV atop it. This is not good, acoustically. You really want the front of the speaker to be at the edge of the surface it is on if not even sticking out a bit so that the shelf/tabletop doesn't cause any undesirable reflections.
post #5 of 24
I had my 42" on my center channel, but it always made me nervous. I recently upgraded my HT system with a new center, so I got this TV stand for the center. Based on the specs of the Fluance, it might just fit. There's about 7 7/8" in height room (should be fine) and about 20 1/2" in width between the poles, but it's hard for me to measure exactly. Could be worth checking out.
post #6 of 24
If your center speaker is magnetically shielded, no worry of interference.

I would recommend building a riser to go over the speaker to set your tv on. It's easy to do and I did myself in one of my bedroom set ups.
post #7 of 24
I have the same question, so I'll add it here instead of starting a new thread. Is this a good idea? 32" Samsung TV sitting atop JBL Balboa center channel.
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post #8 of 24
I had the same issue and had a tv riser built custom by a friend. It turned out pretty good.

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post #9 of 24
Here is a bigger pic.

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post #10 of 24
What are the potential negative affects of leaving the TV seated directly stop the center channel?
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by gulfcoasttoad View Post

What are the potential negative affects of leaving the TV seated directly stop the center channel?

None that I can think of as long as it's stable. I use my sub as a tv stand for a 59" plasma (it's a large fairly inert cabinet, heck I use it as a step ladder to access my center channel, which is mounted on the wall above it).

Like was pointed out, you might want to move your center speaker to the edge of the cabinet so it won't reflect off the cabinet surface.
post #12 of 24
Sure, why not...you won't hurt that center channel. If in doubt, build a riser or have one built. I built one in a couple of hours to match my rack. I have a 52'XBR sitting on top with no worries at all. Mine looks really similar to Js...I pulled my center channel out about an inch past the edge though. With the speaker recessed at all, I was getting a weird sounding reflection...Slid it forward and no more reflection.
post #13 of 24
If it's solidly built with thick cabinet walls, then the center is just essentially nothing different than any other wood furniture, and typically they are internally braced with diagonal struts, so there shouldn't be a problem with weight handling at all.

I've had a 47" TV on my center channel for years (Paradigm CC-590), hasn't left a mark or effected the cabinet in any way I can see.
post #14 of 24
That's what I thought. I'm just going to leave mine the way it is--sitting atop the CC. Thanks for chiming in.
post #15 of 24
Cel: Off topic question-

I have the speakers from Energy Take Classic 5.1 set. Looking to upgrade just the center and have been contemplating Energy CC-10 vs RC-LCR (and Polk CS20). I see you are using the RC-LCR as your center and I am finding better deals on it than the CC-10. Which one makes a better center?

I will be putting it under the TV (stand)
(Edit: Started new thread for this question)
Edited by radicall - 10/18/12 at 2:30am
post #16 of 24
This is awseome...I had the same question w/r/t placing my 48" Sony Bravia LCDTV on top of my Infinity Primus C-25 center channel speaker.

Glad I stumbled upon this thread!

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post #17 of 24
I too would also like to know if my kef q600 center could hold up my samsung 59" tv if not I also thought about the riser idea what material whould u recomend for the riser thanks guys
post #18 of 24
Lol... Old thread but I just had to throw this picture up. Add another to the LCD on top of center channel club!

31lbs btw smile.gif

B&W actually went as far as to say: "Our cabinets are built very strong with the internal matrix bracing so i would not see any issues with this situation. Though, we do not have an exact number for weight that the speaker can hold."

I'd probably keep it under 50lbs to be safe.


Edited by porschedrifter - 10/22/13 at 9:52am
post #19 of 24
Your bookshelf speakers would sound better on stands instead of being down there on the floor....

Or at least find a way to angle them upwards..
post #20 of 24
I actually do have them angled up with some hard foam underneath, but this is just a temp setup until I source some stands and a 3 tier entertainment center stand.

I actually just got these a week ago, some old couple on Craig's list for $100 and they are in miiiint condition, asw600 sub was included. I'm still in shock that I managed to get these.
post #21 of 24
You got a great deal, Congrats!

That happens on Craigslist sometimes. I bought a Denon 2807 for $50 a couple months ago and got an Energy 2.1 sub/sat setup with Yamaha receiver for $25 a couple years ago.
post #22 of 24
That's one helluva AVR, good find!
post #23 of 24
Yeah its a good receiver but the remote can be annoying and quirky. Luckily I'm only using my DirecTV DVR with it and don't need the remote for anything else after calibration.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Your bookshelf speakers would sound better on stands instead of being down there on the floor....

Or at least find a way to angle them upwards..

Also bring up the baffle of the speaker to the front edge of the cabinet for all three speakers, to avoid the reflections off the cabinet....
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