Originally Posted by markus767
The center should be "freed" from an outer housing that otherwise leads to detrimental resonances.
Thanks, Markus. Are you saying the best position for the center is freestanding on the top of the cabinet?
Though I could make room for it there by getting a monitor stand or mount, the monitor stands I've seen are nearly the cost of the AVR (!)
I was thinking instead of placing the monitor on a sturdy shelf that would sit on the cabinet top, and which would itself partially enclose the center speaker
(similar to how, in the above photo, I have an OPPO player enclosed beneath a shelf on which sits the Marantz).
I notice alot of higher end AV cabinets do enclose the center speaker on a shelf ~ are these inherently problematic with resonances, etc.?