Right now, I have a very large Cerwin Vega! centre channel on the floor. It's angled upwards by resting on a wide black hole punch! The TV itself stands on a low, very wide entertainment rack/cabinet.
The speaker is too tall, resting on its side, to put in front of the TV, because it'd block an inch of the picture.
With a solution in mind, I went to Ikea this weekend. There I picked up a 110 cm x 40 cm coffee table for $25.
I didn't screw on the legs, but instead used the thick tabletop as a platform to raise my TV those extra 2". I then put the speaker in front of the TV. It looked ugly, spoiling the clean lines of the TV. Still, function before form, I grabbed my Harmony 880 and turned everything on; I wanted to hear how it now sounded.
Oops! Samsung just happened to put the IR receiver in the dead centre of the TV set. The speaker obscured this and rendered the remote useless. Now I have to return the coffee table, or get an IR repeater. Instead, I think I'm going to get a small table for the speaker, so it's off the floor. I'll have to saw the legs down somewhat to make it the right height, but I think it could work. I have a lot going on right now, so it's not a priority.
The speaker is back on the floor, hole punch and all. Thankfully the speaker is so big that the hole punch isn't visible!
Originally Posted by blizz81
For those of you with home stereos, what have you done in regards to the center channel with this TV?
I was pondering using a Omnimount CCH shelf to mount my MB Quart center channel on top of the TV, but now that I have my TV and I see how lightweight the shell is & how little pressure can effect the geometry, I'm afraid that the weight of my speaker will be too much of an issue.
The two other options I can think of are to use a speaker stand behind the TV or to put it on the floor and angle it upwards. Unfortunately, I only have about 7" of space behind the TV on my tv stand at the max, and it would need to be about 3' high to clear the top of the TV...which would be a tough combo given the weight/size of the speaker.
Does anyone have any other novel ideas? For those that angle their center chans upwards, how is the sound?