Originally Posted by SccttS
Wow, that's a great diagram! Thank you for putting that together!
First a quick comment - they're actually HT-12s, so 18"W x 25"H, x 9.5"D.
I had to guess, and the cabinets didn't look all that big.
Now silly questions time:
I like to say, the only silly questions are the ones you should have asked...but didn't.
Is it typical to elevate the center slightly compared to L&R? Thought I wanted all tweeters to be level.
The Right & Left must be elevated so as to fall behind the Screen. They don't need to be positioned centered in the Screen area, but Center Channel always is best Centered. I made the diagram to the ideals that I feel are valid....and while some might take umbrage, they'd have a hard time making a case that there would be anything less than an ideal placement for the Center. Just the same, your raising the Right & Left wouldn't do any harm either.
Once the screen is wrapped, am I screwing it in from the sides? This means I need to be in the cavity behind it to do this. Maybe a hangar solution instead? Or am I not understanding where the screws would go?
Access to the Rear would be through the Bottom Panel (Sub opening at center). Right & Left speakers are shallow in depth, so any Shelf/Cradle that is built would allow for the Speakers to be pushed back and access to the sides of the Screen could be from behind had for attaching those areas with Screws. Top edge as well. The Bottom of the Screen Frame is a "bridge"between both sides, and receives it's support via the inserted Lower Panel.
My Diagram creates a Flush assembly across the opening. That would look the best.....
There are variation on the theme to consider. A Wood French Cleat suspended between the two Central uprights, but set forward to a point where the Screen Frame is slightly larger than the opening and does something similar to your original Image/Sketch is workable, but the Bottom panel still needs to be removable unless you plan on lowering down a very heavy Sub Woofer (Mini Marty?) behind it.
Another consideration being that the outside edges of the Screen must be very neatly stretched over the Frame and around to the back where it is stapled. A 64"High Viewing surface Screen will require you pulling the maximum allowable amount of stretch across the Top & Bottom. Recently I have done that myself with no issue, but you must be exacting in you equalizing the amount of stretch each direction out from center. That is why I took the liberty of slightly reducing the Screen size so that it would fit between the Walls.
Yes.....3 yards of each
Love the diagram and ideas!
Well thank you.....
I don't use CAD or Sketch-up. My diagrams are hand made in MS-Pub. I think they are easier for the Layman to comprehend...not so intimidating. I do my best work under pressure, and the clock was ticking on my commitment to get it to you before today...and I almost made it but at 11:57 pm I had to go back and redraw a few things and change measurements and so I missed my self-imposed 12 am. deadline
I went to bed then....disgusted with myself.