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Question "Dimensional" problem: getting a soundbar for a Samsung TV

So, after watching an opera on our Samsung 43 inch TV, we decided that maybe we needed something to improve on the sound and have begun looking into soundbars.

We've decided on the features that we want, but we've got a "dimensional" problem.

The 43 inch TV (7000 series) sits on a cabinet that is 33 inches wide (so you can see we've already had some issues.) Samsung's TV stand for this model has V-shaped feet, which, of course, means depth at the apex is deeper than at the ends (/\) . The bottom of the TV is barely 3 inches above the table top. There is no height adjustment feature. And, as far as we can tell, there is no way to substitute a third-party stand.

The soundbars we've looked at are either too wide (the Yamaha YAS 106 is 35 inches wide) or too tall (Polk magnifi mini, Sonos Beam).

So, we've been wondering about placing the beam somewhere other than in front of the TV. The wall is out since the TV isn't near one. But we do have space behind the TV which would eliminate the height problem.

Or could we put the sound bar on the floor in front of the TV cabinet? Or stand it on end by the side of the TV?

We were even wondering if the Sonos Beam would work if we "upended it" (it's too high but not too wide so if we "switched" dimensions it would work physically but we can't figure out what that would do to the sound or other factors).

Is this a hopeless case? Do we just need to wait until somebody produces a soundbar that has appropriate dimensions?
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Just raise the TV, so the Polk can fit in front of it.

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There is always options...

Raise tv (as mentioned)

Replace cabinet ?

Wall mount tv ?

receiver with bookshelf speakers on stands ? wall speakers, ceiling speakers... headphones...
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Just raise the TV, so the Polk can fit in front of it.
If we could "raise" the TV, we would. The stand is not adjustable. We would need some kind of platform wide and deep enough to support the stand's feet. If we were woodworkers, that would be an option, but we're not.

As for replacing the cabinet, it's of a style that hasn't been sold for probably 15-20 years (it has shelved designed for LP record albums). We have looked for a replacement on and off for years. Nothing comes close to its usefulness.
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Something like this (current stand can be removed)?

https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Univers...SIN=B01KUF2JIU

or this?

https://www.amazon.com/Convenience-C...SIN=B00G9XGVSC

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This is just an example, I dont know if this is a quality sound bar or not, but its 12" deep. I did a search for soundbar tv stand and there are a few available for that purpose.

https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Soundbar...d+bar+tv+stand
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If we could "raise" the TV, we would. The stand is not adjustable. We would need some kind of platform wide and deep enough to support the stand's feet. If we were woodworkers, that would be an option, but we're not.

As for replacing the cabinet, it's of a style that hasn't been sold for probably 15-20 years (it has shelved designed for LP record albums). We have looked for a replacement on and off for years. Nothing comes close to its usefulness.
You have a few options:
1) Raise the TV by just cutting some pieces of wood and spray painting them black (soundbar will hide).
2) Buy a VESA stand to raise the TV (https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Swi...rds=vesa+stand)
3) Buy a soundbase and place the TV on top (or combine with a VESA stand like above).
4) Find a soundbar that works with your dimensions. Crutchfield.com has detailed dimensions. The JBL Bar Studio looks like it'll fit in front of your TV.
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I've noticed that folks who mount their TVs on the wall place the soundbar below the TV so could we put the soundbar on the floor in front of the cabinet or is 2 feet below the TV just way too much?
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Post a pic worth a thousand words. Do u need surround or stereo OK?
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I'd wager soundbar on the floor doesn't look particularly good.

A soundbar taller than 3" might not be a problem. I assume your eyes are at the "mid screen level" of the TV. The soundbar sits in front of the TV stand and also the TV has a small bezel. If you look from the level of the soundbar it blocks a small part of the screen but when you look from higher up its not an issue.

I had this same issue. I was fixated on the "height of the space between tv and cabinet" vs. "height of soundbar". Based on that measurement alone many, many soundbars got ruled out as too tall. In the end I tried a soundbar that was a good inch "too tall" and it was absolutely not an issue.
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