Originally Posted by canillo
That is one of the things I originally was worried about, because the DI are so tall I was worried center was going to be too low, the screen comes pretty low and its not AT , so vertical center wasnt an option, The screen still gives some space to put the horizontal center higher but before I did that I tilted the center up to be basically aiming straight at the listening hight and ran the auto set up from my processor. The results where sooo good,I did not even bothered to put it higher. I mean I honestly hear the voices coming directly from the middle of the screen, because the sound of the DI dissapears so well I dont really notice hight difference . Call me crazy but having the DI front set up is like having a front wall full of speakers side to side top to bottom, and separation of surround effects is very very noticible.Eventually when I build a bigher cinema room, I will have AT screen and will see if Eric sells me a single Double Impact Tower to have as center. Also will be able to give these babies thw space they deserve away from walls.
I prefer leaving my queries open ended..find I get the best response that way. No directional bias. : )
I did assume that the screen was a factor and likely not audio transparent.
The center also did not appear to be tilted upwards, at least to my eyes in the photo you posted, canillo.
Your experience with the center is heartening. I picked up a Standout Designs console just prior to deciding on the Tektons. I purposely went with a very large center cabinet opening, but it turns out it is just shy height-wise for the full 7 tweeter center. The 3 tweeter version will fit. The DIs have been so good that I'm willing to mount a soon to be acquired 70" or 75" panel higher than I would normal consider ideal, to accommodate the 7 tweeter version of the center on the top surface of the console. The fact that you are happy with the center lower to the floor also gives me a second option of putting it on a stand in front of the console (not ideal, but doable).
Normally, I would have the bottom of the panel at 36 inches. If the DI 7-Center, horizontal, is on the console I would have to mount with the bottom at 39 inches. With speaker isolation devices, probably at 40 inches.
And an additional question for
: did you play with your horizontal center in an upright position, and if so, any advantages/disadvantages? (I cannot remember if Eric's vertical center/surround is configured differently than the center).