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post #31 of 34 Old 11-18-2019, 12:59 PM
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This for the top of your TV?

It's a VIRTUAL channel unless stated otherwise.
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Originally Posted by Ryan Statz View Post
Phantom centre is always an option.
Originally Posted by sitlet View Post
That's how I've been doing it for two years since I got this TV and the stand. It works decent however vocals do get drowned out a lot, and my receiver doesn't have any way to let me boost the phantom center. Unless there's a way around that... It's an Onkyo rz610

Honestly, a compromised (as in small) center channel speaker isn't the answer.

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Originally Posted by sitlet View Post
That is a good point. But the ones I have are metal. I could have taller ones made, but that might get pricey. Plus, the two pieces of wood dividing the center space are technically load bearing too. Not sure how much but that honestly involves a lot more than I want. At that point I'd just get another stand lol
Cheaper than buying a new stand, and better than tolerating some POS little housewife-pleasing slimline center with 2" woofers = rent an electric circular saw (or jigsaw) from Home Depot. Cut the top shelf in two places as well as the two wood dividers in the middle to make enough space for you to fit an Emotiva C2 in the center, with the TV resting directly on it.

If you measure well there will be so little gap between the C2 and the cut-off top shelf that nobody will notice, especially not when the lights are off.

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@zieglj01 had the perfect solution. Under $40, multiple height options for any size center, and no need to fuss with the tv stand.

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