As long as you keep snacks/drinks/candles/remotes/phones/etc. on the table... it should be fine.
It would only be a "problem" if the coffee table was sitting right in front of your centre channel speaker. Where it is in your space, I don't see it affecting much, if anything.Hi Folks,
After doing some preliminary reading through this forum, I understand that a coffee table, especially a glass one, does not do any favors for the quality of the room acoustical profile. However, form follows function, and I need a place to set drinks, remotes, etc so a coffee table is likely in my future.
To mitigate the impact of the said coffee table, I was planning to have it sit low, about 12" off the ground. At the same time, the center channel speaker would be positioned above the coffee table at about 14". The table would be circular and 36" in diameter.
With the above in mind, am I committing a cardinal sin here? Pics of Home Theater layout and coffee table in question are as follows:
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If you need something smaller, this should do. Could definitely hold 2 drinks, 2-3 remotes. There's also a wood one...However, form follows function, and I need a place to set drinks, remotes, etc so a coffee table is likely in my future.
OTOH, the ceiling speaker could pose an issue for those concerned about audio perfection.It would only be a "problem" if the coffee table was sitting right in front of your centre channel speaker. Where it is in your space, I don't see it affecting much, if anything.
Hi Phil,The only oddity is that you mentioned the center channel being 14" off the floor? I find that pretty low, to the point of sitting on the floor. Also, your sub position maybe fine, but I like to keep it away from mains and put it to rear sides if possible. But, I am not well experienced in this, just a couple room setups for myself. I find that if I keep the sub off the wall a bit but near a corner, I get a nice spread . Otherwise, as long as the glass and the metal of that table are decoupled with some good rubber material you should be A-OK. I have no expertise in the topic, just experience and sometimes common sense.
One other helpful thing to do would be to tilt the centre channel up more towards ear level if that is possible for you to do.Hi Phil,
You are spot on, an ideal position for any speaker is to have the tweeter at the ear level. Unfortunately that placement is impossible for me due to TV and projector screen dependencies. The best I can do is to elevate the speaker where it is above the coffee table, hence my plan to have as low of a coffee table as possible.