I'm looking for some creative input here. I am going to be putting together a new RTi system consisting of A3's for L/R/SL/SR and a CSi A6 for center. I anticipate I'll be getting the following IKEA entertainment center to hold all my equipment:
What I would -like- to do is somehow mount the CSi A6 to the bottom of the overarching cabinets above the TV since the TV is an older Mitsubishi 57" DLP with about 7" of unused speakers in between its base and the screen, so I'm concerned mounting the center underneath the TV, utilizing some kind of riser, would create a sound that would seem to come below the image rather than through it. I'm thinking mounting the center directly above the screen would alleviate that. If I proceed along that route, what would be the best way to do it without homemade custom carpentry? Besides, the entertainment center is made of particleboard so plywood would look awkward with it anyway. What I'm thinking is mounting a thin metal shelf (but thick enough to hold up the 30lb speaker) with 4 corner posts screwed (or bolted) into the underside of the cabinets, but I can't find any pre-made commercial solution that I can just buy off the shelf. If anybody has any ideas or pictures of similar solutions, I'd love to hear them!