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    Question Wall Mounting Center Speaker (up high)

    Hello,
    I have no room to mount a center speaker below my TV so I have to mount it above it however the TV is an LCD with no room to set the speaker on top of. I need a match for my inwalls so I am looking at the CS1 (or similar) speaker. Is anyone aware of the best way to mount this high on the wall? Are there any good wall mounts out there that would work? I was thinking of setting the speaker upside down and the angled portion of the speaker against the wall so the tweeters are aimed at the person watching the TV. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Parts Express has 15 different wall mounts that will work. They have some for small speakers, and some large units that are modified TV swing-mounts that will take a CSi5. Don't do anything untill you have their catalog, it's awesome. www.partsexpress.com

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    That's a solid suggestion for PE and the idea of flipping the speaker over would be a great idea.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Does anyone know what the negatives are regarding placing the center channel above the LCD (above the fireplace)? I am debating putting a speaker attached to the mantel or the speaker on a mount above the TV. The speaker attached to the mantel will look bad and stick out past the mantel. It will look awful but sound better. If I place it up high it will look nice but I dont know what kind of quality I would be sacrificing. Any thoughts you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks again.

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    Have you tried running no center ? Some like it ,some don't.I guess it all depends on the quality of your front speakers.Give it a try.who knows.

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    My front speakers are RC55i in-walls. Not the best for fronts but they fit my budget. I am looking to purchase a Denon A/V receiver with about 110 w/channel. My initial thought was that I would need a center channel but I am a novice when it comes to this stuff. Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated. I would estimate about a 12' distance between the center channel (up high) and the listener and a 10' distance (ear level)between the L and R front channels and the listener.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

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    I'm of the opinion that the center should be about the same height as the fronts. There are hundreds of books written on theories of speaker placement, and then it all goes out the window because of aesthetics, or economics! Often it's difficult to place the center where it does the best job, and that's where compromise rears it's head. It is more natural to hear the sound coming from below the picture, especially if it's a close-up of two people talking. That's why we humans have our mouths on the bottom of our faces! Ideally, the center would be behind the screen, and this is possible with a front projection screen. But otherwise, the best location is below the picture.

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