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View Poll Results: Install in-wall center speaker above or below wall mounted plasma HDTV?

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  • Install in-wall speaker ABOVE wall mounted plasma HDTV

    3 37.50%
  • Install in-wall speaker BELOW wall mounted plasma HDTV

    5 62.50%
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    Default Install in-wall center speaker above or below Plasma HDTV?

    I'm ready to install a 50" plasma HDTV with Polk in-wall left, right, and center channel speakers; plasma will hang on the wall (as opposed to being on a stand), so I'm looking for a real clean look; speaker cables and power cord are hidden in wall too. Height of plasma will be at eye level when sitting on a couch (~ 28" from floor to bottom of plasma). The left and right in-wall speakers will be located slightly below the ht of the bottom of the plasma.

    My question is whether the in-wall center channel should be installed above or below the plasma? Also is your answer based on sound quality, aesthetics or both? Thanks much!

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    That seems kind of low for the L and R, but if you do chose that ht I'd put the center below and aim all the tweeters up just a bit to ear level.
    I'm doing something similar but placing my 42" plasma on a 24" stand. I figure the top of the TV will be at around 48" and I'll be installing the L/R/C at the same ht, with the bottom of each speaker at around 50". Then I'll point the tweeters down towards ear level.

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