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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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    I would install it in the spot that is more in line with the tweeters from your mains so based on your description, it looks like below.
    Sharp Elite 70
    Anthem D2V 3D
    Parasound 5250
    Parasound HCA 1000 A
    Parasound HCA 1000
    Oppo BDP 95
    Von Schweikert VR4 Jr R/L Fronts
    Von Schweikert LCR 4 Center
    Totem Mask Surrounds X4
    Hsu ULS-15 Quad Drive Subwoofers
    Sony PS3
    Squeezebox Touch

    Polk Atrium 7s on the patio just to keep my foot in the door.

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    That all sounds a bit low. I recently leveled my 50" with the bottom height of my mains (LSi9) at about 32", and the tweeter ends up about mid-plasma. Having the tv up a bit helps when you introduce coffee tables etc.
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