I went on a trip to India at the end of Feb. While we were gone we had our hardwood floors redone. The most stressful part of that was that I had to disassemble my ENTIRE rig .... all components out, all wires pulled out and stored upstairs. I was SO NERVOUS about doing all this because the more you move things the more there is a chance of dents, scratchs and damage. I was very stressed about this.
Upon coming back I rather quickly put together my rig again and noticed it didnt sound as good ... the center speaker was muffled, the left LSi 25 had a low background buzz and my subwoofer didnt seem to work anymore. Several weeks have gone by and I finally took the time to fix all of the problems.
One thing I did notice when playing around was that my center speaker sounded clearer when I took it out of the center speaker drawer of my TV stand that housed it. I always worried that the sound would reverberate inside the cabinet a bit and the rear ports didnt seem to have a huge amount of room to vent air, so perhaps something like this was messing with the full capability of my LSiC.
I watched the new Rambo with the center speaker in and than out, watching the same scene over and over and for sure noted the improved clarity. Though it is aethetically less pleasing to have it out of the drawer I have decided to get my rig ready to make the change. I will need a TV bracket to allow the TV stand to accomodate the center channel.
Anyone else have experience with improved clarity from their center speaker by moving it about? is anyone else concerned about aethetics versus sound quality?
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