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#272476 - 2018-01-30 20:17 3 front speakers...
Registered: 2011-08-22
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Not'arf Offline
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Registered: 2011-08-22
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Loc: Abruzzo, Italy
I'm mentally slowly moving towards a behind-the-screen placement for my front DSPs in an upcoming house move.

I stumbled upon this article that suggests quite strongly that centre speakers should be vertical where possible.

Is this conventional wisdom? I know that GMT & others on here run vertical centres & speak highly of them.

Should I be looking at a vertical 5500 centre if I do go for an acoustically transparent screen?


Audio: MC200, G61R SL, HD621, DSP5500, 5500HC, DSP3100. Subs: 2 x REL Gibraltar 2.
Video: JVC X70, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen 129"(2.35).

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#272483 - 2018-01-30 23:17 Re: 3 front speakers... [Re: Not'arf]
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Think Colin was looking at something like this.


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#272485 - 2018-01-31 00:13 Re: 3 front speakers... [Re: Jaapaap]
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Chris G Offline
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I find the D5Ks gel pretty seamlessly with vertical LRs and horizontal C, but I know that if I ever do go for an acoustically transparent screen, I'll be looking for a matching vertical centre to replace the horizontal C, just for that final touch of polish.


Chris
Living Rm: 568.2 | 2xDSP3100
  AV Room: G61R | 4xD5K | D5KC | USC15 - iNuke6K | 2xEarthquake MQB-1 | JVC HD350 & React3 2.35:1
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#272490 - 2018-01-31 09:18 3 front speakers... [Re: Chris G]
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Colin Triggs Offline
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Loc: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
Looks like I'm heading in the right direction with three DSP8000s behind an AT screen!

I can't claim any technical insight, the DSP8000s are so good I just made the assumption that a DSP8000 would be a brilliant centre speaker!

I need to find my plot of land, build the house with the dedicated cinema room, install my DSP8000 trio and then I will be happy.


Cinema: DSP8000.2VC (centre) in storage
Office: 861v8, 800v4, HD621, DSP5200HCSL, DSW, DSP3300 x 4, C15, Denon 2500BT, Sony UBP-X800
Lounge: 861v8, HD621, DSP8000.2, DSP5200HCSL, M6, DSW, 504, Oppo 203
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#272495 - 2018-01-31 14:10 Re: 3 front speakers... [Re: Chris G]
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bxd Online content
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Registered: 2011-01-25
Posts: 474
Loc: Southampton, UK
While I'm sure a vertical centre would be the best solution, don't forget that the more recent HC speakers have the Centre Elevation control on board.

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
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#272646 - 2018-02-03 15:34 Re: 3 front speakers... [Re: Not'arf]
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James_L Offline
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Loc: New Forest, England
For what it's worth, my DSP5000C is currently behind an AT screen and I'm glad I went down that road. I'm looking to replace it with a vertical speaker at some stage, because the centre speaker does the lion's share of the work in most movies and with Trifield music


G68J, 3xDSP5200 fronts behind acoustic screen, DSP5000.2 rears, HD621, JVC projector
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