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I'm trying to mount my 5.1 speakers right now. All the measurements are done, but I'm not sure where to put my 'center' speaker. I always pictured the 'center' to go directly above me on the ceiling, which puts it in the middle, or center, of my front and rear speakers. I come to notice that the 'center' speaker doesn't have any mounting slots. Now I'm persuaded that the correct spot for it would be somewhere in the middle of my desk.

Anyone want to clear this up for me? Need quick responses!
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Put it either above, below or possibly behind your monitor/tv. The center speaker will carry 70% of on-screen dialog and sound fx.
    
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Ideally, the center speaker rests in the center on your T.V. or monitor. I just purchased the logitech 540? 5.1 speakers and the center speaker has an LCD mount.
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post #4 of 12
yes place it on top of your monitor..thats what I did with my X-530's and Hanns G. However im trying to think whats the best way to make the speaker stay...black electrical tape anyone? haha
post #5 of 12
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Thanks for the help guys. After I finished mounting and cleaning up, this is what the final result looks like: (Sorry for the darkness - bad camera )



That's the best, and pretty much the only, spot I could use/think of for my center speaker. It will not rest properly on my skinny LCD.
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post #6 of 12
just about above or below your monitor.
PC Speakers r not supposed to be far from you like any other HT speakers, especially rear satellites.

remember that the satellites r directional, u need to carefully configure their position and direction to your ear.

from what i see in the pic, it would be better if u wall mount the center speaker also, since the center has to be a bit further than the front L/R. remember the center will play almost the vocal in Movie Playback.



some speakers won't utilize all 5 speakers for music playback like CD or MP3, so u have to do a bit of research.
i made mine work with full surround(not copy mode) for CD and MP3 playback using Foobar.
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post #7 of 12
Take the stand off the center and get some velcro. That's what got mine sticking to the LCD. And it come off easy too.
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post #8 of 12
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Here we go; went downstairs, grabbed some wood planks, measured and cut 'em up, sanded quickly, nailed them together, then mounted. How's it looking compared to before?





I'm loving all this new-found desk space too.

edit - Very jealous of your Stacker BigBear, good stuff right there. I've been regretting buying the Armor for a while now.
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Looks good

Makes me want to get oof my lazy arse and mount my Z-5500's like they should be, instead of 5 speakers in front of my on my desk, LMAO...what great 5.1 sound i get in games.....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funkycasey View Post
Looks good
Thanks bro

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Originally Posted by funkycasey View Post
Makes me want to get oof my lazy arse and mount my Z-5500's like they should be, instead of 5 speakers in front of my on my desk, LMAO...what great 5.1 sound i get in games.....
Haha, do it up.
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