Is there a way to build-in LSiM over a fireplace?

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,669
    Get a Monoprice amp and you won't need a fireplace.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,348
    Best suggestion yet. :)
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  • T-RT-R Registered User Posts: 5
    Here's the room as it is today: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3XfFsU7Xipghzt5s5
    Will do full renovation some time next spring/summer and this is when I want to re-finish the brick wall with something else and build some kind of space on the side for the firewood. This is just preliminary _ideas_ on placement, not design itself: https://www.homedit.com/cool-firewood-storage-design

    As you can see, I don't have much options. TV in this deep corner looks stupid and out of place. I don't know how much I can change the existing fireplace... maybe possible to lower the deck, we'll see.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,491
    edited October 2018
    Ouch I'm already getting neck cramps from looking at the pictures of where you want to mount it dont do it.
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  • T-RT-R Registered User Posts: 5
    edited October 2018
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Ouch I'm already getting neck cramps from looking at the pictures of where you want to mount it dont do it.

    I took some rough measurements and I don't think it's an issue:
    • Distance between seating position (head) and fireplace wall = 489cm (16ft)
    • Distance between eye level and what would be TV center = 103cm
    • This calculates to about 12 degree angle

    Assuming:
    • 1 foot margin for mantel above the fireplace
    • Like 3 inches for mantel itself
    • Center speaker angled down actually above the TV

    Tried sitting down and looking at TV area (center would be about where the shelf is right now) and in the sitting position it's actually quiet comfortable. I mean, I don't sit straight up... I sit in a comfy couch with my head resting in position actually pointing up about the same angle.

    So would it be ok to have LSiM over the TV? Anyone has ever done this before?
    Thanks

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,890
    This was in a house I showed the other day. I got a neck ache just looking it it...

    o184kau15jy0.jpg

    In that house it doesn’t make any sense: just remove the sconce and mount the tv on that wall. Or am I missing something?
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,890
    looks like a nice house though. Did ya sell it?
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,675
    ouch, I got a crick in my neck just looking at that.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 400
    I wanted to get my speakers in our family room on the long wall, but that's the one with the fireplace on it. My solution was to put the TV on a low shelf on the hearth in front of the fireplace, as we haven't used it for 20 years. She Who Must Be Obeyed said no. The speakers and TV are still on the short wall. Story of my life.
    I started out with nothing and have most of it left.
  • T-RT-R Registered User Posts: 5
    This was in a house I showed the other day. I got a neck ache just looking it it...

    o184kau15jy0.jpg

    Yea that is actually the ideal layout - fireplace in the corner and TV in the center. No idea why they forced TV over the fireplace.
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