Center Speaker

rhulettrhulett Posts: 89
Can anyone tell me if it is a problem to turn a center channel speaker upside down with the tweeter on the bottom. I have the CSI40 on top of a 55 inch projection TV tilted down, but the tone seemed to be off(seemed "flat"). I flopped it upside down and it did seem to open up the sound a bit. I have rti70's in the front and fxi30 in the rear.
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  • phuzphuz Posts: 2,413
    edited September 2002
    If it sounds good to you, run with it! (unless somehow this has a negative effect on the crossover or magnetic shielding - which I doubt)
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited September 2002
    Agreed, hell, stand it on end if thats what blows your skirt up....

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  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited September 2002
    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    Agreed, hell, stand it on end if thats what blows your skirt up....

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    Very funny Russman..... :lol:
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited September 2002
    there was a guy on here earlier this year.. who claimed his speakers were suppose to be placed upside down. several people on here had words for him. but i guess there really is not harm in turning them over. but really, what will you gain by it? i wouldn't suggest doing that with any kind of tower speaker.. they would be to unstable upside down.
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  • ralph76ralph76 Posts: 36
    edited September 2002
    Originally posted by danger boy
    there was a guy on here earlier this year.. who claimed his speakers were suppose to be placed upside down. several people on here had words for him. but i guess there really is not harm in turning them over. but really, what will you gain by it? i wouldn't suggest doing that with any kind of tower speaker.. they would be to unstable upside down.


    danger boy,

    he is referring to his center channel speaker. :rolleyes:
    Polk RT600i's
    Polk C245i Center
    Jbl surrounds (need to find F/X300s) info anyone???
    Harmon Kardon AVR80
    Sony Processor SDP-E800
    Toshiba DVD SD-1200
    Sony Minidisk MDS-JE320
    Monster 400MKII Interconnects
    --all protected by PANAMAX 1000+

  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited September 2002
    oops! my bad. i did turn my cs400i on it's side and tired it out as a left front. didnt' sound real good.
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited September 2002
    the dude insisted that if you turned the CS400i on it's end it sounded better. I tried it for grins and didn't notice that it sounded any different but it sure looked silly.


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  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    Have you tried to bi-wire it? I have a cs400, and when I bi-wired it, it seemed to open up a lot. sounds pretty darn good when wired normally too, but opened up and sounds great now... good luck.
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    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

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  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    also, does your receiver have eq controls for the speakers? I have a ton of equalizer adjustments on my receiver for every speaker. I like to fiddle with it to get the best possible sound. You may also want to fiddle with that as well.
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
  • jdavyjdavy Posts: 380
    edited November 2002
    It might be you listening position. Do you have a tall tv and are you looking up to it? The 2-3" drop in the tweeters might be adjusting the vocal position for you ears. Hey if it works for you go for it.
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  • Tom323Tom323 Posts: 2
    edited November 2002
    Since tweeters are highly directional, you want to be able to look right down them when you are in the sweet spot. thats the best way to position them.
    Running the speaker upside down wont hurt the speaker at all.

    Tom
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