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Consumers deserve better.

Consumers deserve better, contractors should know better and the low voltage company that sells this type of service and puts it on display should be ashamed.

This is not about a question of design choice, this is about what is right and what is wrong.

5 channel in 20 foot ceiling

 

The Left, Center and Right (LCR) loudspeakers are to be positioned around the TV, in this installation the low voltage company could have planned for an LCR bar or bookshelf loudspeakers that could be placed in the proper position rather than having the speakers completely detached from the screen.

*The center channel’s most important role is that of dialogue delivery. Since the actors are generally in frame and roughly around the center of the screen the center channel is perfect for delivering their dialog so that the speaking sounds as if it is coming directly from the actor on screen.

The center channel should be placed dead center to the main viewing seat and should be toe-out (no angle to either the left or right). The center channel should be as close to ear height as your setup allows and can be placed either above or below the screen.

 

 TV in doorway

Again, unless the TV is going to be placed in the doorway the dialogue will be coming from the ceiling fan rather than the TV location in the left corner.

 

Fireplace voices

 

Here again, all dialogue will be coming from the ceiling above the fireplace, the left and right speakers are to be placed to the left and right of the screen but in this case the left speaker is actually positioned directly above the screen so therefore any content that was intended to be delivered from left of screen will have little or no effect.

 

Bottom line, low voltage integrators should know better, every one of these installations could have been designed properly with no added cost.

 

 

 

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