Originally Posted by Loves2Watch
My center channel speaker is placed on the shelf the TV rests on, in front of it aimed up slightly. Anything that gets in the way of the center speaker, even putting it in a shelf beneath the TV has a deleterious effect on it's performance. It needs to be completely in the open and generally right in front of the TV. Mounting it above or behind the TV is not a good option either.
Watch (listen) to something on TV or play a movie, something that has surround sound and try different speaker placements. You will be amazed at how placement effects dialog. Correct placement will yield easily heard, intelligible dialog at normal or low volume.
thanks i posted to early,i thought that would be my option
that makes perfect sense.