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Sony KDF-E50A10 T/V Stand for Center Channel

Jimmy Thrill
09-24-2005, 05:02 PM
Have decided to buy the Sony KDF-E50A10 and the matching stand. The stand has a great little place of the center channel, problem is my center channel is a inch to big on depth..any help on what to do?. mount it on the wall behind?..any kind of brackets that can help?, or should i buy a different smaller center channel, (which i really dont wanna do)..my surround system is a Onkyo, so pretty good size speaker...all help needed!

daleb
09-26-2005, 09:26 AM
Have decided to buy the Sony KDF-E50A10 and the matching stand. The stand has a great little place of the center channel, problem is my center channel is a inch to big on depth..any help on what to do?. mount it on the wall behind?..any kind of brackets that can help?, or should i buy a different smaller center channel, (which i really dont wanna do)..my surround system is a Onkyo, so pretty good size speaker...all help needed!

Just a personal opinion, I think you could do better with an aftermarket stand. Unless they are throwing it in free or giving you a deal of a lifetime.
Go with one that will acccomodate your speaker system. The center channel is critical and should not be compromised to fit a specific stand.
You can do the wall bracket or shelf if you have a back wall. If mounted below, tilt it up towards the audience.
Remember, the front of the center speaker should be in alignment with the front of the R & L speakers at the side. This is for best imaging and for sounds sweeping across during action movies, etc.

Jimmy Thrill
09-26-2005, 05:36 PM
Thanks for the good info, the aftermarket stand is a good thought.

Ceij
09-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Hi Jimmy,
I agree with the after-market stand.

I just bought a KDF-E50A10.
I have a Definitive Technologies CLR 3000 center channel speaker which is 25" Wide, 8-5/16" High, and 16" Deep (it has a built-in powered 10-inch subwoofer).
Definitive Tech CLR-3000 (http://www.definitivetech.com/loudspeakers/clr/clr.html#3000)

Obviously it won't fit in the Sony stand so I brought a tape measure to pick a stand when I bought the TV.

I went with a Z-line Designs 44" Stand (SKYLAR44S) which looks great with the set and the Definitive CLR-3000 fits nicely. :yippee:
Z-Line Stand (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Z-line-Designs-44-Stand-SKYLAR44S-/sem/rpsm/oid/126257/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do)
Note that the Sony only extends 1/2-inch on each side of the stand (TV is 1-inch wider than the top shelf).

Hopefully I will get some pictures up this weekend.
All the best,
Ceij

Jimmy Thrill
09-28-2005, 08:34 PM
Hey Ceij, that looks to be a great stand, hope u do get sum pics. up this weekend , really like to see what the whole thing looks like.

ImRizzo
11-06-2005, 05:55 PM
Bestbuy has a great Bush stand, easy to assemble and neatly fits all my equipment inc Polk CS see pictures at link below but there a several stands available.

NY_Guy
12-16-2005, 06:49 PM
I've got a 5 year old Sharp tv that can use its speakers as a center channel. Can't the A10 do the same thing or is a separate speaker required?

NY Guy