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Horizontal placement of G two allowed?

beck, modified 8 Years ago.

Horizontal placement of G two allowed?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 1/7/14 Recent Posts
Hello,

I'm building a 5.1 home theater system using G twos as LCR speakers. Due to restricted room both above and below the TV I would need to place the centre speaker horizontally, which was my plan all along as I understood that the Iso-Pod would allow this without any problems. After having read comments here and there I'm no longer sure. Will placing the centre speaker g two horizontally on the Iso-Pod distort the sound somehow?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Horizontal placement of G two allowed?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
beck, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Horizontal placement of G two allowed?

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 1/7/14 Recent Posts
Hello again,

Thanks for a quick reply. I noticed this info prior to posting on the forum. Is the situation the same even if the centre speaker is not placed on a table top/surface? Was planning on using Genelec wall mounting device, so there should not be any surface to reflect the sound, except the wall it is mounted on, but that should be too close to interfere, or?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Horizontal placement of G two allowed?

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

The latter part of the text is valid for any kind of installation placement.

"All spaced driver monitor solutions suffer from a notch in the frequency response when listening off-axis in the plane of the drivers. Positioning the monitor horizontally causes this notch to become audible when moving from left to right along the mixing desk. Positioning the monitor vertically removes this problem."

Having said that, I have seen many centre speakers being installed in horizontal position. You should test yourself if you can hear any difference.