ghdprentice, thank you for pointing out that I meant to say center channel speaker when I wrote sound bar in my initial post. And speaker height refers to the speaker's vertical dimension rather than its elevation.
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Better coordinate the depth of the Mantle and the various positioning of the moving parts of the movable bracket.
You might need to add some blocks behind the bracket to push the monitor/brackets out to make it work.
Buy the most heavy duty bracket, I put a common one in our Apt in NYC. Pulls out a bit, then angle it sideways to sofa. Straight when pushed against the wall, pull it out, it’s not quite level.
The bracket holes on the monitor are centered, but the weight of the monitor is not 50/50, so the off center weight of the monitor and the slightly flexible pivot joints of the bracket when extended let the right side sag a little bit. Many don't notice, I am an Interior Architect, have a good eye for level, pi---s me off!
And if monitor lowers, you need more clearance down to top of center.
I used this Bose Center Speaker for years, sounds surprisingly good, smaller, less clearance needed below monitor
or center speaker lower, angled up as someone suggested.
Has anyone used the TV’s speakers for Center Channel?
Don't forget the ergonomics of putting a TV over the mantle. If you are too close it forces you to keep looking upwards. Also, a soundbar can be under the TV as well. Another alternative is to forego a sound bar and use L and R speakers built into the walls next to the mantle, along with matching surrounds.
Lastly, some TV's have really decent sound built in. For your use it may be just fine.
Elliot, Mounting the center channel lower puts it in front of the wood burning fireplace. Wife vetoes this approach on aesthetic grounds. (We have great memories of burning logs last Xmas when we purchased the house.)
Erik, The TV mount is a MantelMount 540. It pulls down 27", which puts the center of the TV right at eye level while sitting on the couch, assuming a 5" high center channel speaker hanging below the TV.
The TV is an OLED65C2PUA. If I had considered possibly not using a receiver before I bought the LG, I probably would have purchased the Sony Bravia instead, and just added a sub.
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