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  • A2rx-c Mounting Options

    Hi,

    I'm one of many eagerly awaiting the release of the A2rx-c speakers. (The group buy is closed, right?) The size specs on the A2rx-c are 7.1" x 19.7" x 11.8". I assume they're close, if not identical, to the earlier versions of the A2.

    That being said, can A2 owners who have wall mounted their speakers please share what type of bracket (or shelf) was used to do so? A photo of your mounted speaker would be awesome. I'm assuming mounting the A2rx-c on the wall above the TV is best for opening up the soundstage, but please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    Thanks for your input!

  • #2
    these are some inexpensive mounts that have been thrown around for the A1b mounting in some similar threads that should probably work for A2 in vertical orientation. Would probably need to plug the ports though with them this close to the wall.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000X9...ls_o05_s00_i00

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Toronto Guy
      (The group buy is closed, right?)
      It is.

      Originally posted by Toronto Guy
      The size specs on the A2rx-c are 7.1" x 19.7" x 11.8". I assume they're close, if not identical, to the earlier versions of the A2.
      The original was shallower but taller (when used stood vertically.) The A2rx-c is deeper so as to provide the same net air volume while coming in just under 20" in length.

      When bracketed the new model gives more purchase for the hardware to attach to on the end of the cabinet, and also generates less tendency than the longer/taller model to want to twist away from the bracket.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jon Lane
        The original was shallower but taller (when used stood vertically.) The A2rx-c is deeper so as to provide the same net air volume while coming in just under 20" in length.
        Jon, can you be more precise about the width when horizontal? My center channel space is a little over 19-3/4" wide. After all this time, I sure hope the new A2 fits.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by newspeakers
          Jon, can you be more precise about the width when horizontal? My center channel space is a little over 19-3/4" wide. After all this time, I sure hope the new A2 fits.
          The A2rx-c is 500mm or 19.69" on the long axis.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jon Lane
            The A2rx-c is 500mm or 19.69" on the long axis.
            Thanks. It juuuust fits.

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            • #7
              Just to delve a litter deeper into center channel setup, is the optimal setup to have the speaker at ear level? If that's the case, would setting the speaker horizontally on my TV stand in front of the TV be best if that works out to be ear level? Or is there some benefit to mounting it on the wall above the TV and having it fire downwards?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Toronto Guy
                Just to delve a litter deeper into center channel setup, is the optimal setup to have the speaker at ear level? If that's the case, would setting the speaker horizontally on my TV stand in front of the TV be best if that works out to be ear level? Or is there some benefit to mounting it on the wall above the TV and having it fire downwards?
                It's more important to be nearly square to the speaker's face than it is to have it at ear level. If it's under a screen, just tilt it up; if over a screen, tilt it down.

                Arx image very well so having them at ear level is not necessary to generate an image that completely leaves the speaker locations and centers itself where it was recorded to occur.

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                • #9
                  Re Jon's point - which I take to be ear level not as important as tilting to square on - would these stands make sense for the Ar2rx-c's?

                  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...nd_Studio.html
                  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tor_Stand.html


                  http://www.isoacoustics.com/design.php

                  If it matters I've just ordered 2 A2s I'll use for l+r fronts. In my setup I can't have them too high or they'll block the projector screen. I'm assuming that it doesn't matter whether they're mounted horizontally or vertically as fronts as long as the tweeter is aligned vertically.



                  Thanks,
                  Mark M.
                  Last edited by markmarz; 02-08-2014, 08:29 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by markmarz View Post
                    Re Jon's point - which I take to be ear level not as important as tilting to square on - would these stands make sense for the Ar2rx-c's?

                    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...nd_Studio.html
                    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tor_Stand.html


                    http://www.isoacoustics.com/design.php

                    If it matters I've just ordered 2 A2s I'll use for l+r fronts. In my setup I can't have them too high or they'll block the projector screen. I'm assuming that it doesn't matter whether they're mounted horizontally or vertically as fronts as long as the tweeter is aligned vertically.



                    Thanks,
                    Mark M.
                    Very interesting stands.

                    From what I have read but do not know personally it's best to keep MTM layout speakers vertically if you have that option.

                    I would love to hear if that's correct or more internet hype.
                    Travis

                    Buying Arx speakers is like Heinz ketchup. Good things come to those who wait!

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                    • #11
                      My subjective thoughts would be that $100 for isolation could be used in more effective areas. I'd think a stand at close to ear height and any simple wedge is all that's needed. Room treatments would be more noticed.

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