speakers on fireplace hearth???

Anyone have any experience with placing speakers on bricks in front of unused fireplace? The hearth is raised about 8 inches. Should I place anything under the speakers?...use the spikes? The back of the speakers will be about 10 inches from brick. Should I hang something between the speakers and the brick? Advice or websites that address this issue would be appreciated.

Showing 2 responses by davebachmann

Are the speakers bi-polar, di-polar, or have a significant backwave (ported)? If so you may have issues with that large resonating chamber called a chiminey ;<{) Consider hanging something over the fireplace if that is an issue.
I have a similar situation with ML SL3s surrounding a fireplace that has a TV in it - another large glass area that bounces sound. I have a wool numdah (wall hanging) that I hang over the fireplace when I'm not using the TV. My advice is to try something cheap and quick and see if it makes a difference for you and then take it from there.