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Center Channel Speaker -- best bang for the buck?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by EvanYeager, May 9, 2006.

  1. EvanYeager

    EvanYeager Active Member

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    I am a professional educator (read poor) and have over the years been building a home theater system. We just, after saving for 5 years, replaced our 20" with a 52" Mitsu. DLP. Now the cheap Sony center channel speaker I have sure seems lacking.

    Currently I have Snell KIIs as mains and an Atlantic Technology 8” powered sub. I hope to eventually purchase an SVS sub and run the Atlantic Technology sub with the KIIs as mains.

    Any recommendations for a good, reasonably priced center channel speaker that will work with my Snells?
     
  2. Jimi C

    Jimi C Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried just not using the Sony center? I think you would have better results with no center untill you can afford a decent one that is matched to your mains.

    My 2 cents.
     
  3. EvanYeager

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    I think for the best results you should check out the offerings from Snell.
     
  5. EvanYeager

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    Unfortunately, Snell seems to have abandoned their entry level line. Any Snells are out of my price range.
     
  6. JeremyErwin

    JeremyErwin Well-Known Member

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    a used snell cc1, perhaps?
     
  7. EvanYeager

    EvanYeager Active Member

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    Perhaps.
     
  8. John Garcia

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    www.audiogon.com and ebay would be the first places to look, IMO. I don't see any centers from them on A'gon, but you might place a want ad up there and see if it generates anything. You might contact Snell direct too, they may be able to provide some guidance.
     
  9. EvanYeager

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    IMO JBL Center Channel Spks are all around the best bang for your money. Or even Klipsch I would rate second. If you can afford the Martin Logan would be up there. Remember JBL & Klipsch are actually used in Theaters.


    Good Luck,

    Kong48
     
  11. Ed Moxley

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    I'd get new front speakers with a matching center. It's pretty important that the front three speakers match sonically. You could then make the Snells your rear speakers, if you like them that much. Good luck!
     
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    You did it again, Ed!
     
  13. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Well-Known Member

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    LOL!

    I was just following Kong48's lead................

    Maybe one day I'll learn?...................................................naw! This old dog doesn't learn too many new tricks.
     
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    I have a pair of Snell Acoustics K/III (K3) bookshelf speakers and a Snell CC-1 center channel that sound great; however, I haven't used them in a long time. If someone is interested, make me an offer and I may sell them.
     

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