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#1 of 4 Chuck_W


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Posted March 08 2004 - 12:51 AM

If I would use five identical bookshelf speakers (2 fronts, center and two surrounds..plus a sub) would I lose out not having dedicated center and surround designs? I was wondering if given the frequency response I might be losing out on some of the higher end designed into dedicated center and surrounds. Specs below:

Type Bass Reflex

Max. Power 100 W

Frequency Response 55 Hz-35 Hz

Woofer 5 1/4" Cone x 2

Tweeter 1" Dome

#2 of 4 Chris Quinn

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Posted March 08 2004 - 01:09 AM

Depends on the dispersion of the bookhself and how far off axis people are sitting. My first center was a matching bookshelf and did a fine job. Ascend Acoustic has two of it's three CC as matching bookshelves turned on side with the logo repositioned accordingly.

#3 of 4 Dan Halchak

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Posted March 08 2004 - 01:23 AM

5 identical speakers is the way to go for a 5.1 setup. Posted Image

According to Dolby Labratories.

#4 of 4 PaulDA



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Posted March 08 2004 - 03:42 AM

It is also, if economically feasible, definitely the way to go for multi-channel music. Sadly, I couldn't go this way (and meet my own criteria for two channel performance) but someday.
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