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#1 of 8 erew99

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Posted January 14 2013 - 06:39 AM

Hi All, I have recently moved and am looking into setting up an in-wall center channel. I'll be mounting my Sony XBR 52" onto my wall this weekend. I'd like to do the Center at the same time. I am currently using MONITOR 30 with CS1 center. I want to get the center in wall - right below the television. I will upgrade my fronts later on, but wondering which way to go. I can only find two Polk centers - The 255c-RT http://www.polkaudio...products/255crt and http://www.polkaudio...products/255cls The LS is more expensive, and I don't want to spend that much on fronts to match. That leaves only the 255c-RT... Am I missing something? Is there something else I can do?

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Posted January 14 2013 - 07:01 AM

Are you set on having Polk? - Brennan, Outdoor Speaker Depot

#3 of 8 schan1269

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Posted January 14 2013 - 08:41 AM

You "could" just buy pairs of in-wall speakers. When it comes to in-wall...the fact a speaker is called "center" is just a ploy to make you spend more money on "one" speaker...instead of two. Sure...you'll eventually have a "spare" speaker....but with in-wall...that is a good thing(in case something ever happens to one of them)

#4 of 8 erew99

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Posted January 18 2013 - 01:48 PM

I see. So I can just get the front two (left/right) and a 3rd for the 'center'?

#5 of 8 Jim Mcc

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Posted January 18 2013 - 02:15 PM

Not unless they will sell you just one. Sam is saying to buy 2 pairs of fronts, then keep the 4th as a spare.

#6 of 8 erew99

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Posted January 24 2013 - 06:56 AM

I see. So I can pretty much use any in-wall speaker as the center.

#7 of 8 schan1269

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Posted January 24 2013 - 08:00 AM

I see. So I can pretty much use any in-wall speaker as the center.

Yep, just buy 4 "front" speakers and keep one incase one of the other three ever develops a problem. That is if you are buying speakers only sold in "pairs".

#8 of 8 erew99

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Posted January 25 2013 - 01:44 AM

Got it! Sounds like a plan.




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