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Center channel speaker or 3 identical fronts ?
6 replies to this topic
Posted January 20 2013 - 08:23 AM
I'm looking to upgrade my 3 front speakers, and I was wondering if there's a problem using 3 identical fronts, instead of a center channel speaker? I've read that having 3 identical fronts is the best way to go. All 3 bookshelf speakers will be at the same height, sitting on a shelf. Thanks.
Posted January 20 2013 - 01:57 PM
I don't see how you can do better than 3 identical speakers for L/C/R. Should allow for a great front stage.
Posted January 20 2013 - 02:06 PM
And the fact that the center(bookshelf) will have only 1 woofer will still sound good for dialogue? Because all center speakers have at least 2.
Posted January 20 2013 - 02:10 PM
And the fact that the center(bookshelf) will have only 1 woofer will still sound good for dialogue? Because all center speakers have at least 2.No they don't.
Posted January 20 2013 - 02:21 PM
There are some that have a single woofer. It's usually a cost saving thing, even for companies like Dynaudio. http://www.dynaudio....audience42c.php I don't care for a single woofer in a "proper" center speaker because the tweeter (or woofer) is usually off-center. The Energy Take classic center also uses a single driver as does an older Polk model, the CSi20 http://www.crutchfie...udio-CSi20.html If you can place a single bookshelf up-right in the center channel position I think that would be ideal.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.
"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
Posted January 20 2013 - 04:36 PM
Thanks. I hate when I'm wrong.
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