Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Center channel speaker or 3 identical fronts ?


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 of 7 Jim Mcc

Jim Mcc

    Producer

  • 3,710 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2004
  • Real Name:Jim
  • LocationOconomowoc, WI.

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.

#2 of 7 MTrotter

MTrotter

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 158 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 16 1999

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.

#3 of 7 Jim Mcc

Jim Mcc

    Producer

  • 3,710 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2004
  • Real Name:Jim
  • LocationOconomowoc, WI.

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.

#4 of 7 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 12,861 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

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.

#5 of 7 schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert

  • 12,861 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted January 20 2013 - 02:13 PM

The DCM Surroundscape center is a single woofer with the tweeter mounted coaxial. KEF has made several single woofer centers. I have an AudioSource center collecting dust in a closet with one woofer. http://forum.blu-ray...ead.php?t=89614

#6 of 7 gene c

gene c

    Producer

  • 5,673 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2003
  • Real Name:Gene
  • LocationBay area, Ca

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.
 
 

 


#7 of 7 Jim Mcc

Jim Mcc

    Producer

  • 3,710 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2004
  • Real Name:Jim
  • LocationOconomowoc, WI.

Posted January 20 2013 - 04:36 PM

Thanks. I hate when I'm wrong. :(




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users