about the rear center channel

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Cire, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hi all..

    to set-up a 6.1 channel, what type of speaker do you use for the rear center? a center channel speaker, fronts or rears?

    thought i'd like to know what you guys use yourselves..

    thanks..
     
  2. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've used two small monitors, but now am using a center channel. Either way works fine. Might depend upon how close they will be to the listening position.
     
  3. Haru

    Haru Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was going to use a center channel matching the front center. Then I heard talk that I should use two speakers in the rear. So I did. my 7.1 system works extremely well. I can't imagine how a single center would provide the smooth wrap from side to side that two speakers can.

    and for 7.1, I made all the rear speakers matching. So the rear back speakers are the same as the rear side. If you're going to use only one, then you should use a dedicated center channel, preferably, one matched to your rear speakers.
     
  4. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks! now i know there're no hard rules.. :)
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    12,623
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    I am using two speakers that match my rear surrounds for the rear center.
     
  6. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John
    I have 4 identical monopoles, though since I am running 6.1, I am only using 3 of them.
     
  7. Wayne McRae

    Wayne McRae Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I had 4 Def-tech BP2X's for a 7.1 surround setup,but I did not like the bipolar pair on the back wall. I grabbed my large bookshelf speaker from upstairs and changed my Denon's setup to 6.1. This is the way I like it best. IMHO you need direct rads. for the back whether you use 1 or 2. I found the best scene to listen to the differences is to play Gladiator in ES discrete and listen to the sword throw in the chapter called: A soldiers death. With the bipolars the sound seemed to come from everywhere, while with the direct speaker I thought the sword was whistling right over my head. Hope this helps.

    Wayner
     
  8. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanks again, folks.. [​IMG] i could see here different ways to solve this problem..
    would you say Wayne, supposed you've used a pair of monopoles instead of the pair of bipoles, just like John, that you would've been satisfied as well?
    btw, Scott and Haru, do you use bipoles or monopoles?
    Cire
     

Share This Page