Best Center Under $200??

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  1. Kevin Parker

    Kevin Parker Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Guys,
    What center speaker you guys would recommend me under $200??
     
  2. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    JBL S center
     
  3. Jeffrey Noel

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    I'll second Mark's suggestion. It's awesome!
     
  4. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Second Unit

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    I think most importantly you want one that's as closely timbre matched to your front speakers as possible, usually the same brand. This is so that left-to-right and right-to-left panning effects are presented seamlessly and smoothly. What are your front speakers?
     
  5. Kevin Parker

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    I have Technics SB-A8 for now, but I wanna buy best center under $200 then later on I will match the fronts with the center.
     
  6. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    S Center it is then [​IMG]
     
  7. Steve-sas

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    Right now you can get the Polk cs245i from Crutchfield for $149. I think it is an excellent center. MSRP is $250 but it is being discontinued and it is a very good buy.
     
  8. Kevin Parker

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    what about Klipsch, Infinity or boston acoustice?? they have very good reputation
     
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    I decided to try the HTD level 3 and have been very happy with it. It is big and heavy but that is the way I like my center and sub.
     
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    JBL S-CENTER
     
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  12. Kevin Parker

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    ok guys, I increase my budget little bit to get better center, what you recommend under $300??
     
  13. Jeffrey Noel

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    JBL S-center! [​IMG]
     
  14. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    JBL S-CENTERII
    3-Way, Dual 5-1/4-Inch Center Channel Speaker
    General Section
    • Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power: 150 Watts
    • Impedance: 8 Ohms
    • Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m): 91dB
    • Frequency Response (–3dB): 75Hz – 20kHz
    • Crossover Frequency(ies): 800Hz, 3200Hz
    • High-Frequency Driver: 1" Pure-titanium dome with EOS™ waveguide
    • Midrange Driver: 4" PolyPlas™ cone
    • Low-Frequency Driver: Dual 5-1/4" PolyPlas™ cones
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 7-7/8" x 20-1/2" x 9" (200mm x 521mm x 229mm)
    • Weight: 15 lb (6.8kg)
    • MSRP US$: $299.99
    Phil [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Kevin Parker

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    U guys just love S center huh lol, what about infinity IL25??
     
  16. Todd smith

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    I will 6th or 7th the jbl s-center. Cant be beat for the price.
     
  17. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    $300 now?

    A little more than $300 will get you a S center and a set of S26 bookshelves to use for mains. This is the setup I am going with as soon as I get the extra cash.
     
  18. Kevin Parker

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    I think you guys get paid by JBL lol, My only concern about S center is that it has plastic body, and my experience says that wooden body sounds superior than plastic, what you guys think?
     
  19. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    I thought the S-Center was MDF...
     
  20. Kevin Parker

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    I dont know what MDF is...
     

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