Best Center Under $200??

Yohan Pamudji

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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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

steve nn

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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.
 

Phil Iturralde

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Phil Iturralde

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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
 

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.
 

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?
 

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