center channel questions

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  1. Joe*H

    Joe*H Stunt Coordinator

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    guys I am using a def tech model c1 with klipsch sf3 fronts and I find that I have to keep the center turned way up to at least +5 so that I can hear it over the fronts. I am using a yamaha 5740 receiver( for now). I dont know the specs on the sf3 but the center is as follows
    Dimensions: 6.75" H x 19" W x 8.5" D
    Frequency Response: 45hz - 28khz
    Efficiency: 90 db (1 watt/1meter)
    Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 ohm outputs (6 ohm
    average)
    Driver complement: 2 x 5.25" cast basket bass/midrange
    driver, 1
    x 1" dome tweeter
    (later models had a 1" aluminum dome
    tweeter)
    Recommended Amplification: 10 - 200 watts per channel
    I figured that this must be a set up problem or that I need a better receiver. anyway if you have any ideas please let me know. thanks
     
  2. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    That would most likely be because the Klipsch are MUCH more efficient than the DT center, so what you describe is not suprising. Either look for matching DT mains, or a matching Klipsch center.

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  3. Joe*H

    Joe*H Stunt Coordinator

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    does it make a difference that I have the center set up like this. Also if I was to buy a klipsch center would it make a big enough difference to equal out the cost so I could convince the better half. I checked the klipsch web site and those sf3 call for a model sc3 center. I'll try and look for some prices. thanks
     
  4. R:o:b

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    try to get a timbre match. get the klipsh if u want a seemless sound between your fronts and center
     

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