Center Channel Speaker < $150

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  1. brandon_len

    brandon_len Auditioning

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    Anyone recommend a center channel speaker at or less than $150. Thanks!!
     
  2. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    it depends on what you are using for front l/r. it's recommended that you get a center channel that tonally matches the front pair
     
  3. brandon_len

    brandon_len Auditioning

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    I am using JBL scs136 front speakers. I think they have great sound for their size which was a major factor in my purchase (size). However I think the center channel is rather weak. I will be using them solely for home theater.
    How much of a difference does it make to match a speakers tone?? Is it something only audiophiles will hear or does it just simply sound terrible?
    Thanks!!!
     
  4. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    sorry, but I am not familiar with JBLs to suggest an alternative if any (snce you think the matching center is weak). I think you might be able to hear a difference depending on the speaker, but in practice, its only affected when the sound pans across the front from L-R. most of the movie audio is in the center channel.
     
  5. Mike Fassler

    Mike Fassler Supporting Actor

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    jbl s series center channel is supposed to be pretty good, from what ive read on these forums and other places.
     
  6. AaronJB

    AaronJB Second Unit

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    I have a JBL S-Center and find it to be a remarkable speaker. However, it's pretty much impossible to find right now outside of Ebay, given that the speaker is discontinued.
     
  7. cabreau

    cabreau Second Unit

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    Those JBL speakers look pretty nice. I've always liked JBL. Maybe I'll get some of those for my 2nd system someday. But first, I must find a 1024 x 768 projector for just over $1000 that does really good with HD and DVD. :|
     

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