Center Speaker For Rear Center

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  1. Allen Marshall

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    Just to be sure, do you use a center speaker for the rear center in 6.1 or like a bookshelf or something. I always figured if you put a bookshelf as the 6th channel it would sound..skinny or thin.
     
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    Allen,

    Either should work. I would think the important thing is to timbre match them with your surrounds.

    -Robb
     
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    Allen,

    In reality, center speakers are designed primarily for aesthetics – i.e., too look good sitting in top of a TV. As a result of their unique design, they are seldom a perfect match for your L/R speakers. Actually the best center speaker is one that’s identical to your front speakers.

    You can probably guess where I’m going with this: A center channel speaker is not the best choice for a rear speaker. Get another one identical to your other speakers – or at least identical to your other rear speakers.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  4. Allen Marshall

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    This is what i was gonna do when i get new speakers. Since my next upgrade will be a huge one i'll get fronts and a center, and most likely wont have the heart to get rears that match the fronts (noticeable difference isnt worth the money to me). So i was gonna put my Athena AS-F2 floorstandings as rears and use the Athena AS-C1 as the rear center. Cant wait for that day, havin floorstandings all around is gonna make me feel alittle inferior.
     
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    I'm running Paradigm Atoms as my rears and we called them (Paradigm) and they said it would be better to use a "center channel" (CC-70) speaker instead of another Atom.
     
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    I'm by no means an expert but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Another atom would match perfectly, not to mention it would be easier to mount somewhere. Also, the CC-70s drivers really only match up to the Micros I think (and the Micros are now discontinued I believe).

    The only problem would be finding a place to buy a single atom.
     

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