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Center Speaker Upgrade

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Nandan, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Nandan

    Nandan Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I have an Onkyo HT-S7800 and i would like to replace my existing center speaker with Klipsch RP-250C. Is it compatible with my existing system? Is Klipsch RP-250C worth the upgrade from my existing center speaker?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. David Willow

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    What is the problem with the current center? Have you tried moving it? Is it aimed properly and not buried in a cabinet?

    How does Klipsch sound to you? Will it be out of place with the other speakers? Most of the time you want to get your speakers in a set designed to sound similar (timbre matched). Putting a random speaker in the middle may make things sound strange. Think of a movie where a voice starts at the left speaker and pans across the front. If the center speaker make the voice change it would be weird and distracting.

    I suggest if you like the Klipsch get at least the front 3. Alternatively, check to see if Onkyo offers a better center (assuming you've done all you can with your current center).
     
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    I understand the need for a separate Center Speaker for those with different layouts for their screen or monitor,
    but, in general, I never understand a Center Speaker that is different from the Right/Left Front Speakers.
    It seems to me that all 3 of the Front Speakers (Right/Center/Left) should be the same make/brand/size if at all possible for one's room.
     
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    Agreed. All front speakers need to have the same drivers, crossover and cabinet characteristics.
     

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