Dual center channels

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  1. RyanJE

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    Run dual centers with a parallel hook up? One on top and one on bottom. What do you think of this??
     
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    This comes up fairly often here....

    a. Just know it can cause some cancellation issues and actually hurt things.

    b. Running one channel in 4 ohms is usually no problem for most AVR's that don't claim to work with 4 ohm speakers, but if your AVR / AMP doesn't specifically state it is ok, you are certainly running at least a great risk of failure on the channel.

    c. No real reason not to try it in my opinion

    d. I run dual centers with good results.
     
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    what do you mean. I have a 1014 it could handle the load couldnt it? How much improvement did you notice. ( not much, some, decent amount, great improvement)? the reason I ask is because ive noticed that depending on the placement it provides different effects. top placement exaggerates high picture sounds. Bottom exaggerates low picture sounds.
     
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    Does the 1014 state it works with 4 ohm speaker loads? If so, you run no greater risk of failure. If not you are definetly adding some risk, but as I said most AVR's wouldn't even really know if only 1 channel was 4 ohms.

    They list impeadence as nominal because at different frequncies the impeadence is actually very different as in even an 8 ohm speaker probably hits 4 ohms or even less often. But then again if your starting at 4 ohms, it will dip down below 2 ohms at certain frequncies.

    Best of luck with it, if you do try it, come back and post up your results. [​IMG]
     
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    I run my mids below and a single tweeter above my 124" 16:9 screen!

    The tweet above brings the sound up to the center of the screen. This is a trick a Rockford Fosgate rep taught me!

    Wes
     
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    That is a coolio idea for sure there Wes.. I like it!!
     

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