KHL for Center?

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  1. Tim Jin

    Tim Jin Supporting Actor

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    Best Buy is having a sale on KLH bookshelf speakers. I was just wondering if I can use them for center channel. The room isn't big, maybe 400 sqft. I'm currently in the process of building my HT.

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  2. BrianWoerndle

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    First, make sure the speaker is magnetically shielded, or it will discolor the TV. Most bookshelves are not, but dedicated center channels are.
    Second, the center speaker should be from the same series as your mains to match properly (it is called timbre matching, if you have ever heard of that term.)
     
  3. Tim Jin

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    Thanks, I didn't know about the sheild.
     
  4. John H

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    Tim,

    The link you provided states that the speaker is magnetically shielded.

    John
     
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    Did you add the link? I didn't see it. Anyway, looking at that, it is sheilded. But an 8" 3-way is a hugh speaker. Where are you going to go with it? It won't sit on top of the TV. Underneath would be too low to sound correct.
     
  6. Tim Jin

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    Yeah, I think its too big to fit on a big screen.
     
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    TIM,
    If your a fan of KLH
    I can sell you an KLH center channel speaker for half the asking price on BestBuy.com . I just orderd the Wharfedale Zaldek center so I will not be using my KLH center and I plan on putting it on Ebay when I get my new center channel.

    The KLH is nice. Extremely light and not big at all. The sound is soft and dialog is clean. The grill is removeable for easy cleaning dust off the woofers and tweeter.
    let me know if you like to buy it? It is in excellent condition. PM me.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Geoff L

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    Mike

    Not to hijack the thread off topic BUT:::

    Did you order and receive the mains you spoke about and if so what do you think???

    Regards
    Geoff
     
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    Geoff L.


    The mains and center of the Wharfedale Zaldek comes in today by UPS here at work at about 11:00am. I will hook them up tonight once i get home and let you know how they sound and perform here very shortly (I promise).
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    Seeing as Best Buy is sellng them off at $20 a pair, I picked up 3 pairs of them (what can I say, I'm a sucker). I'll be picking them up from Olathe this weekend.
     

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