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James Edward

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Cambridge used to sell a self powered center channel that accepted left/right inputs from the DVD player. Does anyone know if another company sells something similar? Thanks.
 

Bob McElfresh

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If thats the speaker I think it is - it's not really a "Center" channel.

It's a self-amplified stereo speaker for TV's with stereo outputs. It has a volume control and tries to do some simple "wide-screen" type of effects.

You can find them for $49 at the retail outlets last time I looked.

But it's NOT designed to be the center of a 5-speaker system. It does not tone match with anything and it's NOT designed to be driven from a DVD player. (although it will work if you want to do it).
 

James Edward

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Yes, Bob, I do think this is what I am looking for... I just recently bought my mother a DVD player and 32" TV, and am looking to upgrade the sound a little bit, without going the 5 speakers and receiver route. I just don't think she'd acclimate to a whole system.

I'll entertain any ideas, if someone has one that keeps things simple. I suppose I could get a 5 channel receiver and just a center for the time being, and add to it if she wants. At least then things would sonically match.

What make is this 'TV Works'? Thanks for the replies.
 

Philip Hamm

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Sounds like this product may be just what you're looking for, assuming the TV has a volume controlled line out.
 

Bob McElfresh

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It's Cambridge SoundWorks own product. But I think its discontinued. Try your local outlet or hit eBay. Someone there was selling lots of reconditioned CS stuff.
But Philip made a good point: does that TV have L/R audio outputs?
 

James Edward

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Thanks everyone- The TV does have variable L/R outputs and I found the speaker at EBay. It looks to be what I'm after, and cheap enough to toss if we go the full 5 channel route. Thanks again.
 

John Desmond

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This is overkill your your application, but it might be useful to someone else:
http://www.audioc.com/speakers/Veritas/intro.htm
You don't hear much about ACI around here, but they make incredible speakers (I own the Sapphire IIIs).
Welcome fellow ACI owner! There are a few of us around here. With new products like the Veritas, there will certainly be more. I'm planning on getting seven Veritas Vs for my HT that's in the planning stages right now. I haven't decided whether to go with built-in or have them free-standing. I can't imagine a better setup.
 

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