Suggestions for Very Efficient Center Channel?

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  1. Leon O

    Leon O Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello All,

    I currently have Paisley SPL Monitors (purchased 1985) for mains. They are full range and have a rated efficiency of 96.5 db. I'm looking for a matching center.

    I currently have a Klipsh RC3 for the center, but since I've moved to a Marantz receiver & Adcom 545 for mains, I've can now tell that the Klipsh are much brighter than my Paislies.

    Are there any other quality brands that are both efficient and more neutral in sound?

    Has anyone else got experience with Paisley speakers?

    Thanks

    Leon
     
  2. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Perhaps one of the Infinity models, SM center. 93db.
     
  3. Tony Meconiates

    Tony Meconiates Stunt Coordinator

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    another vote on the infinity suggestion.... back in college I used to have a couple inifinity SM 255's taht were extremely efficient.... Their whole SM series is very efficient
     
  4. george king

    george king Supporting Actor

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    The Kef centers are efficient and wonderfully natural. Also, with the coaxial design they have great off axis response.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Leon O

    Leon O Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Guys, I'll check 'em out.

    Leon
     
  6. Troy_K

    Troy_K Stunt Coordinator

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    I will also suggest you run a phantom center. This will give you the best results if you sit on-axis. It is so important to have a matching center, and even dedicated ones fall way short of phantom mode. It's also free to try!

    Troy
     

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