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Any recomendations for a small center?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by japper1, Feb 15, 2001.

  1. japper1

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    Forced to ditch a b+w cc6 after my panny 36'' arrived last year - missus couldnt stand the center almost touching the ceiling!!

    Just cant take the lack of a center anymore and have got the go ahead to get a new one as long as it is of the ' bose' type..

    Any recomendations?
     
  2. Matt F

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    Not being funny but can't you just place your centre speaker below the TV? This looks a lot neater to spouses.

    If you can't do this then the best bet for a small but good quality centre is probably one of the M&K satellites such as the LCR 45 or 55.

    Incidentally, what was it like not using a centre? - I would have thought that if your main stereo pair image well and you are sitting in the "hot spot" then it shouldn't sound too bad at all.
     
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    Just a thought, but what about one of those little Mission speakers, from the six pack?. the shape may be a bit odd, as i don't lnow if they are happy to lay on their side.

    ps. I have a smallish Tannoy 621 for sale.
     
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    For a small centre have a look at the new little mission one:
    http://www.qed-uk.com/cgi-bin/q?b-grp=216&v-bar=9

    I'm sure a couple of people on the forum have them and can give you some info on them, mission seem to be on a bit of a roll atm...

    Jim
     
  6. Matt F

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    Audio Excellence stock M&Ks - I'm not sure what the list price of a 45 centre is but the 55 centre is £225 so it should be a bit less than this.
     
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    What about a B&W CC3?? It's quite small and sounds very crisp and detailed. It's a great great center!
     
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    Thanks for the nods - Like the look of the LCR 45 , anybody know of a uk supplier??

    As for having the speaker under the tv, all available space is used by amps, dvd, digi box...!!!
     
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    Nahh, need to go almost cube sized, cc3 is a good speaker, still to big!!!
     
  10. ReTrO

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    If you choose an MK speaker go for the 55 or 85. The 45, though good and cheap only goes down to 87hz, so you are left with an acoustic gap.

    We have a 85 series system at work and it is great, though costly!

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    Boo,

    How about the Def Tech 100 or I think the Kef q95c

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    Sorry ReTrO, but I've got to take issue with you on the frequency response of the M&K's in question. According to M&K's own website, the excellent S85C goes down to 87Hz, as does the 55. The 45 goes down to 100Hz.

    I guess this only causes a problem if your amp/processor insists on an 80Hz cut off - if it doesn't then set it to 90 or 100Hz and there shouldn't be a gap as long as your sub can reach this high.

     

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