B&W 600s3 - can I use one as a centre speaker

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  1. KrisBennett

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    I am seriously thinking about buying four B&W 600s3 for my new home cinema room. The problem is that I want to wall mount everything but the LCR60 centre speaker is is huge (in comparison to the 600) and not wall mountable.

    any ideas? I don't particularly want to put it on a shelf.......

    I could buy another pair of 600s3s and use one as the centre speaker?? I could then use the sixth speaker as a rear centre.......

    any replies would be appreciated........

    thanks

    Kris
     
  2. Dazed

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    Yeah of course you can. It will also provide a better tonal match than the dedicated centre speaker.
     
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    how will it provide a better tonal match? the B&W centre speaker to a degree uses the same technology!

    i don't it would cause a problem, but i don't know how you could say it would be better?
     
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    Identical tweeter/woofers and cabinet size. Even with the same drivers, cabinet size/shape will affect the sound of different speakers. Centre speakers are always slightly different sounding to their matching front stereo brothers, some more so than others.
     
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    The tweeter would be the same in the whole range.

    The speaker would sound different to the front pair due to the signal they're getting? not just cos they're a different size.
     
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    Cabinet size and shape affect the sound. I think I know what you are asking about "different because of the signal they are getting" - of course each channel/speaker in 5.1 plays a different signal, so the centre would sound different. Is that waht you are asking?

    If you want to prove the cabinet/shape thing to yourself, demo a pair of say, Mission M72's against Mission M73's - identical drivers, but they don't sound the same because the M73 is in a bigger enclosure.

    If you really want to hear the difference, get two B&W centre speakers and run them in stereo at the front against B&W 601s3's in stereo - the difference is marked. :)

    Better yet, move your centre into the position of your right speaker, disconnect the right one and play a stereo CD.........
     

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