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can I change centre speaker on my Yamaha Htib 45 package?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by backtothefuture, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. backtothefuture

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    I'm not too pleased about clarity of centre speaker in my 5.1 Yamaha Htib45 package... sometimes its hard to make out what they're saying...

    I've almost got sensitivity up to max...

    is the centre speaker replacable with another one... I'm not to clued up about the ohmage ratings and whether this would be an issue with the HTR-5540RDS receiver

    any suggestions as to replacements? :)
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Your amp will be fine with just about any 8 ohm centre speaker around, so you can replace the existing centre with something else. The new Yamaha NS-C515 would be a step up from the one you have, HOWEVER.........

    ........you will lose the all-important matching timbre of the front soundstage when you swop out the centre for a new one from another range or manufacturer. Vocals may be clearer, but the difference in sound between the front 2 and the centre, as sound pans across the front 3, will be noticible and odd-sounding.

    Best bet is to junk the front 3 and get two new front bookshelf speakers and a matching centre.

    See Kef (not the Eggs), Mission, MA, MS, etc. :)
     
  3. backtothefuture

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    Hi, thanks for the suggestions... ideally I'd be looking for satellite speakers... something I could mount on the alphason speaker stands and I could just rest the centre one on the TV

    :)
     
  4. backtothefuture

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    ok, just occured to me .... do you think getting a better AV- amp is more important or better speakers?
     
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    I would change the speakers first, you will notice better results that way
     
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    Hi
    Have you set all speaker levels with a spl meter, running the centre channel at full output will distort the sound anyway.If you havent tried this i should get hold of a meter before changing speakers.Btw i used to own the yamaha htib-45 and never had any problems with dialogue.
    Cheers Gonzo.:)
     
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    hi, i'm not sure what you mean by a spl meter... where can i find more info on one? :)
     
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    Hi
    At the moment there is a shortage of the analogue type which imo is the best one to get,the new type should be out shortly, to get info type in cornwall electronics they did them for £24.99 but are waiting on new stock.Spl meters are used to get all your speaker channels level from your seating position this will give you the optimum sound from your system subwoofers are best set by ear as the test tone on subs is very hard to get a reading on the meter.
    Hope this helps Gonzo.
     
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    ok . thanks will try that out and see how it goes:thumbsup:
     
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    also , remember to set speaker sizes to 'small' and not to 'large' on the amp
     

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