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Centre Rear Speaker issue

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Chucky, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. Chucky

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    It is very confusing to decide which speaker to use as a centre rear.

    First, many recommend using 2 speakers in parallel connected obviously to just one channel output (?). However, all of the salespeople in shops said I should use only ONE as the centre rear. So whats better?

    Second, I am thinking of buying Mission 773e, M7C1 front centre, M7DS rear speakers, Denon AVR 2802 receiver.
    My choice for centre rear would be either another M7DS or an M7C1.

    The salespeople said I should use a centre speaker for the centre rear channel, NOT a bipolar effects speaker. Thats because they reckon you need a directional sound from it

    What are your opinions?



    :p
     
  2. Ian J

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    This has been covered many times in the forum. May I suggest that you use the search facility on the forum to read the previous threads.
     
  3. Chucky

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    There were a few posts that briefly mentioned a similar issue, but I wasnt able to find posts really addressing the type of speaker to use. They seem to be mostly discussing the POSITION of the speaker(s) - instead of the type!

    Therefore, opinions still welcome!
     
  4. Jase

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    Hi

    You can use whatever type of speaker you like, some people use direct radiating speakers, others use dipoles, some use bipoles or tripoles. There are also some that are using centre speakers at the rear.

    You really need to demo the different types if possible and choose what sounds best to you. For the record I use a pair of direct radiating speakers as rear centres.

    cheers
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    I have direct radiators (Q15), Dipoles (KEF THX), Bipoles (Eltax) and KEF centre (23c THX). The rear centre is the weakest along with the bipole.

    The direct radiator and dipole are excellent in their particaular 'fields'. Dipole for films, else Q15 for music. I am not a fan of a single centre rear, otherwise I would say it is down to what you use it for, what you like and most important IMHO the QUALITY of the speaker. IMHO this is more important than type. The dipoles are best quality in my set up but they are a £700 speaker. Any sane person wouldn't expect anything else.

    PS Most shops haven't got a clue about this at all.
     
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    Chuckster,
    Don't like di-poles myself. I like precise sounds and not this dipersion everywhere rubbish. Ever played a few music discs on di-poles. horrible!!! In fact, everything sounds horrible with these.
     
  7. Nic Rhodes

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    Common Chip, every one know they were never designed for music. Do you use a chocolate spoon to stir your coffee?:devil:
     
  8. Jeff

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    No but it sounds good. Yummy :D
     
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    Nike,
    I normally use a wooden spoon :devil:
    You are correct, di-poles were not designed for music. For that matter, they were not designed for discrete full range channels either. They were designed for poxy pro-logic with its mono signal and limited frequency range.
    I suggest if you are still using these to get rid of them asap as they are years out of date.
     
  10. Jeff

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    Chip,

    You haven't taken your pills again, have you?
     
  11. Steve.EX

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    Chip
    I can only assume that you are new to the English language and/or the real world, for reasons far beyond you're understanding Di-poles (in particular the Kef's) are the surround speaker of choice, i am led to believe yours' is the attitude/technical awareness of a "under-developed probably hen-pecked/immasculated type of chap" who's entire set-up doesn't reach the £700 required for the "crappy" Di-poles..........

    Strange man!



    Steve.
     
  12. Chucky

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    It seems some of us are deviating from my original topic.
    I want to thank those who replied with their ideas.

    To clarify, I am not a big audiophile at all, much more into films. So my understanding now, based on your advice is that I would be better off with a centre speaker like Mission M7C1 placed in centre rear channel, rather than any bipolar ones.

    I doubt that having 2 speakers for the rear centre channel would benefit me at all.
     
  13. Ian J

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    Are you the same chucky that got banned from this forum a couple of months ago ?
     
  14. Chucky

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    No.. i am a new member and wasnt aware of another Chucky!
    What did he do?
     
  15. Ian J

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    He insulted a few people and was generally an idiot. That's why I didn't spend any time answering your query as I thought it was the saem person back again.
     
  16. Nic Rhodes

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    I am always out of date. I use valves, rangefinder cameras,TLR cameras. I like old wine. I still use some BC1 for speakers and collect old bits of serious hifi.....

    Guilty as charged but the KEF dipole THX is a serious speaker, PL or not. Don't you use PL2 yet?:devil:
     
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    How do you connect to the internet with your Sinclair Spectrum
     
  18. Nic Rhodes

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    I have not upgraded my ZX81 yet.;)
     
  19. Jeff

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    Nic,

    I didn't think you liked small computers, I thought you were more a Comodore Pet with a full range keyboard type of person.
     
  20. stranger

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    i'm still using my grandads cats whisker, it's cheaper to run than my dads steam radio:)

    p.s. nic, it's a sony and still going strong:devil:
     

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