Cheap centre speaker

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  1. Tri11

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    Hi. Since im soon to become a student, im looking for some serious budget equipment. So far I have on the line a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze B2's for the front and hifi, a pair of Denon SCM73 for the rears (and possibly 2nd stereo for hifi) and a Denon AVR1706 6.1 reciever. All are ex-dem or 2nd hand.

    All I need now is a really cheap centre channel, like the really cheap ones on the superfi website. Which of these would be recommended with the MA B2's?

    http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/category-1.cfm/Category/39

    Thanks, Phil
     
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    Monitor Audio Bronze centre, less than £100. Ideally the centre should match the front left and right.
     
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    Idealy yeah, it should, but unfortunately student budgets don't usually allow for ideals :D . I'll keep an eye out for an ex-dem/second hand MA Bronze centre, but I cant say I come across them often.

    Anybody got any other views?

    Thanks, Phil
     
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    Hello Tri11

    Seeing as the Centre channel is arguably the most important in a 5.1 set up its folly to go with a bad one if you have decent Front LR because you choose them to double up as HiFi full range units.

    Have you tried setting your AV Receiver to 'no centre' and let it mix the Dialogue into the Front LR; often that's a better 'compromise' and (assuming your AV Receiver has that option) is a no cost solution!!!

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    Lol, I have no idea, since i havn't recieved the reciever yet (yes, baaaad pun). Okay, thanks for that. Looks like i'll have to keep looking for a cheap MA Bronze centre. Thanks for the help guys, you probably saved me from a bad decision . :cool:

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