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Old 01-27-06, 08:47 AM
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Need help with Center Channel speaker.

I've been asking a lot of questions lately...however, I need a cneter channel now.

I just got a new TV (well, it's in route) and I'm upgrading a few things. I think I'm only going to have front speakers for now (L/R/C). I have the L & R already, but I'm looking for a decent Center speaker that will fit on a budget. I have POLK L&R. Space is a bit of an issue, but I could put the center speaker up a bit higher, which I know is wrong, but probably the only place....

Any suggestions? I was looking at JBL and POLK, but I don't want to spend that much, since it's just for my back room/office.

I will eventually get a small sub and some rear speakers when I can run speaker wire when it gets warmer outside.
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Old 01-27-06, 09:17 AM
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Get a polk center to match your L/R. I would look at whatever the closest match to your L/R's is.
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Old 01-27-06, 10:02 AM
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Ok, I may just get a HT package now....any experiences with the JBL SCS2007.1

OneCall has a decent deal on it...and figure for $250 I can get everything. It's a small room, so I'm not looking to shake it.
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Old 01-27-06, 11:54 AM
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You definitely want your front three speakers to be tonally matched to one another, and the only way to do that is to buy a comparable center channel from the same manufacturer. Otherwise, you run the risk of hearing an audible difference in tone and sound quality from one speaker to the next.
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Old 01-27-06, 12:41 PM
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Thanks...that is what I though. I think a POLK center runs about $175 or so. I may just go the cheap route with this JBL's, since I can get the WHOLE system for $250 shipped.
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Old 01-27-06, 03:42 PM
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Placing a center higher is not a problem, you just need to angle it slightly downward. I agree on the matching speakers however, very important.
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