Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Axiom’s Newest Speaker: The In-Ceiling M3

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Experimental Atmos
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
Who's Online
6 registered (wschwartz, exlabdriver, Ken.C, Ian, Socketman, J. B.), 56 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13317 Members
11 Forums
22875 Topics
404242 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17768
pmbuko 16273
SirQuack 13333
CV 11194
MarkSJohnson 10878
Meanwhile On Facebook

Love this comment from Doug T! "The M22 bookshelf speakers sound so clean and a...

󾓶 Andrew has spoken! Big update on the AxiomPlay Wireless Platform on the Axiom...

A New Look For Our Amps and Pre-amps? Adding yet another level of customization...

Hurry - sale ends Sunday!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#392834 - 05/07/13 01:21 AM Dual centers
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1024
Can adding a second identical center help if the first center falls short of the target?
I have considered the simplicity of adding the same center next to my current center. They would sit side by side and would probably be angled slightly, towards the lazy boy on each end of the love seat.
They don't have the best specs but together they would have 8-2.5" aluminum drivers.
And I could leave each component as is where is.
I'm eager to hear pro's, con's and horror stories.
Woofers: Quad 2-1/2" aluminum cone
Tweeter: 1-1/8" soft dome
Frequency Response: 90 Hz - 45 kHz
Nominal Input Power: 40W
Maximum Input Power: 120W
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-5/16" x 3-11/16" x 4-15/16"


Edited by brwsaw (05/07/13 01:22 AM)
_________________________
"...everything that goes through a tweaker's head that usually doesn't..."

Chesseroo

Top
#392837 - 05/07/13 01:42 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5843
Loc: Some random location
Normally a dual center is placed one above and one below the TV. That's how I have them. Never heard anyone mention them side by side.

Top
#392847 - 05/07/13 08:10 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
Ken.C Online   content
shareholder in the making

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 17768
Loc: NoVA
Michael D. in Alaska has them side by side. He uses vertical centers, though. Horizontal centers side by side would be... odd.
_________________________
I am the Doctor, and THIS... is my SPOON!

Top
#392857 - 05/07/13 10:05 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1024
Dual M80's...


Edited by brwsaw (05/07/13 10:08 AM)
_________________________
"...everything that goes through a tweaker's head that usually doesn't..."

Chesseroo

Top
#392866 - 05/07/13 11:10 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
casey01 Offline
aficionado

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 768
Loc: Toronto
Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Can adding a second identical center help if the first center falls short of the target?
I have considered the simplicity of adding the same center next to my current center. They would sit side by side and would probably be angled slightly, towards the lazy boy on each end of the love seat.
They don't have the best specs but together they would have 8-2.5" aluminum drivers.
And I could leave each component as is where is.
I'm eager to hear pro's, con's and horror stories.
Woofers: Quad 2-1/2" aluminum cone
Tweeter: 1-1/8" soft dome
Frequency Response: 90 Hz - 45 kHz
Nominal Input Power: 40W
Maximum Input Power: 120W
Sensitivity: 90 dB
Impedance: 6 ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-5/16" x 3-11/16" x 4-15/16"


I would think not. The speaker sizes are comparable to those on soundbars where they have eight or ten of them and designed for a totally different application primarily in a one-speaker only with sub configuration. Whether its one center channel or five, it looks like the drivers on your particular model are just too small and the crossover would have to be set too high especially when you have M80s as mains making any sort of seamless transition of sound virtually impossible. As I always say, when it comes to speakers "you really can't defy the laws of physics".

Top
#392867 - 05/07/13 11:13 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1024
Yeah, I already knew it was wishful thinking. It would have been an easy fix though.
_________________________
"...everything that goes through a tweaker's head that usually doesn't..."

Chesseroo

Top
#392875 - 05/07/13 01:21 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
CatBrat Offline
axiomite

Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5843
Loc: Some random location
How come nobody uses high quality headsets. You could just have a set of plugins for them nearby, and everyone could get immersive sound. Something I might try playing with in the future, just for fun.

If I can figure out how to do this without increasing hearing loss.

Top
#392998 - 05/11/13 01:52 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: Ken.C]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 3903
Loc: Up yonder
Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Michael D. in Alaska has them side by side. He uses vertical centers, though. Horizontal centers side by side would be... odd.


I moved to the VP160 a while back. Way-mo-betta...

Top
#393007 - 05/11/13 08:28 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1024
A new center is still my priority.
I'm hung up on trying to fit too many things in too small a space.
_________________________
"...everything that goes through a tweaker's head that usually doesn't..."

Chesseroo

Top
#393432 - 05/26/13 05:33 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 1024
Lets pretend I want to use a pair of QS4's or QS8's for my center channel.
Would I benefit more from giving each its own channel of amplification or by running both of a single channel.
Its a two part question. Should I use the single output on the reciever or swap two channels off the amp?
_________________________
"...everything that goes through a tweaker's head that usually doesn't..."

Chesseroo

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.