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#392834 - 05/07/13 01:21 AM Dual centers
brwsaw Offline
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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)
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#392837 - 05/07/13 01:42 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
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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.

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#392847 - 05/07/13 08:10 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
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Michael D. in Alaska has them side by side. He uses vertical centers, though. Horizontal centers side by side would be... odd.
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#392857 - 05/07/13 10:05 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
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Dual M80's...


Edited by brwsaw (05/07/13 10:08 AM)
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#392866 - 05/07/13 11:10 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
casey01 Offline
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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".

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#392867 - 05/07/13 11:13 AM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
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Yeah, I already knew it was wishful thinking. It would have been an easy fix though.
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#392875 - 05/07/13 01:21 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
CatBrat Offline
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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.

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

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#393007 - 05/11/13 08:28 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
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A new center is still my priority.
I'm hung up on trying to fit too many things in too small a space.
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#393432 - 05/26/13 05:33 PM Re: Dual centers [Re: brwsaw]
brwsaw Offline
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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?
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