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Old 26th April 2010, 01:50 AM   #1
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Default Center and Surrounds to Complement Alpair 10 Sides

I'm presently using Alpair 10s (1st generation) on either side of my home theater screen, and love them. I now want to move up to 5.1. For the front center, I plan to use the new 2nd generation Alpair 10s (are they available yet?). Is there a better option?

The front and center are about 12-14 feet from the prime seating position.

The surrounds will be less than 5 feet from the prime seating position, and behind. I don't want the surrounds to overpower the fronts. Should I use something other than Alpair 10s? If so, what?

(Regrettably, I just moved from a nice amp to a an AV receiver that will decode 5.1 optical data from an HTPC. Yuck.)
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Old 26th April 2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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I'd use the exact same speaker across the front (all the way around you actually).
Surround sound (especially stadium and church) sounded like a tin can until I had the same speakers in the front and back.

But, I think if you cannot get another gen 1, you can try a gen2 for a center, or better yet run the gen 1's you have as surrounds and get 3 gen 2 drivers for across the front.

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But, I think if you cannot get another gen 1, you can try a gen2 for a center, or better yet run the gen 1's you have as surrounds and get 3 gen 2 drivers for across the front.
That would be my suggestion.

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Thanks. I like the suggestion to use Gen2s for the fronts and move the Gen1s to the surrounds. Can someone point me to a center channel plan for the Alpair 10s that would complement Jim Griffin's MLTL plans? (None of the plan links on Mark Audio's web site is working for me.)
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I'd just fold up the Griffin ML-TL to fit.

I am currently working up a pancake, centre based on the bipole EL70 Metronome

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