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Old 20th March 2018, 03:34 AM   #14101
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Most Chinese manuals are more fun than anything else but can be decoded on the hop without too much trouble.
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Old 22nd March 2018, 12:12 AM   #14102
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Some experience working with them and I began understanding it to nearly acceptable levels. I think they need a translator for every language on earth, a huge job.
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Old 27th March 2018, 03:54 PM   #14103
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Old 8th May 2018, 12:29 AM   #14104
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Default You need to buy a centre channel.

After losing count of how many centre channels I've bought or made over the years, I'm convinced the only ones who need you to buy a centre channel are those who'll sell one to you. Years ago, I even encountered a store owner who hard selled 2 of them- one above, and one below the screen.
Since my ears are on the side of my head, it seems to me there's a lot more information going directly in from the left and right front speakers, than the centre speaker(s).
Not sure how pretty much all reflected sound is easier for my head to decode than the output of 2 good left and right speakers is.
Even using 4 or 5 different models of identical speakers as LCR front channels over several years, perfect timbre matching was never possible for me, and having most of the sound coming from one speaker, the dynamics never approached the abilities of 2 LR speakers sharing centre channel duties between them.
Saving the expense and clutter, of another speaker and amp appeals to my sense of cheapness, especially if it sounds better.
In my room, less is more.
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Old 8th May 2018, 01:18 AM   #14105
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I'm planning to put a centre channel in, but just for watching movies as that has the dialogue. We often watch films at night with the kids in bed and need to be able to adjust so we can hear what people are saying without the FX coming in too loud. For music dunno.
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Old 8th May 2018, 03:11 AM   #14106
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If the timbral character of the center channel doesn't match that of my L/R mains, it drives me absolutely batty. Since I don't currently own a center channel that has the timbral character of my Aerial 10Ts, I don't usually use the center channel.

I'm on the lookout for a CC3 or CC5 which should be a lot better.
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Old 8th May 2018, 03:22 AM   #14107
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One of my power amps dropped a channel awhile back, and I haven't gotten around to fixing it. So I pulled my center channel speaker, reassigned the center signal to L & R at -3 dB each (miniDSP config), and I must admit I don't really miss it. Even though my LCR speakers are the same model, and are conventional, vertically-oriented 2-ways, I was still working on getting that damn center speaker to sound as smooth as the L-R pair in my living room. It wasn't terrible or anything like that, but I still prefer the sound of the phantom center I'm listening to now. And since I'm by myself here in the sweet spot most of the time (sniffle), I probably won't be in a rush to fix that power amp channel.
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Old 8th May 2018, 01:08 PM   #14108
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One of my power amps dropped a channel awhile back, and I haven't gotten around to fixing it. So I pulled my center channel speaker, reassigned the center signal to L & R at -3 dB each (miniDSP config), and I must admit I don't really miss it. Even though my LCR speakers are the same model, and are conventional, vertically-oriented 2-ways, I was still working on getting that damn center speaker to sound as smooth as the L-R pair in my living room. It wasn't terrible or anything like that, but I still prefer the sound of the phantom center I'm listening to now. And since I'm by myself here in the sweet spot most of the time (sniffle), I probably won't be in a rush to fix that power amp channel.
Since one's system plays the speakers, and the speakers play the room, there's no way a centre channel can sound the same as the LR pair- the placement reinforcements and reflections are most likely completely different.

On the other hand, you are absolute Ruler of the Remote.
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Old 9th May 2018, 01:30 AM   #14109
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Hee! Plus, I get to put my speakers waaay out into the room!

These and other such things are what I keep telling myself... :/
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Old 9th May 2018, 11:23 PM   #14110
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Interesting. I've abandoned, for a while at least, giant speakers. I can't consolidate the best bass with the best imaging in 2 boxes.
My Onkens have a new front baffle, their horn decommissioned to accommodate dual 15" Celestion woofers, for front corner loaded bass bins. As satellites, I'm using an efficient 7" planar tweeter atop sealed cabinets with 2 vintage 6.5" midwoofers in each. ( remember M&K S1B speakers?) Like those but bigger.
Actively crossed, passively Solen Splitting the two Peerless at 350hz removes any boxy resonances, I get imaging that needs no rear channels, and massive bass with hardly any power.
Should have tried this years ago... would have saved a lot of time and effort.
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