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post #1 of 6 Old 09-21-2013, 08:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello people!

I'm having a dilemma... I want to go on the height speakers route. In my receiver's advanced mcacc, the height speakers depicted looks like center channels... Even if I see theaters everywhere with bookshelves at that position. WHich one is right?!?

Right now there is a center channel model that I'd like for heights on sale... But I could also get energy mini-rcs bookshelves...

So.. Is having two small center speakers for center speaker a bad idea? Or should I pick bigger bookshelves ? Can't decide haha!

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Sorry, my response probably isn't going to help much smile.gif

I'm not sure what distinction you're using between "center" and "bookshelf" speakers -- horizontal vs vertical speaker orientation, perhaps? At any rate, you just need good speakers which are compatible with your receiver, and which can be oriented so their tweeters point toward the primary listening position. Some speaker designs do have broader high frequency dispersion than others, so that seating positions and speaker orientations aren't quite so critical. Also, speakers with larger woofers tend to produce better sound than speakers with smaller woofers. Whether or not your mounting system can handle the weight of larger speakers is another consideration. In-ceiling speakers are another option.

Unfortunately, there is no one standard for how height speakers should be positioned or how the audio for them is generated. (Dolby has different recommendations than Audyssey, for example.) I know of only one movie which has had its audio intentionally mixed for use with home systems that include height speakers: The Expendables 2 was mixed for use with DTS Neo:X and 11.1 audio channels. See http://www.dts.com/corporate/press-releases/2012/11/the-expendables-2-first-blu-ray-to-feature-dts-neo-x.aspx
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thanks for your answer!

Well I was wondering if a center channel or any lcr speaker would do a better job than a wall mounted bookshelf...

And I didn't mean an horizontally oriented bookshelf, rather speakers designed to be horizontal, like centers or lcr vs standard vertical bookshelf ! Thought centers and lcrs could have a wider dispersion.

Yes, it's a sad thing that specific height channel mixes aren't common, but I think it will catch up, home cinema enthusiasts are only waiting for these mixes to buy additional speakers, and the industry wants that haha!

Have a nice day!

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Heights dont have to be anything special. Just get the best bookshelf speaker you can easily afford that is at least close to the same type as your front 3.
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Thanks bond! Well I could get a pair of energy rc minis for 100$, I think I'll go that way. So even if i'm not overly satisfied with dolby plIIz, it would have cost me only 100 bucks!

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Thanks bond! Well I could get a pair of energy rc minis for 100$, I think I'll go that way. So even if i'm not overly satisfied with dolby plIIz, it would have cost me only 100 bucks!
Sounds like a good plan. Those are pretty good speakers. If youre disappointed you can use them as back surrounds or in another room.
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