I got a nice bonus from work over the holidays and decided it was time to upgrade my center from a 60C to a SuperCenter XXL. I went with the 60C to compliment my Triton 1s because my set-up had limited space. An SC-style center would've left me with nowhere to put my TV.
Actually, I started out with the 50C, but it didn't fit in at all. The 60C was better, but not superb. Depending on the program I was watching, voices could be a little constrained (almost all blu-rays) or really quite different (the Today show was very bad about this).
So when Sandy pointed out that there didn't need to be a LOT of space over the top of an SC-style center (1" is what I remember & went with), I knew I could make an SC-style speaker work. When I got my bonus, I commissioned a custom riser from a local furniture store and let my dealer know so he'd have an XXL on hand. It turned out the furniture store was REALLY busy, so I only picked it all up yesterday.
Using a center designed after my 1s (and, I think, designed FOR them) has made for a big improvement in my 5.2 sound*. I used my one-and-only Blu-Ray audio disk, Arnesen's Magnificat, as a test and the result was very impressive. Now there is no "center," there's just a solid, seamless soundfield. I could clearly make out the words the choir was singing, and the soloist had that "standing in the room with you" quality I always read about. I'm not completely sure if it's listener bias, but there seems to be more bass, too. Dialog in TV and movies is much clearer, to the point I'm not turning it up as loud as I once did just to understand what people were saying.
I don't mean to imply the 60C was a BAD speaker. Especially after its break-in period, it worked. But I was never particularly happy with the way it integrated with my 1s. I'm much more pleased now, and am looking forward to watching all sorts of explode-y movies with the new setup. I'm also going to get serious about seeking out multi-channel audio sources, because it's very impressive with this setup.
It does make me think the whole SuperSat lineup could likely benefit from the same ".1" treatment that the Triton 2 & 3 got. But I'm not the one who gets to make those decisions.
So there ya go. If you've got a 60C as a center with Triton towers and are mulling over an upgrade, IMO the Super Center series will definitely fit the bill.
* CDs, the format of the vast majority of my music, I listen to in stereo.
Last edited by dscottj; 02-29-2016 at 07:10 AM.