I'm assembling the items for a home theatre in living room and already had some old Paradigm Phantoms and Titans for fronts and rears, and recently bought (new not used) a Pioneer SP-C22 centre channel speaker and a Klipsch subwoofer so I have a 5.1 system. So far in my testing everything sounds decent although my Paradigm speakers are about 25 years old and may need old-age repairs (new crossover capacitors maybe?) as they don't sound quite as good as I remember.
I have the SP-C22 centre sitting on a low cabinet. Audyssey set it for 60Hz crossover and I can hear some bass from the rear ports that is not coming from the front. The Pioneer C22 manual recommends receiver CC crossover 100 Hz. So I will need to compare the crossover settings 60 and 100Hz.
Soon I will need to buy or build a cabinet or shelf system for the SP-C22, AVR etc (and maybe TV if not wall mounted). Is it OK to put the ported C22 centre in a cabinet space closed at all 4 sides and back, or should it be placed on an open shelf or bracket mount?
My home theatre: 17x13' living room, 22" monitor (temporary until big TV selected). Denon receiver AVR-S720W. Video sources: Telus IPTV box, Apple TV 3, Sony Blu Ray. Speakers: Paradigm Phantom (fronts), Pioneer SP-C22 (centre), Paradigm Titan (rears), Klipsch SW-110B 10" subwoofer.
Last edited by thousandaire; 01-30-2017 at 09:15 PM.