Originally Posted by pokekevin
Why would he not want to use a center speaker along with a 5.1 set up?
Well, if he can afford to use the same exact speaker in his setup, that will be great. But I have been through four or five center channel speakers, and in every case the dialog suffered when using the center speaker, compared to setting the receiver/processor to no center speaker. The problem for me is that I cannot afford a center speaker that can compete with the clarity of my L/R speakers.
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