Originally Posted by sci13960
I am using KEF R900 pair as the front left and right speaker in a 5.1 setup. I am considering using a single KEF R900 as the center speaker (for a weave AT screen) instead of R600C. Is this a good idea? The sub is a velodyne DD plus 12. The surround speakers are R800DS (dipole).
You could use a R900 as a center channel. However, please note that if you have the Rosewood or Walnut finish, they are only sold as a matched pair.
The R600 is specifically designed to work as a center channel and handle dialogue so the speaker is crossed higher for that purpose. The R600 is crossed at 500Hz, 2.9kHz where as the R900 is at 400Hz, 2.9kHz. So depending on your needs you can select the best speaker for you.
One of the unique things we have done with the R Series is we use the same unique driver in all the speakers (except the R100 and the R800ds) and the only thing that really changes are the LF drivers. This creates a fantastic soundstage and high level of acoustical consistency.
Placing the R600 vertically should not effect the sound because of the way the R Series Uni-Q driver has been designed. We do recommend testing this first and making sure you like the sound.
I hope this helps!