I have been a longtime lurker, and have always appreciated the awesome replies and recommendations given by the community here.
I have been using an older Yamaha HTIB for the past 10 years. The Yamaha setup was perfect for me for several years because I lived in different apartments with paper thin walls.
I recently bought a condo, with much thicker walls, and we will probably be moving onto a house in the next two years, so while I am upgrading my components, I will be doing so with the intention of buying for a home.
The first thing I want to buy is a new center channel speaker. I have a cabinet that it has to fit into, so the size of the box is the top priority.
The dimensions of the hole is 7 3/8 x 26 x 16. Height is the key player here. This rules out the BIC FH6 LCR (by half an inch), and the Energy RC-LCR (by 1/8 of an inch).
This left me looking at three models:
- Definitive Technology Procenter 2000
- Infinity Primus PC351
- Yamaha NS-C310BL
I should also note that the current Yamaha receiver is also about to be upgraded to the Onkyo TX-NR818.
It's also worth noting that the primary watching area is 10.5 feet from the screen and center channel. The room also has cathedral ceilings if that matters at all.
My budget for the center channel is under $400.
The center channel does not have to be one of the aforementioned choices - If you have any recommendations, just please make sure it fits the height requirement of 7 3/8 inches tall.