Is it solely the introduction of multiple drivers that kills off-axis response and causes these combing effects?
Would it be safe to assume that center speaker designs offered from the likes of Kef, Ascend, Salk, or Paradigm would be designed to alleviate these problems?
Many of the speakers offered as LCR seem to just rotate the center tweeter and make sure its center is not in line with the centers of the woofers.
I'm speaking specifically of the Ascend Sierra1 and Sierra Horizon or the Salk HT and Song Center series speakers.
The KEF uses a concentric design which does appear to be in line with the woofers. Does that accomplish the same thing?
I love tho idea of a center as LCR but I just don't want to blow it.
To see what I'm dealing with, can you all take a look at the pic attached below and offer constructive advice or criticism.
You can see my RB-61iis left and right (they look tiny), the RC-52ii under the 65" Sharp,
2 RB-51ii as front heights are probably going way because they're rear ported. The big Paradigm sub and the Pio Elite are lower right.
The platform the speakers rest on is about 29" high - just about ear level.
This is why I'm searching so desperately to keep the speakers low but powerful.
The room is 16W x 22L x 11H with 1 wall open to the rest of the house.
Seating is about 17' from the front of the speakers. Left to right spread is about 15'
Usage is 80% casual HT so I need a wide spread. (its a wide pit-like seating area.)
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