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I have a Marantz Slimline NR1603 and 4 ceiling speakers. My challenge has always been getting a proper center channel. I have to mount the center channel below my TV due to the way my room is set up. So no big clunky center speakers. With that in mind...

I currently have a Margin Logan Motion 6 speaker mounted up. It is quite small but produces decent sound. I have been itching to upgrade to something louder. The ML Motion 6 seems to get distorted sound above certain volumes and doesn't drive clear dialogue like I would like.

After researching I found the company, Home Theater Direct, and they seemed to have some pretty excellent reviews. Anyone with personal experience or suggestions? Help me pull the trigger!

I am currently looking at this speaker:

http://www.htd.com/Products/flat-panel-speakers/flat-panel-speaker

Price seems a little low, but I have read the price shouldn't reflect on the quality on this particular SKU.

Thanks!
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What are you using for the left and right front speakers? You should get a center that matched those.

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2 8" ceiling speakers

rears are also 2 8" ceiling speakers
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I understand. But what brand are they?

You want at least the tweeter in your center to match the tweeter in the ceiling speaker to match as close as possible.

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Bose in-ceiling

I know, sorry. For my budget these sounded best to me. cool.gif
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How big is the room (WxLxH)?

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The room is approx 24x14x9
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I think the biggest problem is that the MartinLogan is a 4 ohm speaker, and the receiver is having trouble keeping up with it. You probably need to go with an 8 ohm speaker. As to whether the HTD is a good speaker, I have no idea.
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Roger. Recommendations on an 8 ohm speaker? Those DT speakers above are a little thick. Need to stick to 4.5 depth or less.
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Love the sound of the HTD center speakers.
I've used their Level Two center, and it looks to use the same drivers as the one you linked. So I'd expect this one to at least sound similar.

Very clean sound. Dialogue was clear, effects were as they should be. HTD makes solid products.
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Nalow: Thanks for the great feedback and experience!
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Love the sound of the HTD center speakers.
I've used their Level Two center, and it looks to use the same drivers as the one you linked. So I'd expect this one to at least sound similar.

Very clean sound. Dialogue was clear, effects were as they should be. HTD makes solid products.
I'm in the same situation as to looking for a better center channel speaker. I have Wharfedale 10.1 for the front L & R. I have read that to many people do not like the Warfedale center channel speaker so I am still using an older speaker from previous set ups. this is my first time hearing of HTD speakers. any comments from current owners would be great.

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The only way to ensure that you will get a timbre match is to buy the center from the same company and the same model as your L/R. If you L/R speakers are Bose in celings, then you should check with Bose to get the correct center.

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The only way to ensure that you will get a timbre match is to buy the center from the same company and the same model as your L/R. If you L/R speakers are Bose in celings, then you should check with Bose to get the correct center.
Ok I get the timber match. you don't want a C note from a piano to give two different sounds, one type from the LR, and another from the center. And it's possible that I have had one too many Baileys, but I like my center channel to be richer in sound, to stand out as being "different" from the LR. It is the dialogue channel in my HT, not the dedicated music channel.

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