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What would be a good center while using the OWM3 POLK for L/R?

I'm using a OWM3 for the L/R as well as rear surround, and have been using a phantom center. Just curious if there is a good suggestion on what to use for the center? Currently I have a TL1, but it looks like it'll be a bit anemic and I haven't set it up yet due to waiting on mounting brackets to arrive.

Anyone have any idea on what timbre matches with these or will just get close and work? Want something small height wise that I can mount to the top of the LCD Tv I have. Thanks
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I'm using a OWM3 for the L/R as well as rear surround, and have been using a phantom center. Just curious if there is a good suggestion on what to use for the center? Currently I have a TL1, but it looks like it'll be a bit anemic and I haven't set it up yet due to waiting on mounting brackets to arrive.

Anyone have any idea on what timbre matches with these or will just get close and work? Want something small height wise that I can mount to the top of the LCD Tv I have. Thanks
Just about any Polk center will work. The new slim polk signature S35 is only 4" tall.
https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Si...gnature+series

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Why not use another OWM3? That would be ideal......
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I'm using a OWM3 for the L/R as well as rear surround, and have been using a phantom center. Just curious if there is a good suggestion on what to use for the center? Currently I have a TL1, but it looks like it'll be a bit anemic and I haven't set it up yet due to waiting on mounting brackets to arrive.

Anyone have any idea on what timbre matches with these or will just get close and work? Want something small height wise that I can mount to the top of the LCD Tv I have. Thanks
I wouldn't worry about timbre matching, I'd would instead look for something that is actually competent at providing effortless dialogue clarity which is the main function of a center speaker, and which you are unlikely to get from something like an OWM3.

I would just use a single speaker on its side that has good voice clarity and a nice big soundstage, like this:
http://rbhsound.com/r5bi.php

All you need to do is level-match the center to your fronts, to make up for differences in sensitivity and impedance.

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