Originally Posted by cchunter
You just might be the first person that's ever done that lol. Whats your setup? Speakers, receiver etc?
x4000 avr, rc-3II,rf-3II for the front stage. I just bought a rc-64II, which is why I was looking to power the center channel.
I actually just tested it out. I used my inuke dsp. I set channel A to be full range and hooked it up. I set the center channel with the matching db as the other speakers using the manual setups test tones. I watched one part of a movie about 5 minutes or so. I was able to quickly swap back and forth between my receivers center and my amps center channel. I tried to see if it was any clearer or if I could pick up any extra detail
I put the volume to -10 which is about as loud as I listen to it, usually its around -20. I watched the same scene 4 times. Going back and forth between amped center and av center. I couldnt tell much of any difference. My receiver cut the hz to 90 so its mostly all highs.
Also I heard a hissing noise with the inuke. I removed the ground from it and that sound was not noticeable with my subs what so ever. I even used the rca from my sub A channel, hooked up to my amp. I just moved it from sub A to Center RCA on the receiver.
I get my rc-64II on Tuesday, ill do this test again. I am trying to justify if buying an amp is worth it. The one I want to get nu4 6000 is on sale today for only $310. I could go 3 channels to LRC and 1 extra for a sub. My only issue is I could just get another inuke dsp3000 for less, use one channel for a center and the other for a sub and have the DSP for the sub, also set a limit for the center channels power level.
OR just say forget it, which at this time I see no point in powering the center with an external amp or any speaker for that matter. Then just add 2 more subs, more subs I can actually tell a change occurred.
Its funny, I call klipsch up, and spoke to several support guys. Half of them said I must power the center with 200RMS and other say I dont need to. I talked to some AVS reps most of them say to not bother with separates and just use the AVR.
Maybe I will notice a change with the rc-64Ii that I wouldnt with the Rc-3II. But I honestly couldn't tell the difference between my inuke powering the center or my AVR. Just to note the Inuke puts out 320rms @ 8ohms.