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Maybe yes, maybe no...It may depend on the installation options or constraints. I'm just asking for some plugs that could be used optionally in certain installs.
I think it's safe to assume the ported speakers are tuned for the ports, and therefore closing them up, without modifying the tune, would be problematic. But you're right, it's not implausible that one could situate the speakers poorly, e.g. inside a cabinet, in a way that would make the downsides of plugged ports pale compared to the downsides of open but terribly situated ports. Since center channel speakers are often situated in subpar placements, it's interesting that they chose to include ports at all, and rear-firing ports at that.

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I think it's safe to assume the ported speakers are tuned for the ports, and therefore closing them up, without modifying the tune, would be problematic. But you're right, it's not implausible that one could situate the speakers poorly, e.g. inside a cabinet, in a way that would make the downsides of plugged ports pale compared to the downsides of open but terribly situated ports. Since center channel speakers are often situated in subpar placements, it's interesting that they chose to include ports at all, and rear-firing ports at that.
Exactly. Some (like mine) are actually inserted part-way in a hole I cut in the drywall of my chimney. Definitely sub-optimal for rear ports. My Linn CC was ported in the front which made a lot more sense and worked fine with my drywall cutout. Probably need to find a stand for the center at some point and just plug the hole in the wall.

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Exactly. Some (like mine) are actually inserted part-way in a hole I cut in the drywall of my chimney. Definitely sub-optimal for rear ports. My Linn CC was ported in the front which made a lot more sense and worked fine with my drywall cutout. Probably need to find a stand for the center at some point and just plug the hole in the wall.
Trade your 900-series speakers for my 700-series ones to resolve your issue?
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