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Originally Posted by audiomike
The best center channel speaker for plasma or LCD's is a directional MA-5 from Dakota Audio. The center channel needs to be directional and most center channel sound is lost (ask most people if the center channel is on or off and they usually can't tell the difference either way.
I heard it at the Digital Signage Expo in Philadelphia last year, completely awesome - move a step or two to either side (at lower volumes) and it drops off significantly - this is what a center channel speaker was always supposed to do in my opinion...dakotaaudio.com.
Actually, the best center channel speaker is one that timbre matches the main L/R being used. It makes little sense to use a center, no matter how good it may be, if it does not match the mains. That just provides an irritating change in the sonic timbre as the sound pans across the front speakers.
When trying to decide between a number of speaker systems, one should always pay particular attention to how good the center speaker handles dialogue, before buying.
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