Originally Posted by Torqdog
Yes they are. The Stratus Gold was PSB's flagship speaker at the time and still sound great even by today's standards. I originally had the two (L/R) and was using a Stratus c-5 as a center which just didn't cut it. For a year I scoured the interwebs searching for a C-6i and that proved to be quite elusive. At the same time I was participating in one of the discussions here on the forums when someone offered that he had one Stratus Gold in his possession. We struck a deal and now I have the perfect soundstage.
Still am curious as to how well the C-6i would have played with my Golds. That was one nice looking and spec'd center.
Here's a photo from a couple years ago. Funny, there have been quite a few changes made to the room but the speakers remain. The HSU sub that the small monitor is sitting on isn't hooked up and instead I'm using a Rythmik FV15HP.
One thing I've always noticed about Canadian brands, is how much sonically, they sound like Harman brand speakers. Of coarse, that would be the fact that Floyd Toole and Sean Olive were both at NRC, before they moved south to Harman's Northridge engineering.
That C6i with its two tweeters, one above the centerline, one below, makes it not a typical MTM center.
For the last 12 years I've had 3 vertical, 3-way LCRs (L212s or PT800s).
But now, besides using a PT800 for the center with my custom 212s, I just finished a mod of the PT800. Cutting out the tweeter/midrange in a perfect circle so I now I can have it horizontal or vertical, with the T/MR always in a vertical orientation. I can not hear any sonic difference between either orientation.
I got tired of having the TV too high. Now the front sub, PT800 mod, and TV are all mounted together. And the TV's self behind the center is the right elevation for any size screen up to 65".