Originally Posted by cmryan821
Ivan, which danley model do you feel would be a good match as a center speaker to the sbh-10? Speaking personally, would you prefer this model or something like the SM60 as a home theater speaker? Or are there too many variables to give a blanket recommendation like that? I prefer the form factor of the sbh-10 over the sm60 (and other danley models) for a home setting, but I'm just wondering if it's the best "tool" for this kind of job.
Also, can you tell us what the msrp will be for the sbh-10?
First of all I having nothing to do with pricing-I don't even have a copy of the price list-so you need to contact you local dealer http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/where-to-buy/
or the office 770-535-0204 for that information.
Next I would start by asking why would you want the SBH10 for you main speakers? Do you like the look? Or is your room so bad acoustically that you need the narrow pattern that it offers?
Yes it can work very well for home use-but why?
To be honest I would choose something like the SH50-SM60F-SH100B for home use. Unless there is something that I am not aware of.
The SBH10 was designed for a particular usage in which the very narrow vertical and wide horizontal pattern and slim "form factor" is a useful choice for a particular venue.
We also wanted it to sound and perform better than the other products that have those characteristics and are chosen for particular installs.
A center channel speaker should be chosen on a number of factors-of which each room can be different.
How wide does the pattern need to be for the location and seating area? This is not usually a question other manufacturers even bother to ask-since they just "spew" sound all over the place. Danley is about pattern control-which means if you are out of the pattern-the sound is greatly reduced-which helps to clean up the sound in the room by having less reflections bouncing around.
Where can you put a center speaker? Things like the physical size of the speaker-the size of your screen/TV etc can make a huge difference in what physical size can be accepted.
How much output do you need? Casual or average listening or do you need 130dB+?
And back to the original question-it is generally a good idea for the center speaker to have the same "voicing" as the L/R mains.
So for a "general" answer if the mains are Sh50s or SH60s then a SH69 might be a good center speaker-spae permitting.
If the mains are SM60Fs then a SM96 might make a good center speaker
If the mains are SM100Bs then a SM100B or Sm100 might be a good choice.
If your mains are Jericho J1-94s then a SH96HO would be a good choice-for the EXTREME home theater guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will have other versions of the SBH that will be larger and smaller with different patterns.
So the next version will be around 30" tall. When you consider that for a home setup the mounting height of the center of the speaker needs to be around ear level or just above-then where do you put a 30" tall speaker so that it does not interfere with the visual? If you have a perf screen then it is not a big deal-but many people don't
Part of the "problem" is getting people to actually THINK about what THEY need-where it can go and so forth.
One size does not fit all.
Sorry to be "vague", but we are into using the correct product for the job-NOT about what is cool or new.
For what it is worth-our oldest products are still among our best sellers. Fads come and go but good design stands the test of time