Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
Big Ol' line arrays. I don't know a single person who has a third for their center channel.
Originally Posted by mcallister
Looking for anyone to let me demo there catalysts. I currently am running three LS9s for LCR but am looking to build a new house and can't afford a room big enough to do justice for these speakers. I do love them and want to demo some things before selling, I have a couple interested buyers in the LS but can't sell until I hear some catalysts,
Any help is greatly appreciated!!
You need to spend more time reading the forums.
Last week mcallister mentioned he has three LS9's. Here is a picture:
What I'd like to know is those of you that prefer phantom centers have an acoustic transparent screen or have the capability to go about owning one.
I have a Seymour XD AT screen, but my speakers are in the living room. I have no room for an LS-6 center. I recently was one of the homes on the Omaha Home Theater Tour. I thought about putting a fake LS-6 in for the center (I have 4 more cabinets) behind my AT screen and seeing what people thought. People probably would have said "Best center ever!"
Surround sound mixes have a hard coded center channel. It's required for 'proper' playback, imo.
What about that bass that is hard coded for certain channels? Do you use bass management?
I'm just playing the devil's advocate. When you have a theater and multiple seating locations, a center makes sense to anchor the image. When your seat or seats are in the sweet spot and the speech still seems correct, there might be advantages to a phantom center. I also think the implementation might have something to do with how it sounds. I use JRiver Media Center and a lot of care was made to preserve energy with the phantom center algorithm. A receiver may not down-mix the same way.