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Center channel for Nxg Pro 4.1 Satellite Speakers??

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Hi,

I just ordered 4 of these for a friend with budget, as well as a wife who wants the speakers to be small. He will be using these for L/R/SR/SL.

Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0044UHVOK/ref=pe_175190_21431760_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1

I have heard really good things about them. The problem is, they are discontinued, and the matching center channel cannot be found anywhere. Now i know it is recommended to match the center with the fronts, but I probably won't be able to do it in this case. What do i need to do to find a center channel that will work well with these speakers? Any recommendations?

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Buy another Pro 4.1 and use it as a center channel.
post #3 of 9
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I would prefer a center channel type speaker.
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Originally Posted by K-Dubb View Post

I would prefer a center channel type speaker.

Why? An identical speaker is better if the space will accommodate it.
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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

Why? An identical speaker is better if the space will accommodate it.

^^^ This
post #6 of 9
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Can you explain why other than the preferred of the center matching L/R? I guess I was just thinking for dialog 2 woofers would be better, and clearer than 1.

Thanks!
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Can you explain why other than the preferred of the center matching L/R? I guess I was just thinking for dialog 2 woofers would be better, and clearer than 1.
Thanks!

The best match to a pair of speakers is another identical one.

"Standard" centre speakers are a compromise because most people can not accommodate the height of another identical speaker. To do it you typically need either:

- an acoustically transparent screen

- a tall space in the middle of the TV stand (you may have this)

- a really short speaker (you do have this - hopefully short enough)

In my case I have co-axial drivers so I am able to lay my centre on its side.

"Standard" M-T-M designs have off axis lobing issues in wide rooms.
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I guess I was just thinking for dialog 2 woofers would be better, and clearer than 1.

Not really, no guarantee there.

A good speaker is a good speaker.
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Originally Posted by rick240 View Post

The best match to a pair of speakers is another identical one.
"Standard" centre speakers are a compromise because most people can not accommodate the height of another identical speaker. To do it you typically need either:
- an acoustically transparent screen
- a tall space in the middle of the TV stand (you may have this)
- a really short speaker (you do have this - hopefully short enough)
In my case I have co-axial drivers so I am able to lay my centre on its side.
"Standard" M-T-M designs have off axis lobing issues in wide rooms.

Thanks for the info! I really appreciate it. So if this speaker can't be stood up as a center, then it is probably not a good idea. I think the spot it is going it may have to lay on its side.
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