Hey guys, sorry for the delay but my job requires me to travel (a lot and for long periods
) so I did not have time to do some serious listening. I got to tell you I was not blown away by the center speaker like I was by the mains. When I hooked it up it had that nasal sound to my ears. I'm coming from a ED 8.3c which is actually bigger than this center but has a 3 way front ported design (2 x 8" drivers, dome mid and silk tweeter). I decided to re-run audyssey and leave the center on during the day at fairly loud volumes to get it to "break in" a little. After about 4 days I noticed a slight change in the overall sound. Not as nasally and boxy as before and the scenes in HT where speech was predominant it was more coherent. I have not messed around with treble or bass. I did notice when running 5 channel stereo it did some odd things when really pushed, sounded like is was starting to distort a little??? As for the mains I'm still really enjoying them and found one track in particular by the red hot chilli peppers that opens up with a bass guitar that really rattles my rooms doors and cabinet in 2 channel mode
Unfortunately the AVS members did not make it around a few weeks ago to give me their honest assessment but in hind sight maybe that is better because I want them to hear it when I think I have everything dialed in.
I think I'll do some A and B testing between the 2 centers I have. I'll keep you posted. Oh btw audyssey crossed it at 40hz, just like the mains. That is something I'm going to play with a little as well, maybe try crossing it at 80hz, see if I hear a difference.