I am in the process of upgrading my HT system. With the old rear projection TV I could place the center speaker on the top. I was very happy with the sound that was produced.
When I changed to a plasma and a glass shelf stand I put the TV on the top shelf and the center speaker on the shelf under it. The stand is wide open and there is plenty of space on either side of the speaker, but there is only about a half inch clearance above it. This is a front ported design.
In this location the speaker is just not as crisp as it was before. When I first moved it I was really disappointed, but I have gotten used to it somewhat. I am now going to upgrade the receiver and want to know if Audyssey will get my old sound back. There are trade offs on the specs of each receiver I am considering, and I need to know if the version of Audyssey included should be one of the priorities.
Thanks for your help.