Originally Posted by cpc
Totally flat, source direct using Marantz SR 9600. Just seems very revealing and sharp sounding. I wouldn't say it's strident, so maybe harsh is a bit too severe a word to use. Sharp and revealing is the better description. I'm just researching as I won't be changing the tweeters until I've finished the room, including acoustic tiles in the right places.
Yeah, I'd wait on treating before doing something drastic like that. I like what Audyssey XT has done for the sound as well. The target curve has a rolled off upper end, and every once in a while if the mood strikes me, I'll turn the roll-off ... off.
I'm curious how much different source material you've fed to the speakers, and what other speakers you are comparing them too.
I remember one time, quite a while ago, where the PSBs sounded harsh/strident. It was with the DVD track of The Proposition, and I think its simply due to a pretty bad audio track, IMO. YMMV.
Originally Posted by nlpearman
After doing my own research, I think I too have been convinced that a bookshelf will be a better center channel than a typical MTM designed speaker.
I was considering a T45/C40/B15 setup. Now, I think I'd prefer a B15 as a center channel. Two questions:
Would you think that a B15 center would be powerful enough to complement T45 mains?
Also, is there any way to get PSB speakers individually?
Well, it all depends. How far are you sitting from the speaker, how big is the room, how many viewers, etc?
There isn't any way to get an individual bookshelf, AFAIK, but I'm sure Alimentall can better answer that. FWIW, a pair of those is not much more than the "center" designs, and you either have spare parts/speaker, or you can sell the other.
However, if implementing the bookshelf, try to get it at ear level, or at least pointed towards head(s).
I'd try for the larger B25. (No space for a 3rd T45?).