I am interested in buying a second hand Quad centre speaker (in Australia they still appear to be expensive).
I have a Quad 44 Amp and pre amp, but I don't use that anymore, although I could use the Quad amp to drive the centre speaker.
I have a nice KEF sub base unit, and also some good enough rear speakers, and the fronts pair are Spendor S20s, which I doubt you guys would know about, but they are fantastic book shelf speakers with awesome sound. I have bi-amped them too.
Right now I am running the centre speaker from a Nakamichi Soundspace 5, which has its own amp in the speakers, but I suspect, despite the good sound of the Nakamichi, that the Quad might be tighter.
The amp is a receiver, I am not sure you have it in the States, its a Pioneer called here a VSXAX4ASiS , its the top model out here, but I am concerned whether the Quad centre speaker will be good enough?
The room is 5 metres by 6.5 metres, with heavy carpet and curtains, and the wall are solid brick, the windows fairly small with curtains (a 1920 house), its two story with a wooden ceiling and the house is very quiet, so its a good environment. The central speaker would be on the floor, with its rear close to the wall, with the 50 plasma above it by a few feet.
I'd appreciate some opinions!