Originally Posted by Grayson73
The latest issue of affordable audio reviews the AV123 X-CS and compares against the CMT-340 (not sure if it's classics or SEs).http://www.affordableaudio.org/
Nice to read, it's always interesting to hear comparisons, but as always don't take the any review as the last word.
I've never felt the need for a center channel in my home theater. My room is small (about 13x13 feet) and with mains that image as well as the x-ls, a perfectly believable phantom center emergeswhy add another box? .... What shocked me most, however, was how adding a center channel transformed my system. I learned that, in most 5.1 soundtracks, the most important stuff is reserved for the center channel. ... Much of the benefit of having a good center isn't just what it does, but what it frees up the mains to do.
He's enough of an audio nut to write reviews and he's never even tried putting in a decent center channel before? Oy.