Originally Posted by cuzzin
Well I've described it in pretty explicit detail in these last few pages, but basically I've noticed that when sounds (dialogue, for instance) pan from center to side channel, the sound changes, sounding much more hollow and easily localized. It is not seamless.
I've tried many suggestions around here to fix this issue, but to no avail. I just figured I would throw the question out there again since this thread had a recent surge of activity, mostly of people praising these speakers. Ah well, I just have to get used to it I guess. Disappointing.
As has been stated several times, other than the longer grille and the orientation of the various labels, there is absolutely no difference between a Sierra-1 center and a main, what you are experience is not a speaker issue. If you are hearing such a dramatic change in sound from one of the left / right speakers to the center, it can only be the following:
1. room / positioning related.
2. EQ related, if you are using an auto EQ system like Audyssey or similar.
Try swapping your center with one of your left/rights speakers... Are you still hearing the issue? If not, there could be a problem with the center speaker. If you still have the issue, you will need to take the necessary steps to determine the cause and this will include taking soom measurements, which is not difficult but it can be time consuming.
Also, you might be experiencing some boundary effects due to your placement and in this case, you might consider giving our Q-Plugs a try.
Hope this helps!