Originally Posted by jam2001
If I was to use the SongCenter in multi-channel audio, would the SongCenter blend nicely with the SongTowers, despite the smaller cabinet and less bass response?
The SongCenter uses the same drivers in the same arrangement and is voice essentially the same. So it would blend quite seamlessly with the SongTowers. The bass is not as extended but is still quite good. In fact, most speakers using drivers such as these use normal ported cabinets. And if you are using a sub, you would cross at about 80Hz anyway, so it wouldn't be an issue.
And would using the SongCenters in the rear, be overkill, if I was using them for both HT and multi-channel audio?
Not at all. In fact, we have recently decided that when we post the page for SongSurrounds on our web site (probably in a week or so), we will likely show vertically mounted SongCenters for use as surround speakers as well.
Lastly, I see that you can get the SongCenter in a sealed or ported cabinet. Can you tell a difference in the sound between the two cabinets (sealed and ported)? If so, which cabinet would you recommend?
The only major difference is bass extension. I would go ported, all things being equal. You can always stuff the port and used them sealed. If you are using a sub, sealed speakers are a little easier to integrate because the roll-off on the bottom end is more gradual and a better match for the roll-off on the top end of the subwoofer. Also, if you mount speakers in a cabinet, you would certainly not want a ported speaker (unless you plugged the ports and used it in a sealed configuration). But as a stand-mounted speaker, ported would probably be preferable to most users.
I hope this answers your questions.
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