Originally Posted by Pete7874
Due to space and WAF constraints, I am currently limited to using fairly small speakers in my TV setup. I've been getting by with just a 2.1 setup for the past few years, using a pair of DefTech ProMonitor 800 mains, but I am itching to add a center channel now. Common wisdom would suggest I go with ProCenter 1000 for best timbre matching, and that's what I'm currently leaning toward, but I've read some reviews that clarity isn't really the greatest on this speaker, so before I get it, is there anything else I should possibly consider that might still "jive" well with my current DT ProMonitor 800 mains?
I used to own the PC1000 ... clarity is actually fine with it, assuming you aren't sitting that far away or it's a giant livingroom. But to achieve that clarity it's bright, won't sound so great musically and won't handle male voices accurately. It should match the Deftech 800s, but I'm not so sure that's a good thing in this case. The PC2000 would be better, still with some flaws, but better than the PC1000... probably too tall for you though.
You'd probably like the Motion 8 better than the Procenter 1000, just that it won't be an exact match and is sort of pricey new. And I like the NHT idea, even though I've never even heard it before... but I'd guess it'd have to be better than the Procenter 1000.
If you want a speaker right-away and are concerned about matching, run up to BB, buy the Polk S35 (pricematch to amazon at $209) and test it out. If no good, easy return. It sounded okay in the store when I tried it ... kind of boxy sounding though. But I think most speakers that size will have a similar issue.
If you can go to 6", the RSL mentioned is an option, as would be the Qacoustics 3090ci.
As for speaker space, is the issue that it won't fit in a cubby or would block the TV? If the latter, there sometimes are simple ways to raise the TV a bit, get you to normal sized (or at least not tiny) centers.