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Best center for Dolby Atmos

I am looking for the best dialog centric center for Dolby Atmos.
Space--24" X 12" x 19"
Denon X3300W
Fronts B&W 705
In ceiling RSL X 4
Subs 2 X Sunfire Sig's
Room size 25' X 30'
The B&W HTS 7 is too high and will not fit. The Denon has a very good Audessey
set up to timber match whatever I put in so I am looking for something that I will not have to turn the volume way up to hear the dialog. Music is not important as I use a different system for that.
I have been looking at the Klipsch RC-62 II ?

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I am looking for the best dialog centric center for Dolby Atmos.
Space--24" X 12" x 19"
Denon X3300W
Fronts B&W 705
In ceiling RSL X 4
Subs 2 X Sunfire Sig's
Room size 25' X 30'
The B&W HTS 7 is too high and will not fit. The Denon has a very good Audessey
set up to timber match whatever I put in so I am looking for something that I will not have to turn the volume way up to hear the dialog. Music is not important as I use a different system for that.
I have been looking at the Klipsch RC-62 II ?
Audyssey can't change the timbre of the speaker. It can only eq to a predetermined curve or if you have the app you can tweak the eq your self. It won't fundamentally change the tone of the speaker.

You might be better off finding a speaker that fits that uses a dome tweeter of some type. The SVS Prime or Ultra or Aperion Versus or Nova centers would be good candidates to try and both include 2 way shipping and generous trial periods.

Another speaker that is worth looking at is the RSL CG52.

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I am looking for the best dialog centric center for Dolby Atmos.

The B&W HTS 7 is too high and will not fit.
What are the measurement constraints for a center speaker?
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I am looking for the best dialog centric center for Dolby Atmos.
Space--24" X 12" x 19"
Denon X3300W
Fronts B&W 705
In ceiling RSL X 4
Subs 2 X Sunfire Sig's
Room size 25' X 30'
The B&W HTS 7 is too high and will not fit. The Denon has a very good Audessey
set up to timber match whatever I put in so I am looking for something that I will not have to turn the volume way up to hear the dialog. Music is not important as I use a different system for that.
I have been looking at the Klipsch RC-62 II ?

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Thanks I will check those suggestions out.

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That would certainty fit but I worry about the rear ports and the fact that it will be in a basically 3 sided open front box in the AV cab that I use.

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I am looking for the best dialog centric center for Dolby Atmos.
Space--24" X 12" x 19"
Denon X3300W
Fronts B&W 705
In ceiling RSL X 4
Subs 2 X Sunfire Sig's
Room size 25' X 30'
The B&W HTS 7 is too high and will not fit. The Denon has a very good Audessey
set up to timber match whatever I put in so I am looking for something that I will not have to turn the volume way up to hear the dialog. Music is not important as I use a different system for that.
I have been looking at the Klipsch RC-62 II ?
I just happen to have one for sale. https://www.avsforum.com/forum/209-a...l#post59004712

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Thanks that's a great price!! I have adjusted my thinking though, with all I have been finding out and am now leaning toward either a Aperion Versus II (not sure if it will fit so need to make up a mock frame) or a Aperion 5C, or a Elac Debut C6.2. They all closer fit the B&W 705's as far as specs go. I am thinking 3 way.
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How much are you planning to spend?
NHT SuperCenter is $125 on Amazon. It's a sealed acoustic suspension model.
The NHT C-LCR is about $500 direct from NHT. It's the center I use and I recommend it.
https://www.nhthifi.com/products?cat...enter-speakers

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How much are you planning to spend?
NHT SuperCenter is $125 on Amazon. It's a sealed acoustic suspension model.
The NHT C-LCR is about $500 direct from NHT. It's the center I use and I recommend it.
https://www.nhthifi.com/products?cat...enter-speakers
I will check them out thanks.

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Have looked at that one and the B&W HTM61 S2 but they have rear ports so I would have to bung them and that messes with the sound I would think?
However I found a Aperion Intimus 5C for a good price and think I will try it.

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