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Polk 255C-rt or 265c-rt as center channel?

Polk markets the Polk 255C-rt for the center channel. It has 2 5.25" and a tweeter.

Would the Polk 265c-rt be a better speaker for center have 2 6.5" drivers and a tweeter?

Both have very similar prices.

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-2ieNye...io-265-RT.html

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Polk markets the Polk 255C-rt for the center channel. It has 2 5.25" and a tweeter.

Would the Polk 265c-rt be a better speaker for center have 2 6.5" drivers and a tweeter?

Both have very similar prices.
Can't see any reason not to get the 265C in that case.

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Can't see any reason not to get the 265C in that case.
I also don't mind spending a little more for the center since it does a lot of the work. Any suggestions? lets say less than $400?

Monoprice? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=34367
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I also don't mind spending a little more for the center since it does a lot of the work. Any suggestions? lets say less than $400?

Monoprice? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=34367
Interesting design. No idea how it actually sounds. One of the biggest disadvantages of in-walls is that it'd be a huge PITA to switch out if you were not thrilled with it, compared to freestanding speakers that you could easily put back in the box and ship back or take back to the store.

Are these in-walls going to go behind an AT screen? If yes, is there any chance of moving the AT screen about 1-2 ft forward and placing boxed speakers behind it?

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Interesting design. No idea how it actually sounds. One of the biggest disadvantages of in-walls is that it'd be a huge PITA to switch out if you were not thrilled with it, compared to freestanding speakers that you could easily put back in the box and ship back or take back to the store.

Are these in-walls going to go behind an AT screen? If yes, is there any chance of moving the AT screen about 1-2 ft forward and placing boxed speakers behind it?
@imagic , I believe, did a review of the matching box speakers and was VERY impressed.
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@imagic , I believe, did a review of the matching box speakers and was VERY impressed.
Well, I honestly can't recall ever seeing him review a speaker that did NOT impress him.

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Interesting design. No idea how it actually sounds. One of the biggest disadvantages of in-walls is that it'd be a huge PITA to switch out if you were not thrilled with it, compared to freestanding speakers that you could easily put back in the box and ship back or take back to the store.

Are these in-walls going to go behind an AT screen? If yes, is there any chance of moving the AT screen about 1-2 ft forward and placing boxed speakers behind it?
im designing a home theater and these in wall will sit behind a screen, so it will be hidden. There will be space to allow me to swap it out. However, the build out portion will not be deep enough for a standard standing speaker.
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