Originally Posted by Plasmi
Thanks for your responses everyone. So any three way center channel speaker will be a significant, noticeable improvement? The one easiest for me to purchase right now would be Monitor Audio Silver C350, unless that one is considered poor?
I'm really hoping to get some clear dialogue, been planning to become a movie buff for some time, a bit frustrating that it is so hard.
I had a Silver C150, 5th generation, not sure if the current C150 is any better or different.
I spent 6 months tinkering with positioning, EQ, room treatments etc. etc. I badgered my dealer to pester Monitor Audio about a better Silver Center.
I got dialogue to sound ok ish with significant manual EQ.
MA launched the C350, my dealer said "do you want me to pre order one of these?" I bought the C350 unheard, well I bought the C150 unheard too, it was supposed to match with my Silver 8's.
Now extremely happy with dialogue, dialogue clarity is the biggest comment I get from visitors, back when we were allowed visitors. I'm glad I learned about EQ, placement, reflections etc, it's a big part of clarity. I'd never buy an MTM center again, I'd use a extra bookshelf speaker, another same as my L&R if I could or at least a center with vertical alignment and preferrably a 3 way.
Earlier in the thread you said no-one was giving any feedback as to the quality of the C350, well I will. It's completely excellent for it's price, not as clear as the Silver 8's for vocals but really really close, an order of magnitude better than the C150. My C150 is in the loft, anyone want to buy it? I used to use it in the office but even there I have matching bookshelf speakers, 5 Bronze 1's.
Don't forget the other stuff, plenty of good advice in this thread but ditch the MTM, center speaker is the most important one in the whole system. Do all your crossover tweaking on the Center for movies, L&R for music.
That's what I think, a bit of forum searching will find you the history of my C150.