Originally Posted by Zorba922
Then just buy a nice big full-sized center speaker now, and temporarily put it on something directly IN FRONT of your media cabinet.
Your cabinet is only going to allow small crappy centers like what you have right now; my main reason for suggesting the RSL CG23 is that even though it's small, a lot of people have had good results with it and it does have free return shipping so there's no risk to you.
I love Wharfedale speakers, but they make mostly mediocre centers. So does Polk, with the possible exception of the S30 which you can try out from Amazon. Klipsch has the RP600C but it's a little overpriced. If you're patient, you may be able to catch the Infinity RC263 on sale for $160; if not Amazon carries it for around $350.
The Internet-direct brands' centers are simply way better bang for the buck. $400 can get you an Emotiva C2+ which would be a real beast. You might be fine keeping the rest of your Pioneer speakers if you get just that one.
So here's what i've decided to do:
I'm gonna go ahead and just wall mount my 65", and use the same mount for the 75" when I buy it later this year. At full extention it will reach out to 19"s which is awesome because I just measured the distance I currently have the the away from the wall... Guess what? It's 19"s exactly haha
That will allow my to go ahead and buy a nice center and put it on top of the media stand, and I wont sacrifice my picture size putting the panel all the way against the wall. That will also allow my to get my best picture possible by allowing me to tilt it or turn it.
I believe I decided on the HTD you suggested. Those are some big drivers though. My towers have 5.25 drivers and those are bigger on that center lol It's at least 8 ohms so it should play nice with my receiver since it's mean to run 6-8 ohms every where but the towers, it can handle down to 4 ohms there according to the back panel. Ideally I'd like a 6 ohm like the rest of the speakers. That 3 way 4 ohm you suggested is pretty enticing but I would hate to smoke my receiver running it.
Well **** just saw the Level Two center. You sure that wouldn't fit the bill for me, my small room and only being about 8.5 feet from the center? It would fit in my media center, is a VERY attractive price, and 5.25 drivers.