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What center channel speaker combines the low to midrange of the KEF IQ60c plus the highs of a Klipsch C5? Does a speaker like that exist under$500?

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I've been using a Klipsch KSF C5 center with a pair of Klipsch KLF-20s for home theater. Bought the KEF at a garage sale for a steal and put it in place of the Klipsch.

I put the Klipsch back as my center channel after several AB tests against the KEF IQ60 center. The KEF is much better in the low to mid ranges. Using Rambo - The Fight Continues as a reference, you can feel the thump thump of the jeep mounted high caliber machine gun with the KEF, but it barely registers with the Klipsch C5. By contrast, the Klipsch outperforms in the high frequency ranges which was highlighted in House of Flying Daggers.

I think it starts in scene 3 when the heroine has to prove she's blind. Before the "Blind Woman Drum Circle Challenge", her "madame" takes a breath standing behind a curtain of beads. The breath she takes is so clear with the Klipsch, I can almost smell what she ate for breakfast. Same scene with the KEF and the breath the madame takes is barely there.

I believe the high frequency difference is due to the 6inch horn tweeter in the Klipsch. Could more power to the KEF produce clearer highs?

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