Yes, but they're rare, and the better ones are expensive.Quote:
Originally Posted by tongr /t/1524695/point-source-driver-in-center-channel#post_24540962
Does using a point source driver in a horizontal center speaker resolve the MTM issues of other speakers?
Three identical speakers LCR across the front will typically sound better than any "horizontal" center speaker.
Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice /t/1524695/point-source-driver-in-center-channel#post_24541839
Yes, but they're rare, and the better ones are expensive.
Originally Posted by fatbottom /t/1524695/point-source-driver-in-center-channel#post_24544856
I use a Kef Reference center. Although it's not a single driver ie Kef Q95c, it has two bass drivers on either side.
That would be interesting...blocking the TV LOL
Originally Posted by sdg4vfx /t/1524695/point-source-driver-in-center-channel#post_24546939
Not so fastIn my post I listed four KEF bookshelf speakers with a single Uni-Q driver that can be laid on their side for use as a center (if space is an issue). The KEF Q100 on it's side is the exact same height as the KEF Q200c horizontal center, the Q300 on it's side the same height as the Q600c center, and the R100 on it's side the same height as the R200c. The LS-50 on it's side is the same height as either the Q600c or R600c center speakers.
It's the best possible choice of any speaker design out there for that particular situation, at least regarding the primary concern of floor bounce. You can essentially lay that speaker on the floor and have very little concern about floor reflections. Tilt it up a little and those concerns are non-existent.The danley soundlabs synergy horns basically function as a point source, correct?
The SM96 seems like a reasonable choice.
The issue that I am concerned about: would this thing have a problem if it were placed on the floor and angled up around 15 degrees? It is the only option I have for speaker location, so raising it up off the floor or behind the screen are not options. Mainly just wondering if this speaker design would be particularly bad as a center channel speaker on the floor.
ok great, I think I will put an order in for one of these soon!It's the best possible choice of any speaker design out there for that particular situation, at least regarding the primary concern of floor bounce. You can essentially lay that speaker on the floor and have very little concern about floor reflections. Tilt it up a little and those concerns are non-existent.
The Danley design has the best pattern control I have ever personally experienced and likely the the best pattern control available in the industry - residential or commercial.
Bose Jewel too. Better, cos they're smaller. And they're BOSE! Never heard of Reaction Audio.Reaction Audio has some pretty decent single point source high efficiency speakers that sound great.
I've been pretty happy with mine so far
They're a newer ID company, really nice speakers using very high quality Radian coax drivers. Definitely worth checking out, they were actually at a very recent east cost GTG this past weekend and did very going up against some nice JTR speakers and JBL M2's. I don't think anyone thought they were outright better but definitely held their own and at less then half the cost.Bose Jewel too. Better, cos they're smaller. And they're BOSE! Never heard of Reaction Audio.