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Does it make sense to have only a center speaker (the long flat kind) to replace the TV speakers?


The problem with a 2 speaker setup is that I watch TV from both my computer desk (which is right next to the left speaker) and my bed (which is closer to the right speaker). So when I'm at my desk I only really hear the left, and vice versa on the bed. So I was thinking if I just got a center source, it wouldn't be as big of a problem, and it would also be a step up from the TV speakers.


Is that dumb or even possible? Any better recommendations?
 

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Does it make sense to have only a center speaker (the long flat kind) to replace the TV speakers?


The problem with a 2 speaker setup is that I watch TV from both my computer desk (which is right next to the left speaker) and my bed (which is closer to the right speaker). So when I'm at my desk I only really hear the left, and vice versa on the bed. So I was thinking if I just got a center source, it wouldn't be as big of a problem, and it would also be a step up from the TV speakers.


Is that dumb or even possible? Any better recommendations?

You wouldn't want to use just a center channel. If you only want a single speaker, get a sound bar. Just a center channel will leave you without quite a lot of important sounds, sounds that are supposed to go to the left and right front speakers. A sound bar, while not sounding all that great, will give you much better results than just a center channel.
 

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You wouldn't want to use just a center channel. If you only want a single speaker, get a sound bar. Just a center channel will leave you without quite a lot of important sounds, sounds that are supposed to go to the left and right front speakers. A sound bar, while not sounding all that great, will give you much better results than just a center channel.

That's the best answer. And if you are willing to invest in a good soundbar or three-in-one onwall front speaker, there are some really good ones.
 

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That's the best answer. And if you are willing to invest in a good soundbar or three-in-one onwall front speaker, there are some really good ones.

could you recommend some? ...especially ones that are under $500?
 

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could you recommend some? ...especially ones that are under $500?

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Others can give you better advice in that range. Triad's least expensive speaker of this type is the OnWall Mini LCR 2.0, which is two of our Mini LCRs in one customizable enclosure, and it's $1,100 in any color. (For a tight grouping, you may want a two-in-one speaker, and just use phantom center.)
 
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