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Dear All,


I just started using new Front speakers, the Westlake BBSM 15.

These are huge double Bass drivers (38 cm) and Horn for the highs.

Now I can't use my B&W 601S2 anymore for center, can I ?

What would be your best recommendation ?

(another BBSM in the center is out of the question ! No more space !)


I thought of the following :

-Martin Logan Theater (I am scared of the brightness and lack of punch...)

-Def Tech big center with the powered sub in it

-the Aerial Acoustics center speaker


Thanks for your suggestions and comments.

Cedric
 

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The best center speaker is always the one that is exactly identical to the front left and right speaker. But that's not always practical as you've discovered. In which case, a speaker from the same line and the same manufacturer is the next closest thing to ideal. Does Westlake make a center speaker for matching with your main speakers?
 

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Actually I saw once in a magazine such system with 5 BBSM 15 ...

I just do not have enough room !


Then the other speakers are not dedicated to central speaker, as they are professional monitors.


Any comments on the Martin Logan , Aerial and Definitive Technology ?

Thanks,

Cedric
 

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The best center speaker in any setup I've heard was one where I couldn't tell whether they were on or not. This is the Legacy Marquis as a center speaker to a set of Legacy Whisper main speakers. They demo'ed turned the center on and off during the demo, and the audience, including myself, could not tell when it was on and when it was off!


More info by selecting center from the speaker menu on the left, then select the Marquis: http://www.legacy-audio.com/speakers.html


I haven't heard the others you're inquiring about, but have others such as the B&W's, Vandersteen, Linn, etc...
 

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I have the Aerial CC5 center channel, and in MY setup, this speaker is awesome. I do not know how they will mate with your existing speakers, however. Aerials are power hungry, so make sure your amp will be able to feed it enough juice.
 
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