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Old 12-05-2017, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default 2 Yrs Since Last Post - Need Advise for Replacement Center Channel Speaker

Hello,

As the title reads, it's been two years since my last post I believe. I've learned much here so I'm back for advise. I've got rid of my Onkyo troublesome cut off receiver and replaced with a Yamaha TSR-7790 from Costco that I'm super happy with. Also replaced my Boston Acoustics HPS 10 sub with an SVS PB-10 sub. Now my 3 BA HS 225 channel speakers need replacing. The crappy exterior rubber/plastic surface seems to be melting into a sticky goo where I don't even want to touch the surface. It's not from heat, I think it's the material.
I use 3 center channels as my left, center, and right channels due to my tight space constraints so I need to stick with center channels. Left and right channels are stood upright. Since I have an SVS sub, I was thinking of sticking with SVS either a Prime Center ($349.99) or SVS Ultra Center ($699.99). $699.99 seems very excessive and don't really want to pay that much but not sure how much difference there is between Prime and Centers. Also not sure if there are better brand options out there. My budget is around $1k for 3 speakers. Klipsch maybe? Any advise you can provide would be helpful.


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You might also take a look at Golden Ear Technologies line of cinema speakers. I've heard good things about them, but have no personal experience with them.
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Hello,

As the title reads, it's been two years since my last post I believe. I've learned much here so I'm back for advise. I've got rid of my Onkyo troublesome cut off receiver and replaced with a Yamaha TSR-7790 from Costco that I'm super happy with. Also replaced my Boston Acoustics HPS 10 sub with an SVS PB-10 sub. Now my 3 BA HS 225 channel speakers need replacing. The crappy exterior rubber/plastic surface seems to be melting into a sticky goo where I don't even want to touch the surface. It's not from heat, I think it's the material.
I use 3 center channels as my left, center, and right channels due to my tight space constraints so I need to stick with center channels. Left and right channels are stood upright. Since I have an SVS sub, I was thinking of sticking with SVS either a Prime Center ($349.99) or SVS Ultra Center ($699.99). $699.99 seems very excessive and don't really want to pay that much but not sure how much difference there is between Prime and Centers. Also not sure if there are better brand options out there. My budget is around $1k for 3 speakers. Klipsch maybe? Any advise you can provide would be helpful.


Thanks in advance for the help.

Sup brotha,

I'd go with the SVS prime center for $350, reviewed well and your getting a deal buying straight from the manufacturer. That leaves you with more than enough funds for the SVS prime bookshelf speakers ($500) for the pair. Can't go wrong with that my friend...timbre matched since you'd be going all SVS. Good luck! let us know how you made out....happy holidays to ya!...

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Sup brotha,

I'd go with the SVS prime center for $350, reviewed well and your getting a deal buying straight from the manufacturer. That leaves you with more than enough funds for the SVS prime bookshelf speakers ($500) for the pair. Can't go wrong with that my friend...timbre matched since you'd be going all SVS. Good luck! let us know how you made out....happy holidays to ya!...

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Hello, Happy Holidays to you too!

So you would suggest going with two book shelf speakers instead of two more center channels? What is the reasoning?

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:13 PM   #5
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Hello, Happy Holidays to you too!

So you would suggest going with two book shelf speakers instead of two more center channels? What is the reasoning?

Thanks.
The reasoning would be the prime center utilizes two 5.25" drivers, which are optimized for the vocal material you hear throughout a movie. Whereas the SVS prime bookshelf speakers use a larger 6.5" driver, which will offer greater dynamics, deeper bass, and broader frequency range,.. especially in the mid bass areas of the audio spectrum,.. and simply sound better for sound effects and music with a much more robust presentation. The crossover network also comes into play here, but your best bet is going the route I suggested if sticking with a complete SVS setup. I'm sure my fellow blu blooded friends here may offer extra reasons....but that's the basic answer.

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