Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Central PA

    Default Center channel speakers for stereo?

    Could you use a pair of center channel speakers in stereo mode?
    What issues would you have?

    Looking at a pair of Legacy Audio Silver Screen II's for insatnce.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    So Cal


    You could, but the results may not be what you expect. modern center channel speakers are designed to handle dialog mainly and do not come across as very musical. And that is part of the design of the speaker itself with tweeters in the middle and mid woofers on both sides. Even standing the speakers on their ends do not change the sonic signatures much, that is why you here in some postings about people matching up center channels with the right Front speakers. IMHO by using this setup will give you a dull sound with no real detail in either the highs or lows. But that is what that type of speaker is designed to do.
    Family Room HT 7.1:
    Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Pioneer Elite BDP 95FD Pioneer Elite DV 47Ai Pioneer Elite MD53 SlimDevice Transporter Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers
    Upstaris media room:
    Pioneer VSX D510 Sony PS3 Squeezebox Classic 3 Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts CSR Center
    Master bedroom:
    Pioneer VSX 520k Pioneer BDP 330 Squeezebox Classic 3 Polkaudio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s CS3 center Acoustic Audio sub

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    central Texas, trailer court on right


    I guess you could, but that is different from wanting too. Center channels would really be lacking bass, and I don't think a sub could blend well enough with them to be helpful. Could be wrong though, but I would probably go with bookies before 2 center.

    Remember the primary job of centers is dialog. They help with other effects, but dialog is the primary function.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Similar Threads

  1. Need Help Using Two Speakers For Center Channel?
    By JayBro in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-28-2011, 10:20 PM
  2. Need Help Y adapter from stereo amp to center channel?
    By starkiller in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-06-2008, 12:39 AM
  3. Using TV speakers as center channel
    By tsv in forum Speakers
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-23-2005, 10:27 AM
  4. Center Channel Speakers
    By bolson in forum Speakers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-08-2003, 04:09 PM
  5. Two Center Channel speakers????
    By brianlewis in forum Speakers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-21-2002, 09:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts