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    Default Dual Center Channels on single amp?

    I currently run two CSi40's for front center channel. I currently run one off of an Outlaw M200 mono-block amp, and the other off of my Yamaha HTR. As the CSi40's are 8 ohms, and the Outlaw M200 is 4 ohm friendly, I am assuming I can run both centers off of a single M200? I am assuming I need to run them in parallel, so that the total resulting load on the amp is 4 ohms. So I run wires from the +/- on the first CSi40 to the same terminals on the second CSi40, leaving my jumpers between the high and low terminals on each speaker in place?
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    If you set both speakers right next to each other your horizontal dispersion will suffer.....
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    you got the hookup right, but as 95honda points out, placement can be tricky. A lot of people will go off about comb filtering, which would be true if you were in a room with no reflections, but in real life, you get enough reflections that the combs pretty much balance out.

    So bottom line si go for it, but if you get weird effects when you move around the room, then you might want to try the speakers in a different configuration.
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    Thanks! The speakers are below and above my TV. The bottom one is angled up slightly, and the top one which is about 12" above the top of the TV is angled to point at the couch against the rear wall. I have found that this gives me great dispersion of the center channel across the listening area, especially at low volumes.
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