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Topic # 112782 20-Dec-2012 10:17 Send private message

hi guys,

i'm after a smallish in wall centre speaker.

Everyone ive seen is about 41cm long, and I'm needing something around 30cm long (otherwise the speaker would be off centre in the room due to a stud).

this is for the bedroom, so doesn't need to be super powerful (I'm putting in bigger ones in the lounge).

can anyone recommend any?

Cheers.




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  Reply # 735372 20-Dec-2012 11:18 Send private message

Have a look at JB HiFi.

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/jb-hi-fi-home-audio/speakers/all/

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  Reply # 735381 20-Dec-2012 11:35 Send private message

use a normal bookshelf speaker. they are as good if not better than equivalent line of centre speakers ... very complex explanation but generally centre speakers by having additional identical drivers cause inteference ... and not much R&D put into those "additional" speakers etc etc




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  Reply # 735401 20-Dec-2012 11:55 Send private message

thanks, seen jb hifi there centre ones are too big (using those in the lounge)

and I dont want to use a bookshelf speaker, needs to be a in wall speaker.




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  Reply # 735518 20-Dec-2012 14:12 Send private message

reven: thanks, seen jb hifi there centre ones are too big (using those in the lounge)


The Jensen EHT-6 ones are smaller than you quoted in your original post.
From the jensen website - Cut out dimensions 274 x 171mm rectangular



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  Reply # 735526 20-Dec-2012 14:22 Send private message

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reven: thanks, seen jb hifi there centre ones are too big (using those in the lounge)


The Jensen EHT-6 ones are smaller than you quoted in your original post.
From the jensen website - Cut out dimensions 274 x 171mm rectangular


cheers but thats a left/right speaker, wanting a horizontal center speaker




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  Reply # 735592 20-Dec-2012 15:55 Send private message

reven:
cheers but thats a left/right speaker, wanting a horizontal center speaker

So, buy the pair and use one. The other one could probably be used somewhere else.



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  Reply # 735597 20-Dec-2012 16:00 Send private message

i want a horizontal centre speaker, not a left/right speaker, not a bookshelf speaker.

thanks for the help, but looking for someone to recommend what I actually want, not looking for altneratives.




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  Reply # 735640 20-Dec-2012 16:59 Send private message

reven: i want a horizontal centre speaker, not a left/right speaker, not a bookshelf speaker.

thanks for the help, but looking for someone to recommend what I actually want, not looking for altneratives.


Well what you want isn't necessarily what is best. That is why you are getting other suggestions.
Making compromises because you think you have to put a small rectangle where a larger square or circle would fit is fairly closed minded. It seems you think that a center speaker has to = horizontal. This is wrong.

Even though I'd like more information (like what the left and right speakers are), I suggest you consider a single driver (woofer) inwall speaker with either a tweeter above or on-top of the driver.
Because its an inwall speaker, it will never timbre match the others, so thats just something that you'll have to put up with, but having a single driver will avoid the off-axis cancellation effect that most traditional horizontal, twin driver center speakers (with tweeter in between) suffer from. A problem you seem to be rushing to embrace...

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  Reply # 735643 20-Dec-2012 17:05 Send private message

How about a KEF Ci160 you can take your pick round, square or rectangle, Avalon have them stock.



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  Reply # 735714 20-Dec-2012 20:26 Send private message

fahrenheit:
reven: i want a horizontal centre speaker, not a left/right speaker, not a bookshelf speaker.

thanks for the help, but looking for someone to recommend what I actually want, not looking for altneratives.


Well what you want isn't necessarily what is best. That is why you are getting other suggestions.
Making compromises because you think you have to put a small rectangle where a larger square or circle would fit is fairly closed minded. It seems you think that a center speaker has to = horizontal. This is wrong.

Even though I'd like more information (like what the left and right speakers are), I suggest you consider a single driver (woofer) inwall speaker with either a tweeter above or on-top of the driver.
Because its an inwall speaker, it will never timbre match the others, so thats just something that you'll have to put up with, but having a single driver will avoid the off-axis cancellation effect that most traditional horizontal, twin driver center speakers (with tweeter in between) suffer from. A problem you seem to be rushing to embrace...


i appreciate the suggestions are realize it might not give me the best sound, but primary thing is it has to look good, simple as that.  going to be in the wall right at the end of the bed, I don't want to be staring at a vertical speaker, personally i would think that is ugly.  
I also wouldnt want a largish bookshelf speaking sticking out from the wall.  so that only leaves a smaller in wall centre speaker.

like I said this is only for the bedroom, only really for watching movies or playing a game at night, wont be the primary tv for watching movies. so as long as the sound is good, I'll be happy.  


Blanch: How about a KEF Ci160 you can take your pick round, square or rectangle, Avalon have them stock.

is that appropriate for a centre speaker?  its probably obvious I don't know much about speakers, but that one looks good size wise and style wise, so can a few people comment on the quality/specs of that one?  (it doesn't say centre speaker anywhere, so not sure if its meant to be a rear speaker or something)




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  Reply # 735718 20-Dec-2012 20:52 Send private message

ROFLMAO




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  Reply # 735740 20-Dec-2012 21:24 Send private message

joker97: ROFLMAO


helpful




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  Reply # 735744 20-Dec-2012 21:35 Send private message

scroll to about 2:40 and you will see what i mean



"centre speaker" is a word that can be printed ... so that the buyer buys it as a centre speaker ... "rear speaker" can be printed ... "front side speaker" can be printed ... any word can be printed anywhere ...

a speaker is something that converts electrical energy to sound energy ...  you can put it any damn where you like and it'll make noise ... as long as you connect it to the correct polarity it will be in phase :)




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  Reply # 735765 20-Dec-2012 22:14 Send private message

reven:
is that appropriate for a centre speaker?  its probably obvious I don't know much about speakers, but that one looks good size wise and style wise, so can a few people comment on the quality/specs of that one?  (it doesn't say centre speaker anywhere, so not sure if its meant to be a rear speaker or something)


You have to get out of this mindset that a center speaker has to be a certain shape.

I run KEF Q300 bookshelves in a 6.1 configuration in a custom AV unit I built to accomodate a vertical bookhelf speaker. Trust me, I don't miss the horizontal center speaker I had for 14 years prior...

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  Reply # 735766 20-Dec-2012 22:15 Send private message

reven: i want a horizontal centre speaker, not a left/right speaker, not a bookshelf speaker.

So mount it horizontal.
A speaker is a speaker be it Left/Right Centre or Bookshelf. They just convert electricity to noise, some better than others. The one I linked is a two speaker (woofer/tweeter) unit and will work just as well centre, front l/r, rear l/r. Mounted in the wall it'll probably sound awful anyway.

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