I believe, as Richard Vandersteen, too, does, that center channels and CC speakers are for dialogue and not special effects.. Said another way, if a CC speaker has 'normal' bass level and extention, it'll sound too thick with voices.. After my Martin Logan triple-hybrid CC speaker started ticking at me a couple months ago, I tried a two new CCs; wasn't happy with either.
I then discovered that Magnepan builds CC speakers WITHOUT bass sections, so I bought a $1450-MSRP CC5 for $850 on USAudiomart.. It sounds EXCELLENT, with articulate voices.. Of course that makes it sound thin with music, so I simply take a few seconds to reconfigure the system to not include a CC speaker, and multichannel music sounds excellent.
I'm very happy with these results.
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Topic - Just bought a new-to-me Maggie, a CC5 centerchannel. - jeffreybehr 12:06:46 08/29/22 (4)
- With proper stereo setup, the phantom center channel is all I need! - EnjoyMusic 14:58:03 09/11/22 (0)
- Some folks supplement them with a sub - E-Stat 10:18:06 08/30/22 (0)
- What about James Earl Jones? :) - grantv 08:30:05 08/30/22 (0)
- RE: Just bought a new-to-me Maggie, a CC5 centerchannel - VidPro 14:22:01 08/29/22 (0)