How do I choose a center channel?
When searching for a center channel speaker, always look for a “three-way design” with vertically aligned tweeter and midrange. This allows it to perform closer to a full range speaker and also radiate a more disperse soundfield, while enabling the acoustic image to track accurately across the front stage.
Do center channels have to match?
Considering Your Center Channel Speaker Options To create a seamless front soundstage, the center channel speaker must match the tonality of the front left and right speakers.
Do center channels need speakers?
A center channel speaker is the most important speaker in a surround sound setup because it does most of the work. Most of the action, and conversation, in a movie, happens front and center on your screen, meaning that the center channel is the one reproducing it.
Does center channel height matter?
If using a projector and an acoustically transparent projection screen, installing the center speaker at ear-height behind the screen makes for ideal placement. Center speakers fit great on top of an entertainment cabinet or easily on a shelf mounted above or below the TV screen.
Why are center channel speakers necessary?
Can you use any speaker as a center channel?
You can use any speaker (except a subwoofer) for your center channel, but ideally, you’d use a speaker that has a horizontal, rather than vertical, or square, cabinet design, such as the example shown below from Aperion Audio.
How much does a vp180 center channel speaker weigh?
Enter the VP180 center channel speaker and, just to take it one step further, the VP180 High Powered version. This 60-lb beast thrilled our most critical listeners, Alan Lofft and Ian Colquhoun. Alan said: “As an especially critical center-channel listener, I’m excited by the music and dialogue accuracy of the VP180.”
Which side of the vp180 cabinet should I Choose?
The VP180 cabinet is flat on the bottom side and tapered back on the top. The flat bottom works perfectly if your VP180 is right below or above your TV. If your VP180 is going to be well below the TV you may want to choose the inverted version available in Customize Yours at no extra cost.
How many drivers does the Yamaha vp180 have?
The VP180 uses six drivers: two 6.5-inch aluminum-cone woofers, two 5.25-inch aluminum midwoofers, and two 1-inch titanium dome tweeters in a horizontal array arrived at after months of listening tests to music and dialogue program sources, on- and off-axis. All this is contained within a ported, bass-reflex cabinet, with a 4-ohm impedance.