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Which center speaker with RP280F fronts

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On 7/13/2017 at 9:08 PM, TomR said:

If you want to wait so you can save up , why dont you use the center speaker you have in the mean time 

I have a very small old centre speaker and when I paired it with RP280Fs, it just shrieked and ruined the overall sound quality.

 

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On 7/13/2017 at 2:52 PM, thisgsx said:

Wow, even the rc64ii... Then the only option is to run another rp280 for center duty. Then again, who has the room and it wouldn't be aesthetically pleasing.

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Well, I found RP450C at a local Gibby's store in Ontario at a pretty deep discount and bought it. It works very well with RP280F fronts. I run Audyssey to set the volumes. RP450C was a bit too loud after the setup It was louder than the fronts, so I used  test tones on my Denon X4200W to manually adjust the volumes. I lowered the volume of RP450C by 3dB and then the surround sound was perfect for my taste. RP450C interpreted the speech and centre action much better than I expected. Yesterday I watched some scenes from Die Hard and I could hear a hum when the microphone was moving to track the actors. Unbelievable. I did not know that a good centre speaker makes such difference even when the fronts are of great quality.  I am now experimenting with the crossover. 60Hz for centre and fronts sounds the best to me. I temporarily arranged the equipment in a small 10x11ft room while I am renovating my basement. I am sure that the sound will be even better when I have larger room.

 

Thank you all for your advice. :)

Cheers,

Sinisa

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good job!  theres no reward or bonus pts for having a low crossover.  try everything from 60 to 120 and no bias.  Rare inany room is 60hz a great crossover point.  its very hard to get good response from mains below 80 or even100ime.

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Acquired a 450C last week to replace the RC-62 II center.  Both are great.  However, the difference between them is more than minor.  The 450C is certainly worth the extra $$!!  If anyone is in need of 62 II, I now have a perfect cherry one available.

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30 minutes ago, cgolf70 said:

Acquired a 450C last week to replace the RC-62 II center.  Both are great.  However, the difference between them is more than minor.  The 450C is certainly worth the extra $$!!  If anyone is in need of 62 II, I now have a perfect cherry one available.

That RC62ll is still a desirable center. Someone is always looking for one....good luck.

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I went from the R250C to the RP-450C, and the dialog clarity is astonishingly better.  The 250 was no slouch, but the 450 is IMO, remarkably better. 

 

I cannot compare the RC62II as I haven't heard one, but the 450C with the 280F is great!

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The 450C is a must with the 280's. They blend in very well. I've used the rf 3 II as a center just for kicks and I loved the way it sounded but ruined the soundstage. They didn't match. The rf 3 ii plays louder and less harsher. The 450c plays more detailed and over all better. It must be due to the cone size.


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