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Center speaker for my klipsch belles?

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I have a pair of klipsch belles that I love! Amazing for my music listening.When I listen to movies I still use them and they do a decent job because they are amazing

 Thinking of picking up a center speaker? Will it help? I hear 2 chsnnel doesn't do a good job of replicating a center but these aren't your typical walmart speakers lol Which one would match it best? 504c? Rc64iii?

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Another Belle!

Very nice. Are you trying to fit a center in the area under the tv? You might measure that space if it's not adjustable. You mentioned an RC64lll? That's a great speaker, isn't a perfect match but I'm sure it would work well.

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If you can't do another Belle, LaScala or at the very least Cornwall, don't do anything, especially with your speakers being as close together as they are. 

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I can relate to your wanting a center channel. Having a matching center for a set of klf-30s (klf-c7) and then trying to listen with a pair of LaScalas without a center I find it sorely lacking. Bad enough that I will keep the klf setup dedicated to HT duty since there is no chance of being able to use a full size speaker in that position.

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Probably not a great fit for your set up, but I just put this setup together with what I had and it works well. But I don't do much HT.

It's a modified HIP between a couple of Belles. They seem to pair well. Makes the old in walls sound like a clock radio.

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Heresy minimum, do not use a reference speaker it will stick out like a sore thumb and not timbre' match at all.  A Heresy HIP is a prefect choice because it matches the efficiency of the Belle and will be able to keep up.  Just put up a wanted to buy ad for a single or turn a standard one into an HIP with an HIE crossover network and a Klipsch K-42 or equivalent woofer and rear porting.  See Claude's Super Heresy thread.

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23 minutes ago, Frzninvt said:

Heresy minimum, do not use a reference speaker it will stick out like a sore thumb and not timbre' match at all.  A Heresy HIP is a prefect choice because it matches the efficiency of the Belle and will be able to keep up.  Just put up a wanted to buy ad for a single or turn a standard one into an HIP with an HIE crossover network and a Klipsch K-42 or equivalent woofer and rear porting.  See Claude's Super Heresy thread.

Mine is a version of Claude's Super. The only original HIP parts is the trim. This one has a front slot port which makes positioning a little easier.

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Multi channel for movies, tv, videos have about 90% of it's content coming through the center channel. I'd say get the best center you can. An RC64lll would sound great with those Belle's! 

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I run a Heresy of similar vintage with a crossover similar to the Type AA in my La Scalas.  They have solder terminal K-55-Vs, same as my La Scalas.  Not perfect, but only I seem to notice. 

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19 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

Multi channel for movies, tv, videos have about 90% of it's content coming through the center channel. I'd say get the best center you can. An RC64lll would sound great with those Belle's! 

No it wouldn't it is a total tonal mismatch, what the hell you talkin bout Willis!

 

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1 hour ago, Frzninvt said:

No it wouldn't it is a total tonal mismatch, what the hell you talkin bout Willis!

 

My brother calls me Willis!

I think an RC64lll would sound better in a home theater than a Heresy between those Belles. Now if he's listening to multi channel music, the Heresy would do better. Some content has very little even going to the mains. The center and a sub can shine. Just yesterday, I watched part of a movie with just the center and sub, I'm amazed how good it sounded.

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I am using an RP-404CW as the center speaker with a pair of Lascala's.

 

It was a big improvement for watching movies and the speaker is small enough to go under the TV.........Rod.

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1 hour ago, Rod Sheridan said:

I am using an RP-404CW as the center speaker with a pair of Lascala's.

 

It was a big improvement for watching movies and the speaker is small enough to go under the TV.........Rod.

That is excellent. The towers just receive a sprinkle of use compared to the center, especially with dialogue.

A center and sub are the priorities.

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