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Subject:  Re: RM Needs a Center Speaker Date:  9/7/2012  12:38 AM
Author:  MichaelRead Number:  9593 of 10687

RM, you have a nice TV but you’re not getting the sets potential. The feed into it doesn’t match its native resolution of 1080p. You’re not getting the resolution the set’s capable of.

Rather than a new center speaker I would get a new amp that can upconvert the cable and peripherals to the set’s full resolution. I would highly recommend Yamaha’s Aventure RX-V373 ( review at ) Cost is about $250 plus taxes.

The RX-V373 has all the bells and whistles you’d ever need and it will last (tell the hubster this) you for years.

Right now I’d (if I’d have the RX-V373) bung any speaker I have as center. Later I’d look and find a Paradigm CC-370 V.3 or similar. Cost is about $200 and is well worth it because the speaker (or similar) makes the system work.

I am the board’s sound nut but that doesn’t mean I neglect the TV’s resolution. To me I get that through having an amp that send a signal the TV can use to then show 1080p. I chose my amp because it had a chipset capable of this. I think that’s the best move you can make now.

You have some good speakers yet, similar to the TV’s resolution not being fully realized, nor are these speakers. So don’t spend on a center until you have an amp that supports it well.

Can you get the puppy to chew up the older amp?

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