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Subject: Re: RM Needs a Center Speaker Date: 10/4/2012 12:39 PM
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It is from Atlantic Technology http://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-Technology-2200C-BLK-Speakers.........

RM

Excellent speaker because of its adjustability. There’s a short video on it at
http://www.invidium.com/atl/sat/2200_c.html


I never did get that link to work Michael.

However, it's probably a moot point now unless it had some good tips.

I was a bad girl and instead of getting the receiver first I went ahead and bought myself the center speaker from Amazon. I discovered that my Discover Card points could now be applied to Amazon purchases so in the end I got the speaker for only $60. It came yesterday and I set up a table in front of the TV, snagged the wire from the old Altec Lansing speaker and fired her up.

Oh my.

So much better.

I made DH leave his den and return to his recliner so I could flip the switches on the back while he listened. He didn't notice anything. I couldn't either, but we were watching TV rather than a movie and he has that tinitus and I was the one walking around. After he went hunting I emptied out the shelves under the TV and drilled the hole for the speaker wire, found a better piece of wire than was used for the old speaker (not as good as the Monster everything else is wired with but I'm out of the good stuff) popped in "the Fellowship" again.

Then I started having trouble with speakers dropping out, first the left main, then the center. Very frustrating. Finally figured it out; one wire had gotten pulled from the Sub, I'd hit a button on the AVR and dropped it out of surround, etc. Finally got it all working again then DH was home and we were watching TV shows rather than the movie. Will try that again when I've got time.

I did move the mains down to the same level as the center (the cause of all the wiring problems), now they're all at about 3.5 feet off the floor. Before the mains were about 5.5 feet off the floor in line with the center of the TV.

But I had to let you know what I've been up to. I grilled DH last night and did get him to admit he was pretty pleased with the sound. I think the Atlantic Technology center meshes really well with my Boston Acoustics. Though I've not any real experience of how wrongly mated speakers would sound I didn't notice anything that really bugged me. I do think it sounds better with the volume a little louder than DH wanted it last night.

So now I wonder... how this AT center would sound with the matching AT mains (still available for $149 for the PAIR).... and putting the CR6s as the surrounds replacing DH's old Lafyette XL-44s...

I should have known that once I started in on one upgrade I'd catch the bug to keep on going.....

RM :-o
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