Question on re-purposing a Center Speaker

Discussion in 'Home Theater & Video' started by EJC1, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. EJC1

    EJC1 Active Member

    Yesterday I posted a thread on troubleshooting my system.
    Today, I have a question.

    My former CENTER channel speaker M-L SLM (surface mount) is still on the wall.
    I can always sell it but I'm wondering if I can still use it in the system.
    The Yamaha RX-A 860 allows the reassignment of amplifiers.

    Can anyone think of a reassignment of amps that would allow this speaker to be used?
    I'm drawing a blank on any benefit to using the speaker


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  2. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

    west Texas
    For the person sitting in the sweet spot unless you have some 3.0 or 5.2 audio recordings the center channel is of little use. But if you have other folks who like to listen and sit off axis a center channel can sure tie down the center signal absolutely where two speakers can't.

    I have some old boot legs that were recorded 3 channel with the 4 th channel as the soloist channel. That were mixed down to two channel. And though they sound great. The original 4 channel sound using a 4th speaker for the soloist could just be very very authentic. Just plug the 4 channel recorder into the discrete inputs on your HT system and move one of the rear or side speakers to the front and push play. The problem is I don't have the 4 channel 1/2" machine any more. Any one got a AG 440-4C with AME equalization?
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