Hi for the New Year I would like to build a great center channel for my home theater system. The mid bass driver (pairs) options are 2218H, M203H, 2123H or a pair of 8” morel drivers, for midrange a single 2416H and maybe a single 2404 for the ultra high freq’s. The speaker configuration could be either a MTM or MT, depending or each merit's.
Before I let the wood chips fly I have a few questions:
What sonic qualities create a great center channel?
What should the low end freq response (-3db) to shoot for?
Which mid bass would you choose (why)? And what would be your crossover freq (why)?
My current center channel (Citation) requires vertical placement for producing a narrow sound field for dialogue. Can a rectangular cabinet/MTM configuration, but horizontal placement achieve the same results?
As far as cabinet shape, rectangular is ok, but I prefer the mid bass drivers to be angle
inward. What are the liabilities with such a design? Is there a range of angles to stick to?
The horn I’m using has a very wide dispersion, what are the repercussion for center channel usage?
More question’s on the way,