View Single Post
      10-09-2019, 04:56 PM   #13
Viffermike
Colonel
Viffermike's Avatar
United_States
1729
Rep
2,950
Posts

Drives: '18 black-n-blue 718 Cayman
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Big D

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DistantTea View Post
That center channel speaker is trash. It's an L+R mono combined channel so its just pointless and murders the sound stage. Disconnecting it results in a significantly cleaner sound stage. I'm pretty sure it's mostly there for ASD and for HK buyers to think they have something fancy. We don't. It's a trash speaker in a trash location that ruins music.
PREACH!

Just. Say. No. and YANK that thing OUT, stat.

If an audio system really wants to call itself a surround system, it needs to not simply combine stereo channels into a mono channel and call it a center channel, because that's not really a channel at all. That's like sticking a 1980s boom box in mono mode on the coffee table in the middle of your home theater setup ...

... which, by extension, wouldn't have time correction applied properly, either, because the sum-of-two-stereo-channels signal it gets hasn't had proper correction applied. That's what messes up the soundstage the most.
__________________
--Life is a journey made more exciting with a fast car.--
--Helmets are for closers.--
<<Current: "Blackened" '18 NBM Porsche 718 Cayman ... Gone (but not forgotten): "Blackened" MG '15 228i M Sport w/aFe filter/scoop, Hertz drivers, P3Cars multigauge, other goodies>>