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Thread: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

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    Default Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    Hi David,

    Have you ever looked into the possibility of a slimmer 3-way center channel than the Horizon? As I understand it most media centers can only accommodate something around 9" tall or so, and there's a lot of 3-way center channels that typically have a 2 or 3 inch midrange driver--i.e. something like the NHT Classic 3C or Emotiva Airmotiv C1. Also a slimmer center channel might be more popular for just decor reasons in general.

    Wondering how much interest there would be in looking at something like that.

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    The Luna Mini Monitor -- see post 915.

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    Quote Originally Posted by racrawford65 View Post
    The Luna Mini Monitor -- see post 915.
    Thanks. But that's not a 3-way center channel?

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...Center)/page38

    Post 378 is one of a couple pf versions of a slim horizon center

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...Gallery/page51

    Post 510 is an another example .........

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    Quote Originally Posted by dfurry View Post
    http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...Center)/page38

    Post 378 is one of a couple pf versions of a slim horizon center
    I've got a version of this on order, hopefully shipping soon. This layout provides the low profile ( the version I ordered will be 8.5 x 26 x 14.5) but with a slight compromise in off axis symmetry.

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    Quote Originally Posted by dfurry View Post
    http://forum.ascendacoustics.com/sho...Gallery/page51

    Post 510 is an another example .........
    This layout provides shallow depth but not a low profile.

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    That is correct .. the center in post 510 is 11" Tall x 40" Wide x 7.5" Deep.

    Having the tweeter directly above the mid probably corrected the minimal off axis symmetry of design #1 but those woofers are out there.

    Seems like finding room for Dave's original design cashes in on his engineering skill set but there's no doubt that both mods yielded a fantastic center speaker.

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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Asliang View Post
    Hi David,

    Have you ever looked into the possibility of a slimmer 3-way center channel than the Horizon? As I understand it most media centers can only accommodate something around 9" tall or so, and there's a lot of 3-way center channels that typically have a 2 or 3 inch midrange driver--i.e. something like the NHT Classic 3C or Emotiva Airmotiv C1. Also a slimmer center channel might be more popular for just decor reasons in general.

    Wondering how much interest there would be in looking at something like that.
    I have not at this point in time. Much depends on the Luna LCR performance. I have very high expectations for this speaker which is about as slim and low profile as a high quality center could possibly be...
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    Default Re: Smaller 3-way Sierra Center Channel? (Good for Media Centers?)

    I would also be interested in a center channel speaker that was not as tall as the Horizon. I have room for about 8 or 9 inches high as well. Not looking to do this anytime soon, but wanted to add another vote for "love the idea of the Horizon but it's too tall."
    Sierra-1 NrT in study, Sierra-1 in office, HTM-200s in kitchen. Brother owns CMT-340s and dad has a pair of CBM-170s.

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