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nevets77 Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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I wish that were the case. I purchased all of my GE speakers, the Anthem AVM 60 , and the Emotiva amp at the same time. I have yet to run ARC because I was waiting for the speakers to have sufficent break in time and I don't own a PC. Luckily the new ARC software is MAC compatible and I can't wait to hear what it can do. I'm curious what center speaker others were using before GE. I've read plenty of praise from people who own a super centers or upgraded within the GE family but not much about comparisons from their previous brand. I keep wondering if my old Snell was simply more to my liking in some way. Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I'm sure I'll get it dialled in soon enough.
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It is worth noting that the GET center speaker will have much wider horizontal dispersion than the predecessor. This means positioning of the speaker in respect to reflecting surfaces can have a very significant impact on the sound of the SuperCenter, in ways that might not have affected your older center speaker.
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AudioJim Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago
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Hi Steve,

I originally came from an NHT 7.1 system. I can't remember the model but it was the one with the large dome midrange. The center channel had extreme clarity of voices because it seemed to really emphasis the range that our ears are sensitive to. When I got the XXL I noticed the dialog was not as "loud" but voices were much more realistic in their presentation. Kind of like am radio verses cd. Not to say that the NHTs were that bad, they were actually pretty good. However, it was a step function better with the xxl in the realism department even if the dialog was not quite as clear. If you know what I mean.

When I got the GEs I gave the NHT system to my dad who is hard of hearing and it was perfect for him.

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spearfish25 Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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nevets77 wrote: I wish that were the case. I purchased all of my GE speakers, the Anthem AVM 60 , and the Emotiva amp at the same time. I have yet to run ARC because I was waiting for the speakers to have sufficent break in time and I don't own a PC. Luckily the new ARC software is MAC compatible and I can't wait to hear what it can do. I'm curious what center speaker others were using before GE. I've read plenty of praise from people who own a super centers or upgraded within the GE family but not much about comparisons from their previous brand. I keep wondering if my old Snell was simply more to my liking in some way. Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I'm sure I'll get it dialled in soon enough.
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How are things going now? I just received my SuperCenter reference and have to say my initial impressions are similar. I’m not using room correction and simply adjusted the channel level which needed to increase about 1.5db from my previous BW 602 series bookshelf center channel speaker. Threw on A Star Is Born to get an idea of performance and thought all the male voices were nearly unintelligible. Sam Elliot’s low baritone was a mush of ‘what did he say?’

Now it’s worth noting I have the speaker inside the central compartment of the BDI Corridor console. Opening the door seems to help somewhat. Do you have it inside or on top of a media console? I’m wondering if the bass frequencies are being exaggerated or treble suppressed within the console.

Not to be a Debbie downer but this new speaker has some growing to do on me. In contrast, the Triton Ones blew my socks off the moment I laid ears on them.

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spearfish25 Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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nevets77 wrote: I wish that were the case. I purchased all of my GE speakers, the Anthem AVM 60 , and the Emotiva amp at the same time. I have yet to run ARC because I was waiting for the speakers to have sufficent break in time and I don't own a PC. Luckily the new ARC software is MAC compatible and I can't wait to hear what it can do. I'm curious what center speaker others were using before GE. I've read plenty of praise from people who own a super centers or upgraded within the GE family but not much about comparisons from their previous brand. I keep wondering if my old Snell was simply more to my liking in some way. Thanks for all the help and suggestions, I'm sure I'll get it dialled in soon enough.
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nevets77 Posted 5 months 6 days ago
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My center is on top of my audio cabinet on the front edge. I have recently run Anthems ARC Genesis and it has made some improvements in dialog. Possibly due to setting the center at 8 db higher. With some further tweaking I can hopefully improve it more. I have adjusted to the sound and honestly find it to be quite good , though I don't dare reconnect my old center in fear it will still sound more to my liking. The reality is I would never actually use my old center with my current GE set up simply because of the perfect and seamless matching.
Triton ones , triton 5, ref center, invista 650's , JBL 18" sub, Anthem AVM 60 , Emotiva XPA-5 ,Parasound 2205 , Adcom 555 , clark synthesis tactile transducer,
JVC dla x55r , Oppo 103

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