true center speaker or something else

danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
edited December 2002 in Speakers
this may seem odd. but what the hell anyway.

i just got one RT1000i and added it to my other front, which is a 800i. sounds good. (I needed some extra bass, and don't have the cash to add another sub). Now that leaves me with one 800i unused. I do have a 400i as the center.

do any of you use a tower or bookshelf as your center instead of a speaker designed to be your center?

If so, what are the results. I briefly unplugged my 400i, and plugged in the 800i in it's place. the sound was good.. only it was not as open as the 400i, but the bass was better from the center. what should i do with the extra 800i till i can find another 1000i?

any thoughts?
thanks
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  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited December 2002
    I'd store the 1000 untill you find a mate for it. Why would anyone mis-match their mains?
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  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2002
    it works.. sounds good. the drivers are the same between the 1000i and the 800i. only difference, it the 1000i has a powered sub. which now blends better between my fronts and the PSW350 in the back of the room. I did at one point turn off the sub in the 1000i, and it really killed the sub sound coming from it. it had less bass respose than the 800i without a sub.
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  • scottvampscottvamp Posts: 3,297
    edited December 2002
    Maybe are rear surround (6.1).
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....:rolleyes:
  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,602
    edited December 2002
    I use a pair of SDA CRS+'s for my center.:D
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  • har_navaltahar_navalta Posts: 957
    edited December 2002
    Mine will be the RTA 15TL(still waiting from Ca.) used to be
    the CS400i.

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  • PETERNGPETERNG Posts: 918
    edited December 2002
    I would use the RT1000i to the center rear channel (6.1)and use the CS350 as the center(front), seem to be the logical choice. You must be single, my wife never let me do that (put the lonely long speaker on top of the TV or beside it)
  • danger boydanger boy Posts: 15,888
    edited December 2002
    unfornately, i don't have a 6.1 receiver. just 5.1 this weekend... i'll play around with different settting and locations where to mix and match.
    PolkFest 2012, who's going>?
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