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What can one of our centre channel speakers do for you?
The answer to that question is: tie the dialogue to the screen. The very first version of movie-style surround sound in the home was what was called Dolby Stereo. Yes, this historical term can be confusing. It was called Dolby Stereo but it was actually surround sound. The surround sound was encoded into the two audio channels. Some was designated “surround” and that was delivered to the rear speakers. And, originally, that was it. There was no dedicated centre speaker. The so-called front centre channel was “phantom”. It usually worked nicely for the one person who’d snaffled a seat in the optimum position, but not so well for others in the room. For most movies, the centre front speaker gives a precise centre position for both audio and sound effects, regardless of where the listener is within the room.
And since they deliver such important sound, they should match the front left and right speakers for quality.
The best brands
At Addicted To Audio we carry centre channel speakers from some of the finest specialist loudspeaker brands in the world: Focal and Dynaudio. You may not be familiar with some of those brands, but they’ve got a quality experience in store for your ears.
The best place to buy centre channel speakers
There are two great ways to buy centre channel speakers. The best way for most people is at a quality retail outlet in your city. That way you can have a listen, try out the different options, see what feels like a good “fit” for you. But if you’re confident that you already know what you want, consider purchasing your centre channel speaker direct from us at Addicted To Audio. We are an authorised New Zealand reseller for all our products. We provide full service and after sales support. And we ship fast.