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11-09-2008, 03:12 PM
Can anyone recommened a center channel speaker that would work well with my current setup? I am powering 4 Speakercraft AIM8 three in-ceiling speakers and a MartinLogan Dynamo subwoofer with a Denon 3808. The rep at Magnolia recommended Monitor Audio R225 as a nice compliment to my system. Are there any better options out there (around or under $500) than the MA R225?

11-09-2008, 03:37 PM
The best thing for you to do is go listen to as many center channels as you can to see what sounds close to your speakers. The companies that I like for center channels are Paradigm, B&W and NHT. Even some of the infinity centers are decent. Look for clarity in dialogue and tonal matching with your speakers.

I havent heard the Monitor Audio center but I own a pair of Monitor Audio S1 book shelfs and they are well made with pretty good sound. Its more of a neutral speaker to slightly warm.

11-10-2008, 06:11 PM
Thanks Blackraven.

Have you heard anything posiive about Speakercraft's AIM Monitor Three box speaker?