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  • A1rx-c for the center?

    I have space/mounting restrictions that make the A2rx-c a tough fit below my TV. Would the A1rx-c be a decent option instead (centering a pair of A5rx-c)?

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    Vertically it's good to go, although it has less maximum output than the double-woofer A2rx-c.

    (The A1rx-c has a "constant power" design, meaning laid on its side it aims a flat response straight ahead. Like all T/M speakers, it will null somewhere on its long axis, but it's no worse in that regard.)

    Shorter answer: The A1rx-c still has about double the linear woofer output and way less distortion than any conventional 5" 2-way, so it's a good choice when the A2rx-c won't fit.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jon Lane View Post
      Vertically it's good to go, although it has less maximum output than the double-woofer A2rx-c.

      (The A1rx-c has a "constant power" design, meaning laid on its side it aims a flat response straight ahead. Like all T/M speakers, it will null somewhere on its long axis, but it's no worse in that regard.)

      Shorter answer: The A1rx-c still has about double the linear woofer output and way less distortion than any conventional 5" 2-way, so it's a good choice when the A2rx-c won't fit.
      Thank you for the quick reply, Jon. So would it make more sense to stand up the A1rx-c in the traditional upright position for better off-axis performance as a center?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by huja2 View Post
        So would it make more sense to stand up the A1rx-c in the traditional upright position for better off-axis performance as a center?
        Yes. As a rule of thumb, virtually any time you can use a speaker with its drivers stacked vertically you should, provided you're somewhat square to its face - you don't want to be way off axis, either way above or below any speaker.

        There are rare exceptions to this rule but if the speaker has any kind of setup flexibility, stand it upright.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jon Lane View Post
          Yes. As a rule of thumb, virtually any time you can use a speaker with its drivers stacked vertically you should, provided you're somewhat square to its face - you don't want to be way off axis, either way above or below any speaker.

          There are rare exceptions to this rule but if the speaker has any kind of setup flexibility, stand it upright.
          Thanks . . .

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