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Old 12-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #1  
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Hello again HDF,

The house I moved into has 4 speakers already set up in-wall and wired to the entertainment area. I am looking to complete the package with a center channel speaker, but I don't know what size to look for. The RR, RF, LR and LF speakers are all the same: Bose Virtually Invisible 191 in-wall speakers. What size/power speaker should I get to complement these?

The speakers will be powered by an Onkyo TX-SR503 receiver if that matters. Also, the speaker should fit into an opening that is 6" x 38"

Thanks in advance...

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Hello again HDF,

The house I moved into has 4 speakers already set up in-wall and wired to the entertainment area. I am looking to complete the package with a center channel speaker, but I don't know what size to look for. The RR, RF, LR and LF speakers are all the same: Bose Virtually Invisible 191 in-wall speakers. What size/power speaker should I get to complement these?

The speakers will be powered by an Onkyo TX-SR503 receiver if that matters. Also, the speaker should fit into an opening that is 6" x 38"

Thanks in advance...

Here is link to Bose to purchase same speakers
be careful most bose speakers are 4 ohm and not 8ohm as most normal speakers are.

http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/...kers/index.jsp

you can order new here: http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/...kers/index.jsp
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Thanks for the reply. On the owners manual link, I see the following:

-Compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated 10-100W per channel/rated 4 to 8 ohms

Also, I already have 4 of these installed. I am looking to add a center channel speaker.
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Thanks for the reply. On the owners manual link, I see the following:

-Compatible with amplifiers or receivers rated 10-100W per channel/rated 4 to 8 ohms

Also, I already have 4 of these installed. I am looking to add a center channel speaker.
yeh, good luck trying to find one that matches those bose in walls.

They don't sell seperates.

try this:http:
//www.interstatemusic.com/864798-Pure-Acoustics-NOBLE-IIC-2-Way-4-Center-Channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-NOBLEIIC.aspx?sku=AUDNOBLEIIC&source=Single+Feed_C ASCIO&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=shoppin gdotcom

OR:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...FQWe4AodgjQAzg

OR do a Google for 4 ohm center speaker
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Here's a dumb question: why do I need a 4 ohm center speaker?
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yeh, good luck trying to find one that matches those bose in walls.

They don't sell seperates.

try this:http:
//www.interstatemusic.com/864798-Pure-Acoustics-NOBLE-IIC-2-Way-4-Center-Channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-NOBLEIIC.aspx?sku=AUDNOBLEIIC&source=Single+Feed_C ASCIO&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=shoppin gdotcom

OR:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...FQWe4AodgjQAzg

OR do a Google for 4 ohm center speaker
I provided a link for the same bose speakers he has so at least it will be a seamless sound field.
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Here's a dumb question: why do I need a 4 ohm center speaker?
bose are 4 ohm
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Here's a dumb question: why do I need a 4 ohm center speaker?
As mentioned the BOSE are 4 ohm and you need to keep the impedance/resistance (can't remember which term is correct) the same or you risk damaging your equipment due to uneven current flow.
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