Center speakers are used to enhance the listening experience by reproducing the important sound; in such a way that it is clear and does not get mixed up with the background sound. The important sounds are mostly dialogues. It handles the sound placed in the center channel.
To buy best central speaker the features you need to look for are:
The center speakers must be compatible with the existing stereo systems. It is better to buy both from the same manufacturer. But they could be non compatible too. Hence, it is best to consult with the manufacturer’s customer service itself. They would be able to guide you in the right way.
Maximum input power and nominal input power:
Maximum input power is the maximum power that can be handled by the speaker. It is also called as peak power. Nominal input power, also called as RMS power is the amount of power handled by the speaker without any damage or overheating. Higher the RMS value better is the sound quality.
This indicates the power optimization. It is the measure of minimum power required to play the sound with same volume as that of one with lower sensitivity. This value talks about the efficiency of the speaker. Higher the value of sensitivity higher is the efficiency of the speaker. It is measured in decibels.
It is associated with the voice coil. It the resistance produced by the voice coil to the flow of an AC (Alternating current). Lower the impedance, greater is the output for the same amount of power. If power goes too high to be handled by the coil, it leads to permanent damage and overheating.
It indicates the range of frequencies the speaker is capable of producing. Wider the frequency range greater is the sound quality.
This is to prevent the interference of the magnet inside the speaker with any electronic equipment. This reduces picture distortion. Look for speakers with magnetic shielding.
These are frequencies at which the signals split and are directed to different drivers. Higher frequencies are directed to the tweeter, low frequencies are directed to woofers and middle frequencies to mid range drivers. Higher the crossover frequency, better is the sound quality.
With all the above features, the center speaker perfectly fits your home theater system. Be careful not to compromise with things and then regret later. A center speaker is of no good if it leaves you unsatisfied since it plays the most important sounds.