A good home theater system requires various audio gadgets, receivers, amplifiers and speakers. While watching a movie, it is the speech or dialogue that connects you to the story. Home theater center speaker is engineered for the same purpose i.e., it specializes in the reproduction of dialogues and vocals, as if they are performed live right in front of you.
As the name suggests, a home theater center speaker is always placed at the center of the room, right in front of the screen with the left and right speakers on its either side. There are several devices which are flexible to be used as LCR front channels i.e. either as left/center/right speaker, whereas few speakers are designated just for center channel.
Paradigm speakers have several center speakers in their product range with Prestige 55C being one of the best. Crafted in Canada, 55C home theater center speaker is built with a 3 way crossover technology and 6 drivers – four 5.5” low frequency drivers, one 3.5” midrange and 1” high frequency tweeter dome.
- Patented X-Pal drivers: All the drivers and woofers of this home theater center speaker is of X-Pal technology. An X-Pal driver and woofer has brushed pure-aluminum cones which offer lightweight character accompanied with greater consistency.
- Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds: Paradigm’s proprietary Active Ridge Technology (ART) surrounds are directly over molded onto each cone of the bass driver. ART helps the driver in reproducing undisturbed frequencies at high sound pressures better than other standard surrounds.
- SHOCK-MOUNT Isolation Mounting System: This system suggests the presence of butyl-rubber fastening between the driver and its enclosure to avoid creation of unwanted resonances, vibrations and such other interactions which might disturb the performance.
- X-Pal tweeter: 55C home theater center speaker has an X-Pal dome tweeter partnered with Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter lens. PPA serves as a phase plug and restricts the entry of external unnecessary frequencies for smoother, detailed output.
- Design: 6 driver, 3 way center channel
- Frequency response: 55Hz-20kHz
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Dimensions (H x W X D): 5” x 32” x 11.5” / 19 x 81.3 x 29.2 cm
- Weight: 49 lbs / 22.2 kg