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Old 08-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #11
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I just did this a few hours ago and yes, it does make a difference for a cleaner sound. Like mentioned above, no need to tape the plug cause the dummy receptacle is just under and forward of where the speaker sits.
oh is that what that thingy is? I was wondering what it was for. Oh well, its taped and hopefully it gives some sort of vibration absorption lol.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #12
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Wow. Well count me in. I'm going to give it a go. I'll report back.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Wow. Well count me in. I'm going to give it a go. I'll report back.

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Looking to hear back.

I'm getting dressed to go give mine a test too.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #14
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So I just tried this and I must say I had a total opposite experience!

It sounded way worse with the center disconnected and I was not impressed at all. Well different stuff for different people!
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So I just tried this and I must say I had a total opposite experience!

It sounded way worse with the center disconnected and I was not impressed at all. Well different stuff for different people!
How was your balance/fade set? Some people compensated for the center speaker by adjusting theirs, if you did the same, maybe a test with the balance/fade set back to default would help.
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So I just tried this and I must say I had a total opposite experience!

It sounded way worse with the center disconnected and I was not impressed at all. Well different stuff for different people!
As I mentioned in another thread, this mod does not apply to everyone.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #17
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How was your balance/fade set? Some people compensated for the center speaker by adjusting theirs, if you did the same, maybe a test with the balance/fade set back to default would help.
Had it reset to zero and then played from there. Just not impressed.

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Had it reset to zero and then played from there. Just not impressed.

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Can anyone provide more opinions in if this improves the sound?
Yes, it goes from sounding like crap to providing the critical listener with a reasonable illusion of a soundstage and most of the harshness is gone as well.
The tweeters aren't great but are passable once the mediocre center channel is disconnected.
I went one step further and removed it and tossed it. Not everyone will agree with my assessment but that's fine.
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I tested power between the disconnected centre and connected centre.

Sub was getting a noticeably increased amount of power to boot, so another perk to this.
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