Whatâ€™s wrong with two-channel stereo? The main problem: finding the right spot to listen in isn’t always easy. Good spatial rendition requires that listeners sit on the centerline. Off-axis listeners get nearside biasâ€”the stage and images follow them to the near speaker. Farther phantom sources, even for centered listeners, have a mid-band response-error characteristic and tend to produce soft, foggy images.
On the other hand, multichannel audio presents a more stable soundstage and is better at tracking sound sources. A set-up like this ensures that the sound doesnâ€™t shift with listener position, perverting timbre, location, and direction, and provides an improved sense of ambience and envelopment. Two-channel playback is similar to looking into the performance space as opposed to being in it. In other words, with a high-performance multichannel recording, everybody, even off-axis listeners, get a sound field that doesnâ€™t have to be dependent on listening position. With the Infinity BetaC360BK Center Channel Speaker, youâ€™re one step closer to getting high-quality sounds.
Compatible with Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio Discs
The Infinity Beta C360BK Center Channel Speaker is an indoor speaker that literally and figuratively adds a new dimension to home entertainment and your surround sound experience.
The Infinity Beta C360 is a 3-way dual 6.5â€ center channel speaker featuring CMMD speaker driver technology. The Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (CMMD) technology delivers accurate performance with reduced distortion of sounds.
The Beta C360BK features its 40 KHz ultra-high frequency tweeters that are perfectly compatible with Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio discs. The tweeter is mounted in a special waveguide to ensure improved high-frequency dispersion throughout the room. It is placed closely to the midrange driver to improve the speaker’s sound quality and precision. All CMMD drivers and tweeters used in this model are made solely of aluminum laminated with a ceramic compound said to make them less brittle but definitely stiffer compared to titanium or aluminum alone.
This C360 model measures 25.6 inches wide, 8.5 inches high and 11.75 inches deep. It weighs 34.5-pounds. The adjustable rear-mounted foot stabilizes the speaker and can be put at an angle down towards the listening position. Furthermore, the Beta C360BK model features a three-way, four-driver design with dual 6.5-inch woofers, a 4-inch midrange, and a 1-inch dome tweeter. Also, it comes with black and cherry design, as well as all-metal connectors.
With these features, the overall sound of the Infinity Beta C360 is extremely impressive, and is responsive and accurate. The Beta C360 deserves to be considered for use in any high-performance, high-value home-theater system. They are solidly engineered, well-built, and simply sound great.
Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer