Assuming the center can be positioned in a vertical orientation, is it feasible to use them as main speakers? I'm curious whether the front 3 speakers can be all centers, rather than having 2 VG towers/bookshelves plus a center.
Hi Gary and thanks for your inquiry. It's not the sealed enclosure that makes the Verus center less than ideal for a front let and right, but the dispersion of the speaker: It's designed to have controlled vertical dispersion and wider horizontal dispersion so that more folks across a wider area get good sound, so consequently, if you were turn it vertical you would have the opposite effect from what is desired of your front three speakers. Meaning, it would sound pretty wonky in terms of spectral balance and detail. Plus, the curved ends would make it really, really tough to get the speaker to stay put vertically without rolling over [:(]
[quote user="garymahon"]After reading the specs a little more carefully, I noticed that the VG center is a sealed unit rather than ported. That most likely means the answer to my previous question is 'no'. [/quote]
Right you will get a lot more bass output from the VGTs because they are ported, but also a broader soundstage since the cabinet is larger and a fuller midrange too since you have a lot more woofer surface area working for you too.
A VGB/VGC match up wouldn't be quite so straight forward because you would get fuller mids and more bass out of the larger VGC, but another thing to consider is that the VGC cabinet is curved so getting it to sit upright securely would be challenging in my opinion. If you really wanted to do it, I would just leave all three flat, but then space becomes an issue.
The final thing I would mention is that the VGC sound really has been optimized for center channel use, so I think it could end up sounding too rich through the mids for front left and right use.