Voice

The role of the center channel loudspeaker is to provide the acoustical “anchor” to the onscreen dialog, music, and sound effects, and to match the sound quality of the left and right front loudspeakers.

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Voice

The role of the center channel loudspeaker is to provide the acoustical “anchor” to the onscreen dialog, music, and sound effects, and to match the sound quality of the left and right front loudspeakers. Seems simple enough, until you consider that home theater systems vary widely in where and how the center channel speaker is physically placed. Front projection systems might have the center speaker placed below or even behind the screen, while other installations might find the center speaker flush-mounted in the wall or placed above the video monitor. As each different placement option affects the resulting sound quality, obtaining a correct acoustical match with the left and right front speakers in every instance becomes difficult, if not impossible. Unless the three front
speakers have very similar tonal balances, achieving a smooth, accurate and even blend across the entire front soundstage just isn’t achievable.

The Voice is the first center channel speaker designed specifically to address this problem. Featuring two 8-inch inverted dome woofers and one 4-inch inverted dome midrange, along with a 1.1-inch dome tweeter, the Voice provides a uniform, timbre-matched dispersion that covers a wide audience listening area. Three different boundary compensation adjustments are provided to allow correct timbral balance for virtually any placement possibility. With the Voice, the correct tonal balance between all three front speakers can be evenly matched in any home theater setup, resulting in dramatically improved soundstaging and imaging accuracy. As with all Ultima range speakers, these proprietary drivers are specially designed for incredible dynamic range capability, preventing dynamic compression from altering the timbral balance during musical crescendo peaks and explosive movie soundtracks.