I recently purchased a pair of B&W 685 bookshelf speakers and am looking to add a center speaker. My problem is that the shelf my center speaker is on is only 11 inches deep. (this is the only possible spot to put the center speaker - if there were other options I wouldn't be asking). The smallest B&W center speaker in the 600 series is the HTM62 and it is 12.3 inches deep. My wife (and I can't say I blame her) refuses to have a center speaker that hangs over the shelf in our living room. I need to find a center speaker that will fit on the shelf and match the tonality of the B&W 685's. Any suggestions?
I've been looking at the polk tsi cs10, because of its size but am pretty much convinced the tonality will not match since polk and B&W have such different sounds. Is having the center speaker tonality match the L and R speakers really that important?
If I can't find a center to match I'm considering running 4.1 with a phantom center, but I'd really like to have a center speaker to anchor the sound stage. Please help. Thanks