Apogee Centaur ColumnCentaur Column

The Centaur Column was designed as a home theatre rear channel speaker. It is a 61" -tall, 9" x 9", black, cloth-covered column.

Speaker wires are attached to the bottom of their base, where there is only one pair binding posts. The wires exit through a slot in the rear of the base.

The "oblique-dipole" configuration of the ribbon in the Columns has both a forward-firing and a side-firing direction. Because the Columns do not vent to the rear, they can be placed up against a wall.

However they work equally well as front speakers, placed either against the wall or positioned out into the room like a traditional Apogee.

The recommended orientation as front speakers is with the side-firing face pointing inwards, toward the other speaker.



60 inches


13 inches

Depth 10 inches

Bass driver

6.5" Dynamic cone


26" Oblique-dipole ribbon (etched 6 segment)

Max Sound Level

107dB peak @ 4 meters

Sensitivity @ 3m


Frequency response

40z (-3dB) to 20kHz

Suggested amp power

100W (8 ohm load)

Impedance nominal

6 ohms


76 lbs each

Finishes available

Black or taupe grille

Price at time of first sale (1997)