View Full Version : Center channel help
01-31-2008, 04:29 AM
I've been piecing together a "budget" HT setup for the last month or so and I've hit a snag in my plans. I'm having a hard time finding a center channel to go with the setup I have so far.
Onkyo TX-SR705(on order)
2x Polk RTi8's Blk Oak(have)
2x Polk RTi4's Blk Oak(have)
Bic h-100(on order)
I wanted a CSi3(5 is too large) but I'm having a tough time finding one in Black Oak. What do you guys recommend as an alternative at around the $200 price point?
01-31-2008, 05:31 PM
You should try to keep the front stage matching.Why not a CS1? I think they are right at 200.00.
02-01-2008, 12:04 AM
You think the CS1 will be able to keep up with the RTi8's up front?
02-01-2008, 01:21 AM
Forget it, the CSi3's(cherry) are just too much of a deal right now to pass up. I'll just paint them or cover them with some kind of black material.
02-01-2008, 08:44 AM
get csi3....CS1 will not be match compared to CSi3....besides it's on sale at amazon at $99 plus shipping...
02-01-2008, 09:53 AM
I have a csi3 and let me tell you it's a good speaker. I bought one due to size restrictions in my cabinet. I am very impressed with it. It's Xover @ 80. I am also using a 200W monoblock on it. I would like to get the 5 or the new version of it, now, only cause I can.
But go with the csi3 over the other mentioned the cs.
02-01-2008, 12:58 PM
Alot of you here probably know alot more about the Polks than I do.I do have to say though,when I was auditioning the RTi10's at Frys I was playing them along with the CS1 with an Onkyo 805 I was pretty impressed.I gave them a nice work out and I wouldnt have hesitated buying that setup for one second.Now granted the CS3 sounded very nice too,but for the price I was very impresses with the CS1.
That's a sick price on the cherry CSi3. Almost makes me want to set up a second system of cherry RTi's. I managed to luck into a black CSi3 off craigslist but if I was still looking I would order this is a second not caring about mismatched cherry and black speakers.
02-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Timbre is either Csi3 or Csi5
02-01-2008, 04:47 PM
Hard to pass up the CSi3 for $100.. grab it before it's gone! Too bad the black inventory seems to be completely gone.
02-01-2008, 05:00 PM
Just pretend it's black
02-01-2008, 05:04 PM
Just pretend it's black
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