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    Default Timbre matching with Tri-Laminate Tweeters

    Hello All,

    Hoping to get some help matching up a center channel, presumably with the same Tri-Laminate tweets, to my new fronts. I've been tweaking with my setup for some time now, and finally went ahead and grabbed a pair of RT1000p towers. Here's my current setup:

    Mains: RT1000p
    Center: RM8
    Surrounds: LS f/x
    Back Surrounds: RM8
    Sub: PSW350
    A/V Rec: Yamaha RX-V1800

    Now finding a nice center is my next goal, but since these tweeters have been phased out for the softer composite dome type, I am searching eBay and Craigslist for a suitable suitor to complete the transformation. Thus far, I've been checking out: CS300, CS350, CS400, CS245i & CS400i. Any other suggestions? Is there any hope for matching with the newer domes like the CSiA4, or would the difference be really noticeable?

    I bought the RM8s as a 5.0 set, even though I only wanted 2 for back surround mounting, for $80 more I went with the whole set (so I have 2 for sale!). LFE out is ran as series from the 1000ps to the sub, 110Hz crossover from Yamaha and around 80Hz on the PSW350. Everything sounds nice for now, but I certainly need some more depth and width at the center position.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    I'd go with the CS400 personally, it's a hell of a center and should match nicely.
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    B Run, thanks for the feedback, I've heard plenty of good things about the 400, but I also read that the highs were too "sharp" and the crossovers and components were "adjusted" for the 400i. I think that means the 400 would actually be a better match for the 1000ps as opposed to the 400i to the 1000is, eh?

    And I notice you have a CS245, how do you like that guy?

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    And whats up with the websites selective and picky filter for "Recent & Vintage Models" info? I have had no luck finding info for the CS225, 275, 300 and others.
    -Wendel

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    Mains: RT2000P, Center: CS400i Surr: LS f/x, R Surr RT7, Sub(s): PSW300, Energy ESW-C8 (switched and hidden inside sectional), 2 Aura Bass Shakers <-- Adcom 150w Subwoofer amp

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    I have a CS245 and a (I think) CS300 or 350 (can't remember). The 245 is rather small compared to the other.

    At work right now and will look when I get home. I really don't need both of them..

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    Hey sounds great, just let me know then. Where are you located?
    -Wendel

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    I'm ready to part with my CS-350. It's been idle for several years now (in air conditioned comfort of course). I can't seem to find my original box though. I would be hesitant to ship without original packaging.
    Fronts - LS-90
    Center - CS-400i
    Sides - FX-1000
    Rears - AB755 (2)
    Sub - SVS 25-31 PC-Plus
    Amp - B&K AVR317

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Run View Post
    I'd go with the CS400 personally, it's a hell of a center and should match nicely.
    Yeah, that center is timbre matched to those cs1000p's and employ the same drivers and tweeters
    design is where science and art break even.

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    just to let you know, the CS350 is an awesome center but it sounds a TON different from the CS400's. seriously. I was astounded by how different they sounded. it uses 4" drivers and a different tweeter and the sound will not blend with your 1000p's well. Just a heads up, but fell free to experiment.
    design is where science and art break even.

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    Wallstreet, thank you for the offer, and newrival thanks for the info. I actually meant to take the CS350 off of my list after realizing it is a whopping 26in wide. I only have around 20in to work with in my current setup, so a 400 would fit perfectly.

    I sent a message to someone who has a CS400 for sale, but have not heard back yet. Wish me luck!
    -Wendel

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    Mains: RT2000P, Center: CS400i Surr: LS f/x, R Surr RT7, Sub(s): PSW300, Energy ESW-C8 (switched and hidden inside sectional), 2 Aura Bass Shakers <-- Adcom 150w Subwoofer amp

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    I have one I would sell, nevermind, I see you are in PA and I do not want to ship it.

    [Edited] Originally I didn't see he was in PA..
    Last edited by DaveMuell; 05-19-2011 at 12:13 PM.

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    Ok...thanks?
    -Wendel

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    Mains: RT2000P, Center: CS400i Surr: LS f/x, R Surr RT7, Sub(s): PSW300, Energy ESW-C8 (switched and hidden inside sectional), 2 Aura Bass Shakers <-- Adcom 150w Subwoofer amp

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    I have a CS300 and it is a great center. I only had 18" of width and it was the best center to fit the bill.

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    hey Conradicles, is this 300 for sale? if so, how much would shipping be from the "old fishin' hole"?
    -Wendel

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    50in Pan S2 Plasma, Yamaha A-2010, XBOX 360 Elite, LG BD590, Motorola DCX 3400 M
    Mains: RT2000P, Center: CS400i Surr: LS f/x, R Surr RT7, Sub(s): PSW300, Energy ESW-C8 (switched and hidden inside sectional), 2 Aura Bass Shakers <-- Adcom 150w Subwoofer amp

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    Nm, got a CS300
    -Wendel

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    Mains: RT2000P, Center: CS400i Surr: LS f/x, R Surr RT7, Sub(s): PSW300, Energy ESW-C8 (switched and hidden inside sectional), 2 Aura Bass Shakers <-- Adcom 150w Subwoofer amp

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