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    Default Need help choosing a center channel speaker

    I am doing 5.1 Ht using SDA1c for fronts and CRS+ for rears. What would be a good timber match speaker to use as a center channel speaker?
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhart86 View Post
    I am doing 5.1 Ht using SDA1c for fronts and CRS+ for rears. What would be a good timber match speaker to use as a center channel speaker?
    Monitor 4.6 or 5 layed on it's side. They're not shielded though.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...ished...Almost
    Center: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...hannel-Project
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...rround-Project
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    Either a A6 or A5 they are the same A5 is just older model.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html;jsess...K+CSIA5&_rdc=1

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    I used the Monitor 10b with the SDA surround system I had.
    design is where science and art break even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    Either a A6 or A5 they are the same A5 is just older model.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html;jsess...K+CSIA5&_rdc=1
    Very nice centers, but these would be a poor match due to timbral imbalance
    design is where science and art break even.

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    CS350 gets rave reviews if you can find one for a good price

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    Then Polk Audio lied to me.
    They told me the A6 was the closest thing available now to match my SDA SRS 2.3 TLS.
    I had a CS2 Series 2 and it was a poor match.

    Quote Originally Posted by newrival View Post
    Very nice centers, but these would be a poor match due to timbral imbalance

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    I'm using CS-350 with CRS+ as fronts and monitor 7's as surrounds.
    Nice!

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    CS350LS or CS 400 / 400i are highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    Then Polk Audio lied to me.
    They told me the A6 was the closest thing available now to match my SDA SRS 2.3 TLS.
    I had a CS2 Series 2 and it was a poor match.
    http://www.polkaudio.com/polk-univer...-polk-speakers
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    RTA 8T...end o' story
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    So I was right, thanks

    What center speaker matches with my older Polk speakers?

    While Polk speakers have evolved and improved over time, some basic signature Polk sound traits have remained constant. Clear, projected midrange, open, airy highs and wide sound staging are all hallmarks of the Polk sound, past and present. Therefore, Polk center channel speakers are the best match for older Polk main speakers.

    The CSiA6 makes a great match for top of the line Polk speakers of the past such as the legendary SDA-SRS.


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    Default which center channel is this

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    Can anyone identify this center channel?
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    Thanks for all your posted info, I will begin shopping for some of those mentioned.........need to find a steal of a deal
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    very helpful...........thanks
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    Good luck with that

    I got mine at Newegg for $250 no tax, free shipping, brand new, with a five year warranty.


    Quote Originally Posted by dhart86 View Post
    Thanks for all your posted info, I will begin shopping for some of those mentioned.........need to find a steal of a deal

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