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    Question New center to go with Monitor 30's

    Currently running Monitor 30 fronts and a CS1. Making the switch from black to cherry and was wondering which center people would recommend to go with the M30's

    CS2 ($128)
    CS10 ($100)

    If I get the CS10 I will likely switch to TSI100's eventually. If I get a CS2 I doubt I would buy more Monitor 30s.

    Thanks everyone!


    PS I only have room for TSI100/M30's, can't even do an RTiA4.

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    I have the CS2 in my HT setup. Its an Ok center for 128.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamZet View Post
    I have the CS2 in my HT setup. Its an Ok center for 128.
    It would play well with my m30s?

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    Yes, it's the better of the 2 centers and for a 30 buck difference a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Yes, it's the better of the 2 centers and for a 30 buck difference a no brainer.
    Would you pay $145 for a cs20 and update to tsi100 down the road?

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    The specs are quite similar for the tsi and monitor, if you are happy and like what you hear keep the 30's, put that money towards some good cables or avr/separates for those speakers and make them sing
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    I would update to the rtia line if at all possible.

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    If you can find a csi3or 5 I would take it over all of them. because of a shipping SNAFU(original was lost, after 9 weeks and no delivery, i filed a claim,they checked with the shipper, it was lost, they sent a new one, three or four days later the lost one arrived)I have a new in box csi3 I don't think I will use, but shipping will be quite high from where I live. If you're interested send a pm.
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    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: YTD
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I would update to the rtia line if at all possible.

    It's not, unless they make bookshelves smaller than 11.5" high someday. I saw they had a a4 for 170 but i could never match it
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    The rest o f ny setup is a Yamaha rx-v571, mordaunt carnival 1 and a carnival 9 sub

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    I would update to the rtia line if at all possible.
    I see the RT25i fits the bill. Would you go for that, used in good condition over a new TSi100?

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    The 25i would be the better speaker, although older, yes! It's actually a nice bookie! You'd need the matching center for that line, though!

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    The CS2 is better than the Cs1 or CS10 and I wouldn't waste money to go from Monitor to Tsi's.
    Theater Room: Pioneer Elite SC-35, RTi12's, Csi5, Fxi5's, Fxi3's, ED A5-350 sub, Optoma HD20, 92'' Elite Screen, Sony BDPS790, Xbox One, APC H15, MIT Exp 2 SC's, Pepster PC's

    Living Room: Martin Logan ESL's, Peachtree Audio iNova, Zu Mission SC's & IC's, Pepster PC, Sharp Aquos 60'', AEX

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    I found out the cs2 would be taxed so about the same price as the cs20, I liked the styling better on the 20.

    I get that the monitor is pretty much the same as the tsi but for WAF I have to convert to cherry anyway . I figure once the tsx shows up the tsi will be dirt cheap

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