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    Default Fxi A6 to match with Rti 10s... Worth it?

    I have a couple of Rti 10s matched with a Csi5 for fronts and center in my current HT set up... I am also using a pair of Fxi50s for surrounds, but my understanding is that these surrounds do not exactly timbre-match the Rti10s and Csi5 although they seem to share a similar (if not the exact same) tweeter... Please correct me if I am wrong as I do not know exactly how many internal elements (tweeters and drivers) should match for there to be a proper timbre-match. To complicate things further, I now have an opportunity to purchase a good used pair of Fxi A6's which I am only considering because I am thinking they'll be a better match for the Rti 10s and Csi 5. Am I right about this? Would the Fxi A6 pair work better with the RTI 10's in an HT setting... I could also purchase the Fxi A6's, use them as surrounds, and move the Fxi50's to the rear, and then have a 7.1 system, instead of a 5.1, even though that solution is not exactly elegant, visually speaking, because of limitations of space in my living room. Still, failing the 7.1 option, I shall consider replacing the fxi50s with the Fxi A6's if the improvement in sq would be significant

    The owner of the FXi A6's is asking for $300/pr shipped. I am just not sure whether this is a good investment. Any thoughts?

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    300 is a lot of dough, esp. when you already have some bi/dipole surrounds.

    I took a look at your vintage FXi50's and they carry very similar specs to the FXiA6. One thing I know, timbre matching isn't as important with the surrounds as it is with your front stage. And the fact that the tweeters are so closely matched, I'd just stay with what you've got and either save the 3 hun or put toward something more beneficial.
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    You're right, Geoff4rfc: This is something I needed to hear again, even though it should be clear to me already. Thanks. I'll stay put with what I have already.

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    You're welcome! I totally feel you. Knee jerk reaction; you see something and think, "hey, I should probably have that", then, a little remorse creeps in and unsettles you a bit.

    There are many here that can be the "voice of reason" when you need it :-)

    Nice speakers btw, what are you driving them with?
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    Geoff4rfc nailed it. Any differences would be probably inaudible. Too much dough for a lateral move. Your Fxi-50's are actually rated to go down to 40hz, the a6's are only rated to go to 45hz. This is irrelevant of course if your running a sub. Newer isn't always better.

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    I echo the other posts. Don't waste your money.
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