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    Default Trying to figure out the best center speaker to go with. So confused! help

    Okay so just got a new 7.1 surround sound receiver. I have 2 klipsch towers for my fronts and a psw10 polk subwoofer. I am wanting to get a polk center speaker. I have been looking at the cs10, cs 20 and the cs2. I have the room to put it as I have read they are big. Just wondering which is the best one to go with. I will be getting some rear surround polkas to. Any suggestions on that would be great. I am on somewhat of a budget also. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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    First off, why do you want a Polk center to go with Klipsch towers? That won't even come close to timbre matching.
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    Get a Klipsch Center to match the fronts. That is normally recommended. Which Klipsch mains do you have?
    2 Channel-
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    I think adding a center channel could hurt your soundstage....

    Higher number of speakers doesn't mean it's automatically better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezy View Post
    I think adding a center channel could hurt your soundstage....

    Higher number of speakers doesn't mean it's automatically better.


    cheezy
    And for music, I completely agree.
    But if this is for purely home theater use, no.

    Why are you still here still anyway cheezy? I thought you didn't interact with "normal" people.
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    Okay the fronts are klipsch kg45. I mainly want a nice sounding surround for playing movies. I do not listen to music that often. So main focus is movies. I wanted polks as the reviews on them have been awesome. What your saying is I should match them up with klipsch center and surround rears? So your saying buying a polk center will not help my system sound better? I should get a klipsch?
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    Get any Klipsch center.
    You can get KV-1 for cheap used.
    Polk center won't match with Klipsch's horn sound.

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    Thank You!

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    Or, if you're really after the Polk sound, sell your Klipsch's and buy Polk fronts and a Polk center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Or, if you're really after the Polk sound, sell your Klipsch's and buy Polk fronts and a Polk center.
    Good thought.
    Also, those KG45 do bring decent price but if you like horns, it's hard to beat Klipsch's.
    For those who find horns too bright, Polks are great.

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    I think a polk center with the tri-laminate tweeter would do a closer match to the kg5 , even though its not a horn the trilaminate has a more localized sound then the silvercoil or cloth soft domes ( just my opinion )

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystery View Post
    Get any Klipsch center.
    You can get KV-1 for cheap used.
    Polk center won't match with Klipsch's horn sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20hz View Post
    I think a polk center with the tri-laminate tweeter would do a closer match to the kg5 , even though its not a horn the trilaminate has a more localized sound then the silvercoil or cloth soft domes ( just my opinion )
    Tri lams sound nothing like Klipsch horns IMO. Decide which way you want to go and buy accordingly.

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    agree go with the klipsch center, it will match up better than the polk

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    +1, you should stick with the same brand, in order to maximize smooth transition between speakers!
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