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    Default Replacement Center for Polk CSI A6

    I've had the Polk Audio CSI A6 Center Speaker as part of my Home Theater room for 5 years now. It's matched up to a pair of RTiA5 Fronts. I suppose they are timbre matching since they are the same series and same 6.5"/1" Woofer/Tweeter sizes.

    I'm starting to notice some of the dialog is not as clear as I would like. It's probably age related hearing loss. Anyway, I'm looking for a center that would provide even more clarity for dialog but still be a good match to the RTiA5 Fronts. I was thinking about getting the Infinity Primus PC351 because it is a 3 way speaker with 5.25"/3"/.75" for low/mid/high range frequencies. Would this be a better speaker than the Polk CSI A6?

    By the way, my receiver is an Onkyo TX-SA-705 100w per Channel. I'm thinking about upgrading to an Onkyo TX-NR717 at 110w per channel. Not sure of the extra 10 watss will actually make any noticeable difference.

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    No, the extra 10 watts won't matter much....an amp would. Aside from that, have you turned up your center channel level to see if that helps your situation ? Have you checked your cabling/connections....if your using bare wire you probably need to strip it back a half inch or so and get good copper into those speaker posts again.
    Infinity or the Polk ? I'd take the Polk.

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    Could try a CSI A4 there are a few guys on here who have made the down grade from the A6 to the A4.

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    I would try adjusting the level of the center before spending any money for sure. How is the speaker set up? Is the tweeter on the same plane as the A5's? Hidden in a cabinet?

    It may be worth upgrading (updating) your receiver for modern room correction software, not necessarily for more wattage.
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    Where is your location? If near me I like to offer your try my Polk Lsic, if you like it we can barter.
    I was looking for csi5 or csi A6 but ended up got this Lsic for a steal, I have RTi 12 for my front speaker btw.

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    I wish I had pulled the trigger of the RTi12 when Fry's had them on sale for $750 a pair! Sorry for going off topic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrsuhen View Post
    I was looking for csi5 or csi A6 but ended up got this Lsic for a steal
    I would unload that center channel for some cash on here. They are kind of hard to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbooker82 View Post
    I would unload that center channel for some cash on here. They are kind of hard to find.
    Thanks for the advice, maybe I should do that.

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    Or adjust the level and eq with your receiver. I think that onkyo can eq the channels.
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    Actually I posting on my local CL, but nobody interesting so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamers99 View Post
    I'm starting to notice some of the dialog is not as clear as I would like. It's probably age related hearing loss. Anyway, I'm looking for a center that would provide even more clarity for dialog but still be a good match to the RTiA5.
    Some great suggestions here. If all else fails, maybe consider this; http://www.vr3mods.com/
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