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    Default center channel for SDA CRS

    i recently picked up my first pair of speakers in the SDA CRS. i'm thinking of a surround system with possibly RT-5 rear speakers and was looking at center speaker. someone is selling CS175i in my area for $40, and my other options are CS245i or CS400 but those arent local. the CS175i isnt in the vintage forum search so i'm kind of stuck. can i get someones opinion on this? thanks.

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    CS350, CS400, Monitor 5 or 7. I'm sure others will chime in as well.
    Display: Sony 42" LCD
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Sony STR-DA2400ES
    Amp: Kenwood KM-894 x 2(fronts and surrounds)
    Fronts: Polk SDA2
    Center: Polk Monitor 7C
    Surrounds: Polk Monitor 7C
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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    Monitor 5, 7, or even 10 if you can fit it for center and monitor 4, 4.5, 5jr, or 5 for rears.
    |Fronts - Peerless RTA-12B | Center(s) - Peerless Monitor 5 | Rears - Peerless Monitor 4 |
    |AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 |
    |TV - Philips 46" Smart LED | Gaming - Xbox One - Xbox 360 | Headphones - Philips Fidelio X1 |

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    thanks for the replies. so no love for the rt5 as rears? just found a pair for $40

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    You need to match the timbre as close as possible, especially the Center. Surrounds should be from the same era as well.
    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
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, H-Nuts, BH5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-350, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer


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    Your rt5's should be fine for now. Excellent speakers for $40.

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    i didnt get the rt5 just yet, maybe for tomorrow. there is also a monitor 7b for sale close to the rt5 for $100 that is a consideration for the rear. i cant use those for centers because they take up too much space. that cuts my budget pretty close, but is it worth spending the extra cash? sorry for all the questions.

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    Monitor 7's are regarded as the best of the vintage Monitor series by many.
    |Fronts - Peerless RTA-12B | Center(s) - Peerless Monitor 5 | Rears - Peerless Monitor 4 |
    |AVR - Yamaha Aventage RX-A1020 |
    |TV - Philips 46" Smart LED | Gaming - Xbox One - Xbox 360 | Headphones - Philips Fidelio X1 |

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    I would get the Monitor 7's over the RT5's. Most definitely worth the extra money.
    Display: Sony 42" LCD
    Sources: Harman Kardon DVD-27,
    Panasonic DMP-BDT110 blu ray player
    AVR: Sony STR-DA2400ES
    Amp: Kenwood KM-894 x 2(fronts and surrounds)
    Fronts: Polk SDA2
    Center: Polk Monitor 7C
    Surrounds: Polk Monitor 7C
    Subwoofer: SVS PB10-ISD

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