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    Default tsi100 or R40 as front mains?

    Hey all. A friend of mine is offering me his Polk R40 floorstanders. They are kinda old...but they are in like-new condition. I currently have a 3.1 setup with tsi100 fronts,cs10 center and psw110 sub. I was wondering should I take them and use my tsi100 as rears and use the R40s as fronts. I know they are not similar model series and they are older,but I'm running them off a denon avr 1613 with audyssey auto-cal. Would the auto-cal copensate for that? Thoughts?

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    Depends, I would ask how much they will cost. If you can get them at a great price, go for it.
    Personally I would do it, I think the R40s will provide you with a much better front soundstage, also will allow you to get some surrounds into your setup (5.1).

    Set them all to "small" and cross them at 80hz as a starting point, you can always change that around and see what sounds best.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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    Quote Originally Posted by polrbehr View Post
    Depends, I would ask how much they will cost. If you can get them at a great price, go for it.
    Personally I would do it, I think the R40s will provide you with a much better front soundstage, also will allow you to get some surrounds into your setup (5.1).

    Set them all to "small" and cross them at 80hz as a starting point, you can always change that around and see what sounds best.
    Thats the best part...just talked to my friend...he'll give them to me at no cost! Can't beat that :-) how would it sound even tho they are not timbre-matched? The audyssey did good with my current setup...hoping it would do the same with these added...or maybe I should use the R40 as my rears?

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    As near as I can tell, the R40s would seem to be timbre-matched just fine with your center, both use 5 1/4" mids, though slightly different tweeters, but that should not make that much difference IMO.

    Since there seems to be zero risk on your part, try the 40s as fronts, I do not think you will be disappointed.
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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    Quote Originally Posted by polrbehr View Post
    As near as I can tell, the R40s would seem to be timbre-matched just fine with your center, both use 5 1/4" mids, though slightly different tweeters, but that should not make that much difference IMO.

    Since there seems to be zero risk on your part, try the 40s as fronts, I do not think you will be disappointed.


    Oh ok...Ill give it a try once I pick them up :)

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    I got the r40s....and hooked them up. I reran audyssey and....it sounds pretty good :-). Even though they are different series, it doesn't seem to sound like they are...to me anyway lol. Not bad for free ;)

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    I did some research, and according to Polk's FAQ section, the cs2 center channel is a match for my r40s. Surprising to me since the cs2 has 6.5 drivers ...figured the r40s would be better matched with the cs1 with 5.25 drivers. Since I have the cs10(basically a cs1) I figure it matches well with the r40s.

    On another note...how would the r40s compare to the tsi300s? Both have the same size drivers, except for the tweeters...prob different x-overs too. Any input would help. Thanks :-)

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