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    Right now I'm running RT55s as mains, RT7s as dual centers and FX500is as rears. I have been debating getting a CS400 for a center and moving the RT7s to the rears. I sure would appreciate some opinions on my thoguhts. Would this be an improvement or a less robust setup? If you could change set of speaker in the system what would it be? My room is approx 13Wx30Lx7H, I'm using a Yamaha A-1 to power everything and I plan on adding a 80 -100" front projector eventually.

    Thanks in advance for everyone's advice!

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    For 7.1 using the 7s as rears and 500s as sides, it makes sense, but other than that scenario, I don't see any improvement in sound as a 5.1 rig.

    The 400 center may look better, but be weaker.

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    Weaker!!!!!.... as to what?

    The CS400 would make the perfect match with the RT55's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteran
    Weaker!!!!!.... as to what?

    The CS400 would make the perfect match with the RT55's.
    I guess that's my question. I'm sure the CS400 presents a better front stage than a RT7 but how does a CS400 do compared to 2 RT7s. From just a driver perspective its 2 Trilams and 2 7-1/2 drivers vs. 1 Trilam and 2 6-1/2 drivers. I guess my first thought is that the dual setup produces a more robust setup, but what I'm wondering is if there are other "forces" at work that would make the CS400 a better choice?

    Also, I don't see myself moving to a 7.1 setup anytme soon. I need a bigger subwoofer first!

    Thanks again for all the input!

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    If you don't plan to do 7.1, leave it. 50% of your sound comes from the center, If you get the cs400 you might notice a difference but the blending in your front stage would surpass that. A good Amp will even make it better.
    Tey are not many Cs400's out there for sale, so if you are thinking about it, be on the lookout.
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    If you can find a nice CS400...I would go for it.
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    dont underestimate the power of timbre matching, it makes a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohskigod
    dont underestimate the power of timbre matching, it makes a difference
    It's always been my understanding that the RT7s and the RT55s are timbre matched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteran
    Weaker!!!!!.... as to what?

    The CS400 would make the perfect match with the RT55's.
    The 400 could be weaker than 2 RT7s. Depends on how comb filtering etc. plays into the equation, but RT7s with the larger woofers are killer little speakers.

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    get the center and go for the 7.1 if you like HT, its great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Gardner
    The 400 could be weaker than 2 RT7s. Depends on how comb filtering etc. plays into the equation, but RT7s with the larger woofers are killer little speakers.
    I have one on the floor and the othe opn top of the tv which puts them about 4ft. apart. So i hope I'm not running into that. I can't remember what the minimum distance is -- anyone?

    Thanks again!

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    The fact that they receive the exact same signal (mono) and tend to cancel each other when the sound reaches the ears together is the comb filter effect. I wish the multi channel formats would consider a stereo center option for the projector users or some type of wide program setting for our centers.

    I'm sure the distance helps some in this regard and trying different setups is what this hobby is all about when trying to achieve the best possible sound for your $$$.

    Enjoy, Brad!

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