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    Default Need help matching mains to my center

    Hey guys,

    I was looking to upgrade my Infinity Reference speakers that I have had forever.

    Someone recently gave me a Polk CS400i center channel and I was looking into building a system based off of that center. I have been interested in the monitor 70 or the RTi8 for the front mains. Which ones would match my center the best?

    I will be running off an Onkyo TX-SR503.

    Thanks

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    Welcome to the club,
    If it were me I would look for the RT series that was available when that center was new.
    I used to use the Rt2000p's for my left and right duty in my HT rig.
    They are not the best for 2 channel listening but were good for HT.
    The Rt800i's would also be a good match if you have the patience to find them.
    I have never heard the monitors or the rti8's so I will not comment on them.
    Good luck to you.
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    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
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    Thanks for looking

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    if you can't find any of the older RT models the RTi8 will be a closer match to your CS400i than the monitors, I used a CS400i and a set of RTi6's in my HT for about a year with no problems.
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    Thanks.
    I will keep an eye out for the older RT models.
    I came across some RT800's is there a big difference between the 800 and the 800i. Since the center is an "i" is that what I would want to stick with?

    I'm not sure if there is anywhere in Oklahoma City where I can actually go listen to the RTi8. The only place I found so far is CC and they only carry the Monitors.

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    People say they hear a difference between the two but my ears are not that great.
    I would try to match them just because I am like that.
    Skynut
    SOPAŽ Founder
    The system Almost there
    DVD Onkyo DV-SP802
    Sunfire Theater Grand II
    Sherbourn 7/2100
    Panamax 5510 power conditioner (for electronics)
    2 PSAudio UPC-200 power conditioners (for amps)
    Front L/R RT3000p (Bi-Wired)
    Center CS1000p (Bi-Wired) (under the television)
    Center RT2000p's (Bi-Wired) (on each side of the television)
    Sur FX1000
    SVS ultra plus 2

    www.ShadetreesMachineShop.com
    Thanks for looking

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