RM7302 vs. CSi3 Center Channel Speakers
I need some advice and canít seem to make a decision. Hopefully someone can help me with my dilemma.
As shown in my signature, I recently added the RM6900 surround system to my existing sound system. Everything came together very well and sounds great most of the time. There is only one area of the whole system that I have concerns with. Sometimes I feel that my current RM6902 center channel speaker is unable to keep up with my front channel RTi10s. The dilemma that I face concerns both a space and sound issue. I know that if I upgrade my center channel speaker to the RM7302 it will fit under my television without any modifications to my cabinet. On the other hand, if I was to make some minor modifications to accommodate the CSi3, I feel it might be a better match sonically to the RTi10s. My obvious choice would be to upgrade to the CSi5, but due to space limitations, this is not an option at this point.
My preference is for better sound quality since the center channel provides so much of the sound content during movies and video playback. I am not concerned about the center channel for music since I only use the two front channel RTi10s and sub while listening to music content.
And the last consideration is that the RM7302 is substantially more expensive than the CSi3. But if the RM sounds better than the CS, I would gladly pay the extra. Also, the RM would probably look better in front of the television, but itís all about the sound.
Please let me know what you think.