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    Hi everyone, just a quick question I would like some advice on. Currently I have 2 Monitor 40's, 2 Monitor 30's, a CS1 and Bic Acoustech H-100 sub powered by a HK 147. Plan on keeping the Monitors for awhile but just wondering if I bought a better center if I would notice a difference. I know the CS1 matches the monitors very well but was thinking of possibly a CSI3. Could probably get a new one fairly cheap, maybe $150.00. So I'm just wondering if it would be worth it, would there be a noticeable difference? Thanks.

    Should also add that a CS2 is too big for my space.
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    Default CSi3 vs. CS1 with Monitor Series

    Quote Originally Posted by double d View Post
    Hi everyone, just a quick question I would like some advice on. Currently I have 2 Monitor 40's, 2 Monitor 30's, a CS1 and Bic Acoustech H-100 sub powered by a HK 147. Plan on keeping the Monitors for awhile but just wondering if I bought a better center if I would notice a difference. I know the CS1 matches the monitors very well but was thinking of possibly a CSI3. Could probably get a new one fairly cheap, maybe $150.00. So I'm just wondering if it would be worth it, would there be a noticeable difference? Thanks.

    Should also add that a CS2 is too big for my space.
    That system should sound pretty good IMO already, at least for Home Theater. The CSi3 is a good center, but not as well matched to your speakers, so, in theory at least, not as good an option. I'm not convinced that you'll notice a big upgrade with it. If something does not seem right, I would run EzSet/EQ again, and check the settings (speakers set to SMALL, not LARGE; crossover at 60Hz or 80Hz; check distances etc.).

    Otherwise, you're probably condemned to upgrading all your speakers, if you want to do things right, not just your center!

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    So I'm waiting and waiting but only one reply. My system sounds ok but from what I gather the center speaker is the most important part of a system. I want to buy a Blu ray player soon so this is why I'm asking. I don't want to upgrade anything else but would be willing to upgrade my center if any of you think it would make a difference. I know the CSI3 is not a perfect match, just wondering if it would be worth the cost, Thanks.

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    Look at the cs2.

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    If you were going to upgrade in the near future to the rti series then yes get the csi3.if not thengo with the cs2. Don't think it's going to make a huge difference.

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    Wanted the CS2 but is too big for my space thats why I was asking about the csi3, don't plan on upgrading for awhile but would love to get the rti series. Only option for now is whether the csi 3 would make a noticeable difference as compared to the cs1. thanks for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by double d View Post
    Wanted the CS2 but is too big for my space thats why I was asking about the csi3, don't plan on upgrading for awhile but would love to get the rti series. Only option for now is whether the csi 3 would make a noticeable difference as compared to the cs1. thanks for the replies.

    I would just stick with the cs1 then.

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    Sorry to hijack, but my scenario is very similar. Except in my case I have the RM6700 satellite 5 speaker set with 6750 sats and a 6752 center. At the time I put these in, I had to set the speaker on top of a 30" TV, but I recently bought a bigger TV and a stand and have room for a nicer center speaker.

    Would the benefits of adding a larger center speaker, such as a CS1 or CS10 outweigh the non-matching tone issue when crossing speaker lines? I'd really like to have a center that can play below 120hz, but upgrading all 5 speakers is not possible at this time since they are on the wall in my living room. TIA.

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