Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default matching center channel

    Hello,

    I am putting together a home theater setup (7.1). I would like to use a pair of RC85i's (in-wall) for the fronts and two pairs of RC60i's (in-ceiling) for the surrounds. Will these sound alright together, since they are part of the same series, or do I need to match the sizes as well? My primary question, however, is about the center channel. The way the room was constructed, there is a rather wide column of studs inside the wall right where the center channel would go, so I need to use an on-wall center instead of in-wall. What center channel speaker should I use? Also, what sub would be recommended for this setup? Sorry for so many questions - I appreciate any guidance you can offer.

    Jon

  2. #2
    Polk Customer Service
    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Polk Audio HQ
    Posts
    556

    Default

    You don't have to match the rear sizes to the fronts (you're right they're within the same series) but if you're really picky they should be the same size. The difference isn't that big, especially if you're running a sub.

    Since you have to mount your center on-wall, I'd also suggest wall mounted (either on or in) Left and Right speakers if you can. The reason is- your ceiling front speakers will fire sound from the ceiling to the floor, while the center will fire sound across the room (think of the way ceiling mounted lights project light).

    With RCi you can use a CS1, CS2, CS10 or CS20 to match.
    -Eric
    -Polk Audio

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default front speakers

    Thank you very much for the reply. I am planning to use in-wall speakers for the fronts. The in-ceiling speakers are only for the 4 surrounds. I think I can aim the rear surround speakers to reflect off of the back wall if you think it will help. Due to the design of the room, on/in wall surrounds are not practical.

    Can you define "really picky"? ;-) When/how would the smaller surrounds be an issue?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Center channel matching RT-10
    By Kill_It in forum Speakers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2008, 01:22 PM
  2. wtb: matching center channel for R50 fronts
    By cganesh75 in forum Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-08-2007, 09:58 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-31-2005, 04:34 PM
  4. Center Channel Matching Efficiency
    By FastGorilla in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-20-2005, 11:43 AM
  5. Center Channel Matching
    By meganet3 in forum Speakers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-03-2003, 03:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts