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    Default Center Channel Choice

    One of my few affordable New Year resolutions is to replace my non-Polk center channel with a somewhat closer match for my SDA-1C fronts. Cost comes into play and space is limited so it's a short list. Any all comments regarding the three below matched with 1C's. Large room, Carver amp, below TV location.

    The choices are CSR, CS2, and CS10.

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    Sony 60'' SXRD 1080p
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    Processor = NAD T747
    Panasonic BD35 Blu-Ray
    Main = SDA-1C Studio with RD0s, spikes, XO rebuild, rings, I/C upgrade
    Center=Polk CS10, Surround = Athena Dipoles, Sub= Boston 12HO
    Music/Video Streaming = Netgear NEO550
    TT = Audio Technica

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    I would look for a used cs400 or cs350.

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    you may also be able to find a csi a6, which polk recommends for the sda line.... I am getting one as soon as my budget allows

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    Phantom mode with SDAs. You will be completely surprised. Try it out before spending $$$ on a center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warlocks1 View Post
    I would look for a used cs400 or cs350.
    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    you may also be able to find a csi a6, which polk recommends for the sda line.... I am getting one as soon as my budget allows
    The three mentioned are all too large. I have 21-22 inches to work with and about 8 inches of height which is why I narrowed it down before asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by ND13 View Post
    Phantom mode with SDAs. You will be completely surprised. Try it out before spending $$$ on a center.
    Yes, I've tried phantom center and find that with large screens (60+) the dialog is not anchored properly - especially for non-optimal seating positions.
    Sony 60'' SXRD 1080p
    Amp = Carver AV-705THX 5-Channel
    Processor = NAD T747
    Panasonic BD35 Blu-Ray
    Main = SDA-1C Studio with RD0s, spikes, XO rebuild, rings, I/C upgrade
    Center=Polk CS10, Surround = Athena Dipoles, Sub= Boston 12HO
    Music/Video Streaming = Netgear NEO550
    TT = Audio Technica

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    based upon that criteria I would go with the cs10

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    based upon that criteria I would go with the cs10
    Thanks John, I was leaning that way because it's a slightly better efficiency match versus the CS2 (which I've heard good things about). The A6 you mentioned would probably be my first choice but if it won't fit, it won't fit.
    Sony 60'' SXRD 1080p
    Amp = Carver AV-705THX 5-Channel
    Processor = NAD T747
    Panasonic BD35 Blu-Ray
    Main = SDA-1C Studio with RD0s, spikes, XO rebuild, rings, I/C upgrade
    Center=Polk CS10, Surround = Athena Dipoles, Sub= Boston 12HO
    Music/Video Streaming = Netgear NEO550
    TT = Audio Technica

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty913 View Post
    The three mentioned are all too large. I have 21-22 inches to work with and about 8 inches of height which is why I narrowed it down before asking.



    Yes, I've tried phantom center and find that with large screens (60+) the dialog is not anchored properly - especially for non-optimal seating positions.
    I'm the master and always sit in the sweet-spot.:D
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    I used a CSi5 with my SDA-1C's with very good results.
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