I have recently purchased a pair of Polk Monitor 40s, and am expecting delivery of them sometime this week. I am looking to complete my home theater setup with polk speakers, and am slowly replacing them. I am looking at options for a center channel. Probably the CS1 or CS2, which would match the Monitor 40s better?
So far, I have polk T15s as my rear surrounds, and the Monitor 40s to be used as my front L/R speakers. Now is where my dilehma comes, I am currently using a JBL Voice Venue series speaker as my center channel, but would like the center to match up with the front L/R. I figure the Monitor 40s will match better with the JBL center than my current front L/R which are 12" 3-way Technics tower speakers.
Will it be possible to just use the JBL? I guess I will know once i recieve the monitor 40s how well they match up with the JBL center. What are some things to look for that will allow me to see that the speakers do not evenly match up? Any audible cues I should look for? If i could just keep using the JBL, I would have ~$150-$200 additional to put towards a sub (something I dont have yet)
Thanks for the help!
EDIT: How do the CS1/2 stack up against the lower end CSM? how about a cheap Dayton center channel?