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    Default Center channel with Rti38 fronts

    I have a pair of Rti38 bookshelf fronts. Any suggestions on a small center channel? I can't fit the CSI models. Would the RM models pair correctly?

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    I would try the CS245i. They are fairly easy to find used, and quite an excellent center (it's the only one I have left at the moment). They can also be quite a bargain sometimes, probably in the $50-125 range, depending on condition. The CSi30 will also match equally perfectly, but I don't think I see those for sale as often. If you want a little more impressive performance, the CSi40 is probably the very best choice, but may not be cheap, even used. Check dimensions also for your space: the best centers can be surprisingly large sometimes!

    Welcome to CP, BTW!

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rti38/
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    +1 on the CSI 30 or 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    +1 on the CSI 30 or 40.

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    I don't know if the OP has been back to check for answers or not, but on second thoughts, I would estimate that he may not be able to fit the CSi40 into his space ... If this is the case, then the other two are probably his best bet for good quality sound at a very affordable price level!

    If he wants a new product, then he should probably check the CSi A4. Generally, I think it's far more preferable to get a matching center from the same generation if possible, even when that means buying used, but any Polk speaker I have ever matched with newer generation centers has always blended admirably well nonetheless.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/center.php#rtia

    This page from the FAQ support section needs updating IMO, with all the new models currently available!

    http://www.polkaudio.com/education/s...uestion_num=63

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypemfp View Post
    I have a pair of Rti38 bookshelf fronts. Any suggestions on a small center channel? I can't fit the CSI models. Would the RM models pair correctly?
    I ran the RT35i's with the CS245i for some time and found the combo to my liking. I just dumped the CS245i on CL for $60.00. You should be able to find one.

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