I'm looking to upgrade my center speaker. I can't swing a ML right now. Any suggestions for a good match? I'm currently using a PSB 9C for my center and PSB 6T's for surrounds.
I agree, I'm holding off on the center until I can buy a Cinema. Why compromise the setup when time is on my side, besides SACD and DVD-A may require that "audiophile" grade center channel anyway. BTW, some, M-L included, are now recommending subs with all channels, including the center channel!attyonline said:IMO you are making a mistake to buy anything than ML for your center. The center is the most important speaker in home theater and any timber mismatch with the mains is easily heard and very annoying. I would go for something like a Vigette to save money or look for a used Cinema or Fresco, If you buy the Vignette make sure that you can trade it in at full value for a better center down the road.
No. I tried the theater i and was disappointed with is audio performance. Right now I am running a Mcintosh XR27 (3 times the price of a theater i) with ascent i for fronts. I find it matches very well and I have no problem.IMO you are making a mistake to buy anything than ML for your center.
Absolutely. I've really been enjoying listening to SACDs since all my speakers were MLs... You need a full coherence in your system to fully appreciat multi-channel audio formats...risabet said:Why compromise the setup when time is on my side, besides SACD and DVD-A may require that "audiophile" grade center channel anyway.
I really agree with trying to match up your speakers for a HT setup. Before I purchased my CLSIIz's, I had my Sequel II's as my mains with other speakers for surround and rear surrounds. Sounded pretty good then. But when I added the CLS and moved the Sequel's to the Surrounds, it became substantially better. So the next step for me was a center. Remember I live in the digital world, instead of the vinyl world, so this also came into play in what I would eventually purchase - as I have with all my components, cables, connectors, etc. Brightness is always an issue or problem, so most of what I have running and purchase since the CLS's, have been on the warmer/fuller side of tonality.attyonline said:IMO you are making a mistake to buy anything than ML for your center.