New to polk, trying to match speakers

somubtechsomubtech Posts: 2
edited March 19 in Speakers
Hi,

I've T15's for front (left and right) and rear (left and right).

I am looking for a center now. Confused between CS10 and T30. I am finding some good deals on CS10 but curious, if its a good match? How about T30? Which is the better match for T15.

Thanks :)

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,674
    I think you should stay in the same series
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    Jesus H. C H R I S T - Afterburner - can you ever be courteous and stay on topic. If you want to blather on about "Family Affair" start your own dam thread! I get tired of your inane comments. You're not clever and you're not funny and most time you're posts are completely irrelevant to the topic.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,764
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    While generally speaking I think that's a good rule of thumb (and I used to stick to it), as you can see from my sig I have experimented with centers and I think that with good calibration setups you can get away with mismatched front speakers and not notice a problem. This is especially true with polk speakers that have a "house" sound to them.

    I know that @mrloren just upgraded to a CSi A6 to go with S60 towers and is very happy with the blend. I would go with the biggest, highest end polk center you can afford.
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  • somubtechsomubtech Posts: 2
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    While generally speaking I think that's a good rule of thumb (and I used to stick to it), as you can see from my sig I have experimented with centers and I think that with good calibration setups you can get away with mismatched front speakers and not notice a problem. This is especially true with polk speakers that have a "house" sound to them.

    I know that @mrloren just upgraded to a CSi A6 to go with S60 towers and is very happy with the blend. I would go with the biggest, highest end polk center you can afford.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    Thanks for your inputs.

    I can return one T15 pair and get a TSi100 for a decent price from ebay..
    How about this setup..
    TSi100s for front, CS10 center, and T15 for surround.


  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,764
    somubtech wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    While generally speaking I think that's a good rule of thumb (and I used to stick to it), as you can see from my sig I have experimented with centers and I think that with good calibration setups you can get away with mismatched front speakers and not notice a problem. This is especially true with polk speakers that have a "house" sound to them.

    I know that @mrloren just upgraded to a CSi A6 to go with S60 towers and is very happy with the blend. I would go with the biggest, highest end polk center you can afford.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    Thanks for your inputs.

    I can return one T15 pair and get a TSi100 for a decent price from ebay..
    How about this setup..
    TSi100s for front, CS10 center, and T15 for surround.


    I think that would be just fine. But do you have a budget? I think the signature series is a big step up from both of those...and there are lots of deals to be had on them do to the adorama sales.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,593
    somubtech wrote: »
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    While generally speaking I think that's a good rule of thumb (and I used to stick to it), as you can see from my sig I have experimented with centers and I think that with good calibration setups you can get away with mismatched front speakers and not notice a problem. This is especially true with polk speakers that have a "house" sound to them.

    I know that @mrloren just upgraded to a CSi A6 to go with S60 towers and is very happy with the blend. I would go with the biggest, highest end polk center you can afford.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I think you should stay in the same series

    Thanks for your inputs.

    I can return one T15 pair and get a TSi100 for a decent price from ebay..
    How about this setup..
    TSi100s for front, CS10 center, and T15 for surround.


    First off, what AVR are you powering these with? is there a sub in the mix?

    Yes I always did think about tember matching the front 3. I always wanted to try a big bad a$$ center like a CSI-5 or CSi-A6 on my system. Polk doesn't make a big center for the Signature series. I was able to hit a CL score on a CSI-A6 for like $70 a week ago. It is now part of my HT. Once Audyssey dialed it in it blends nice.

    TSi line is a very small step up from the "T" line. I would go Signature if you can. Adorama has great package deals on these. The S30 my package deal came with is a very good center but I built my TV stand for a big center. I tried the TSX250C for a while, not as good as the S30 but it was at least big. The CSi-A6 is a beast center speaker.
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