Centre speaker help

jd79jd79 Posts: 1
hi all, I'm running a pair of Tsx550t and an old Yamaha centre speaker and want to upgrade. Just wondering if I should stick to the tax series or could I go for the csi a6 or ...?? any thoughts would be appreciated, cheers.

Comments

  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,776
    jd79 wrote: »
    Just wondering if I should stick to the tax series or could I go for the csi a6 or ...?? any thoughts would be appreciated, cheers.

    It's usually best to stay timbre matched within a series...…...but right now I'm running an LSiM center with RTiA speakers and everyone is playing together just fine.

    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,095
    I run a CSi-A6 with Signatures plays fine. I am also using a modern AVR with Audyssey calibration which EQ it in well.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Pinktulip7Pinktulip7 Posts: 249
    I just upgrade from Csi A6 to LsiM 706c,huge upgrade, noticeable difference in Sound quality!!Timbre match is not necessary...
    TV :>Panasonic TC-P55VT50
    RECEIVER :> HARMAN KARDON AVR 7300
    FRONT :> L & R :> POLK RTI A9 500 W
    AMP :1> PARASOUND HALO A21 250 W
    AMP :2> EMOTIVA UPA-1 200 W
    CENTER :> POLK LSiM 706c 250 W
    SURROUND SIDE :> POLK RTi A3 150 W
    SURROUND REAR :>POLK FXI A6 150 W
    DVD PLAYER(HD) :>TOSHIBA HD X-A2
    DVD PLAYER(BLU-RAY) :>Panasonic DMP-UB900
    POWER CONDITIONER :> PANAMAX M5400-EX
    SUBWOOFER :A> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Front
    SUBWOOFER :B> SVS SB16-Ultra 1500 W Rear
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,884
    I am a little surprised to see that folks are happily mixing the LSiM and RTiA series, but I am not surprised to see the rest of Polk mix and match, like the RTiA and signature. I am even using a Polk center with non Polk speakers, and it doesn’t bother me at all. I would say get the CSiA for sure, much better center.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,776
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I am a little surprised to see that folks are happily mixing the LSiM and RTiA series

    Be surprised not my off balanced polkness, but embrace the madness that is aloof and be glad for the happiness!!! :smiley:

    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,633
    I had a CSiA6 with various main speakers none of them in that series and I thought it sounded great for movies. In my limited personal experience, I don't think that timber matching is that important for movies. And believe me, I am quite limited. Multi-channel music may be a different story but I am not so much into fiction.
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,497
    The Polks all have the same basic sonic signature, so mixing and matching between series usually isn’t a problem. I have a pair of SDA SRS 3.1TL’s with a CS1000p Center. A pair of Monitor 5jr’s for surround duty and an RT-35i for back surround. I’m also using a pair of mini monitors for height duty. All from different series and generations, but working towards the same seemless surround sound goal (especially when the THX processing is engaged)
    Living room Home theater: Upgrade Company modified Onkyo PR-SC5509,Sunfire Cinema grand Signature 5 channel amp(1st gen),Carver TFM-45,Carver M-400a,Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50" Plasma(last gen before Plasma production stopped)Pioneer Elite DVL-91,Meridian 519 Dolby AC-3 RF Demodulator,Oppo Digital UDP-205,TiVo Bolt VOX,Nakamich BX-300,Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type VxMR cartridge,Polk SDA-SRS 3.1 TL(with RD-0198 tweeters, upgraded with Larry's rings, black hole5,an Avel-Lindberg 1000VA isolation transformer, VR3 customer crossovers and internal wiring),Polk CS-1000P(with SL-6506 tweeter),Polk Monitor 5jr(with RD-0194 tweeters),Polk RT-35i (1),Polk Mini Monitors,Polk PSW150(4)Monster Power HTPS 7000 MKII Signature series,Monster Power AVS 2000 Signature Series,Various MIT,Monster,Upgrade Company and Belden interconnect,power,HDMI,Coax and Toslink Digital and speaker cables.

    Bedroom 2 channel system:Integra DTM 40.4,Nakamichi BX-100,TiVo mini,Musical Fidelity X-LPS,X-PSU,Carver TFM-25,Sony KV-34XBR970(last of the widescreen tube sets before production stopped)Technics SL-1200MKII,Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge,Polk RT-55(with SL-6506 tweeters),Polk PSW-200 in plexiglass(2),Sony Playstation 3 slim.Monster Power HTPS-7000,Monster AVS-2000, PowerVarious Kimber,Audioquest and MIT interconnects and speaker cables.
  • DermDerm Posts: 79
    A little late to this discussion but I will add another plug for the CsiA6 for centre use.
    I am using mine now with a pair of Lsim707's as front mains & 703's for front presence and the A6 is doing just fine.
    I do want to eventually get the LsiM706c when I can get my hands on one but I am in no rush due to the performance of the A6 so far.
    Speakers
    Front - RTiA9 (2 pair) + LsiM707, Front presence - RTiA3 + LsiM703
    Center - CSiA6 + LsiM706c
    Rear surrounds - FXiA4, Rear zone 2 - BlackStone TL1, Sub - (pair) Klipsch R-12SW
    AVR - Yamaha RX-A3010
    AMP - NAD C275BEE
    Main HT - LG 50” plasma, Yamaha BD-S671 & Sony UBXP800(for SACD)
    Bedroom HT - LG 55" 4K, Philips BDP7501 4K UHD player , Yamaha SRT-1500 sound projector
    Office - Pioneer X-CM56, Bose iPod dock

    The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,776
    edited March 23
    Derm wrote: »
    I am using mine now with a pair of Lsim707's as front mains & 703's for front presence .

    Wow, if you've got A9's and 707's up front together, that's got to sound pretty bad A$$!!!

    That's what I see in your signature anyway, has it changed??
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
  • DermDerm Posts: 79
    edited March 23
    I don’t have the A9’s hooked up at the moment. Just the 707’s, 703’s and A6 plus the 2 subs. No rear channels either.
    I have everything in a temporary location to the side of a sitting room. The basement is unfinished in my new home so once done I plan to get more amp’s to power them up and use the 707’s and the NAD for a 2 channel.

    Those 703’s sitting on the A9’s will get dedicated stands once in a permanent location.

    8erbwd7mdy1o.jpeg
    Speakers
    Front - RTiA9 (2 pair) + LsiM707, Front presence - RTiA3 + LsiM703
    Center - CSiA6 + LsiM706c
    Rear surrounds - FXiA4, Rear zone 2 - BlackStone TL1, Sub - (pair) Klipsch R-12SW
    AVR - Yamaha RX-A3010
    AMP - NAD C275BEE
    Main HT - LG 50” plasma, Yamaha BD-S671 & Sony UBXP800(for SACD)
    Bedroom HT - LG 55" 4K, Philips BDP7501 4K UHD player , Yamaha SRT-1500 sound projector
    Office - Pioneer X-CM56, Bose iPod dock

    The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,776
    Derm wrote: »

    Those 703’s sitting on the A9’s will get dedicated stands once in a permanent location.

    8erbwd7mdy1o.jpeg

    Have you ever employed the "wide" channel? I have used two different bookshelves but when I went with a tower, my world changed.

    On set up, I had the mains toed in and the wides pointing straight...….what an incredible sound.

    Anxious to see your arrangement once it's completed.
    When I was young, I was Superman but now that old age has gotten the best of me I'm only Batman

    HT
    Source: Oppo 103 - Display: Samsung QLED 65F
    Pre/Processor: Marantz 8802A - Amplification: Emotiva XPA-DR3, XPA-2 x 2

    2CH
    Emotiva: ERC 3 connected via XLR's

    Speakers
    PolkAudio Mains: LSiM707, C-706, SS: 702F/X, RS: RTiA9


    EXPERIENCE: next to nothing, but I sure enjoy audio and video MY OPINION OF THIS HOBBY: I may not be a smart man, but I know what quicksand is
Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!