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Topic # 114163 10-Feb-2013 19:26 Send private message

Hi there, I would like to add to my current 2.1 setup, and have a few questions as to what to look for.

Firstly should I be buying a centre speaker from the same brand or family as my fronts? Kef C5's.

Is it ok to use a different brand? If so how can I go about selecting the right type of speaker?

I am very limited budget wise, and shopping on Trademe. We are in the middle of a few of DIY projects on the house that consume most of my budget.

Any advice appreciated

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  Reply # 759145 10-Feb-2013 19:36 Send private message

In theory, yes, stick to the same series of centre speaker.

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  Reply # 759989 12-Feb-2013 11:39 Send private message

Depends on you receiver too, If its an upmarket one with a very good mic EQ set up then it should be able to "timbre match" the center to the fronts.




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  Reply # 760034 12-Feb-2013 12:57 Send private message

Having recently gone through this exercise, I would suggest not only the same brand, but ideally the same model/range.

I had a Kef XQ centre and the front's where Kef Coda's, and the sound was noticeably different.  When I upgraded the front's to XQ's it resulted it a much better sound.

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