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#386885 - 12/13/12 06:55 PM want new speakers
taylormade1ca Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
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Loc: edmonton,ab,canada
hi all new to the forum.i have been wanting to upgrade all my speakers but having a wife and 3 kids i will have to do it slowly.i listen to music 70% of the time but we still watch movies on the weekends.i would like to buy the epic 80 package but cant right now.so here is the question i want to buy some m80s first but when we watch movies is my polk cs10 gonna sound out of place.
thanks all
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#386887 - 12/13/12 07:07 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
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Originally Posted By: taylormade1ca
hi all new to the forum.i have been wanting to upgrade all my speakers but having a wife and 3 kids i will have to do it slowly.i listen to music 70% of the time but we still watch movies on the weekends.i would like to buy the epic 80 package but cant right now.so here is the question i want to buy some m80s first but when we watch movies is my polk cs10 gonna sound out of place.
thanks all


Edit: Thought you were referring to a subwoofer.
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#386888 - 12/13/12 07:13 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: BlueJays1]
taylormade1ca Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
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hey i should have explained the cs10 is the center speaker thanks
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#386889 - 12/13/12 07:23 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Canada
For movies, most likely. The center is the most important speaker to match. It plays as large a role in movies at the main speakers and the sound field will move between the mains and center. Differences in sound will be quite obvious.

You could always use a phantom center for movies to start with.
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#386890 - 12/13/12 07:28 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: fredk]
taylormade1ca Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
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Loc: edmonton,ab,canada
ya thats what i thought thanks
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#386891 - 12/13/12 07:35 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Yes, you will probably notice the difference between it and the M80's. Phantom Centre is a good idea.
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#386896 - 12/14/12 01:51 AM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
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I wouldn't worry about the tonal difference right now, if all you wanted was to buy new mains and not upgrade the entire package then finding a match would be more critical. Because you are looking to upgrade the entire system I would buy the M80s then add the center next, then surrounds and or sub.
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#386900 - 12/14/12 07:45 AM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Agreed.
Sometimes budget is more important than perfection. You know you will match things up later and buying new mains will definitely give you the biggest bang for your buck right now.

Try the CS10 with the M80s for a while and if you find it really distracting then you can always run with no center at all (phantom center) until your next budgeted upgrade comes along. If you sit in the middle, you still get a great center effect. Those who are too far off to the side will be a bit off but how many friends houses to you go to and watch a movie where they don't have a center channel? Did it really bother you that much? Probably not.

Then you have the fun of future upgrades to reach the perfect system.

Non-rambling version...... If it makes you happy, Do it!
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#386925 - 12/14/12 11:34 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
taylormade1ca Offline
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Registered: 12/12/12
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Loc: edmonton,ab,canada
thanks all im just gonna get the 80s after xmas and explore from there
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#386926 - 12/14/12 11:50 PM Re: want new speakers [Re: taylormade1ca]
Hellcommute Offline
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Registered: 09/23/12
Posts: 150
cool, let us know how they do with the XPA 5. I've read that is a pretty ballsy amp.

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