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Need Help! Center, surround speaker to match Infinity Beta 40

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   vinay60



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Posted November 24 2006 - 08:34 AM


I am on a budget and I need recommendations for center and surround speakers to match Infinity Beta 40 (front right and left). Here's what I am thinking:

1. Center speaker

Options - Beta C250, Beta C360 OR JBL Northridge EC35
Price Range - $150-200
Considerations: I am think of going with EC35. My first choice is really C360 but I don't think I will be able to convince my wife to fit that BIG unit in our living room. EC35 is also dicey (also pretty huge) but may be doable?! Size-wise, Beta C250 is probably the best option but since they cost same as EC35 I am leaning towards the 3-way speakers.

1. Am I making the right choice?
2. Will the tonal quality of EC35 (blk) match Beta40 (blk)?
3. Is there a better speaker you would suggest in the same price range?

2. Surround

Options - JBL Northridge E20, Infinity Primus 150 OR ??
Price Range - $80-100
Considerations: I am thinking of staying away from Infinity Beta 20 (or 10) because of the price ($200+). Primus 150 has good reviews but not sure if I should go for E20s, specially if I pick EC35 for center?

1. Am I making the right choice?
2. Is there a better speaker you would suggest in the same price range?

I have a fairly small room (12X15) and planning on getting a receiver HK AVR-240 (refurb, <$200) and Sony Subwoofer SA-WM250 (<$100) for the HT system.

Since I haven't yet bought the receiver and subwoofer please do let me know if those aren't the best choice for the config in the price range?

I am fairly a newbie and have budget/size constraints as mentioned above. Any help is appreciated?


#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Alan M

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Posted November 26 2006 - 12:30 AM

Having your front three speakers match is very important.
Getting a center from the same model product line as your left and right is the correct choice.

It is possible to get a center from another brand to match,but it is difficult to do,and many "experts" for go attempting it.