Klipsch vs DefTech vs Paradigm for Center

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  1. KenV

    KenV Auditioning

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    I was looking for advice for upgrading my center channel speaker. I have a mixed set of brands for my current system and listen to 50% music, 50% movies:

    Yamaha RX-Z1
    Acoustic Research S-50 Mains
    Paradigm PS-1200 Subwoofer
    Klipsch RS-3 II Surrounds
    Currently an old Inifinity Center

    I was considering:

    Klipsch RC-7 498.
    DefTech CLR 2300 599.
    Paradigm StudioCC 498.

    I know many will groan at the AR S-50's, but these are the next for an upgrade. As far as sonically matching - the Klipsch surrounds are a bit bright IMHO, but I have listened to and would still consider their towers for new mains.

    Anyone have any advice?
     
  2. Dan Cabral

    Dan Cabral Stunt Coordinator

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    Ken,
    You might want to also check out the Klipsch KLF-C7. It's discontinued, but readily available new over at Ubid for around $250+shipping. Might be able to find it elsewhere for less than the RC-7 (although I'm not knocking the RC-7).
    I have one and it's incredible. Great for music, movies, and just about anything else you can throw at it. It is a bit on the large side, but that's about the only shortcoming that I, or anyone else, can come up with about it.
    Here are some reviews over at AudioReview.
     
  3. Matt_Briol

    Matt_Briol Agent

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    Yeah the RC-7 and the KLF-C7 are both good but like Dan said the C7 can be found cheaper.
     
  4. Al B. C

    Al B. C Supporting Actor

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    I have an RC-7 and it smokes. What a diff over my old Infinity POS.
     
  5. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

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    You also should consider getting mains to match whatever CC you decide upon. And I'll throw out another vote for the
    C-7 as it's a great center for movies & music.
     
  6. John Dunlap

    John Dunlap Stunt Coordinator

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    I have'nt heard the Definitive or the Klipsch center but I just brought home a Studio CC last night and...WOW!! This was an Upgrade with a capital "U" over my old center!!! The center I replaced was an Energy AC-300 which was no slouch and the Paradigm kills it in every possible way. Check out AudioReview.com where the Studio CC scored a perfect 5.0 out of 40 reviews!!!
     

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