Mixing Studio 20s with ADP 170s

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  1. JohnFF

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    I am upgrading my Titans & CC-170 to Studio/20s & a Studio/CC. I currently have ADP-170s as surrounds.

    My question is how well will the ADP-170s mix with the Studios?

    I know the Studio/20s and ADP-170s aren't timbre matched but how important is it to match surrounds with fronts?

    It would be possible to also upgrade the ADP-170s to Studio-20s but I'd rather not pay the extra $ if not needed. I think the increased size of the Studio/ADPs over the ADP-170s would be difficult to sell to my wife.

    I plan to stick with whatever I upgrade to now for a long time so I don't want to end up with something that is a problem.
     
  2. JohnFF

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    (bump)

    Anyone?
     
  3. Bob Cal

    Bob Cal Stunt Coordinator

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    John
    I will jump in and give my experience.

    I had a pair of Mini's which I used as surrounds when I up graded the fronts to Studio 60's. I found them great. I am planning on upgrading to Studio 20's at some late date , but it is not a priority.
    ( I need new Receiver and DVD player before then)

    I found the Mini's great for movies and music.
    I do not think you will have a problem with the ADP-170 .

    The front is the main issue. Which you will have covered with the 20's and the CC.

    Good luck with it
     
  4. Ned

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    I use B+W CDM's with ADP-150's (very different timbre). They work fine.

    When a speaker is placed behind you the timbre will shift even if it is the same as the speakers up front so you can't really ever "match" them.
     
  5. Dave Ma

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    It will be fine to use the ADP 170's. My friend has that exact setup[​IMG] The three fronts only need to be timbre matched[​IMG]
     
  6. JohnFF

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    Thanks all.
     

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