Monitor 5's vs Studio 20's as mains

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  1. Dan Workman

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    I am considering two different speaker setups and am soliciting comments on them. I have narrowed my choices to:

    Monitor 5's, CC370 and Mini-Monitors
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    Studio 20's, Studio CC and Mini-Monitors

    If anyone has the Studio 20's, Studio CC and the Mini-Monitors as surrounds, I would be interested in hearing comments on that setup. I know the all-Monitor lineup will mesh well, but if anyone can comment on pros/cons of one setup vs the other, that would be great! Also, if there are any issues combining the Monitor line with the Studio line. Basically, I guess I'm looking at what the differences are going to be between the Monitor 5's and Studio 20's as mains. I have heard the 5's, but have not auditioned the 20's yet. A couple of other pertinent details - in either case a separate sub will be used and the system will probably be 70/30 in favor of HT over music.
     
  2. Barry BB

    Barry BB Stunt Coordinator

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    Monitors are nice but Studio 20's are much nicer and well worth the extra money if you have it to spend. My opinion only, but for HT it is not crucial to match surrounds to mains so mini monitors should be fine. 5 channel music is another story, you can get away with it but it will not sound as good as studios all around.
     
  3. Dave Ma

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    Studio 20's and Studio CC for sure. There is no comparasion IMO.[​IMG]
     

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