Pitch matching

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by RobCar, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. RobCar

    RobCar Stunt Coordinator

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    So everyone says to try to stay w/in a speaker brand/line to maintain a degree of pitch consistency when adding speakers. I currently have Boston Acoustics CR6 speakers, and I'm looking to buy bigger BA bookshelves for the fronts and then move the CR6s to surround duty.

    Question is, Boston has replaced its CR8 with the CR85. Are they essentially the same speaker, or should I look for an older pair of CR8s to better match w/ my CR6s?

    I have a feeling I might be overthinking this. Thanks~
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Timbre match is the term. If the tweeter and midrange driver material are the same as the previous generation (and of course a similar crossover design), I would expect them to still match well. From one generation to the next, it is not common for a manufacturer to change dramatically for exactly this reason.

    Perfect timbre match between the front stage and rear stage is not necessarilly a 100% hard rule. While it is a good thing, the setup you propose should work just fine.

    What is more important is the match between the mains and the center.
     
  3. RobCar

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    Oops, Timbre match, of course. Thanks!
     

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