Surrounds larger than fronts - How bad is it?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by BrianAndrews, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. BrianAndrews

    BrianAndrews Auditioning

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    Hi all,

    I currently have Paradigm Atoms for my fronts and rears with the CC-170 center. The Atoms are going to be too large to be mounted in front of my new room. Can I replace these with the Cinema 70 for the fronts and keep Atoms in the rear and the CC-170 in the center?

    Will the Cinema 70s matched OK with the CC-170? Will it be really bad to have larger speakers for the rears?

    Maybe I can just increase the level on the 70s and decrease the Atoms?

    My goal is to only buy 1 new pair of speakers, not 2 new pairs.
     
  2. Yung

    Yung Stunt Coordinator

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    Brian,

    As I mentioned in my response to your other post. I don't recommend it. However, you should know that Paradigm announced at CEDIA 2004 that they are updating their Cinema Series. The Cinema Series domes will now be of the same construction as the current Monitor Series, so there should be an improvement in sound. You might want to wait for the new Cinemas to come out. No ETA on them yet though.
     
  3. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

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    Keep your fronts for your fronts. You can used surround speakers for fronts given the fact that all speakers are the same.
     

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