What center and rears to go with Polk R40's

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  1. Race

    Race Auditioning

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    I just picked up a pair of R40's at Circuit City for $200 and a open box Velodyne CHT-15 for $429. Should I get another set of the Polk R40's for the rear for $200 or go with something smaller? Which center would be best for this setup, a CS175i(on sale for $79) or a CS245i, not sure on price yet? Is the CS245 timbre matched to the R40?

    Thanks for any replies.

    Race Terry
     
  2. Duke

    Duke Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd go with another pair if possible or the r10's. As for the center I'd go with the cs175i it's matched to the 40's same tweeter & mid/woofer, if you got the room go with 5/6 r40's.
     
  3. Lee Bailey

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    I use the CS245 for the center, and RTi15 for the rears with my R40s.
     
  4. rodney wiley

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    I run two sets of r10 for surrounds and the 175 for center. Im really not happy with the center. The sound seems to eminate from the speaker instead of the screen.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    The CS175 uses a single midrange, and this probably gives it poor imaging, as well as lack of good midrange. Eventhough the CS245 uses different drivers, I would say it is a much better choice than the 175. R10s are the match for the R40 for surrounds, but if you have the room for a pair of R40s, I would say that's the way to go at that price.
     
  6. TylerZ

    TylerZ Stunt Coordinator

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    Get a 245i while you still can, you won't be sorry.

    Tyler
     

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