What Center Channel to use

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  1. StaceyWoolsey

    StaceyWoolsey Auditioning

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    I have Paradigm Studio 100's for the main. Monitor 11's for the rear and Monitor 9's for the sides, I also have PSB 2200 sub. I know that I should use the Reference Studio CC for the center channel, however I can buy the LCR-450 for about $350 less. May I use this for a center channel with this sytem? What are the difference in specs on the two and will it suffice? Thank you.
     
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    Any reason why you wouldn't get an RS CC from Ebay? 3 went for around $350 recently...
     
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    I must have missed them on Ebay. That is what I would like to buy, however I can get this LCR-450 for $100 in mint condition. What do you think the difference is in speakers?
     
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    Sounds like a bargain, and the tweeter / crossover seem the same between the 2 on paper. Go for it. If you don't like it, you'd certainly get your money back by selling it.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the LCR-450 (never heard it), but it sounds like a good deal. Given that it is a few years older, but still Paradigm, it will probably be OK.

    There's a brand new V2 Studio CC on Audiogon for $360 right now.
     
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    I just picked up one of the units on Augiogon for $360 and it arrived in a new/sealed box. The manual looks like a photocopy so it might be a blem unit, but I couldn't find *anything* wrong with it and the price sure was right.

    -Mike
     
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    Stacey,

    Studio 100's as mains, Monitor 11's for the rear and 9's for the sides? Can I come over to your house? I'll bring the popcorn!

    For the difference in price ($360 vs $100 both used) I would still go for the CCv2. Besides the general consensus that the Studio CCv2 is better than the LCR-450 (the older version of the Studio CC), if I had the investment that you have in your current setup, I would think that I "cheaped out" on perhaps the most important speaker in a HT setup.
    I know that this would be a continuous irritant to me until I changed it. How many times has this happened to you?
     

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