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Old 27-10-2009, 08:58   #1
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Centre speaker & sub to add to current 4 speaker config for < £100-150?

I am so royally screwed here, any help would be a godsend.

Would rather than have a good centre speaker and have no sub rather than a crap sub and a crap centre
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Depends what you're other speakers are for the centre speaker. I've done both the matched and unmatched speaker thing in my time, and matched is definitely the way to go.
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i've got a whole potpurri of speakers atm! 2 pairs bookshelf speakers, one JBL, one NAD (who don't make speakers anymore lol). what other info do you need
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I have something of a mixed bag behind me but not at front anymore. I'm a big fan of the Mission sound, and I don't think you can go wrong with their centre speakers, but I don't think they're to everyone's taste. Try before you buy! I'd be tempted to spend the cash on a better pair of fronts and use one of the JBL or NAD's as a centre until you can upgrade to a better one? Would that work?
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i've got a whole potpurri of speakers atm! 2 pairs bookshelf speakers, one JBL, one NAD (who don't make speakers anymore lol). what other info do you need


You only need one
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You can ignore my advice above, btw, I didnt read it properly and thought you had one JBL and one NAD as your fronts so I thought it sounded a bit mental. I'm sure JBL do centre speakers and I'm sure you could get a NAD centre second hand so if your happy with the sound, try and match.
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Which ones are on the front? Match the centre with that
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My dad is an idiot and is using this setup so he doesn't have to reattach the current speakers:

Front left: NAD
Front right: JBL
Back left: NAD
Back right: JBL



I told him to switch the speakers around so the front two and back two are the same but he is stubborn and won't do so! "It'll do, doesn't need to be perfect, I'm not running a cinema!"

I was looking at Richer sounds, might get the Eltax Symphony C4 and the Yamaha YST-FSW050 subwoofer?

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Which ones are on the front? Match the centre with that
LOL the speakers are quite old, I won't find it 2nd hand lol
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They need switching around as they will sound 'odd'. The tone from left/right will probably be totally screwed up. Besides, the loads may be unbalanced.

Doesn't matter how old they are, you could look around for a used NAD or source a new cheap JBL centre. Having said that, the cheapest option from Richer Sounds would probably do in this case. I suspect tone matching etc. will be wayyyy down the priority list.
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Yeah, get any old centre speaker. It won't matter that much.
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