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I recently bought a house and have some breathing room in regards to audio. I am currently using a 6.1 set up with the Onkyo 805 as my receiver. I have M&K LCR 45s as my fronts and center. I have 2 M&K K-4s for the surrounds and an older Polk center as my rear center. I am also using a Definitive 10" as a sub.

I would like to replace the rear Polk center with the LCR 45s for a 7.1 set-up after purchasing the front speakers.
I am looking to spend no more than $1300, but will spend more if there is a compelling reason.

I am thinking of buying the Definitive Mythos 7 way for a center, and Mirage
4 1/2 as my fronts.

I realize mixing and matching is not the way to do it, but I must make due with what I have. I want a more dynamic audio experience with better voice reproduction, and I love hearing details. Any suggestions/opinions are welcome.
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Can you take a shot of your current set-up and post it here?

There "may" be something going on with your set-up that "could" negate the need to replace your speakers.
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I am thinking of buying the Definitive Mythos 7 way for a center, and Mirage 4 1/2 as my fronts.

What is a "Mythos 7 way" and a "Mirage 4 1/2"?

If you have to mix brands, but plan to replace all 3 speakers of your front array, why wouldn't you at the very least try and match those 3 front speakers?


I would try to figure out what is not working well with your current perfectly matching front speakers, buy a lower cost pair of speakers to use as the side or rear surrounds (mixing brands not really such an issue with surrounds), and consider replacing your subwoofer. My $0.02.

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Can you take a shot of your current set-up and post it here?

There "may" be something going on with your set-up that "could" negate the need to replace your speakers.

At this point I cannot, since I have not moved in yet. I was judging my experience based upon my the sound in my apartment, which will have a very similar set up to where I am moving too. I'm do not pretend to be an expert, but I know some of the basics such as speaker angle, height, distance, etc.


If its not worth my time or money to upgrade, that would make the wife happy
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What is a "Mythos 7 way" and a "Mirage 4 1/2"?

If you have to mix brands, but plan to replace all 3 speakers of your front array, why wouldn't you at the very least try and match those 3 front speakers?


I would try to figure out what is not working well with your current perfectly matching front speakers, buy a lower cost pair of speakers to use as the side or rear surrounds (mixing brands not really such an issue with surrounds), and consider replacing your subwoofer. My $0.02.

This the Definitive center
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1151658129611
Here are the fronts
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1153337017137

The reason I mixed on the fronts is the wife. Unfortunately, form factor can be an issue, and she wants some kind of piano finish. The Mirage seemed to be the best value I could find while fitting both our needs.
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