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I found a detailed review on the Coda 7 speakers from 2003, in the CNET Archive, and their efficiency and design seem to match up well with the Monitor Audio M2 speakers. For this reason I would suggest that the Monitor Audio Bronze BX Center Speaker would be a good match. I see it listed on the Audio Advisor website for $299. The second choice would be the Monitor Audio MCenter for $199.
Another good choice would be a the PSB Alpha CLR 1 speaker for $200.
The thing you want to match is the efficiency, as well as the general speaker type. The Coda 7 has an efficiency rating of 91db/watt, so you want something that is between 89db/watt and 93db/watt.
The Klipsch RC42 and KC25 are a bad match because they are 6-8 db more efficient than the coda 7 speakers, and that is going to be a big problem; that means that the Coda 7 requires about 8 times as much power for the same volume level compared to those Klipsch speakers; matching the levels would be almost impossible.
I don't think that Polk would be a good match for the Coda 7 from a sonic standpoint.
[quote=craig2425;21369420]this is a question for my dad. hes looking for a new center speaker and the ones hes been looking at are klipsch kc25 and polk cs20 from best buy.
he has older kef coda 7 bookshelf speakers and im asking what would be a good match. im thinking that going with kef would be the best because it would match the fronts but they dont make that series anymore. i think that he would also buy new kef fronts too when he decides to.