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post #1 of 8 Old 01-05-2012, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
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Basically I am doing some reworking in my home theater speakers which I bought years ago. My new townhouse is wired 7.1 and i just bought a Onkyo RC360

Current Setup
Mistu 65" DLP
Fronts - JBL S-310's
Rears - JBL N24's
Center - JBL NCenter
Sub - Sony SW40 (I think ) - Upgrading to Polk soon.

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I have 2 N-26's I am going to move to the rears and move the N24's to the sides for 7.1

I know someone local selling his S-Center for $60 but I think I can get him down to 35-40.

Do you think it is worth it to replace the N Center with the S Center for that price or not really.

Any input would be welcome. Upgraded the receiver from an old Kenwood VR-507 and never had 7.1 so im hoping its awesome!
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It'll match your S series fronts better and $35 is cheap.

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It'll match your S series fronts better and $35 is cheap.

How much difference from the N will I see?
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I have no idea because I never heard either speaker. But when I buy speakers I buy the matching center that goes with my fronts.

If you're happy with your current setup then don't bother.

There is no way I can tell what works better or how much better it will be. The best way is to listen for yourself.

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Do you think it is worth it to replace the N Center with the S Center for that price

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The S Center is a noticeable improvement from the N and is an exact timbre match for your mains. Don't hesitate to do this.

What I can afford, when I can afford it...
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No question, get in the car.
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Just to clarify this is the Scenter II from around 2003 not the new studio series.

Hopefully everyone had the old one in mind
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