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Currently running energy cf-50 towers and a pioneer center but want to switch to the Polk TL 2

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pioneer+...&skuId=1147943

But, the center pioneer center doesnt match well so I was thinking about going to the Polk TL2.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Polk+Aud...0tl2&cp=1&lp=1

The energy are super efficient at 96 db and the pioneer is only 87 db. I have to make a change. WIll I notice a difference in quality/ sound and db from the pioneer to the polk TL2....

any personal experience on the Polk TL 2 center? How is it?
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You'll be much better off looking for a matching Energy center... Mixing brands is usually a challenge.

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Thats what I thought too until I also noticed the energy center has very very poor sensitivity compared to the towers (96 vs I think 88 for the center) and thats the problem I am having now with distortion in my center crappy pioneer center. The polk is in the 90's which is closer to my energys
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Thats what I thought too until I also noticed the energy center has very very poor sensitivity compared to the towers (96 vs I think 88 for the center) and thats the problem I am having now with distortion in my center crappy pioneer center. The polk is in the 90's which is closer to my energys

Yeah but its the matching center. Your receiver calibration will level match it to the Towers so no worry there
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Thats what I thought too until I also noticed the energy center has very very poor sensitivity compared to the towers (96 vs I think 88 for the center) and thats the problem I am having now with distortion in my center crappy pioneer center. The polk is in the 90's which is closer to my energys

The Energy CC-10 center has a sensitivity of 92db, not quite sure where you are getting your info.
http://www.energy-speakers.com/na-en...pecifications/

It'll be fine with your CF-50's and once you calibrate the receiver will adjust the volume levels accordingly.

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Matching center aside, is the Polk tl2 a good center? Is it better than the pioneer I have now?
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Matching center aside, is the Polk tl2 a good center? Is it better than the pioneer I have now?

If you are using a TL2 center with a TL1, TL2, or TL3 satellites then yes its a good center otherwise it is not as good as a matching CC-10


IF you didn't like the Pioneer center you will not like the TL2 center!!!!

Get a Energy CC-5 or CC-10!!!! That way you won't have to compromise again!!!!!!!
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