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Hey about to purchase two front speakers to match my CS1: Should I go with M40 ($100), M50($110), or M60 ($200). I am worried that the towers will be limited placement wise and will be below ear level at 3 feet.
I'm running a pioneer vsx 921 receiver in a fairly large, triangular room.

Also if I get the M60s would it be better to upgrade my center to a CS2, I heard that somewhere.

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Why are you worried about ear level at 3 feet? I would just go with the M40's for now, if you dont feel that's enough you can move them to surround and get M70's up front in the future.

CS1 has 5.25" woofers like the M40, M50 and M60, CS2 has 6.5" woofers like the M70. You wont need the bigger center to match unless you get the M70.
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I like "Jay1's" comment....I have the Moniter 70's and truly like their dynamic range and sound. If you start with the 40's they can live quite nicely as side surrounds if you get the opportunity to upgrade to the 70's up front.

If this will be the "end all" purchase, then get the Monitor 60's. The only real difference between the 40's and the 50's is the size of the enclosure...the speakers are the same.
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There is no reason for a center speaker to operate below 100Hz, so there is no need to change your center speaker, no matter what your L/R speakers are. The CS1 is fine.

If the room is large, your best choice is the Monitor 60.




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Hey about to purchase two front speakers to match my CS1: Should I go with M40 ($100), M50($110), or M60 ($200). I am worried that the towers will be limited placement wise and will be below ear level at 3 feet.
I'm running a pioneer vsx 921 receiver in a fairly large, triangular room.

Also if I get the M60s would it be better to upgrade my center to a CS2, I heard that somewhere.

ANY INPUT APPRECIATED!

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There is no reason for a center speaker to operate below 100Hz, so there is no need to change your center speaker, no matter what your L/R speakers are. The CS1 is fine.

If the room is large, your best choice is the Monitor 60.


Is this more "phile" bs or do you actually have a source to back up this statement?

As far as I know all multi channel codecs have full range channels each capable of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. So why should one limit the center (and arguably the most important channel in HT) to 100hz? What do you gain from this? On top of that don't most male voices go well below 100hz?

My center channel is capable of going to 40hz in my room. I have it crossed at 80hz for bass management, but I am confused as to why I would want to further limit it to 100hz and above.

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so there is no need to change your center speaker

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Is this more "phile" bs or do you actually have a source to back up this statement?

As far as I know all multi channel codecs have full range channels each capable of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. So why should one limit the center (and arguably the most important channel in HT) to 100hz? What do you gain from this? On top of that don't most male voices go well below 100hz?

My center channel is capable of going to 40hz in my room. I have it crossed at 80hz for bass management, but I am confused as to why I would want to further limit it to 100hz and above.

The real BS is saying you dont need to change the center to speaker no matter what the mains are
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Hey about to purchase two front speakers to match my CS1:

The Monitor 60s, Monitor 30s (for surrounds), and CS1 are a great match and sound very good for the money, especially if you get them on sale.

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There is no reason for a center speaker to operate below 100Hz, so there is no need to change your center speaker, no matter what your L/R speakers are. The CS1 is fine.

If the room is large, your best choice is the Monitor 60.

I'm not getting this point...... Most would say you want a center capable down to at least 60hz so you can cross it over at 80hz... 100 hz is localizable and to crossover a center at 100 or 120 hz means that you would have localizable bass coming from the sub that should be in the center. As stated above that includes some of the male voice range.

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Hey about to purchase two front speakers to match my CS1: Should I go with M40 ($100), M50($110), or M60 ($200). I am worried that the towers will be limited placement wise and will be below ear level at 3 feet.
I'm running a pioneer vsx 921 receiver in a fairly large, triangular room.

Also if I get the M60s would it be better to upgrade my center to a CS2, I heard that somewhere.

ANY INPUT APPRECIATED!

The decision is really yours, I personally don't like the rear port on the 40s so I would say go with the 60s and you will be fine with the CS1

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I've got the M60 & CS2 for my LCR sound stage, and they are set at 80 hz on my avr..... If you have the space for the CS2, go for it..... I think it blends nicely.....

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I've got the 40's for L/R and CS1 for C. 30's for surround (5.1) and it sounds much better than it has a right to for the money I paid. All on an Onkyo SR504. I couldn't do floorstanders because of my dog, but I'm satisfied with this setup. Crossed over at 80Hz. I prefer them all set to large though. Sounds much better to my ears.
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I'm gonna go with the 40s for now thanks. But I am curious if anyone can recommend a good speaker stand for the monitor 30s. I havent seen any stands that can hold 9lbs and they need to be 3 feet tall and possibly have an adjustable angle.
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You're not going to get an adjustable angle stand that is 3 feet tall and holds a bookshelf speaker. Why would you need to change the angle if you're buying a fixed height stand?

Here is an adjustable height stand that can easily hold your bookshelf speakers. No angle ability though but you can rotate it left and right.
http://www.amazon.com/Quiklok-BS300-...7276428&sr=8-2

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Thinking of buying moniter 60 and using my older RT-35 in back, and older polk center cs 350, will that work?
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