Have an old Cambridge Soundworks Ensemble system (pics) & want to make it 7.1. What speakers should I buy to add the extra two channels? - AVS Forum
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Hello AVS Speaker experts. I just got a new Marantz 1602 7.1 Receiver & would like to turn my old 5.1 Cambridge SoundWorks Ensemble system into a 7.1; but need advice on what speakers I should get to add the 2 extra surround channels.

I'd like them to have similar audio characteristics so that the system remains sonically balanced.

Are there any new speakers which would do the trick, or should I be trying to find old Ensemble or other speakers on eBay?

I know there were several generations of Ensemble, how different are they?

Much thanks! smile.gif

pics below

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In this Gallery are Pics of my setup currently

http://www.avsforum.com/g/a/2146894/cambridge-pics

I'm not sure which Ensemble series they are.

There are 3 sets of (Passive sub + Mid/tweeter bookshelf) for the Center, Left & Right channels. Two "The Surround" speakers designated LEFT or RIGHT. & One Powered Sub.

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This is what the Passive sub + Mid/tweeter bookshelf looks like. There are 3 pairs for Center, Front Left & Right channels.

Passive Sub & Mid/tweeter bookshelf speaker

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This is what the top of the Passive Sub (x3) looks like

Passive sub connection (ahead of Mid/tweet bookshelf on same line)

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This is what the back of the bookshelf Mid/tweeter looks like

Back of Mid/tweet bookshelf speaker

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This is what the front of the Surround looks like (this one is the Left, they're labelled left & right on the back)

Front of Left Surround

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This is what the back of the Surround looks like (right one says RIGHT instead of LEFT)

Back of Left Surround

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This is what the back of the Powered Subwoofer looks like

Powered Sub
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