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 | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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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


In this Gallery are Pics of my setup currently


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.


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


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

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


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

Back of Mid/tweet bookshelf speaker


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


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

Back of Left Surround


This is what the back of the Powered Subwoofer looks like

Powered Sub
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