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post #1 of 6 Old 01-06-2013, 12:40 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok so my brother GAVE me his Infinity Beta 50's and Primus 150 surrounds. I've been doing some research and have read that it's not good to mix and match different speaker models for timbre reasons. However I got them for FREE. I'm now looking at the Primus PC 351 as a center channel. Will this affect the sound quality at all at a noticeable level mixing that with the Beta 50's? Or should I try and find the Beta c360 center channel as they are the same model as the Beta 50's. My budget is not the largest so getting these speakers for free was truly a blessing. Thanks.

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Ideally, you want to "timbre-match" your front three speakers, but that doesn't preclude the possibility of using a CC speaker that is not matched to your mains and having it work acceptably well (or better).

A couple of things that make me think the PC351 might not pair up very well with the Beta 50s:
- it doesn't appear to dig very deep (80Hz @ -?dB, according to the product page), so unless you've got a subwoofer in your system to help fill out the 351's bottom end, it may sound a bit thin; and
- it has a smaller (3/4") tweeter, so the upper end may be a bit weak (and/or may result in "shriller" highs when played at louder volumes) compared to the mains.

That being said, if you have the opportunity to demo a PC351 with your Beta 50s, it's worth giving it a shot.
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I would forget a center speaker and just run a 2.1 system.

You will need a subwoofer or you will have 0 bass.
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Yes I will have a subwoofer. It will be a 7.1 system. Will this compensate well enough or honestly should I just go with the Beta C360 CC instead? Which, overall is the better CC speaker?

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Thanks for the input so far...any further advice on this subject please? Post #4

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Mijotter, what did you end up going with? And did it match nicely? I have a customer with some Beta 50's who is trying to use them as L/R in his home theater. Any suggestions?
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