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post #1 of 5 Old 01-29-2013, 10:34 PM - Thread Starter
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So I currently have 2 Monitor 50s up front and 2 Monitor 30s as surrounds. I'm shopping for a center speaker, but the catch is the location for the center is only 17" wide--ruling out the CS1, CS2, CS10, Etc....
I was going to buy a ProCenter 1000 since I loved the sound so much when I listened to it at the store, but I also have easy access to a Polk monitor 40 which would fit in the opening on its side. Which of these would be the better option? Is there a problem with using a monitor 40 as a center? I know it is more similar to the other speakers in the stable, but I also really liked the ProCenter 1000...alas I haven't heard it with the rest of my setup. Suggestions? Receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1021 for what it's worth.
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use the monitor 40. the procenter 1000 center will not be timber matched to your monitor 50s, where as the monitor 40 will.

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use the monitor 40. the procenter 1000 center will not be timber matched to your monitor 50s, where as the monitor 40 will.
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However, you may have to buy a pair of M40s! I have seen them sold as singles...

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
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Just an update with what I did. I took everyone's advice and bought am M40 from a buddy of mine who only had one to sell... (the other one met an unfortunate death at the hands of a toddler)

I'm super happy with this decision as it basically sounds exactly like the speaker it replaced and fits in the hole perfectly. I'm using a foam speaker stand to angle it up about 5 degrees and it's great. Thanks everyone.
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