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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2013, 06:49 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm beginning to buy a HT setup piece by piece over the next year or so. I haven't figured on a reciever yet but planned on doing Polk Monitor 60s L/R, a Polk CS2 center, a BIC F12 or Klipsch RW-12D for a sub, and also haven't decided on the rear speakers as they will come last.

So here's my question; How would a Polk monitor 15C pair with the monitor 60s compared to the CS2? The 15C just happens to be on sale for $80.

I plan on doing a dimensional write up on my living room also to see if these speakers would work well. I'm definitely an audio newby so thank you for your help.
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I'm not familiar with the Polk centers, but those Monitor 60s are no slouch - I wouldn't skimp on the center.

A general rule of thumb is that you should spend at least half as much on your center as you did your FL/R speakers. The center does ~80% of the work in a HT you want it to be quality.
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I would imagine the older and newer monitor speakers should match fine, since really there is only cosmetic changes (and a couple drive orientations). As Alan said, it's probably a good idea to get the bigger 25C, but either one will match fine.

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I think that the 15C would be a good choice.

I have never liked the CS2, personally.

If you want a really excellent center speaker that is relatively small, I would recommend the Cambridge S50; but it is more expensive.
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The CS2 is the matching center and what I would recommend the 15c would be a step back
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