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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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If you buy different speaker brands across the front, getting a timbre match will be almost impossible and just dumb luck. You really want the tweeter in your center to be the same brand/model as the ones n your L/R and while that might happen, it also might not. Also, the cross over, cabinet, midrange driver, etc can affect timbre...
I had a system with a mismatch center for years and thought it sounded pretty good...until I bought the correct center. Big difference!
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub