I am currently running 2.1 with a pair of B&W 685 S1s. I was running 3.1 with my previous speakers but wasn't thrilled with the center not matching and considering the center is a Polk CS400i there is no chance it will match these.
So I've been looking around trying to find a good deal and have found some options.
LCR 600 S3 - It's a previous generation so I don't have high hopes
LCR 60 S3 - See above, plus smaller drivers
HTM61 S1 - This seems like it would be the best match but as you probably know the reviews aren't great. Seems like someone said it was too directional. The listening positions are only about 5' apart, and we are 10' from the speakers so I am thinking maybe that won't be an issue?
HTM62 S1 - Smaller drivers again, but the same generation.
CM Centre S2 - Higher end speaker, smaller drivers, newer generation
Should I get the HTM61 S1 based solely on it being the matching center to the 685 S1? Hopefully some of you will have experience with these and can tell me if they match or not. I may not be able to demo these with my setup so I want to be careful. I really want to tone to be right there, I had a pair of Polk RT 16s with a cs400i and it didn't match well at all so I barely used it.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
My receiver is a Denon AVR-X2000, not sure if you need to know but thought it would be better to give more info.