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The HTM62 is designed to be paired with the 686 or 685. However, if you are referring to the 685 S2 I wouldn't hesitate to go with the HTM61 S2. It's a better design than the HTM61 S1. That's a fairly large room also so that's another reason to go with the larger center.
Thanks. Yes. I am talking about the S2. I like the three way on that center. Why is that that a bunch of people say its performing poorly compared to the HTM62?
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I am looking at setting up a 5.1 system in my 17 x 17 living room with 685 fronts. Is the natural pair for these the the 686 as rears and the HTM62 as a front? Or is it the HTM61 (which I have read mixed opinions on)?
I went with this same set up and have been very pleased with how the HTM62 S2 and 686 (rears) match with the 685's. I don't feel like the 62 gets lost in this set up.

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Thanks. Yes. I am talking about the S2. I like the three way on that center. Why is that that a bunch of people say its performing poorly compared to the HTM62?
Please somebody correct me if I'm wrong but those criticisms were for the S1 HTM61. The S2 unit seems to be an excellent center. (full disclosure I have 683s2, htm61s2 and 686s2)
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Thanks. Yes. I am talking about the S2. I like the three way on that center. Why is that that a bunch of people say its performing poorly compared to the HTM62?
As pathogen mentioned criticism is probably directed at the HTM61 S1 center not the S2. The HTM62 S2 is fine but as I said before the HTM61 S2 might be a better fit for your room dimensions.

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