Originally Posted by cpals
So you're saying I'll probably feel the need/want to upgrade my center after I get the fronts setup? CSi5 do the trick?
No, that's afrogt and I started telling 2 days ago:
Originally Posted by vinipux77
The existing center is the new weakest link.
CSi5 is the best for your set up (or the newer CSi A6) if you have room to place it well. Otherwise, don't jump the gun, and just get things set up with the new fronts once they arrive. Try it with and w/o CSi25 by turning it off on the receiver, and go with what sounds best to you, not what we tell you to do. CSi5's much smaller brother CSi3 has many happy owners, too. I've had both, and while CSi5 is better, pacing it correctly in your system may be a pain. CSi3 is within 1" of CSi25 in all directions, but still a little larger.
Matched center is a key for enjoyable movie and music, which our friend Cornhulio had to learn the hard way. CSi25, while sub-optimal, is arguably a closer match in your system than CSi3 was in theirs.
Originally Posted by cornhulio
...I assumed the used CSI3 center I bought would at least be tolerable for music but it wasn't. I've heard the same about the RTIs and also a few complaints about the Monitors.
... what this means, is that no singe speaker is everyone's cup of tea. There's a sea of happy owners of all speakers mentioned in this thread, and a few people that didn't like them for one reason or another.
My 2 c'
p.s. re: "Final Setup... how does it look?" no setup is "Final" - you'll find out soon enough