Originally Posted by NewToHT
I am not sure I would have gotten the Bravo center to begin with. The A100's have a silk dome tweeter.....relatively the same as the CR series. You may have been better off getting the CRC7 to better match......plus I think it is a bit "better" center. If I were in your shoes and you couldn't return the Bravo center I would get another Bravo center and put them as the surrounds and get a CRC for the center. This way your front soundstage will match. I know Boston says that all of their speakers have the Boston sound and you can mix......but the reality is that the VR aluminum tweeter in the Bravos are VERY different then the silk tweeter in the CR's.
The reason I had gotten the Bravo Center (it's not the Bravo II) instead of the CRC7 is that it was in clearance - about 35% off. I had emailed tech support, who said the difference is that Bravo II's have a metal grill. Its been about a year, so return isnt an option. Unfortuantely that seattle online store no longer has Bravo Centers (they have Bravo II center at regular price), but they do have Bravo's at the clearance price.
Trying to keep cost down, as options,
a) how different is the Bravo Center from Bravo? can I get a Bravo and match em as Rear Surrounds? If not, since I have a 6.1 receiver, (Yamaha HTR-5660) it would be almost the same cost to buy 2 Bravos and use the Bravo center as a rear center as to buy one Bravo II Center and use it (incorrectly) as surrounds.
b) That same store has CRC7s as factory "renewed"(refurb), as well as new; does anyone have experience with BA as refurbs? The refurb is 65% off.
Also, what would be recommended as matching (relatively) low cost Sub?