Originally Posted by Dorian Young
I’m considering redeeming a portion of my Sony Rewards points towards upgrading my center channel speaker for my home theater. I currently have a Mitsubishi M-CTR6. The Sony one I’m looking at is the SS-CS8. They have compatible specifications so I’m not sure if it will be much of an upgrade at all. Thoughts?
I don't know anything about that really old Mitsubishi speaker, but I doubt it's very good. The Sony Core speakers are currently 50% off, which is probably why you are looking at the CS8. I have all the Core speakers other than the Atmos modules and they are all excellent budget speakers and hard to beat at the sale price. The CS8 is a very capable center channel and I've used it for a while in my smallish living room on the middle floor of my house, which is open to other areas/rooms. I often sit at the table in our informal dining area, which is about 30' away, and have never had any problems with clarity or dialogue from the CS8, even at that distance. It is possible to use the CS5 bookshelf speaker as a center channel if you have the vertical space to do so. So I can't really say how either would compare to what you have now, but either Sony option would be a good and inexpensive option. Hope this helps.
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