Budget H/T Speaker Mismatch
I'm planning to pick up a set of the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers, but may not end up keeping all of them due to size and placement constraints. I know it is recommended to match your LCR, so ideally I would run the FS52s and C22 up front, but that might not be feasible in my home.
Unfortunately, the Pioneer C22 is way too large for my install.
What I'm wondering is if I keep the B22 for front L/R, what would be a good center channel to match?
I'm limited to 6-3/8" height, so I have a few budget options in mind.
Dayton Audio MK442 (this would allow me to use the MK402 as L/R if the Pioneer aren't a good match but I'm worried those may be a downgrade) $50
Micca MB42X-C (Similar to the Dayton above, could use the MB42X as L/R, but would I be better off keeping the B22?) $70
Sony Core (cannot use the Sony Core Bookshelves, they're too tall to fit in the cabinet, so I'm worried just having the Sony center might be different sound) Currently $120, so I'd wait for the price to drop like it did a few weeks ago
Considered the Dayton C452 but seems a bit rinky-dink compared to the Mk442. I could go super-budget and run B652-C452-B452, but I'd rather go a notch above that entry-level.
Polk T30 too tall to fit
Other option: just run 4x Pioneer B22 as a 4.1 setup??? Never tried this arrangement
Down the line I plan to run the Dayton Audio B452 (maybe the AIR with AMT tweeter) as surrounds and the Monoprice SSW-8 to complete the minimal budget 5.1 setup. Use mostly TV/Movies with some music, but nothing like critical listening. I'm limited by budget and of these setups will be an upgrade from my current Vizio soundbar setup, so I'm not striving for perfection here.
Any thoughts/experience greatly appreciated..