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I'm replacing my LCR on my onkyo 6100 HTIB and I think I've decided on Infinity Beta 20's for the L/R but I'm not sure what to do about the center.


I can't find a black beta c360 anywhere so it's down to either getting a third beta 20, a beta c250, or a primus pc350.


I've read that the primus line sounds very similar to the beta line so I didn't know if it should be considered or not. Just thought it could be thrown in there if they do sound similar and the fact that it's 3-way would give me more mids.


Would the third beta 20 as a center be able to cut it as a center channel for 90% HT use? Room is around 18x14 and open on one side. $500 max budget.


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yeah it's possible to fit another beta 20...we're going to mount the plasma to the wall so having an upright 20 in the middle means only mounting it another 5 or 6" higher


Don't really know if it'll look right or not though...oh well.


Thanks for the input afrogt
 

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ok so the size of the beta's aren't meeting the WAF 100% so I'm looking for alternatives that would sound just as good but be smaller in all directions. They don't need to be satellite size though.


I was wondering how the energy c-100 would stack up against the beta 20's?


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Originally Posted by steven1110 /forum/post/16906479


ok so the size of the beta's aren't meeting the WAF 100% so I'm looking for alternatives that would sound just as good but be smaller in all directions.

Sure, if you spend 3x the price...
 

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I am more grateful everyday that I have a wife who lets me do as I please with my theater
. Good luck.
 

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Originally Posted by DaveUpton /forum/post/16906623


I am more grateful everyday that I have a wife who lets me do as I please with my theater
. Good luck.

yeah shes been really good through it. This situation is more of a "get some that are smaller if you can". If there aren't comparable ones that are smaller then the beta's will be bought.
 

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The Primus line is very similar. Very similar in-house drivers, essentially the same overall design goals. The Betas have flared ports, a less fake lookin finish, and they seem to have better cabinet construction, though I've never seen a cross-section. Check out the Beta and Primus owners' threads for more info.

The P162s are a little smaller, but it's close. They are rated to have a bit deeper bass extension, but it doesn't seem like that's the case in a real room. The Betas are rear ported and do best if you can get them away from the front wall. The P162s, IMO, are a little more flexible for room placement. I also have the smaller P152s, and although they are fine in my office, I would not be satisfied with them as mains in my HT. For surrounds, however, the P152, or even the smaller P142s are great choices.
 

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Yeah i've been looking around a good bit today trying to find a comparable speaker that's smaller and about the same price and coming up short. What I might go ahead and do is get the beta's and also get a pair of smaller speakers like Atom's or C-100's, or whatever else might be recommended, to see if the sound to size tradeoff is worth it.
 
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