Jay, I have done this .... twice. First with good ol Dynaco A25's (don't ask!) and it worked out really well. Now I have 7 identical PMC TB-2's. The PMC TB-2 centre for the most part is an identical match for the surrounds. Take a look at this pdf I have been flamed in the past for these thoughts but I agree with good ol Russ Hershcelman (sp?) on this one. "Would you want a car with 3 tires the same and one different?" not including a flat / spare of course. BTW, I used to own a pair of Proac Super Tablettes and they are fanatastic imaging speakers. The only concern I would have is that they may not have the SPL's required for a big room.
|Originally posted by jay_madrid|
It seems that I'm reading more and more recommendations to use identical speakers all around rather than using a dedicated center. I have a pair of Proac Tablette 50s and am thinking of getting three Tablette Reference Eights (the newer version of the same speaker) plus a sub (almost certainly a REL) to evolve into a HT system. I'd like to know how many of you are doing this and in particular if you lose anything compared to using a proper center channel. I think that the dedicated horizontal speaker is a marketing, rather than quality thing.
The Proac CC1 is meant to be quite good, but it seems that 100% matching front speakers (95% matching rears) and saving a bit of $$$ is a pretty good argument. Thanks for the help!
Jay in Madrid