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I used to be way into speaker systems in the past and fell away for a bit. My brother in law just put together a Klipsch HT and demoed it for me. All I could think about was how much better my little IL10's sounded. So it got me thinking. I started searching for some IL60's to match my 10's so I could put together a nice HT system. In my searches though I have come across more Overture 3's than anything and can remember how much I wanted them when I was a kid. However I have read that the Overture series speakers are hard to match to other speakers and this concerns me as I also need a center.


So my question is, Should I get the Overtures and use my IL10's for surround? or hold out and keep searching for the IL60's?


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First I am new here so let me say hello.


I used to be way into speaker systems in the past and fell away for a bit. My brother in law just put together a Klipsch HT and demoed it for me. All I could think about was how much better my little IL10's sounded. So it got me thinking. I started searching for some IL60's to match my 10's so I could put together a nice HT system. In my searches though I have come across more Overture 3's than anything and can remember how much I wanted them when I was a kid. However I have read that the Overture series speakers are hard to match to other speakers and this concerns me as I also need a center.


So my question is, Should I get the Overtures and use my IL10's for surround? or hold out and keep searching for the IL60's?


Thanks, SVX

great deals to be had on Overture speakers. You have two options. First you can pick up an Infinity CC-3 center channel. That should match really well, or even better pick up a pair of Overture 1 speakers and use one of them as the center channel. An outstanding match.
 

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If you like the Interludes, why change it? With your move to HT, you should just fetch some interlude speakers which are quite common well in my area, on craigslist and Audiogon. Just do a search and many could be found. Well the Ovtrs are great speakers and all, they do have a different sonic signature than the Interlude, now to your liking or maybe not. If you get the chance to listen to a pair, you could decide for yourself whether they're worth it or not.


As a sidenote, a friend of mine just picked up a pair of ovtr 2 and they sound pretty good since he only got it for a buck 75.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I got so excited seeing these overture 3's that I passed on a good deal for two IL60's and the matching center. I'm still kicking myself for that one.


I think I will hold out and hopefully find at least another pair of IL60's and maybe just go buy a new infinity center, maybe the CLassia?


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Thanks for the responses. I got so excited seeing these overture 3's that I passed on a good deal for two IL60's and the matching center. I'm still kicking myself for that one.


I think I will hold out and hopefully find at least another pair of IL60's and maybe just go buy a new infinity center, maybe the CLassia?


SVX

I have a pair of IL50s, 30s and the 36c (center channel) and they sound great. I recently passed up on two IL60s that I am sort of kicking myself now as they were pretty cheap. The one problem with the IL50s and IL60s are the sub amplifiers. They are not always the most reliable. Infinity did some running fixes along the way to improve them. The 50s were more problematic than the 60s. The good news is that if you are handy with a soldering iron the most common failure is a 10 cent resistor. I have had to fix one of my IL50 this way in the last 7 years. That said I love my interludes. You might also want to consider the IL40s and use a separate sub (to avoid any worries over the sub amp).
 

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Sonically speaking, how different are the Interlude's from their Beta equivalents? Beta 40's, 50's, and c360's are likely easier to find than the interludes, but if they're not very close sonically, it won't matter.
 

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Sonically speaking, how different are the Interlude's from their Beta equivalents? Beta 40's, 50's, and c360's are likely easier to find than the interludes, but if they're not very close sonically, it won't matter.

They are not even in the same category.....



The Interludes are amazing speakers (minus the amp problems which I experienced on all 4 of my IL50s and IL60s)
 

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They are not even in the same category.....



The Interludes are amazing speakers (minus the amp problems which I experienced on all 4 of my IL50s and IL60s)

I disagree. Perhaps the Beta designer will weigh in, but I've never considered them to be a step down from the preceding Interlude series.


Anyway, I do agree about avoiding the 50s and 60s. Find a pair of IL40s if you want the Interlude series, and get a separate sub (or two!). In addition to the amp issues, you can benefit from having the low frequency drivers in different room locations that the main speakers.
 
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