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There are two things I am trying to accomplish. Also, I prefer to try to find a good deal on used speakers (say up to 8 years old???) on Ebay or Craig's list to get much more quality for the buck. So, recommending models that may be a few years old is a BIG plus.


1) Replace fronts: Klipcsh Cornwall L/R (to overpowering) & small center (too weak) with a decent quality matched 3 piece Front set. I kind of lean towards a used Klipsch set but that brand is not mandatory.


2) Add 2 Rear/Rears: I have a new Denon AVR-1909 7.1 coming to replace my old 5.1 AVR, so figure I will add the 7.1 Rear/rears. (Rear wall is 16' behind listening position).

Constraints for Rear/rears:

Must match current surround rears, which are a pair of In-Wall WG150W speakers.
http://www.mssystems.com/product_detail.php?productId=175"]http://www.mssystems.com/product_detail.php?productId=175

Specs: 8" Kevlar cone woofer, 1" aluminum dome tweeter, 150watts Max/peak, 35Hz-20kHz, no sensitivity listed
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These In-Walls are mounted directly to the side and 3' higher than the listening position. For obvious reasons, I do not plan on changing these.

I have read it's most important to match the tweeter. How important is it that R/R's have 8"woofers as well. 8" woofer R/R's would be rather bulky looking to mount near ceiling on the back wall, ( I know my wife will think so
) but not out of the question.


Could I go smaller (than 8" woofer) for the R/R's? If so, what if any are the trade offs as I'd drop to 6" or 4" R/R woofers? Not a big deal, but for continuity, it would be nice for the R/R's to be the same brand as the Front 3 set.


The only constraint on the CENTER speaker are the height (max 8")and width (max 26 1/2") dimensions.


(I think that...
) I am OK with monitoring sites if the used speakers are not readily available.

Update: I am looking to spend $300-$700 on a L/C/R set depending on level of used used speakers found.

On Rear/rears, if smaller speakers are OK,
 

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I found a pair of Paradigm Monitor 9's for $400 used on craigslist in Nashville. Not sure where you live, but you could get something like that and a matching center in your budget.


Check out www.audiogon.com they have used listings of speakers on there.
 

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Thanks for that link. Looks like a good place to put my Klipsch Cornwall's up for sale when I get new fronts.


When I Googled Monitor 9's the 1st link was dis'ing them. hmmm. I wonder if it is easier to find a matched front set or just find fronts then keep an eye out for the same series/era center to go up for sale.
 
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