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Howdy AVS community. Can you please give me some recommendations on my current system and how to integrate the new Sierra-1 Center?

Current system:
Definitive Technology Procinema 600
Denon AVR-X2000
Invisio 60" 240hz

This system is better than an entry level Bose but the center speaker was terrible. For that reason, my wife has agreed that it's time to upgrade. Because of budget constraints and my understanding of how good Ascend Acoustics speakers are, I'll be upgrading to a Sierra-1 LRC. I've started with the Center. I should have it next week. I understand that I should buy all 3 at once, but that just isn't possible. So, my questions are:

1) I have read some threads about Crossover at 80hz between the sub and the center but I don't really understand this. Can someone please guide me and tell me how to integrate the Sierra-1 into my system? I know that there will be issues because I'll have an awesome center with low grade L/R, but I can't help that right now. This is a slow build that'll last me 20+years (I'm hoping)

2) I am thinking about replacing my Definitive Technology L/R with a set of used HTM-200SE's until I can purchase the Sierra-1 L/R. Will this front stage be significantly better than my current set up w/ the Procinema 600 speakers? Why?

3) During setup, should I allow the Denon AVR-X2000 Audyssey Silver handle the full setup for the best HT listening experience, or are there some manual settings that will be required?

4) Last, I'm planning on mounting the Sierra-1C under the tv and very close to the wall, on one of those "invisible, floating" wall mounts. I'm assuming I'll need to use the Q-Plug kit for best results. Any suggestions on a different mount option for the center?

Thank you very much! I appreciate the help, guidance and feedback!

Lance
 

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As far as "integrating" goes all you really need to do is swap out the old center for the new one and re-run the Audyssey setup procedure. I highly recommend reading the fantastic Audyssey FAQ found in the official thread, which will cover pretty much everything you'll need to know. A general recommendation after running Audyssey is to make sure all of your speakers are set to SMALL and your crossovers set to 80hz (which basically means your speakers will handle the higher frequencies 80hz and above and your sub handles the lower frequencies 80hz and below). The FAQ covers many other settings as well such as Dynamic EQ, Dolby Volume, etc.


I say get the 200s for temporary L/R duty until funds permit adding more Sierra-1s. When that day comes you can move the 200s to surrounds for a 5.1 channel configuration. I did something similar when I moved from Sierra-1s to Sierra Towers.
 
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