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Quick breakdown... The wife won't let me put a center channel on the mantle because it will take up too much space for her pretty knick knacks, but I do not have enough available space on either side of the TV for in wall fronts. I have found some Infinity products that I think are pretty comparable, but looking for a little expert insight into whether or not the "voice match" will be good enough.


The center channel is "Infinity ERS HV250". The specs on the speaker are as follows:


Enclosure Type In-wall

Video Shielded No

Tweeter Dome

Midrange Size ---

Woofer Size 5

Woofer Composition C.M.M.D.

Woofer Surround Rubber

Power Range (Watts) up to 125

Sensitivity 89 dB

Impedance (Ohms) 8

Frequency Response 45-22kHz

Connector Type Post

Bi-Amp Inputs No



The bookshelves are "Infinity Primus P163". The specs on these speakers are as follows:


Enclosure Bass Reflex

Video Shielded Yes

Tweeter Type Dome

Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75

Midrange Size (inches) N/A

Woofer Size (inches) 6.5

Woofer Composition M.M.D.

Woofer Surround Rubber

Power Range 10-150

Sensitivity 90 dB

Impedance (Ohms) 8

Frequency Response 49-20k Hz

Connector Type 5-way post

Bi-amp Inputs No



There are some differences here. A few of my thoughts:


1 - The center channel is not video shielded. is this a big deal?

2 - The woofer composition is a different.

3 - The sensitivity and frequency response seem close enough, but I am not exactly an expert on this sort of thing
 

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1. If you're using an LCD or plasma an unshielded speaker shouldn't really affect it.


2. I've never heard those speakers, but since they are both Infinities I'd guess that they should be fairly close even if they aren't an exact timbre match. I don't think the bass driver material matching is as big a deal as the tweeter material. Do you know what the tweeters are made of on each speaker?


3. The sensitivity and FR are close enough. If you have an AVR with some type of room correction (Audissey, MCACC, YPAO, etc) it should be able to resolve that fairly easily. What AVR ar you using?
 

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Crutchfield said that both tweeters are using the proprietary infinity MMD metal driver. The in wall speaker is actually running CMMD, but they said that the metal driver being the same was the most important.


As for the receiver, I'm needing to pull the trigger very soon, but can't decide. Right now I'm looking at the Denon 1913 and the new Onkyo 525. I was sold in the Denon, but finding out that it didn't support Rhapsody threw me back in the fence.
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1. If you're using an LCD or plasma an unshielded speaker shouldn't really affect it.


2. I've never heard those speakers, but since they are both Infinities I'd guess that they should be fairly close even if they aren't an exact timbre match. I don't think the bass driver material matching is as big a deal as the tweeter material. Do you know what the tweeters are made of on each speaker?


3. The sensitivity and FR are close enough. If you have an AVR with some type of room correction (Audissey, MCACC, YPAO, etc) it should be able to resolve that fairly easily. What AVR ar you using?
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1472682/speaker-compatibility#post_23315836


I suggest that you check out the Harman-Kardon 1700 receiver. IMO it is the best-sounding receiver in its price range (under $500).

Harmon Kardon 1700 only got 2.5 stars from Hometheater, for sound quality. The Yamaha RX-V473 got 4.5 stars for sound quality and its $49 cheaper.

http://www.hometheater.com/content/yamaha-rx-v473-and-rx-v573-av-receivers
http://www.hometheater.com/content/harman-kardon-avr-1700-av-receiver

both the RX-V473 and RX-V573 sound fantastic for receivers in this budget range. if you’re not hung up on all the latest over-the-top features, and don’t have tons of devices to hook up to an A/V receiver, both the RX-V473 and RX-V573 deliver something that so few receivers in this price range do: really, really solid sound quality for the coin.


Aren't you all about sound quality first before "whiz bang sound degrading features" ? Seems like the Yamaha would be the one you should suggest.
 

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Taking this advice from another thread:
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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1470977/b-w-685s-pro-ject-tt-integrated-amplifier-recommendation#post_23274285


The review by "What Hi-Fi" says that the sound quality is very good on the ...


This is a source for some reviews that are very critical if the sound quality of a unit is not up to par.


You can depend on what they say, in my experience.

You get: http://www.whathifi.com/awards/2012/home-cinema-amplifiers


The Pioneers are Class D
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/42/98/405/SC-LX56-K/page.html
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/42/98/405/SC-LX86-K/page.html
 
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