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Hey guys....I'm in the process of upgrading my outdated system. 6 months ago I purchased a 46" Sammy DLP and have been running it along with an old kenwood receiver and my Infinity SM255's. I would like to keep the 255's as a part of my system because they are great for highs and the 15's kick. Is it feasible to replace the receiver and just buy rears??? Would the system sound out of balance? Toss the 255's? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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It would be nice to keep those speakers in play. Why not contact Infinity and see if they can recommend something that will work well with the 255s.
 

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That's a good idea....hadn't thought of that. THX. You get what I'm saying though?? Those speakers are monsters and I would like to buy a receiver, 2 rears and a center channel to fill the sound out.
 

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If you can get a matching center channel, the 255s will be fine. You can even set them up as a phantom center and forgo the separate center speaker, although that restricts your listening area. But Infinity makes centers, so I'd just research to see what matches up and go from there.


Rears could be anything as long as they match each other and are quality.



The reason you want a tonally matching center channel is that the front three speakers have to present a full soundscape. If the center doesn't match, it'll sound funny, like a barbershop quartet with one dude singing with a different accent.
 

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One thing to watch for is to try to get your add on speakers as close as you can spec wise. If these are 8 ohm then try to stick with 8 ohm. More important would be the sensitivity or efficiency rating. Too much mismatch in sensitivity will give you all kinds of problems with level matching and uneven amplification. If you don't have the specs, I know Infinity is pretty good about having their manuals on line. Good Luck
 

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One thing to watch for is to try to get your add on speakers as close as you can spec wise. If these are 8 ohm then try to stick with 8 ohm. More important would be the sensitivity or efficiency rating. Too much mismatch in sensitivity will give you all kinds of problems with level matching and uneven amplification. If you don't have the specs, I know Infinity is pretty good about having their manuals on line. Good Luck

Ok...that's what I thought you were saying.
 
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