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Advice on upgrade of center needed

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by timc3, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. timc3

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    Hi,

    I am thinking of slowly upgrading my system, which is at the moment:

    Mission 702e front, Mission 701 Rears, with a M7c1 center all running off a Yamaha DSP-A5 amp, which I have been pleased with for a few years now but I think the center is abit weak and would like to replace it.

    Which center would go better, I was thinking about a Mission 77C1 or an M3C2..

    But perhaps it would be better to go the whole route and upgrade the front speakers to something like B&W?
     
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    The 'c2' centres were certainly a big improvement over the 'c1's. The M3c2i would tonally be similar to the M7c1 (though better sounding) and so if you think the M7c1 is a good match to your fronts then so will this be. I have not heard the 77c1 so cant comment on how good it is or how well it will match.

    Upgrading a whole system is always a good option :devil: but it really depends on your priorities -v- budget. Whilst I accept my Mission M74i based home cinema speakers arent amazing they are plenty good enough for me and I would rather spend my pennies on upgrading my seperate hi-fi system (which I doubt I will ever stop doing :blush: )
     
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    It seems like an ok match, just rather weak. I want something with more body to the sound.
     
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    timc3 - as I say the M7c2/M3c2i will both have a lot more presense than the M7c1 and are tonally similiar and so would both be good options - at least with the M3 series still being current a local hifi store should be able to do a demo for you
     
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    The 77C1 is a stunning centre speaker (I use one with my 771e pair which sound a lot like my old 701's) and is where my money would go if you can track one down.

    It has plenty of weight and the clarity of dialogue that it gives is peerless IMO. :)
     
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    I too have a 77C1, its a decent centre speaker with good bass and clarity.....whole heartedly recommended.
     
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    I might try demo those and perhaps check the 2nd hand prices of the 77C1 then.
     
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    there are some on Ebay at the moment....ask to demo before you buy!
     
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    Yes I suppose its better than buying blind, but it would mean going down there I suppose. I have also got my eye on some Monitor Audio at the moment, perhaps that might be a way to go?
     
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    sure, just ensure that whatever you buy will be tonally matched with your current setup.....good luck.
     

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