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Centre Speaker Upgrade

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by AndoverRed, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. AndoverRed

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    I currently have a Jamo E8 centre speaker which has served me well for the last 3 years.

    I now seek a more expressive replacement in the £300 price bracket.

    I have a pair of Mordant Short 908's as front speakers. I have considered the MS 504 THX @£200.
     
  2. Ed Selley

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    The 504 would be worth a look but do have a look at a 2nd hand 905 if you can as they are very similar and you can blow the difference on films.

    I have to ask; is your user name derived from the slightly charmless Hampshire market town of the same name where (for my sins) I lived between the ages of 8 and 18?
     
  3. AndoverRed

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    I am indeed from that CHARMING Hants market town. How could you move away?!

    On the centre speaker front I am checking the web for any deals.

    The new Mission Volare V6c centre looks good as does the Quad 11C.
     
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    I'm sure these centre speakers are both excellent, but I would keep the front three speakers well matched and go for the Mordaunt-Short. I have the Avant 906 fronts and 905 centre and they work very well together.
     
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    Is the MS 905 going to be a noticable improvement over the Jamo E8 centre? I am preferably looking for significant improvement, that is why I was considering the Quad.
     
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    Well, I had the MS905C until it came to an unfortunate accident, it's replacement will be the Quad L Centre, so I can tell you exactly once it arrives :) Should be about a week.
     
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    I will agree with everyone here in that the front three should match. I was looking to do much the same thing: to improve my centre channel substantially. I wound up not bothering with just the centre, and replaced the front three (Ruark Etudes and Dialogue II). Matching centre and L+R speakers from different brands is too hard, if not impossible in most cases. Sometimes even the centres from the same range dont match tonally, likethe Jamo Concert range. My advice would be to get a hold of a 504 or 905 (see below) to match your fronts. Failing this replace all three, money allowing.

    Tons of fun:
    What does "... and you can blow the difference on films." mean? Is the 905 better or worse than the 504?

    Russell
     
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    QUOTE: What does "... and you can blow the difference on films." mean? :QUOTE

    Although I am not Tons Of Fun, I am fluent in English and would translate it to mean, the money saved could be used to purchase additional films on DVD.
     
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    Thanks for that quite cordial, and not in the least bit irksome, reply.

    For some ineffable reason, I read that quote entirely wrong. :blush: I thought "blow the difference" was an asseveration to the analogous standards of quality inherent in both cases. Odd how, sometimes, you can totally misread something? Silly, silly me.

    By the way, I think that second comma should be a colon, or semi-colon. I can't be too sure as my grasp of English is not too hot. ;)

    Russell
     
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    :laugh: The beauty of modern language. Yes I mean that the difference between the 905 and 504 is pretty small and you'd benefit more from a couple of new films.
     
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    I will check out the new EPOS centre speakers as they are apparently a good tonal match for the MS fronts.

    Alternatively, I will buy a cheap MS centre and blow the rest on films!
     

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