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Monitor Audio Gold Center, Good match with Sivler line?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ximen, May 31, 2005.

  1. ximen

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    I currently have silver 9i as main, silver 10i as center and silver 3i as rear. I am thinking of upgreding 10i center to gold reference center since I believe the center is most important speaker. My question: Is the gold center matching with other silver line speaker? Is it going to improve the whole system performance? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Nobber22

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    Your best bet is to get one on loan and try it at home. I suspect the Gold centre will sound very good with vocals, but also a bit different to the front Silvers during sound pans left/right.

    Whether you can tell the difference can only be discovered in a home demo.
     
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    Id buy Silver center from new series.I think tweeters should be better in GR series though.
     
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    Wise move Ximen - the Silver 10i is a terrible speaker - boxy, shut-in, coloured and chuffy.

    Sold mine after a few dreadful months - glad to see the back of it!
     
  5. ximen

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    So you think the gold center will match well with other silver line speakers?
     
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    Don't know to be honest Ximen - I've never heard it. Can't be worse than the 10i though :rolleyes:

    DT
     
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    I have the Gold Centre (with GR20s and GRFX) and it is wonderful. Alvin Gold (I've found his opinions trustworthy over many years) thinks so too - check out the MA Gold review with a search from the ads at the top of the Speakers forum.

    Can't say how well it would match with non-Gold speakers - I would imagine that it would nullify some of their defects, since a high proportion of HT sound comes through the centre. But that's a non-expert layman speaking - intuition isn't always right in this game!
     
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    You will have a similar sound, The old S series and GR series sounded very similar. The gold just having a bit more control over bass and a fuller mid range. They all have the metal tweeter so you will have the continuity of sound.
    However, I don't know how a centre will sound matched with silver fronts. Probably similar, but possibly not similar enough. Home demo would be the best bet if you can.
     

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