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Monitor Audio GSLCR centre OR KEF.


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I'm seriously thinking of changing my old KEF TDM speaker package for Monitor Audio GS20 / GSCLR / GS10 /GSFX to improve stereo sound quality and aesthetics.

I've heard the GS20's and quite liked them, but I've never heard a Monitor Audio centre speaker.

I've always used KEF centre speakers (Model 100, TDM23C) and they sound great with voices.
So I'm a little worried about how the MA GSCLR performs compared to KEF.

The GSCLR is rarely available for audition anywhere and doesn't seam to get much of a mention on here despite being the obvious match for the popular GS10/20/60 stereo speakers.

So, the GSCLR......
an excellent centre speaker? or just an average one that's been aesthetically matched to the rest of the GS range?
Excellent sounding centre . clear and open . just like the gs20s!

These will sound more open than the kefs.
I have GS20, GSCLR and silver series rears (the gold rears where too big!)


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I'm surprised you say that GSLCR is rarely available for audition - Sevenoaks usually stock them, as do Audio-T?

I recently upgraded from a Mission 78C to a GSLCR to match my GS10s. I agree that it is an excellent speaker - but I must confess I don't think it's a £500 better speaker than the Mission was. If you are happy with the sound of your existing centre then definitely find somewhere where you can get a demo. I'd say the GSLCR was the one upgrade I've done recently where I'm not really convinced the gain justified the cost.

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