MS905 or MS504?

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  1. Malky1903

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    Already have a pair of 908's and looking for a centre to match. Which will match better tonally, the 905 or 504? I'm swayed by the 905 but only because it's £80 cheaper than the 504. Am willing to shell out an extra £80 for the 504 if it means a distinct difference in improvement over the 905.
     
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    The Declaration 905 (old type 900 series) and the 504 had most of their parts in common with the 504 being tweaked to get its THX badge. Hand on heart, whilst a 504 will match the appearence of the older speakers, sonically they are extremely similar.
     
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    Thanks Tons. Looks like £80 towards a 309 :)
     
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    Tons, would you say the 905 Avant sounds better than the 504 and the 905 Declaration?
     
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    They are very similar but if the sums on the Avant cabinet, baffle and driver surround are correct, it should sound better. The internal crossover is the same and as you can see they don't look world changingly different.

    As an interesting aside about the 504, our head of acoustics is not at all keen on infnite baffle fronts and centres and on at least two occasions when the Declaration range was still available used a 905 with a 504 grille in show demo's
     

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