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    Talking Thanks for the advice!

    I just wanted to thank those in the forum for helping me upgrade my system. If it had not been for your help I would not have ended up with a system that sounds this good. The look on my wife's face when I put her favorite cd in was priceless, she was glad I spent the money. I got 2 subs to make sure I had the "punch and rumble" for home theater, and it really worked.

    Before:
    Hitachi P505602 plasma
    Sony BDP-S360 blu-ray
    JVC receiver (don't remember model)
    Sony SS-MS5 5.1 cube speaker system with 8" 80W sub

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    Sony BDP-S360 blu-ray
    Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver
    Infinity P152 front L & R
    Infinity PC250 center
    2 Emotiva Ultra-10 subs
    Still using 2 of the Sony cubes for surround, I wanted to use P152's but my wife likes the "little speakers"


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    I'm sure you are welcome. Since being so close did you get back over for Emofest?

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    No, Emofest happened before I realized how close they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyto

    After:
    Hitachi P505602 plasma
    Sony BDP-S360 blu-ray
    Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver
    Infinity P152 front L & R
    Infinity PC250 center
    2 Emotiva Ultra-10 subs
    Still using 2 of the Sony cubes for surround, I wanted to use P152's but my wife likes the "little speakers"

    Great follow up post...hate to be picky here, but i'd recommend using a 3rd P152 for the center channel 'vs' the dedicated one. Not sure if your setup allows this configuration,but generally if one can keep the front speaker array identical, it makes for a better sounding setup.
    Congrats either way...i love the Infinity P series.

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    I thought the PC250 was just a P152 with an extra 5" speaker, the speakers look identical on the surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyto
    I thought the PC250 was just a P152 with an extra 5" speaker, the speakers look identical on the surface.

    even though they look similar, by adding another 5" driver changes how the speaker is designed...crossovers, cabinet dimensions, etc. take a look below at the differences. while these may seem minor, it's optimal to have identical front 3 speakers. You can even take a P152 and turn it horizontal for better placement (i did this in my neighbors HT setup).

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (Center Channel)
    General
    Frequency Response (±3dB) 80Hz - 20kHz
    Recommended Power Amplifier Range 10 - 150 watts
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 90dB
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Crossover Frequency(ies) 3,000Hz; 24dB/octave
    Low-Frequency Driver Dual 5-1/4" (130mm) MMD®
    High-Frequency Driver 3/4" (19mm) MMD®
    Dimensions
    (H x W x D) 7-5/8" x 18" x 9-5/8"
    (187mm x 457mm x 245mm)
    Weight 17.6 lb (8kg)
    Finish Black Wood-Grain Enclosure

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS (P152)
    General
    Frequency Response (±3dB) 58Hz - 20kHz
    Recommended Power Amplifier Range 10 - 100 watts
    Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 88dB
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Crossover Frequency(ies) 3,300Hz; 24dB/octave
    Low-Frequency Driver 5-1/4" (130mm) MMD®
    High-Frequency Driver 3/4" (19mm) MMD®
    Dimensions
    (H x W x D) 13" x 7-3/8" x 10-1/2"
    (330mm x 187mm x 267mm)
    Weight 13.5 lb (6kg)
    Finish Black Wood-Grain Enclosure

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    Tarheel, I see your point but as long as the speakers are timbre matched which these most likely are he is alright. Any difference in sensitivity and frequency response can be dealt with within the receiver's set up menu. It is interesting though if I read the specs correctly, the dual driver isn't rated to play as low. I would have thought the opposite. The crossover points are the same which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    as long as the speakers are timbre matched .
    Excellent point!

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    Nice system you put together there. I do enjoy the sound of the Primus series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Peabody
    Tarheel, I see your point but as long as the speakers are timbre matched which these most likely are he is alright.
    Excuse my ignorance, could you explain timbre matched?

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    Basically, using the same drivers (identical ideally) similar design and tuning of the cabinet and a similarly designed crossover
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    In addition to what Joe E said, "timbre matched" sometimes also called "voice matched" means in simple terms, sounds the same. Although the cabinets of the center and mains are different they still contain the same tweeter and woofer which would allow them similar sound. Three exact speakers are the ultimate but most use a matching center for convenience in placement.

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