file SuperCenter ref with sat 50's?

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Snipcod Posted 1 year 6 months ago
Hello all. I've recently came into being single again and now not having to pay for sushi dinners, I'm looking to upgrade my system. Unfortunately I'm pretty restricted by space.

My mains are limited to SuperSats due to my front door. About the only thing I can fit if I still wish to enter and exit my house lol. Right now I'm running 50's for the L/R, 50C and 3's for surround. I have a REL T7 tied to fronts and a 2nd REL T7 to my surrounds. They really help to fill out these little but mighty speakers.

My main concern at this point in my center. I listened to a SuperCenter X, which I thought sounded far and away better than my 50c. Think it has much better extension that would match my speakers that are connected to my REL's.

Though, me being me, I've kept looking at the bigger and better. What I've been reading is the X and XL are pretty similar, but the XXL really steps it up and now a Reference comes into the mix. Would the Ref or XXL be too much for my 50's? I'd love to upgrade to Triton's, but that must wait tell I upgrade homes, and I don't see that being in my near future.

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rjohn79395 Posted 1 year 6 months ago
HI, Snipcod, and welcome!

I guess I don't completely understand your set up. Your L/R SuperSat 50's are tied to one sub, and the SuperSat 3 surrounds to the other in your description. Via crossovers in the receiver? Usually all crossovers go to all connected subs if you are using one receiver/pre. Are you running the superSat 50c center full range, or with a crossover also? A bit more description of your set up would be helpful.

In any case, my inclination would be to get the beefiest, best sounding center that fits my budget. And that would the SuperCenter Ref or XXL. I think your set up would benefit from both the bass extension and amazing clarity of either, and the SL's between the fronts and center can be balanced with gain settings in any case IMO. But even with a SuperCenter I'd want to cross at 60-80 HZ or so to the subs. Moderator Dude can comment if he has other recommendations.

Just my thoughts. And yes, upgrading the front mains to Tritons someday would be a big step up!

Happy listening!

5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, Bluesound Node 2i
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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