Hello everyone, I've recently upgraded my system and would now like to upgrade my front left and right speakers and get better sound. I currently have the Connoisseur Energy speaker line (CC3-center, CR3 rears, and C-9 front). What I would like to do is upgrade the front L&R to the Veritas Energy line which is about a 1K more and is there top line speaker. My question is this. I know it is bad to mix different speaker companies. How bad would this combination be? I would love to have better 2 channel sound which I listen to about 40-50% of the time but can't afford to upgrade everything to the next line. Since I am staying with the same company (energy) how bad would this be? I hate to have to upgrade the center channel (another $1500)
Here are my components Rotel 1095 amp (200x5) Rotel 1068 pre-pro
Hard to tell. If timbre isn't matched then it will show during 5.1 (movies or multi-channel music). On the Klipsch forum people tend to recommend the same line, rather than just the same brand. It really depends on how similar they sound.
Although I'm not sure what I can say is that most speaker manufacturers try to voice match all of their lines similarly. So your fronts would not be a perfect match but they wouldn't sound bad either. I empathize as 2 channel is my passion and I had to upgrade in stages albeit short ones as I chose debt to bad sound. I would not hesitate to get better fronts especially with your Rotel gear. Note: Multi channel music will definately take a hit with mixed speakers so if you listen to alot of SACD's you may want to consider more carefully your options.