Badly needed a better center than the Polk CS10, which was so much less clean and so range-deprived compared to the T1s that it seriously stuck out. But I'm space limited there. So took a chance on a small RSL CG23. Despite the disparity in size and tweeter type, the sound field is fully blended, no audible mismatch at all. If I'd had more space for one of the Emotiva centers, I would have. Really love especially the high end on 'em. The RSL is very similarly tuned, and compliments them nicely.
Now, when speakers are good enough, is it just more likely timbre will match across brands? Or is this just luck in this case?
Yamaha CX-A5100 pre-pro Emotiva BasX A-300 and A-700 Emotiva ERC-3 Sony BDPS6700 Hagerman Bugle2 Fluance RT85 Audio-Technica AT120Eb + VM540ML Grado SR225e Emotiva T1 mains RSL CG23 center Klipsch R-41M heights BIC America F12 sub Klipsch RB51 surrounds
It depends on how critical you are.... I would say "luck"
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)