Upgrading old Mission FS2AV speakers - £2k budget

JMHM

Standard Member
I am planning to upgrade my current speaker system. Currently I have Mission 783 floor-standers for music and the Mission FS2AV surround & sub for cinema. Receiver is Arcam AVR250; music is routed through Zone 2. Budget is around £2,000. My plan was to buy a new Centre speaker, keep the Mission 783s for Front Right and Front Left, and buy two rear speakers and also a new Sub. I was thinking of Monitor Audio GXC150 for Centre, 2 Monitor Audio Apex A10s for rear speakers (they need to be wall mounted) and a Monitor Audio or BK subwoofer.
Questions - is it ok to mix and match Centre and FL / FR speakers with different manufacturers? Would it be better to buy something like the Monitor Audio Apex 5.1 system or b&w mt-60 instead of the above combination and maybe sell on the 783s? Just your thoughts and advice really!
many thanks
 

Andrew K

Banned
I am planning to upgrade my current speaker system. Currently I have Mission 783 floor-standers for music and the Mission FS2AV surround & sub for cinema. Receiver is Arcam AVR250; music is routed through Zone 2. Budget is around £2,000. My plan was to buy a new Centre speaker, keep the Mission 783s for Front Right and Front Left, and buy two rear speakers and also a new Sub. I was thinking of Monitor Audio GXC150 for Centre, 2 Monitor Audio Apex A10s for rear speakers (they need to be wall mounted) and a Monitor Audio or BK subwoofer.
Questions - is it ok to mix and match Centre and FL / FR speakers with different manufacturers? Would it be better to buy something like the Monitor Audio Apex 5.1 system or b&w mt-60 instead of the above combination and maybe sell on the 783s? Just your thoughts and advice really!
many thanks
Ideally you would want the front three to be tonally the same.
 

JMHM

Standard Member
Thanks for the advice guys. I know I should audition them, but how would GXC150, GX50 and RXFX + subwoofer sound compared to the Apex 5.1 system? Any thoughts on this?
thanks
 

JMHM

Standard Member
I live in Ealing, west London so a bit of a trek, but thanks for the comments and the offer.
 

Andrew K

Banned
Thanks for the advice guys. I know I should audition them, but how would GXC150, GX50 and RXFX + subwoofer sound compared to the Apex 5.1 system? Any thoughts on this?
thanks
For music significantly better. For movies and gaming it will be closer if you get the set-up of the sub correctly on the Apex system and chose the right system.
 

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