Polk Monitor speakers and Pioneer VSX-1121 at very attractive prices
Thanks I was looking at getting these for my first speaker setup. Total package will cost ~$480 but probably more if I get hit with taxes at the border.
One thing I'm wondering is if these are enough to power a 19x17 room which will be my theater room when our next house is built. I'd be pairing it with a Onkyo NR-609 or 709 but haven't yet decided on a sub. If anyone has any experience with these speakers I'd appreciate your input.
I have the pioneer 1121-k, polk monitor 70's, CS2 center, monitor 40's for surround and 2Klipsch rw-12d subs. Nice for home theatre and ok for music. Definitely a great bang for the price. I ordered everything from Newegg. My living room is a little smaller than yours and this setup delivers more than enough power. I would encourage you look at the pioneer 1121-k. According to tests, it delivers the similar power at 5 channels and more at 7 channels when compared to to the Onkyo 809.
actually, Monitor70's are one of Polk's more efficient speakers with a sensitivity of 90dB. A V667 will drive them just fine to level's that would be very uncomfortable.
Absolutely, the Monitor70's would be your front L and front R speakers, and hopefully you will get the CS2 for the center channel when your budget will allow. The 70's and CS2 make a really nice "front 3"....which carry about 90% of the soundtrack audio in 5.1 or 7.1 encoded movie audio.
I'll probably be getting a 5.1 speaker package now to supplement it for a lower price. Maybe I'll eventually upgrade individually, but for now, I think the Monitor70s are a great improvement over front satellite speakers in a 7.1 setup.
wow, those black polk monitor 70s are now out of stock at newegg. (at least for now). I got a few to try and out and they are great. Anyone know if they've been out of stock before and come back? From what I gather they do not make these anymore.