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Could anyone advise at to what receiver I should get for these two items: surroundbar 50 and dsw pro 600? I will also be hooking up a direct tv hd dvr and xbox 360 via hdmi to the receiver and hdmi to samsung tv. Thanks in advance
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I'm bumping an old thread to see if anyone has insight on this issue.

I'm assisting a friend, and he is going to run this same SurroundBar 50 and sub.

The Polk soundbar is 5 channel.
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Doesn't the soundbar do everything a receiver would? Many soundbars do. It would help if you listed more details on the soundbar. I should not have to go look it up to answer your question

"But this one goes up to 11"
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http://reviews.cnet.com/speakers-spe...-32780776.html

Here's the CNET skinny. I had never even heard of this deal before yesterday.....

Product summary

The good: Virtual surround speaker housed in 51-inch-wide extruded aluminum cabinet; proprietary SDA technology produces room-filling spacious sound from the single-speaker design; nine 3.5-inch midrange drivers, three 0.75-inch silk dome tweeters; shelf stand, wall mount bracket, and color-coded 15-foot speaker wire is also included.

The bad: Somewhat expensive; you'll also need an AV receiver and a subwoofer.

The bottom line: The Polk SurroundBar 50 sounds great with music and movies, making it a worthwhile improvement over the company's earlier single-speaker surround offering.

"The SurroundBar 50 is a five-channel speaker, but uses nine 3.5-inch midrange drivers and three 0.75-inch tweeters. ...You use your own cables or the included 15-foot-long five-channel flat cable to hook up your SurroundBar 50 to an AV receiver or amplifier.


Going to connect a Cable DVR, PS3, Wii, and a WDTV (or something comparable) and send to something like a Panasonic Viera TC-P54S1 54" Plasma.

Thanks in advance for any advice, MJH.

I am mainly looking for something with at least 4-5 HDMI inputs and decent power to drive this speakerbar and a midrange ($) sub, without going way overkill.
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Is Polk going the Bose route? I could not find specs on it. I am pretty sure you need a powered sub alongside it, or bass output will be limited.

Otherwise, I have no idea how hard it is to drive, as they list no specs. With no other information, I can only assume it will work with any receiver.

"But this one goes up to 11"
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I've heard good things about the Vizio soundbar. I wouldn't pay more than $200 for any of them.

Polk SL2000WC $3 DIY mod. Smaller the uf, the less harsh your SL2000 is.
1. SRS: .47 uf/250v mylar cap top SL2000, 1.0 2nd, 1.0 3rd, .47 bottom
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3. 1C: 1.0 top
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I have the Polk Soundbar 50 for my secondary system and I paired it with an HK AVR 1600. The 50 goes down to 80Hz and I currently have it paired with an older ACI Force Sub with the crossover at 100Hz. It sounds really good for what it is, I am quite pleased. Here is a link to the Surroundbar specs on Polk's site. http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/s...dbar/specs.php
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