Hey guys, first post in this forum. My head is finally spinning enough with all this new info that I think I have a base broad enough for this simple post now.
I'm brand new to the audio world.
I have been shopping for home theater components for about a month now. I think I'm set on my projector, so on to audio. I went into HH Gregg the other day, and they let me listen to some Klipsch Quintet III's with a blu ray sample disk running through a high dollar ($1k) yamaha receiver. They were also hooked up to a 12" synergy sub. [i]They blew me away![i] Now, like I said, I'm far from an audiofile type of guy.
My question is, how good are these, really? Am I just a flat out rookie, and I just don't know what good stuff sounds like? I really thought they rocked, but to be honest, I'm only comparing them to my Infinity radio in my dodge truck....
My other question is, they guy there at HH told me the next step down in price would be Polk RM6750's. The Klipsch system was about $900 with the added sub, the polks can be found for $299 online with an included sub. I know that the polk just comes with an eight inch sub, and the sub hooked up to the quintets was a 12 inch sub that was $400 alone.
Unfortunately, the polk's were just set up with a receiver running stereo radio, so they weren't playing the same source material as the quintets were. They sounded like crap compared to what I just heard running through the klipsch's. How much better will the polks be with the same source, comparable to the quintets??
What are some other recommendations on par with the Klipsch's in the same budget? (The klipsch system is really just out of my budget.)
Also, I have been thinking of a Onkyo receiver. The 506's can be had online for just $200. The next step up, the 606, is twice that. I have found 606's for $399 online. The 606 is really popular, but just surfing through the specs of each of them, the only difference I see is 15 watts extra per speaker. Are those 15 watts that important, or is there something I'm missing?
I haven't bought a thing yet, so I haven't messed anything up, and would like to start out with quality from the get go.
Thanks for all your forthcoming help!