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Hi,
I am a bit new to the home theater world and am looking to purchase some speakers for listening to music and watching tv/movies. Initially I was planning to buy an HTIB and call it a day, but then I read on the forums it's better to just spend the money on 2 or 3 good speakers and then purchase the others as funds permit. So I have decided to go down this route ....

I found a deal on Mirage OS3-FS Omnipolar Tower Floorstanding Speakers for $500 for a pair and I am thinking to purchase those and a receiver. Is this a good idea? What receiver would be best to purchase for them, hoping to spend as little as possible on the receiver 200-400. What do you guys think? (Is there a better set of speakers for the price?)

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Hi,
I am a bit new to the home theater world and am looking to purchase some speakers for listening to music and watching tv/movies. Initially I was planning to buy an HTIB and call it a day, but then I read on the forums it's better to just spend the money on 2 or 3 good speakers and then purchase the others as funds permit. So I have decided to go down this route ....

I found a deal on Mirage OS3-FS Omnipolar Tower Floorstanding Speakers for $500 for a pair and I am thinking to purchase those and a receiver. Is this a good idea? What receiver would be best to purchase for them, hoping to spend as little as possible on the receiver 200-400. What do you guys think? (Is there a better set of speakers for the price?)

Thanks.

Unless you plan on getting a sub in the near future, those aren't a great option. They need to be paired with a good sub to be appreciated.
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Thanks for the feedback.

My current budget is 1000, could possible stretch it to 1100. So i guess with 600 i need to be able to buy a sub and receiver.

Any recommendations on both?

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-Denon AVR-1910 Reciever

-Polk Monitor 60's front from newegg with promo code 'EMCYTNX35'
-Polk CS2 Center
-Polk Monitor 30's surrounds
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-Denon AVR-1910 Reciever

-Polk Monitor 60's front from newegg with promo code 'EMCYTNX35'
-Polk CS2 Center
-Polk Monitor 30's surrounds

+1. How much can you pick up a 1910 for now that these new models are coming out soon.
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+1. How much can you pick up a 1910 for now that these new models are coming out soon.

At least under $380 shipped.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_033AV19...0&ssi=0&tp=179

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I tried the polks with music and they were too bright for me. Go listen to the Infinity Primus P362 at frys with your own music for a more neutral and warm sounding and realistic listening experience.

If you want a little higher end speaker look at Paradigm, B&W, Wharfedale, PSB, Monitor Audio, etc.

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I tried the polks with music and they were too bright for me. Go listen to the Infinity Primus P362 at frys with your own music for a more neutral and warm sounding and realistic listening experience.

If you want a little higher end speaker look at Paradigm, B&W, Wharfedale, PSB, Monitor Audio, etc.

I think Crutchfield has a deal on those Infinitys right now. I was seriously eyeing them.

I also agree with getting the 1910. Its a great reciever.

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Thanks for all the replied.

So do you think I am better off with the Polk 60s over the Mirage OS3-FS Omnipolar Tower Floorstanding Speakers?

Thanks.
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Thanks for all the replied.

So do you think I am better off with the Polk 60s over the Mirage OS3-FS Omnipolar Tower Floorstanding Speakers?

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If you're not getting a sub soon then I would go with the 70's. They just went back up to 220(each) on newegg, but they go on sale frequently.
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Personally, I don't think the Monitor 70's are overly bright (silk tweeters). Not for HT use (I don't mind slightly brighter speakers for HT, over music). They seemed pretty well balanced. If you want more clarity, I think you will go over $1100 budget unless you just plan to do 2.1 for now. For music they seem ok, they get crazy loud for my usage just off my old receiver, Just got them yesterday and still breaking them in.

Just to give you an idea, 2 monitor 70's + CS2 Center + 2 Monitor 40's ran me about $585 after tax and shipping from Newegg after bing CB + coupon codes. (I live in CA). That would leave you enough cash for a nice receiver and you can add a sub later.

I'm no expert though, so wait for others to chime in.
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