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My friend will be getting his first real HT next month (He currently has bose) and was wondering which of the two would you guys recommend? I think these two are a good set for someone starting out. I told him to just get the polks and don't worry about anything else since this is your first time, but then i thought thats not a good idea. So i told him about the MA's also. Plus i think they look better than the polks.

This will be for 100% movies.

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You guys are in NYC?
Why isnt he auditioning?
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Says he doesn't want to go listen because anything he buys will be better than the bose he has. And honestly i don't think he would know what to listen for.

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Tell your friend he is a complete idiot to spend that kind of cash without listening. Everyone hears things differently and he could hate a $2000 pair of speakers. IMO auditioning is the greatest part of this hobby. Getting to hear all different kinds of brands, and finding what you prefer is priceless. He should bring music that he knows well so he can truly get something he will love for years.

If he listens to music he knows he will definitely know what to listen for. Audition Klipsch, and Vienna Acoustics. These two brands are so far apart with sound he would immediately understand.

Throwing money at a problem will not help your friend. Do him a favor and get him to audition. He will thank you for it.

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I don't think your friend is a "complete idiot" for not going out listening. He can buy reputable speakers, listen for a while, and if they're not to his taste, sell them and buy different reputable speakers. It'll cost more money that way, but it'll save time and effort going into audition rooms that are, very likely, much different from his own room. Going out listening is not the holy grail that some people here make it out to be. Read reviews, check measurement numbers, and read what other people's opinions would give you a good indicator of what you should be bringing home and listen in your own room.
As for those two brands, I'd vote for Monitor Audio RX6, which is smaller than RX8. I've heard that RX8 could have too much bass.
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Of the two, I vastly prefer Monitor Audio - it's one of my favorite speaker brands.

I also don't think he's an idiot for not being interested in auditioning -- it's hard to imagine a non-critical listener who wouldn't be thrilled with a pair of RX6s or RX8s, and if he'll be happy with his purchase, then why not? That he could perhaps find something marginally better through extensive listening may not matter to him as much as the fact that he'll get 95%+ with much reduced time commitment and effort.
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Go listen to the polk !

You can have it for a cheaper price and they are very good. More involving and bass definition is amazing. YOu need space for them and they are higher than the Monitor audio.

Monitor audio is a very good choice also, but it's more expensive. Midrange is the strong point, but they are very linear and flat, somewhat too precise and I find them less involving or musical, and more analytical. Smaller footprint and lower height.
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No brainer-Monitor Audio RX6.

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Says he doesn't want to go listen because anything he buys will be better than the bose he has. And honestly i don't think he would know what to listen for.

True but by listening to them he can pick out the speakers that sound best to him.
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I have the RTi A7's and I'm extremely pleased with them. They are warm sounding and produced the best mid-range bass in the sub $2000 price range.


Marantz SR6003 / SR5007, Polk Rti A7 speakers, SVS PB-13-Ultra subwoofer, Sharp 60-inch LC-60LE745U LED TV,
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Whats a good reciver to run on the rti a7
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I have the Marantz SR6003 and S5007. Both sound exactly the same to my ears.

Marantz SR6003 / SR5007, Polk Rti A7 speakers, SVS PB-13-Ultra subwoofer, Sharp 60-inch LC-60LE745U LED TV,
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i have the sr6003 a very nice receiver if you can find a good deal it would be a good choice.
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Not sure what the MA cost but you can get the Polks for $800pr at their ebay store.

What's your friends budget? I would put the JBL 590s at the top of the list for $1600.


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he has nice stuff including monitor audio. J&V Audio Inc.


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