Well, as of right now it is looking like my options are the Infinity Primus, Jamo, and I really like the Polk Monitor's, as well. The ED system still intrigues me.
Basically, I want the best system I can buy for the cheapest price I can get it, as I said in my original post.
It's not that I MUST spend $1,000 on these speakers. If I can put together an amazing system for $700-$800, that is excellent. However, I have no problem spending the full amount, either.
My main question is should I avoid Towers for my room completely, then? I mean, they would definitely look better but if it is going to ruin the sound or be too much for the room, I will definitely steer toward bookshelves.
With the Polk Monitor Series, I can either do 2x Polk M70's + 2x Polk M40's + Polk CS2 Center for $600 Shipped (leaving me $400 for a Sub) or 4x Polk M40's + Polk CS2 for $387 leaving me $600+ to either buy a ridiculous Sub, buy a $400 Sub and upgrade the Receiver, or to just save $200-$300 if it's not really necessary. I could even do 7.1 with 6x M40's at those prices! lol (I doubt it would benefit me at all in a room my size, though, right?)
The Jamo system is by FAR my favorite aesthetically. The wood/black combo looks beautiful and it looks high quality instead of cheap wood like some other brands. I am definitely looking more into this. Afrogt, what is your overall impression of your system? I had never heard of Jamo until I started looking into the other Klipsch-owned companies, but they still kind of take a back seat to the rest in renounce. I've read that they have great speakers, though. Package deals like that just make me a bit nervous. Most of the time, companies do packages with their lower-end speakers that are far from high quality and make it seem like you are getting a deal.
With the Elemental Designs system, I don't know anything about it but just looking at the specs and appearance, it looks like an extremely nice system. The speakers are all large and heavy while appearing to have nice build quality. The speakers are extremely powerful, as well. I'm just not sure how they sound or if it's worth the extra money.
What was the cheapest you guys found the Infinity system at? I know the 362's and 162's can be found for cheaper than the 363's and 163's. Are there any differences between the older and newer models other than cosmetics?
Has anyone heard both the Infinity's and Polk Monitor's to provide a comparison? (without bias, please.
) I mean, the Polk's seem like an extremely nice value.
Thanks for the help, guys!
Originally Posted by sholling
I haven't heard the eD speakers, just a couple of their subs. The Infinities I know are great bang for the buck. You can get better speakers but none that I'm aware of for the price if the P162s. At your price point I've listened to Boston's CS series, Polk Monitors, Hsu HB-1, Energy C100s, low end Klipsch, and a few others that I don't recall at the moment. But speakers are very subjective and it's very-very possible that we have completely different tastes. FWIW EMPTek has speakers (check b-stock) close to your price point but I've never heard them and won't recommend what I haven't heard.
I don't really have a decent enough background in audio to describe my tastes.
However, I did have a set of Klipsch Promedia 2.1's on my computer (I've read that all Klipsch have the same "style" of sound because of the horns) and I absolutely hated them. They hurt my ears just to listen. They just put such an aggressive tone on everything that within 10-15 minutes, I had to turn it off. I love music and listen to it 24/7 and I barely even turned it on when I had those. I sold them within 2 weeks of making the purchase.
Hopefully, that helps you to understand what I am looking for? I just want a system with a warm, crisp/clear, and EXTREMELY detailed sound. I love music and I want to be able to hear all of the beautiful parts that you miss with other systems. I also love video games and movies so I want it to perform well there, also. If a gunshot is fired or a grenade goes off, I want it to sound realistic and as if it's right next to me. I don't want any distortion or muddy sounding bass.
Let me know if I need to describe it any better. That's really the best way I know how. lol