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codyh's Avatar codyh 06:17 PM 07-13-2011
What are the best tower speakers I can get for about $200 per tower? I have been looking at the Polk Audio Monitor 70. Is there anything better for around the same price? Highest I can go at the moment is $250.

These will be used for movies, music and very little gaminig.
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mannoiaj's Avatar mannoiaj 06:19 PM 07-13-2011
I think this pair of towers would be nice for your max budget shipped.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=972
cream puff's Avatar cream puff 06:22 PM 07-13-2011
monitor 70s are a great speaker for the money, im very happy with mine.. make sure you get a cs2 center to match (got mine for 99 bucks)
schan1269's Avatar schan1269 06:45 PM 07-13-2011
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-Ve...0604213&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primu...0604233&sr=1-4

Between the M70 and these two, there isn't much left...

Honorable mention(cause if this really is a PAIR, it is a steal...)
http://www.amazon.com/Mordaunt-Carni...0604291&sr=1-3
crazyrob425's Avatar crazyrob425 07:01 PM 07-13-2011
codyh's Avatar codyh 07:29 PM 07-13-2011
Which of these would be the loudest and clearest? Reason why I am asking is if I were to host a house party I would want to be able to hear the sound throughout the house.
mannoiaj's Avatar mannoiaj 07:50 PM 07-13-2011
something with high efficiency with a horn tweeter. go with the bic or look at synergy series klipsch

You want it to basically "bump" right?

If I'm right, please check out Cerwin Vega.
afrogt's Avatar afrogt 08:11 PM 07-13-2011
you've been given some pretty nice choices. I'm intrigued by the eD A6t pair.

Also throw the Energy CF-70 into the mix. They should be comparable to the Polk M70 and have been selling for as little as $200 ea when on sale.
stevensctt's Avatar stevensctt 08:57 PM 07-13-2011
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Which of these would be the loudest and clearest? Reason why I am asking is if I were to host a house party I would want to be able to hear the sound throughout the house.

Something like Klipsch may be a good choice. Have you checked your local Craigslist to see what is available?
schan1269's Avatar schan1269 08:57 PM 07-13-2011
If you want the most efficient...the BIC PL76(from Overstock...how they sell them as a pair for $380, not sure) or something from the Klipsch Synergy line.

Everybody I know prefers the BIC Acoustech PL's over the Klipsch Synergy.
sholling's Avatar sholling 10:51 PM 07-13-2011
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Originally Posted by codyh View Post

What are the best tower speakers I can get for about $200 per tower? I have been looking at the Polk Audio Monitor 70. Is there anything better for around the same price? Highest I can go at the moment is $250.

These will be used for movies, music and very little gaminig.

IMO yes the Infinity Primus P363. That a heck of a price on the current model and a heck of a speaker.
monsteraudio's Avatar monsteraudio 11:09 PM 07-13-2011
pioneer makes an Andrew Jones line in your range, he is the same man who designed the Tad speakers 30 grand plus


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...t=andrew+jones
skally's Avatar skally 05:12 AM 07-14-2011
My vote goes to the PL-76's as I have had them for a month now and love them... great fot HT! Not to mention I got them for $300 a pair shipped Fantastic deal if you ask me
tsantanni's Avatar tsantanni 07:10 AM 07-14-2011
Get the PL-89's for $440 shipped. Use code ME20 at checkout

http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/c...pid=1530&sc=32
Dasteru's Avatar Dasteru 09:04 AM 07-14-2011
bladerunner6's Avatar bladerunner6 09:11 AM 07-14-2011
I don't know if there are any Paul's TV in your area, but they had a pair of these available in-store for $399.

http://www.paulstv.com/Speakers/Defi...ology-BP6B.asp

Whether that price is still available, I don't know.
Gibbsman's Avatar Gibbsman 09:36 AM 07-14-2011
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Originally Posted by cream puff View Post

monitor 70s are a great speaker for the money, im very happy with mine.. make sure you get a cs2 center to match (got mine for 99 bucks)

I love my Monitor 70's also. They sound amazing and won't break the bank. The BIC's that were mentioned also sound really good.
math-geek's Avatar math-geek 02:24 PM 07-14-2011
I stepped down from Dynaudio Contour 1.3 SEs ($3500.00/pr) to some Yamaha NS-555 towers...The Yamahas sound fantastic! I have taken them apart and they are built very well and sound even better! They are very good looking to boot!
575rider's Avatar 575rider 09:56 PM 07-14-2011
Very helpful thread. I'm in the same boat as the OP. Leaning towards the Pl-89's from Acousticsounddesign.
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