So let me try to explain this in a short way. I'm moving to Brazil on the first week of September and yesterday I was chatting with an adviser from Crutchfield so he could help to choose a 5.0 system. (I already have the subwoofer from energy, i believe it's the ESCW 10.)
He advised me to get the following system to use with my Pioneer Elite VSX50:
- Front Speakers: NHT Classic Three
- Rear Surround: NHT Classic Absolute Zero
- Center Channel: NHT Classic TwoC
Total: +/- US$ 1,950.00
I told him I had a $2,000 budget total and that's what he told me to get. I also told him that during the week I will be mainly using it to watch regular tv and movies but on the weekends I would like to crank it up and put on some blu ray concerts and "distinguish the musical instruments" I usually listen to John Mayer, Phil Collins, AC/DC (Yes, I'm very eclectic). I'm not sure about the size of my room because I'm moving and I still have to pick a place there but I will be using this system on the living room which is open to the dining room.
I asked him about the polk RTI A9s and he said he would put his money on the NHTs even though the Polks are floorstanding speakers and the NHTs are bookshelves speakers.
So here I am, totally confused and as I said on the beginning of this thread I'm leaving on the first week of September to Brazil and I probably have only one chance to try one of these speakers.
The system that I had in mind is:
Front: 2x Polk RTI A9 (bi-amp)
Center: Polk CSIA6
Rear: FXIA4 (my wife don't want the A6 since they are big)
Total: US$ 2,070.00
He said that he still would put his money on the NHTs and left conversation lol.
Now, I would like to hear some opinions and thoughts. I know I'm $70.00 (WOW) above my budget but I can pay this difference if the Polks are better.
Again, what do you guys think ?
Sorry for my grammar and MT.
Thank you in advance!