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I'm getting ready to upgrade my system completely and would like some thoughts on the following speakers. I'm getting a Pioneer VSX-1122-K to power everything. I'm moving into an apartment in a few days, but definatley want to buy something for long term as I will likely only be living there for only ~6 months.

I'm debating between the TSi500 and A7 Polk speakers as fronts. I would want to purchase a center to match. For rears, I'm considering the TSi200's or A1's.

For sub, I'm looking at a PSW505 or PSW125.

Would I see a huge difference between the lower end and high end speakers I selected? Obviously the overall cost of the system would rise. Any other suggestions or comments that may help me? I'm looking at Amazon for prices. Are there better deals elsewhere for this system?
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I would get the Pioneer FS52 speakers. These Pioneer speakers were designed by Andrew Jones, who also designed the $80,000 TAD R1 speakers.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Speakers/Home+Theater+Speakers/SP-FS52
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The Pioneers are definitely a good choice.

Keep in mind that you don't need to match sub brand to speaker brand. The PSW505 is considered a very good value when around $200. Don't know about the PSW25.

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I actually meant PSW125, sorry.
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I would look at a BIC PL-200 before the PSW125. It's considered a step up from the two Polks you have listed. It can be purchased from Acoustic Sound Design for around $280 if you make them an offer. If you search on AVS, you'll find plenty of reviews of it.

Also, the Polk TSi series is essentially the same as the Polk Monitor series you can find at Newegg.com (mainly just different aesthetics). If you decide on Polk, you might get better deals there.

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If I were going for all budget lineup, I would get the entire Pioneer setup, speakers and subs.

Pioneer AVR + Pioneer speakers + 2 to 4 Pioneer subs. biggrin.gif
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+2 on the Pioneer speakers. The Polk PSW 505 is a good sub when found on some of the solid sales. That said, we really need to know how large your room is and if it is open to other rooms and how large those are.
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Non of that Polk is high-end to me > however, you might like them. I have the Pioneer towers,
and they are good, and they will play loud - however, keep them below head-banging/extreme
levels. They can handle movies and music, and can present a nice stage presentation. I would
skip the Polk subs.

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If you like Polk, the RTi8 is on sale right now at Fry's Electronics for $159 each. Not sure how they compare to the models you listed. Infinity Primus line is also a good choice for budget speakers. I prefer them to the first generation AJ Pioneers.
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