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Old 12-22-2012, 04:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Alright I finally decided to by a new set of speakers and since the prices at FS on boxing day seems to be good I might buy it all there. My first question is, what kind of amp do I really need in order to have good sound with either of these system? And I read somewhere that it's better to have a sub, I guess it's true?

I will be using this for music (mostly rock and metal), with some gaming and movies in a rather big room.



So my first choice was a set of 2 polkaudio for 600$
http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/polk-audio-haut-parleur-de-plancher-de-polk-audio-rti10-noir-haut-parleur-simple-rti10/10034462.aspx?lang=fr-CA&pcname=&sku=10034462&path=b4bd13c8d133d75b4dcabaa93269b594fr02

Or 2 of these energy rc70 for 1000$ (if the 400$ is really justified)
http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/haut-parleur-vertical-a-4-voies-reference-connoisseur-d-energy-rc-70-noir-seul-haut-parleur/10087359.aspx?lang=fr-CA&pcname=&sku=10087359&path=9d6852e0075b5c55bb52a378973fe4b7fr02

As for sub I was thinking about this energy sub that will be almost half price:
http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/energy-haut-parleur-d-extremes-graves-amplifie-de-12-po-et-150-w-d-energy-seul-haut-parleur-power12/10215307.aspx?lang=fr-CA&pcname=&sku=10215307&path=e466952f3fd562af3121b8151bfc8432fr02

And either of of these amp (it's more in my budget range...):
Yamaha http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/yamaha-recepteur-5-1-canaux-de-yamaha-rxv373-rxv373-b/10197268.aspx?lang=fr-CA&pcname=&sku=10197268&path=f334cda2b376cb8ab41205e994fdb89efr02
Pionner http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/pioneer-recepteur-5-1-canaux-de-pioneer-vsx-522-k-vsx-522-k/10195813.aspx?lang=fr-CA&pcname=&sku=10195813&path=a96eacc374a68541f9cff865c0d33b74fr02


Also what kind of wires will I need to set this up?

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my opinion would be to buy the Energy speakers and wait on the sub, use the money for the sub and receiver to buy a better receiver.

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I would buy the reference series from Klipsch. If your looking around 1000 you can find the RF 62ii's for around that price range. These newer reference speakers are amazing and they dont need much amp to drive them as they are super efficient IMO. As far as a sub I would get the Klipsch RW-12D at Newegg for 300. Good luck smile.gif
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Hey Charlu, those polk audio speakers will be great for a large room. That price you said you can get them for is a good deal. I'd get the Yamaha receiver between those two. It will be enough to power the speakers. You're going to need this type of audio cable to plug the speakers into the receiver: http://www.kongcable.com/terminated_speaker_cable_3102.html one per speaker. you can buy a 50 foot spool of the wire really cheap from monoprice and the banana plugs seperately then strip the wire and attach the plugs yourself, but if you're just getting into home theatre, I'd just buy the cables pre-terminated from kongcable or a place like that. You may not want to get a subwoofer right away if you're getting large tower speakers, since they already have pretty good bass. You'd notice the subwoofer in movies during explosions but otherwise it's a pretty subtle enhancement if you already have big towers like those polk rti10.

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I agree that's a great price for the Polks. Those RC70's definitely are not worth $400 more.

For the sub I would see about getting a Klipsch SW112 or SW115
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alright so it will probably be the Polks towers along with the Yamaha amp (rxv373), but as for the suggestions of a better amp does it really worth it? what will be the difference with let's say this model (rxv573) since I don't need 7.1 surround? http://www.futureshop.ca/FR-CA/product/id/10205611.aspx

and thanks for the other sugegstions but I am in canada so it's rather complicated to ship from the usa and with the customs it can be a real pain... so I'd rather buy in canada even if it seems harder to find a cheap quality sub here
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Those Klipsch subs I mentioned are at futureshop

http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/klipsch-caisson-d-extremes-graves-amplifie-12-po-klipsch-sw112b-seul-haut-parleur-sw112b/10155130.aspx?path=c06b2fbaf2d1a343e876834e1a474e1afr02

If you dont need all of the extra features found on the 573, stick with the cheaper unit.
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I would buy the reference series from Klipsch. If your looking around 1000 you can find the RF 62ii's for around that price range. These newer reference speakers are amazing and they dont need much amp to drive them as they are super efficient IMO. As far as a sub I would get the Klipsch RW-12D at Newegg for 300. Good luck smile.gif

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Those Klipsch subs I mentioned are at futureshop
http://www.futureshop.ca/fr-CA/product/klipsch-caisson-d-extremes-graves-amplifie-12-po-klipsch-sw112b-seul-haut-parleur-sw112b/10155130.aspx?path=c06b2fbaf2d1a343e876834e1a474e1afr02
If you dont need all of the extra features found on the 573, stick with the cheaper unit.

do you really think the yamaha 373 is gonna properly power the RTi 10s, my buddy has the A7s which are basically the same and his little denon 1609 struggled like crazy, when he got a receiver with a larger power supply in the denon 3300 series and he called me telling me how their was better dynamics were and this from a guy whose not into audio that much.

Personally, Id use the money for the sub and receiver and just get a good receiver with a large power supply.

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Not really sure how much better the 573's amp is, it's still a budget receiver.
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Not really sure how much better the 573's amp is, it's still a budget receiver.

true that....

I was more or less thinking he could get a Marantz 500X or Onkyo 717 or something like that.

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I ended up getting a Klipsch sw-112 sub on ebay! Now I'm still trying to figure out what I'll buy as for the speakers and receiver... I'm probably going for higher/mid range receiver since I want functions like airplay so I can easily play the music on my computer without buying a media player or anything (and enough power too)

Now, the thing is they will sell those Klipsch 800B tower (rebranded RF82) with a pioneer sc-1227-k receiver (not much info on this one...) for 1500$ today on boxing day and the receiver worth 1300$ alone and 130w per channel wich would be very good I think (altought FS seems to overprice some receiver...)

So even if I'd buy the RTI10 at 600$ I'd end up paying about 600$ for a receiver (if I get a good one at that price) and pay 1200-1300$... then I guess it would worth it to just buy the package with 800b and pioneer receiver
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Pretty sure hes in canada, dont think the amazon deals apply

RF82's go for $1k pr, so you would be getting the receiver for $500. Not a bad deal.
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Pretty sure hes in canada, dont think the amazon deals apply
RF82's go for $1k pr, so you would be getting the receiver for $500. Not a bad deal.

yes I am in Canada, just posting these from amazon for a reference since FS is down until 18pm
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So finally I chose the RF800B towers with the pioneer sc-1227-k receiver, I also added a Klipsch RC52 center and some Polks RTi4 bookshelf while I was at it... with the sw-112 sub I'm sure I'l be satisfied!

Thanks everyone for your time all your the precious info... and happy holidays! wink.gif

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