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I currently have Boston Acoustics MCS 100 5.1 speakers. Using a Denon ARV 591 receiver.I am interested in the Polk Audio TL1600's. No place around us to hear them in person. The reviews on the TL1600 are great. Will I hear a difference????

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They will probably sound different but not neccessarily any better. The Polks use slightly smaller speakers from the spec sheets i read (2 1/2" vs 3" in the Bostons) so they could easily sound worse. If you want to upgrade you could look into buying bookshelf speakers and towers seperately rather than going the home theater in a box route. With full towers or even decent bookshelf speakers you can take the stress off the subwoofer for the higher bass ranges and have a better sound overall.
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If you want to upgrade you could look into buying bookshelf speakers and towers seperately rather than going the home theater in a box route. With full towers or even decent bookshelf speakers you can take the stress off the subwoofer for the higher bass ranges and have a better sound overall.

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I currently have Boston Acoustics MCS 100 5.1 speakers. Using a Denon ARV 591 receiver.I am interested in the Polk Audio TL1600's. No place around us to hear them in person. The reviews on the TL1600 are great. Will I hear a difference????

Thanks,
Dave

You'll hear something different. Doesn't mean it's going to be better though.

Move into full size speakers or quality loudspeakers or bookshelf speakers if you want a real upgrade. The tweeters they peddle in home theater in a box setups have one real driver, a mid-driver, that they label a `sub' woofer.

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Fronts: Polk Monitor 70's x 2 (On XPA-3)
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Side Surrounds: Polk Monitor 50's x 2 (On VSX1121)
Rear Surrounds: Polk Monitor 50's x 2 (On VSX1121)
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