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post #1 of 5 Old 02-20-2013, 10:25 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello. I could really use some advice on speakers. I'm not educated on speakers at all. Looking around, the choices are endless and I'm having troubles knowing what I really need.

Here's the situation:
My space is 14ft x 18ft.
I have four KLH Model 900B, 8 Ohm, 50-20000Hz speakers.
I have a Polk Audio center with missing info sticker (it fell off).
I got a new Marantz SR6007 receiver and I wish to upgrade to 7.1 speakers.
I think my existing speakers sound pretty good, but maybe I don't know any better?
I'd like to amend my speaker setup without having to buy all new speakers.

Are there any recommendations for any experts out there?
I was thinking of maybe getting two new front speakers and using my KLH speakers for surround and back channels. If I do that I'm not sure where to begin finding a good pair that would match up well.

Thanks!
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Yep. Good way to go would be to replace the front left/right and center. It's important for all three of those to timbre match for a good front soundstage.

Then again, perhaps you could load a picture of your Polk center channel? Take the grill off, first. Someone might be able to tell you what speakers might match.

What is your budget?

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Here's some photos I just took of the front and center speakers. Excuse the dust as I'm doing construction. :-)
As far as budget goes, maybe around $200ish. If that's totally unrealistic for what what I am doing, I could probably bump it up a little bit.


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Your options are limited with $200 for your front three, but here is what I would get:

BIC DV62si for your fronts http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-DV62si-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00006JPDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361450375&sr=8-1&keywords=bic+speakers
BIC DV-62CLRS for your center http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-DV-62CLRS-Channel-Speaker/dp/B00009WBYL/ref=pd_sim_e_1

You could also look at the Pioneer BS22 and C22, or if you can accommodate a bookshelf speaker for your center, three Infinity Primus P153.

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Thanks for the advice. I think I will give the BIC's a try. Based on the reviews of them I see they are a real good bang for the buck.
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