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post #1 of 5 Old 03-17-2013, 11:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I am trying to decide on speakers for my main room (20x25 with15"height). I will be using it for 80% home theater and 20% music. I am thinking to initially use them as fronts and then move them for surrounds. I already have the polk psw505 as subwoofers which I may upgrade later when I have the budget. I am considering the following speakers but am lost:

Definitive Technology Studio Monitor 350 Bookshelf
Polk Audio New Monitor 45B
JBL Studio 1 Series Studio 130
Infinity primus p163

I am leaning towards the primus p163 as I have heard they are more balanced and have a good soundstage. Although I am not sure but I heard that p163 are better than the polk tsi and rti but I have doubts about it. Can anyone please recommend whether I should go for the p163 or something else (would polk be the way to go?).

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Anyone please.
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I own the Polk m40s (relative to the 45b) and the sm450...and have heard the p163! IMHO, the def tech are the best of those three!

Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub
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Sandy Gross along with Matthew Polk and one other started Polk Audio. Sandy later founded Definitive Technology. I have only heard the Polks but my guess is that because Matt's and Sandy's thinking is the same the speakers sound similar.
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Sorry, I've not used any of those as fronts, but I do use Infinity 163 as surrounds. they fill that role quite nicely in my small 5.1 bedroom setup.

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