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post #1 of 5 Old 04-04-2013, 11:34 AM - Thread Starter
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see picture ... width of room is about 16 feet, and length is about 12ish ... do you think a soundbar would be fine? or should I get a receiver + 2 polk 65T's ?

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Depends on your expectations and budget.

Soundbar would give you at least a center channel, 2 Polks would not.
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I think a 2 channel with a phantom center will sound better than most soundbars in a similar price range!

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I agree Eli, but the OP has widely spaced seating in the room so I assumed phantom center would not be an option.

OP - if it's just you, and you only sit in one place, a 2.1 system with phantom center is an option.
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I just picked up 2 polk 65T's off newegg for $129 ... now I just need a center for about $100.
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