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I currently have the current setup:

2- Jamo C607
1- Jamo C60 center
2- Jamo C60 surrounds
1- Jamo SUB 650
1- Pioneer VSX-33 receiver


I just picked up a Pioneer SC-1522k and was thinking about changing the speakers. I like the Jamos and have yet to hook them up to the 1522k to see how they sound. If I went with new speakers the budget would be $2500 max including the sub. Is there anything out there within my budget that would sound noticeably better? I use my speakers mostly for movies, gaming, and TV if that helps.

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Paradigm Studio 20's (3 across the front), with surrounds and a PDR12 sub.

Why is there NO perfect equipment, only compromises?
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Thanks for the suggestion.

Anyone like the Polk TSi series?
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Polk RTi's are better than TSi's.
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Polk RTi's are better than TSi's.

Yeah I know, but those would probably need an external amp to sound good wouldn't they? I'm looking to just use the Pioneer SC-1522K to power them.
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That Pioneer is a beast. You dont need an external amp.
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I was checking out the following:

2- Polk RTiA7
1- Polk CSiA6
2- Polk F/XiA6
1- Power Sound Audio XV15

Thoughts?
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I currently have the current setup:

2- Jamo C607
1- Jamo C60 center
2- Jamo C60 surrounds
1- Jamo SUB 650
1- Pioneer VSX-33 receiver


I just picked up a Pioneer SC-1522k and was thinking about changing the speakers. I like the Jamos and have yet to hook them up to the 1522k to see how they sound.. If I went with new speakers the budget would be $2500 max including the sub. Is there anything out there within my budget that would sound noticeably better? I use my speakers mostly for movies, gaming, and TV if that helps.

TIA

Why don't you listen to the Jamo's with your new receiver? They may sound good enough for you to keep them. I don't understand why you're considering replacing them since you haven't tried them with the SC-1522?

Sounds like to me that you just have the itch to spend some money.

I wouldn't replace the Jamo's with the Polk Tsi speakers. Probably not the RTi either. But speaker preference is subjective.

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Why don't you listen to the Jamo's with your new receiver? They may sound good enough for you to keep them. I don't understand why you're considering replacing them since you haven't tried them with the SC-1522?

Sounds like to me that you just have the itch to spend some money.

I wouldn't replace the Jamo's with the Polk Tsi speakers. Probably not the RTi either. But speaker preference is subjective.

I wasn't planning on replacing them originally, but my new media room does not allow me to place the C60 surround at a 20 degree position as recommended by Jamo. Since they are dipoles I don't think they will sound good against the back wall which is 6-7 behind my listening area. That is kind of the reason I was looking at the Polks since they are dipole/bipole. The room I'm putting everything in is 16.5x13.5.

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I would go with something like Ascends or KEF Qs long before I went with Polks, even the Rti line. The PSA sub is going to be good though.
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I've looked at the Ascend 340's and 170's, but I really want some bipoles since I want to mount them directly on the rear wall. I know I can buy stands or wall mounts, but I hate the way bookshelves look. I just want a clean look. I can get the Polk setup for less than $1300 shipped so I'm not sure if there's anything else out there in that price range that includes bipoles.
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You don't need the surround speakers to match your front stage speakers, it doesn't make a big difference in the sound.
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You don't need the surround speakers to match your front stage speakers, it doesn't make a big difference in the sound.

For HT this is true, but if multi-channel audio is a means of entertaining yourself I'd get something that closely matches the front soundstage.

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For HT this is true, but if multi-channel audio is a means of entertaining yourself I'd get something that closely matches the front soundstage.

+1

Even without multi-channel music listening, there is still some benefit. Just not nearly as critical as matching the front sound stage.

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