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I am looking to get my first HT system for my family room. I am considering the Polk OWM3's for 6 of the speakers, a Polk CS10 for the central, and the Polk PSW505 for the sub. The opening on my TV stand won't hold a standard sized receiver, so I am looking at a Marantz 1604. My family room is not that big - 15X13, but it is already wired for 7.1. Any thoughts on this system? I know tower or bookshelf speakers would be better for the L/R, but my wife doesn't want anything that big. I am also considering the OWM5's for the L/R, and just using the OWM3's as satellites, but the OWM5's are pretty big.
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The OWM series are ok and would make for good satellite surrounds, you will be really selling yourself short using them as mains. Ya gotta do whatever it is ya gotta do to convince the wife in the use of real mains. If you watch newegg you can get a pair of monitor 65's or 75's plus matching center for reasonable sale prices...or go for a set of the monitor bookshelf speakers.
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thanks for the quick reply. What would be a good matching center?
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The 15c or 25c. The 15c works well with the bookshelf speakers in the monitor line and the 25c works well with the monitor towers.
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Is there a big difference between the 15c and the cs10? or is it just that the 15c works better with the monitor line?
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The cs10 is a match for the tsi series. Differences are basically cosmetic, as the tsi series and monitor series are very very similar.the cs10 or 20 along with the older monitor cs1 or 2 can all be interchanged with virtually no ill effect.
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That's good to know. Will the PSW505 sub work well with the front 3 if I go with the bookshelf speakers (monitor 45B's) and the 15C for the center? Thanks again for your help. I have been trying to research the last week or so, but there are so many different versions of speakers that it is a little overwhelming.
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The subwoofer doesn´t need to match the front 3. The PSW505 is a decent budget sub. However, I would check out the budget subwoofers thread here on AVS for other options (budget = $300 or less).

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^^ agreed, however if the budget for a sub is in the $200ish range the 505 is the sub to get in my opinion. With a budget in the $300ish range then klipsch has a fantastic sub. Over $500 then there are many excellent options from the likes of svs, hsu, psa, etc. Best to go to the subwoofer forum to learn more.
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what is the Klipsch sub in the $300 range? I would like to stick with $200, but am willing to consider going up if it will be a noticeable difference.
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i checked out the "budget subs" thread. Wow, that's a lot of choices. The PSW505 had really good reviews, it is a 12 in, the frequency range was below 30Hz, and it is only $200. That's why I was interested in that one, but I'm definitely willing to consider alternatives. I will mostly be using the setup for movies, video games, and TV with occasional music.
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Your instincts are right. For $200, you won't do better than the PSW505. If you can go up to $300, the Klipsch RW-12d--when on special at Newegg--is the one to get. Here's the discussion thread for it: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1442829/klipsch-rw-12d-on-sale-for-299-at-newegg-com-again-today

You would appreciate the performance difference between the two when it comes to movies and gaming, and if you happen to listen to bass heavy genres like hip hop or EDM.
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I didn´t realize the budget for the sub was $200. For $200, the PSW505 absolutely makes sense. wink.gif

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Thank you all for the ideas and info. I am still in the planning/saving stage, but I am hoping to get my system in the next few months. I will let you all know how it turns out. Since I'm only using the built in TV speakers right now, I think I"ll be pretty happy with anything though.
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