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Energy RC-10+LCR for 750$ or something else?

I got Energy RC-10 for front and rear and LCR center for 750$. My only concern is these are bookshelves. Should I go polk route with tsi500(monitor 70s) and polk center and surround or will these energy rc-10 beat that setup? I will be adding a PL-200 or something similar down the road so not too worried about low end.
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I would aim higher than the Polk - the sub will pick up the lower end

I would also put the JBL Studio 230 and 235 center on a short list
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-230...jbl+studio+230

http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-235...jbl+studio+235

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i would get 3 matching fronts... 3 Energy RC-LCR's.
Fry's has great deal on them right now....

http://www.frys.com/product/7815829?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Those JBL prolly really nice, but they are double the price of what Im paying for the RC-10s. I am getting the rc-10 for 229$ +tax (pair) frys. The LCR is 219$ +tax. So I have a 5.0 for 677$ +tax. Thats 2 pairs of RC-10 and the LCR center. If I went with 5xLCR that would be 219$x5 = 1095$+tax. That would be 400$ more to go with that setup. If I really felt like getting upgrade later I could pick up some RC-70 on sale and make the 7.0. These will be powered by yamaha 675.

Is my math checkin out or is it worth it to spend more$$ like that?
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Is my math checkin out or is it worth it to spend more$$ like that?
It is up to you what you desire to spend - and no one can guarantee sound for your ears, based on price.

If you were to go with the Studio 2 series - then I would use the 220 as surrounds.
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-235...jbl+studio+235

Which would be around $1080 for 5.0 speakers

It is your call - you can always buy a pair of the RC-10 and Studio 230 - test them out and send the loser back.
Then complete your system with the winner.

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IMO, go with the Energy RC-10s and RC-LCR and add a better sub - at a minimum, something like the SVS PB-1000.
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RC-10's are much much better than the Polks. I really enjoyed them when I had them. Probably should have kept them. A little laid back sound whereas the Polks will be more forward sounding. But the RC-10's are just so smooth, great tweeter.

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I got Energy RC-10 for front and rear and LCR center for 750$. My only concern is these are bookshelves. Should I go polk route with tsi500(monitor 70s) and polk center and surround or will these energy rc-10 beat that setup? I will be adding a PL-200 or something similar down the road so not too worried about low end.
Just curious, why did you not consider the following bookshelf speakers:

HSU Research HB-1 MK2 $310 + HC-1 MK2 Horn Center ($249) = $559
EMP Tek E5BiB $225 + R5Ci ($195) = $420
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