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Replacement for Polk Monitor 40: Klipsh Synergy S-20, or...

Hello everybody,


First, this is my actual setup (7.1):


  • TV: Pioneer Kuro-5020D
  • AVR: Pioneer VSX-9140TXH
  • Front: Polk Monitor 70 (x2)
  • Surround: Polk Monitor 40 (x4)
  • Center: Polk CS20
  • Sub: Polk PSW505




I do like my actual setup, but I moved 2 years ago, and the room for HT went from 27’ x 17’ to 16’x 12’! For room purpose, my Monitor 40 are wall-mounted, and I sit 10’ from the TV. I’d like to change my bookshelves for smaller (and better) speakers. My interest is mostly movies (95%).

I’ve seen at Newegg Canada, the Klipsh Synergy S-20 at good price ($199.99 CAN/2), and there are also 2 other interesting models (KS-14 Ikon, R14S). Would they be an upgrade (quality) from the Monitor 40?

I’ll upgrade all my setup in 3-4 years; 70-80’’ TV, new AVR, maybe go for less powerful speakers but more (9.1 – 11.1, for a better HT experience...), maybe go for in-wall, etc. So there’s no hurry for me to change. But at this price, and size, if they’re better than the Monitor 40…

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance

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I forgot: I'm open to any other suggestion (upgrade)


Thanks again!
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You're just sidegrading right now. In fact, you should probably upgrade your mains before you touch the surround speakers.
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I've ordered the Klipsch S-20 from eBay last week ( it was NewEgg ) selling them through eBay. I paid 146$ tax/shipping to QC included.


Even though they are not broken in yet, I like how they sound. They replaced some Synergy F1 and they are really close from the sound the tower produced and are much smaller.


The S-20 will not be made anymore so, they are on clearence now. If they interest you, they are 179.99$ on eBay canada. Sold by Newegg. Have you ever listenned to Klipsch speaker before ? If not, I suggest you to go to a local store and try their sound. It is not for every one.

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You're just sidegrading right now. In fact, you should probably upgrade your mains before you touch the surround speakers.
Thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate . Like I said, the actual bookshelves are taking a lot of space in my (smaller) HT room, even if I wall-mounted them. So it would be nice if I can find something more "discreet" for the next 3-4 years...
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I've ordered the Klipsch S-20 from eBay last week ( it was NewEgg ) selling them through eBay. I paid 146$ tax/shipping to QC included.


Even though they are not broken in yet, I like how they sound. They replaced some Synergy F1 and they are really close from the sound the tower produced and are much smaller.


The S-20 will not be made anymore so, they are on clearence now. If they interest you, they are 179.99$ on eBay canada. Sold by Newegg. Have you ever listenned to Klipsch speaker before ? If not, I suggest you to go to a local store and try their sound. It is not for every one.

Thanks for the information . I did listen to them, and I did like them. But it was 10-15 years ago (Futureshop), and decided to buy AR speakers, instead. I changed for Polk Audio 5 years ago because I wanted a 7.1 system, and the Monitor series were pretty cheap (and available).
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