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How do the Pinnacle QP9 speakers stack up against a pair of Polk Monitor 60s Series 2 and a Boston Acoustics P430 for a front stage? I have both available to me. The QP9 is great because of space, just not sure how much I'd be giving up to use it instead.
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Haven't heard the Pinnacle or BA but I would stay away from the Polk Monitor line no matter what.

If doing mostly HT/TV and on a budget, the only Polks I'd look at would be the new S series which is available at Best Buy for easy returns.

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How do the Pinnacle QP9 speakers stack up against a pair of Polk Monitor 60s Series 2 and a Boston Acoustics P430 for a front stage? I have both available to me. The QP9 is great because of space, just not sure how much I'd be giving up to use it instead.
There is likely NO ONE who has heard all three of the speakers you listed head to head...it is all on you to be the person who knows this one thing! Buy all three, make sure the place you buy them from has a good return policy and then return the loser...and answer YOUR question in YOUR room with YOUR ears, the only way the question can really be answered! Good luck...
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Thanks for the feedback. Guess I really didn't expect anyone to have heard all 3 for a direct comparison. Was moreso looking for opinions on the 3 individual components to see how they might stack up. I actually have all of them already bought over the years and sitting in storage at various locations, just never got around to installing them. Will give the combos a try after getting a new receiver then decide if they need to be swapped out.
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In which case I will agree with Zorba about the one speaker on your list I have heard of, the Polk M series...not very good, but then again, they aren't very expensive either, so you get what you pay for. I see the Polk M40s for 100/pr fairly often.
And While I haven't heard the BA speakers you list, I think they have a very good rep for good speakers on the AVS forum.

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Thanks for the feedback. Guess I really didn't expect anyone to have heard all 3 for a direct comparison. Was moreso looking for opinions on the 3 individual components to see how they might stack up. I actually have all of them already bought over the years and sitting in storage at various locations, just never got around to installing them. Will give the combos a try after getting a new receiver then decide if they need to be swapped out.
If you want to have some fun comparing them very easily, this would be a good use of $32:
https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PSS4-4-C...eaker+switcher

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How do the Pinnacle QP9 speakers stack up against a pair of Polk Monitor 60s Series 2 and a Boston Acoustics P430 for a front stage? I have both available to me. The QP9 is great because of space, just not sure how much I'd be giving up to use it instead.
Well the Polks are the only non lifestyle speaker of the three so it might actually sound the best.

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That's a shame about the Polks. I picked them up thinking I was getting a deal on some speakers. Since I have them already I guess all it will really cost me is time to audition them now.
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That's a shame about the Polks. I picked them up thinking I was getting a deal on some speakers. Since I have them already I guess all it will really cost me is time to audition them now.
Listen to them, it is about your ears and what is good enough for you

However, not easy to beat the midrange and treble of the Boston

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Well the Polks are the only non lifestyle speaker of the three so it might actually sound the best.
The Boston is not your standard life-style speaker
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-GmwuNr...tics-P430.html

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I'm new around here. What's a "lifestyle" speaker? Ended up hooking up the QP9 yesterday with the sub, and while it wasn't terrible it also wasn't terribly impressive. Maybe it's due to the sensitivity or the speakers size. Might be headed to pick up the Polks this week and testing that setup as well.
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I'm new around here. What's a "lifestyle" speaker?
Gimmicky, overpriced and hopelessly underperforming speakers aimed at clueless newbies and housewives hell bent on something small and cute looking. BOSE is the worst example.
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I'm new around here. What's a "lifestyle" speaker? Ended up hooking up the QP9 yesterday with the sub, and while it wasn't terrible it also wasn't terribly impressive. Maybe it's due to the sensitivity or the speakers size. Might be headed to pick up the Polks this week and testing that setup as well.
The Boston has bigger drivers over that Pinnacle -- and will have more detail, definition, and clarity

little cube boxes like Cambridge and Bose are lifestyle speakers
https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...ck-each/1.html

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Ah, understood. Totally understand. I might just swap in the Polks to at least hear it. Just have to fight for the real estate in the living room.
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So swapped out the Pinnacle for the Polks and Boston and the difference is night and day. The Boston center is extremely clear for vocals which was my biggest issue when listening to the QP9. The Polks are so so. Will look into possibly replacing them with something a little better. Or trying to tweak what I have. Tried them all as Large first and they sounded louder, but seemed to get no bass out of the sub so set them back on small. Guess that's tweaking. Now looking into getting a different sub possibly.
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So swapped out the Pinnacle for the Polks and Boston and the difference is night and day. The Boston center is extremely clear for vocals which was my biggest issue when listening to the QP9. The Polks are so so. Will look into possibly replacing them with something a little better. Or trying to tweak what I have. Tried them all as Large first and they sounded louder, but seemed to get no bass out of the sub so set them back on small. Guess that's tweaking. Now looking into getting a different sub possibly.
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED

Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.


150watts =11w18h13d= 18 lbs 8" [28hz] $199 EMOTIVA BASX S8
200watts =14w16h16d= 34 lbs 10" [27hz] $299 EMOTIVA BASX S10
300watts =17w18h18d= 49 lbs 12" [22hz] $399 EMOTIVA BASX S12, (extension from Brent Butterworth measurement)
350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [22hz] $433 HSU VTF 1 MK3
200 watts =16w19h17d= 52 lbs 12" [22hz] $439 HTD LEVEL THREE
300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10" (coming soon)
300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $549 RHYTHMIK LV12R
350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $604 HSU VTF2 MK5, (verified by Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight

SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED

300watts =18w15h15d= 50 lbs 10" [27hz] $189 JBL STUDIO 550 (short term promo price Amazon)
300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
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PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED

Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.


150watts =11w18h13d= 18 lbs 8" [28hz] $199 EMOTIVA BASX S8
200watts =14w16h16d= 34 lbs 10" [27hz] $299 EMOTIVA BASX S10
300watts =17w18h18d= 49 lbs 12" [22hz] $399 EMOTIVA BASX S12, (extension from Brent Butterworth measurement)
350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [22hz] $433 HSU VTF 1 MK3
200 watts =16w19h17d= 52 lbs 12" [22hz] $439 HTD LEVEL THREE
300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10" (coming soon)
300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $549 RHYTHMIK LV12R
350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $604 HSU VTF2 MK5, (verified by Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight

SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED

300watts =18w15h15d= 50 lbs 10" [27hz] $189 JBL STUDIO 550 (short term promo price Amazon)
300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
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Thanks for the list. I'll look into each. Checked the JBL but the price looks to be almost 700 now so guess i missed out.
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back in the day of 1990's ish I compared boston accoustics to pinnacle. went with pinnacle for bookshelves around $200. both make decent stuff.

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So swapped out the Pinnacle for the Polks and Boston and the difference is night and day. The Boston center is extremely clear for vocals which was my biggest issue when listening to the QP9. The Polks are so so. Will look into possibly replacing them with something a little better. Or trying to tweak what I have. Tried them all as Large first and they sounded louder, but seemed to get no bass out of the sub so set them back on small. Guess that's tweaking. Now looking into getting a different sub possibly.
Upgrade the sub, and since you're happy with the Boston center just run out to Best Buy and grab a pair of these while they're still on sale:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-co...?skuId=5721014

They may well be all you need, esp. once you get a decent subwoofer in. I have been quite impressed with them so far, will write up a full review after I've had more time to put them through their paces.

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Thanks for the tip. That is way less than I was expecting, and if they sound that good I just have to figure out a way to elevate them(tv is in a corner) without the little ones knocking them over. I'll at least give them a listen since I can always return them.
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Ah, understood. Totally understand. I might just swap in the Polks to at least hear it. Just have to fight for the real estate in the living room.
LOL
Do not lose this first battle, if so you have already lost the war.
Just mention on how it is important to you. Many big speakers can be integrated with family décor.
the better looking finish on the speaker, the better.


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Lol. You're so right. Convinced the Mrs that the real estate was warranted. She concurred after watching the first movie, and that was in 2.1. Even agreed it was a good idea to drill a hole in the wood floors to run the LFE cable through the basement.
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So swapped out the Pinnacle for the Polks and Boston and the difference is night and day. The Boston center is extremely clear for vocals which was my biggest issue when listening to the QP9. The Polks are so so.
No surprise about the Boston -- I expected them to be the better sounding speaker, those are some good upper level drivers in that speaker. If on a tight budget, as stated look at them Sony speakers.

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Looks like I missed the sale on the JBL. Is that a normal sale that I can expect to pop up again? Or was that a sellout of an older model? Looks to be close to 700 now.
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Thanks for the list. I'll look into each. Checked the JBL but the price looks to be almost 700 now so guess i missed out.
Oops, sorry; yes that was a fantastic short term deal.

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Looks like I missed the sale on the JBL. Is that a normal sale that I can expect to pop up again? Or was that a sellout of an older model? Looks to be close to 700 now.
It was a sellout, I believe, of the older version with no speaker level inputs but the good news is that, on a budget, the BasX S10 is every bit as good as the JBL was sealed while the Emotivas are ported, (ported plays as loud or louder and just as deep given the same woofer even though the amp may be a bit smaller).

I wouldn't expect the JBL deal to pop up again any time soon to be honest.

NewEgg had a deal on the same sub but that deal only lasted a week, the Amazon deal lasted at least a month.

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Thanks for the tip. That is way less than I was expecting, and if they sound that good I just have to figure out a way to elevate them(tv is in a corner) without the little ones knocking them over. I'll at least give them a listen since I can always return them.
If you need to wall-mount your speakers for child safety reasons, I'd look at these---you can use them all around if desired:
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages...00/htm200.html

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into the other subs as well. Too bad I missed the JBL deal but I'm sure I can find something that will work. I think I might have found the older JBL for 230. Same 550 but inputs looks different.

I'm going to go listen to the Cores tomorrow during lunch and go from there. I'll probably have to settle for 3.1 due to room layout. I can post pictures, but only room I have for any HT is main LR and tv is one corner with sectional in the opposite. Rear surround is tough due to doorways.

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3.1 isn't a bad place to start ...it sure makes replacing speakers a lot less painful..the Emotiva basx 8/ 10/ 12 (3 different sizes) are good subs at a low price....

YAMAHA TSR 5790.. WHARFEDALE 10.1s ..BIC v1220... Q ACOUSTIC 2020I center.. polk t15 rears..
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into the other subs as well. Too bad I missed the JBL deal but I'm sure I can find something that will work. I think I might have found the older JBL for 230. Same 550 but inputs looks different.

I'm going to go listen to the Cores tomorrow during lunch and go from there. I'll probably have to settle for 3.1 due to room layout. I can post pictures, but only room I have for any HT is main LR and tv is one corner with sectional in the opposite. Rear surround is tough due to doorways.
The center and sub are the most important speakers even in a 3.1 system so going with the Cores is a great idea if it allows you more money for the sub.

If for mostly music in 2.1 then the left and right are much more important.

Geoff A. J., California
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