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LOL! as i appreciate the suggestion, I would simply say that at this point i am still in mourning over the loss of the right and center Pinnacle so maybe i am making irrational decisions on purchases but at this time I prefer the Floor towers. Not saying they sound better but they do look Mean and sexy as Hell!

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If you plan to keep that Pinnacle sub then get the A7s. The A7 goes deeper than the subwoofer you have. The Pinnacle Sub100 roll off at 40Hz.
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What matters most is if they sound good to you. If they do then I would just enjoy them.

Now, if you ask for my personal opinion, I would ask you how much did you spend on that set up.
I spent about 1800 without speaker cable.
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Hey everyone,

I currently have a Polk set up and I am considering Paradigm as an upgrade soon in the future and found a good deal on a cc390 center speaker on craigslist. How much better would Paradigm cc390 plus monitor 9 or 11s and surrounds (ideas on surrounds?) be than Polk rti8 and Fxi5 and csi5?

Anyone with experience with both?

Please let me know.
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I spent about 1800 without speaker cable.
That includes the AVR? Again if you like the sound them don't worry about it and enjoy them.

Personal opinion, I would of gone with HTD Level 2.

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Does anyone know anything about the Polk Patio 200 speakers? I can't find any info on them, other than they sell them at BB. My son works there, and they retail for $200, but I can get them for $92, with his discount. I have a set of Yamaha NS-AW150's on my deck, but they sound like poo. Think the Polk's would be a big improvement?
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Does anyone know anything about the Polk Patio 200 speakers? I can't find any info on them, other than they sell them at BB. My son works there, and they retail for $200, but I can get them for $92, with his discount. I have a set of Yamaha NS-AW150's on my deck, but they sound like poo. Think the Polk's would be a big improvement?
Why they have them labeled as Polk 200 is beyond me. They are Polk Audio Atrium 5 speakers. They are pretty nice.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/atrium5

Grab them and run for $95. Their MSRP is $299.

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Why they have them labeled as Polk 200 is beyond me. They are Polk Audio Atrium 5 speakers. They are pretty nice.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/atrium5

Grab them and run for $95. Their MSRP is $299.
My son said the box also says "Patio 200". You are 100% sure they are the 5's?
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My son said the box also says "Patio 200". You are 100% sure they are the 5's?
They are. Look at the specs on BestBuy.com

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Patio 200 is not the same as Atrium5. The case on the Atrium series is made according to military and industrial specifications (ASTM D5894-UV Salt Fog, Mil Standard 810 Immersion, Mil-Std 883 Method 1009.8 for salt and corrosion) and it's what Polk Audio call all-weather speaker. The Patio 200 and Patio 25 are more like home use outdoor speaker.

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If you plan to keep that Pinnacle sub then get the A7s. The A7 goes deeper than the subwoofer you have. The Pinnacle Sub100 roll off at 40Hz.
Well just when you think the worlds a crappy place something comes along and makes you rethink the way the games played. After research i found that My Pinnacle speakers have a 12 year Warranty. I called the dealer i purchased them from and he asked me to bring them by his shop. 4 hours later i was waiting for delivery of three replacement speakers. Yes he not only replaced the center and right main but the left one as well! with that said my FXia4 set arrived and am pleased with them so far. I will be replacing the pinnacle sub though as suggested. Not for sound issues but to have that room to rolloff at a lower hz if needed!.
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Well just when you think the worlds a crappy place something comes along and makes you rethink the way the games played. After research i found that My Pinnacle speakers have a 12 year Warranty. I called the dealer i purchased them from and he asked me to bring them by his shop. 4 hours later i was waiting for delivery of three replacement speakers. Yes he not only replaced the center and right main but the left one as well! with that said my FXia4 set arrived and am pleased with them so far. I will be replacing the pinnacle sub though as suggested. Not for sound issues but to have that room to rolloff at a lower hz if needed!.
They're warrantied for damage by a ladder?
Heck of a warranty.
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They're warrantied for damage by a ladder?
Heck of a warranty.
In short "No, They are not!"
But i will say, and not to mention any names, that my "Dealer", who runs a security and home automation business, is a client of mine and always needs I.T. advice!
I am grateful for his assistance!

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In short "No, They are not!"
But i will say, and not to mention any names, that my "Dealer", who runs a security and home automation business, is a client of mine and always needs I.T. advice!
I am grateful for his assistance!
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Small-footprint heights and surround backs w/RTi mains

I have been debating whether to upgrade my current 11.1 Monitor system in the living room to RTi's, but I have a problem accommodating the timbre-matched front heights and surround backs. Even a small bookie such as the RTiA1/RTi4 is too large (viz. deep) for the space/WAF. I am currently using OWM5's for the FH & SB; additionally, I also have a set of TL2's lying around that I was thinking of selling.

Can anyone offer any guidance on the relative suitability of either the OWM5 or TL2 as FH and SB together with, say, a front of RTi8/CSi5? (N.B.: My current surrounds are in-ceiling 80F/X-RT's and SW is PSW505.)
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Patio 200 is not the same as Atrium5. The case on the Atrium series is made according to military and industrial specifications (ASTM D5894-UV Salt Fog, Mil Standard 810 Immersion, Mil-Std 883 Method 1009.8 for salt and corrosion) and it's what Polk Audio call all-weather speaker. The Patio 200 and Patio 25 are more like home use outdoor speaker.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/patio25
They have completely different specs than the ones listed on BB.com. The specs and pics for the patio 200 is identical to the Atrium 5 except for the mil-std ratings. I think that is where the cost savings comes into play. The Patio 200s are weather resistant outdoor speakers as well.

Patio 200 - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/polk-pat...&skuId=5641007

Atrium 5 - http://www.polkaudio.com/products/atrium5

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