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Hey guys, I have a question about my setup. I've done some research, but I'm still new at this.

So I bought some new Polk speakers yesterday. Two TSI300 floorstanding, a PSW10 sub, a cs10 center and some bookshelf speakers. They're being shipped now.

My question is, I currently have a Yamaha rx-v671 receiver that I've been very happy with, it worked great with my Energy Take Classic speakers, I'm giving those to my friend. Now for this Polk setup, do you think this receiver is underpowered? Should I look at upgrading it, or would it be sufficient for this setup. If it helps, I don't usually max out my speakers power, I have neighbors and I usually keep it mid to low level, maybe I'll crank them up once in a while. It looks like my current receiver can handle up to 90watts a channel.

As a follow up to that, I see that the Polk sub has an option to connect to the floorstanding speakers, I assume that's to help the receiver handle some of that power. If I do stick with the receiver, should I use that option from the sub?

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The speaker connection on the sub is usually for 2 channel receiver's that don't have an RCA sub out.

If it were me, I'd try and cancel that sub anyways. One of the worst I've ever heard, more port noise than actual output. And I'm a big Polk fan.
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The speaker connection on the sub is usually for 2 channel receiver's that don't have an RCA sub out.

If it were me, I'd try and cancel that sub anyways. One of the worst I've ever heard, more port noise than actual output. And I'm a big Polk fan.

So which sub would you recommend from Polk? And what are your thoughts on keeping or changing the receiver?

Someone did suggest getting tsi400 and just skip the sub completely, I'm not sure about that though.
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So which sub would you recommend from Polk? And what are your thoughts on keeping or changing the receiver?

Someone did suggest getting tsi400 and just skip the sub completely, I'm not sure about that though.

FWIW, I have a pair of older Polk RT1000i towers that have a built in powered sub, and have never felt the need for a dedicated sub. That's not to say I wouldn't get one if my budget and housemate allowed, but I get enough bass out of the Polks.
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