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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2014, 09:48 PM - Thread Starter
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I am planning to buy a new receiver and speakers. I have an Onkyo 3500 and I am listening to it for almost 3 yrs now. Still I'm a newbie in this. As per my knowledge and a lot of research, I came up with the below setup . Can you please let me know if there is any flaw in this setup or give me any suggestions you have.

Yamaha RX-V675 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver with Airplay
Polk Audio PSW505 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black)
Polk Audio CS10 Center Channel Speaker (Single, Black)
Polk Audio Monitor 45B 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)
Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black) * 2

I will not be able to spend more than $1300. Thanks in advance .
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I am not an expert on all the features of AVRs, but personally I think that right now Denon makes a better AVR with better amplifiers and better room correction - maybe the AVR-X2000

I like the Polk New Monitor 45B, my friend has these speakers and I like the way they sound for movies and music. What I would change is the other speakers so that they are from the same "New Monitor" line as the 45B.

The center channel speaker is the single most important speaker in your HT and should have enough mid-bass so that you can set the crossover at or below 80Hz - the CS10 isn't the best center channel and isn't really up to the task - look at the Polk New Monitor 25C with larger 6 1/2" mid drivers for only $30 more:

Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 25C Two-Way Center Channel

The Polk New Monitor 35B have the same frequency response as the TSi100, are also from the same line as the mains you chose, and cost a lot less - only $80 per pair which should give you more money to spend on a better center speaker.

Polk Audio Monitor Series New Monitor 35B Compact Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
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For the sub, you can do much better than Polk with an Internet direct sub. The $250 PSW505 is a lot better sub than the lessor PSW10 or PSW110, but for another $249 (or $225 for the one in the clearance center right now) you can get a far superior sub.

PB-1000 - 300 Watt DSP Controlled, 10" Ported Subwoofer - $499.

Check here for the clearance center - there are currently several SB12-NSD subs there for $529 - this is an amazing sub especially if you like music, very musical, tight bass:

http://www.svsound.com/specials/outlet-specials

In fact, for $250 you can get two Dayton subs that together would easily beat the Polk and give you smoother in-room bass response.

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer
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For the sub, you can do much better than Polk with an Internet direct sub. The $250 PSW505 is a lot better sub than the lessor PSW10 or PSW110, but for another $249 (or $225 for the one in the clearance center right now) you can get a far superior sub.

PB-1000 - 300 Watt DSP Controlled, 10" Ported Subwoofer - $499.

Check here for the clearance center - there are currently several SB12-NSD subs there for $529 - this is an amazing sub especially if you like music, very musical, tight bass:

http://www.svsound.com/specials/outlet-specials

In fact, for $250 you can get two Dayton subs that together would easily beat the Polk and give you smoother in-room bass response.

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Thank you so much mtn-tech. I will stick to the monitor series.

Do I need to buy a THX certified receiver. Also what do you think about BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer. I read so many good reviews about this sub. Is SB12-NSD better than BIC F12.
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Do I need to buy a THX certified receiver.
No.

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Also what do you think about BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer. I read so many good reviews about this sub.
The F12 is highly regarded by many at its price point.

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Is SB12-NSD better than BIC F12.
I know of no really good technical comparisons. If one existed I would expect to find it at http://www.data-bass.com/home. Is it there yet?
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