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post #1 of 9
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I am purchasing a new Onkyo SR608 receiver and need 5.1 speakers to go with it. I have done some research and here is what I have looked up. My room size 25 feet X 15 feet.

Should I go with Klipsch HD Theater 1000

Or build a custom setup for double the cost of the Klipsch:

center: Polk Audio CS2
front: 2 Polk Audio monitor 70
surround: 2 Polk Audio Monitor 50
sub-woofer: Polk Audio psw505

I will mainly be using this for Home theater, watching bluray movies and HD TV, and some music. What would be the recommendation between these two, or should i go with something else, comments and advice appreciated.
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by lanbladez View Post

I am purchasing a new Onkyo SR608 receiver and need 5.1 speakers to go with it. I have done some research and here is what I have looked up. My room size 25 feet X 15 feet.

Should I go with Klipsch HD Theater 1000

Or build a custom setup for double the cost of the Klipsch:

center: Polk Audio CS2
front: 2 Polk Audio monitor 70
surround: 2 Polk Audio Monitor 50
sub-woofer: Polk Audio psw505

I will mainly be using this for Home theater, watching bluray movies and HD TV, and some music. What would be the recommendation between these two, or should i go with something else, comments and advice appreciated.

Go with the Custom Set-up as it will be better performing than that Klipsch HD 1000 in your large room. To save some money the Polk Monitor 30's would be plenty find for duty as surrounds.

BUT Do not go with the Polk sub. Get something like the HSU STF-2, or Bic H100 or Bic F12,

Polk subwoofers aren't the best
post #3 of 9
This will get the job done for $200 shipped http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search
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Originally Posted by cornhulio View Post

This will get the job done for $200 shipped http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search

In a 25' x 15' room?

Can I get some of what you are smoking please?
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

In a 25' x 15' room?

Can I get some of what you are smoking please?

what do you mean
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by lanbladez View Post

what do you mean

He is saying he doesnt think the Jamo system will be able to fill the space as good as the Polk system because of its lack of floorstanders as well as the sub. You have a large area of space to cover with sound so smaller speakers may require more power and not provide the response you are looking for.

IMO I would go with this setup:

Fronts: Monitor 70's
Center: CS2 (the bigger one I think)
Surrounds: Monitor 40's
Sub: SVS PB-10NSD or SVS PB-12NSD (but I am biased to SVS ). I have however heard lots of good things about the PSW505 to should that be top of your budget. Just keep in mind you do not have to use a sub from the same manufacture as the speakers so you have a lot more options. If you need help finding what your money can buy, check this thread out.
post #7 of 9
Absolutely go with the polks instead of the Kilpsch HD system.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks will go with the POLKS.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425 View Post

In a 25' x 15' room?

Can I get some of what you are smoking please?

Hey, at least there wasn't the usual "I don't like Polk 'cuz they're too bright" which what his normal response is to any mention of Polk speakers.
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