Hey everyone, this is my first post. I am in college, and looking for some speakers to compliment my TV. I live in an apartment with about 20 feet between the wall my couch is on and the wall my TV/Speakers will be on. The room is about 18 feet wide. I will mostly use the speakers for movies, but I occasionally listen to music. Probably 90% TV to 10% music. I'm certainly no audiophile, but would like something better than a cheap prebuilt 5.1 from best buy with no real receiver, etc. I listened to the Polk TSi400 towers, and liked them a lot. I am looking for 2 speakers preferably. A sub is a bit prohibitive because the walls in my apartment aren't very thick. I also looked at the Polk RTiA1 bookshelf speakers, which seemed like a good choice as well, but lacked a little on the low end compared to the towers. Since I am going to use them primarily for movies, I also looked at the Bose Cinemate II. My budget is $600 or less. The towers are definitely at the top of the budget, and the Polk bookshelves ($350) and Bose cinemates ($400) are a comfortable price. I have a Yamaha S1200 DVD/Receiver combo. I know its old, but it was free. I would probably build a 5.1 system from these in the future. Any advice or other recommendations are definitely welcome. The store I looked at also has Monitor Audio and Bowers and Wilkins speakers. Thanks for the input!
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10/5/12 at 12:26pm