Originally Posted by rogerssa
I was just talking the rear for the $200. I was going to use some Polk TSi300's for the front.
Heck, those Mordaunt Short Carnival's, while hard to find, would be better sounding and better built than the Polks. They're just not what they used to be, and I used to own Polk speakers.
Are you opposed to other options besides bipolar surrounds and adjusting your budget a tad?
These are great speakers for surround usage:http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pages/products/speakers/htm200/htm200.html
In fact, the entire Ascend lineup has received accolades aplenty on this and other forums and pro reviews for people looking for quality at a reasonable price. They'd do a lot better than the Polk's.
You really want to stay within the same model range for your speakers for the best timbre matching.
Arx speakers, from theaudioinsider.com are also excellent for the money.
The Klipsch RW-12d sub, for a good budget woofer, fluctuates in price on Newegg.com all the time. Sometimes it's around $280 on sale, but you just have to keep an eye out.Edited by Dan Hitchman - 4/29/13 at 11:20am