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What do you guys think of this setup for a $2000 budget?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I know there are other threads for a similar budget, but just looking for opinions on this proposed setup and if everything will work in tandem with each other.

These are just price estimates right now, will be purchasing in a month so will be looking for deals. Add in two speaker stands, wires/cables, etc and that should hit my $2k budget hopefully.

Should I get dual subs?

Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078

Polk Audio New Monitor 75T $500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290272

Polk Audio Monitor Series CS2 Center Channel Speaker $170
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Monitor-Channel-Speaker/dp/B0002MPNLC

Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers $180
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-TSi100-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00192KF12/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

Denon AVR-1713 5.1 Receiver $370
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1713-Networking-Receiver-Outputs/dp/B007R8U5W6''
post #2 of 7
The sub is good, and the receiver should work well, but I really loathe Polk's tweeters. The louder they get, the worse they sound. If you want tower speakers, I would go with an Infinity Primus setup long before I went with Polk. Here is something to consider:
Infinity Primus p363 x2: $400
Infinity Primus c351: $200
Infinity Primus p163 x 2: $172

Those speakers are waaay better, in my opinion.
I would also be looking at good bookshelf speakers for the fronts. Check out HTD Level Threes, Hsu, and Ascend speakers. Hsu also makes some killer subs too, but I would stay away from the HTD subs.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I was being a little iffy too on the Polk speakers, been reading here and there that their quality has declined over the years.
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by albert0373 View Post

I know there are other threads for a similar budget, but just looking for opinions on this proposed setup and if everything will work in tandem with each other.

These are just price estimates right now, will be purchasing in a month so will be looking for deals. Add in two speaker stands, wires/cables, etc and that should hit my $2k budget hopefully.

Should I get dual subs?

Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780078

Polk Audio New Monitor 75T $500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290272

Polk Audio Monitor Series CS2 Center Channel Speaker $170
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Monitor-Channel-Speaker/dp/B0002MPNLC

Polk Audio TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers $180
http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-TSi100-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B00192KF12/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

Denon AVR-1713 5.1 Receiver $370
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1713-Networking-Receiver-Outputs/dp/B007R8U5W6''

How big is your room?

What do you listen to and how much?

Thanks.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by shadyJ View Post

The sub is good, and the receiver should work well, but I really loathe Polk's tweeters. The louder they get, the worse they sound. If you want tower speakers, I would go with an Infinity Primus setup long before I went with Polk. Here is something to consider:
Infinity Primus p363 x2: $400
Infinity Primus c351: $200
Infinity Primus p163 x 2: $172

Those speakers are waaay better, in my opinion.
I would also be looking at good bookshelf speakers for the fronts. Check out HTD Level Threes, Hsu, and Ascend speakers. Hsu also makes some killer subs too, but I would stay away from the HTD subs.

+1 All better (happier) options than the Polks wink.gif
post #6 of 7
I have not liked any of the polks I have heard. I have not listened to their lsi or lsim though. But not really interested based on their lower offerings.

Go infinity primus. p363 front, p163 or c351 center, p163 surrounds.

I would be amazed if something can beat the p363 for a similar price.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Wooden flooring, 16' x 20' perhaps, moderate high ceilings.

Will be used primarily for movies, barely any music.
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