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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

How weird is that. I grew up 30 miles from Dayton in a little town called Camden...

Yep, small world!

I was south of Dayton at Springboro........7 minutes from Parts Express!!!!
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I had an office near the Springboro exit just off I-75... in the 1970's!
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Congrats!
So, where are the pics????
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I only have the center hooked up right now. I need to buy 100 more feet of flat wire. I just opened the box yesterday. :P But sure I'll get some pics of them not erm hooked up. hehe
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Well, as others mentioned above, chances of having issues with the speakers might occur during the first year or so of using them. So, two years is a decent amount of time for a warranty.
Also, you can still have full support from Polk Audio after the warranty expires, and if something happens (worst case scenario) you can join Polk Audio forum and just for being a member, you will have 20% discount on parts and free shipping.
Again, I'm not saying you must buy refurb speakers, but it is just an idea and a way to save some cash! Perhaps use that savings and jump a bit up the line by buying a pair of RTi A7's..........wink.gif
In any case, just don't forget to post your impressions after you are done demoing the speakers.
Cheers!

I checked on their ebay store, they only have A5s in cherry - not really my style. I actually wanted to get the A7, but read several posts of people saying that A7s lack in midrange, they have one mid-range driver vs two in A5. So it seems like best thing to do is to pair A5 with a sub?
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Originally Posted by tunafish24 View Post

I checked on their ebay store, they only I have A5s in cherry - not really my style. I actually wanted to get the A7, but read several posts of people saying that A7s lack in midrange, they have one mid-range driver vs two in A5. So it seems like best thing to do is to pair A5 with a sub?

Call Polk CS for anything you want not listed on their eBay store website. They have other items not yet listed.
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Okay here are some pics. House is a mess. LOL
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I had an office near the Springboro exit just off I-75... in the 1970's!

Exit 38 ................oh man, so many good memories from that place......smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SugarmillMan View Post

Call Polk CS for anything you want not listed on their eBay store website. They have other items not yet listed.

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Originally Posted by Jencathen View Post

Okay here are some pics. House is a mess. LOL

Looking good man!

Congrats again.........wink.gif
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HI, I'm new to this forum and hope to get some advice on a new system. It has been a while since I purchased audio video equipment.

I purchased a pair of Polk Monitor 60's and a CSi A4 Center from New Egg this week to go with a Denon 1712. Would the CS20 be a better center since it is from the same series and has bigger drivers?

The CSi A4 was $135 shipped. The CS20 went on sale today for $120. I would have to return the CSi A4.

I heard that New Egg will let you refuse shipment for a full refund. Can anyone confirm this?

Thank in advance for the help and I look forward to joining you all as Polk speaker owners.
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

HI, I'm new to this forum and hope to get some advice on a new system. It has been a while since I purchased audio video equipment.
I purchased a pair of Polk Monitor 60's and a CSi A4 Center from New Egg this week to go with a Denon 1712. Would the CS20 be a better center since it is from the same series and has bigger drivers?
The CSi A4 was $135 shipped. The CS20 went on sale today for $120. I would have to return the CSi A4.
I heard that New Egg will let you refuse shipment for a full refund. Can anyone confirm this?
Thank in advance for the help and I look forward to joining you all as Polk speaker owners.

The CS1 or CS2 would match fine with your Monitor 60's. I got Monitor 70's when they went on sale for $149.99 each with a Klipsch Reference RW-12d, which was on sale for $299.99 and I just got it today.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

The CS1 or CS2 would match fine with your Monitor 60's. I got Monitor 70's when they went on sale for $149.99 each with a Klipsch Reference RW-12d, which was on sale for $299.99 and I just got it today.biggrin.gif

Thanks for the input. I'm kicking myself for not getting the Monitor 70's. I decided to get a home theater system the week after they were on sale when I found the Denon 1712 on discount at Best Buy.

I hope to pick up some Monitor 70's for my fronts and move the Monitor's 60's to surround or to the second zone in the future.

Looks like I will be picking up the CS2.
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Grew a bit tired of my dual PSW505's and started searching for a higher end sub. Pricing was a bit prohibitive and research lead me to the DIY route. I built a horn loaded Tuba HT with a 15" Dayton Audio HF. This thing is huge, in both size and output.


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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

I heard that New Egg will let you refuse shipment for a full refund. Can anyone confirm this?

Give them a call. NewEgg has excellent customer service and a great return policy.
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CS2 and M40's both on sale in today's newegg email. $99-109, great prices for some good speakers.
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Give them a call. NewEgg has excellent customer service and a great return policy.

Thanks. I will contact them.

The CS2 went on sale today. Yay! I really wanted to go Cherry but all round the black ones are less costly.
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how do JBL ES80 compare with RTiA5 & A7s? or are they more TSi level?
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So today my son and I carried the boxed XPA-5 in from the garage. After much effort unpacking this 80 LB behemoth in our kitchen, I discovered much to my horror that it is two inches deeper than our equipment cabinet. Shaka, when the walls fell!

Unfortunately everything in our living room is essentially shoehorned in place. Nothing can be squeezed in without moving several other piece of furniture, even just a couple inches. So it's looking like the best thing to do is just store it in the basement until we move into our new place, even though it now looks like that will be a few years in the future. I think I'll call Emotiva on Monday just to make sure the warranty will still be in effect.

I was really unprepared for just how big and heavy this thing was going to be. Okay, my fault. But I'm sure I'll love it, once I can get everything together.

EDIT: fixed spelling error
Edited by RobLee - 11/16/12 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

So today my son and I carried the boxed XPA-5 in from the garage. After much effort unpacking this 80 LB behemoth in our kitchen, I discovered much to my horror that it is two inches deeper than our equipment cabinet. Shaka, when the walls fell!
Unfortunately everything in our living room is essentially showhorned in place. Nothing can be squeezed in without moving several other piece of furniture, even just a couple inches. So it's looking like the best thing to do is just store it in the basement until we move into our new place, even though it now looks like that will be a few years in the future. I think I'll call Emotiva on Monday just to make sure the warranty will still be in effect.
I was really unprepared for just how big and heavy this thing was going to be. Okay, my fault. But I'm sure I'll love it, once I can get everything together.

Nnnooooooooooooo!!!!

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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

So today my son and I carried the boxed XPA-5 in from the garage. After much effort unpacking this 80 LB behemoth in our kitchen, I discovered much to my horror that it is two inches deeper than our equipment cabinet. Shaka, when the walls fell!
Unfortunately everything in our living room is essentially shoehorned in place. Nothing can be squeezed in without moving several other piece of furniture, even just a couple inches. So it's looking like the best thing to do is just store it in the basement until we move into our new place, even though it now looks like that will be a few years in the future. I think I'll call Emotiva on Monday just to make sure the warranty will still be in effect.
I was really unprepared for just how big and heavy this thing was going to be. Okay, my fault. But I'm sure I'll love it, once I can get everything together.
EDIT: fixed spelling error

They are monsters. Both in size and weight. You can always remove the back of the cabinet (possibly)... ???
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

Thanks. I will contact them.
The CS2 went on sale today. Yay! I really wanted to go Cherry but all round the black ones are less costly.

I just saw that too. After buying the Monitor 70 pairs and klipsch sub, and my kid birthdays being next week I don't think I can convince my wife to let me buy it lol.
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

You can always remove the back of the cabinet (possibly)... ???

Yes, I thought about that, but the back is about all there is providing lateral stability. I would have to put in knee braces or something like that. Whatever, it is something of a major project. I'll come up with something!
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, I thought about that, but the back is about all there is providing lateral stability. I would have to put in knee braces or something like that. Whatever, it is something of a major project. I'll come up with something!

Hope you figure something out. I had to cut the back of my cabinet at well.
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Hope you figure something out.

Spent most of today pulling everything out and moving stuff around. I moved the DVR from the top of the cabinet to inside the cabinet and put the XPA5 on top of the cabinet sitting sideways. Fits perfectly that way. It sounds weird but looks okay. I haven't hooked it up yet, but that should actually be fairly easy to do another day. First priority was to make sure that everything still worked "the way it used to work" after moving everything around, before doing any actually rewiring.
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Just got an RM10 speaker set (4 RM 101s and 1 RM202) for $50 locally. They seem to be a decent quality satellite speaker, especially for the money. The only thing missing was the cradle for the center speaker - anyone have one they are not using? I will call Polk on Monday and see if they still stock them as spare parts.
Edited by hrsh - 11/17/12 at 7:37pm
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Well, I guess I'm in the club now. For my first real system I picked up a could Monitor 50's for $75 from newegg along with a CS1. Added a BiC F12 and it's all powered by a Denon 1712. Love it so far. After Christmas I'll move on to 5.1 with either 30/40 rear or 60 fronts and move the 50's to the rear.
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Originally Posted by boomhower View Post

Well, I guess I'm in the club now. For my first real system I picked up a could Monitor 50's for $75 from newegg along with a CS1. Added a BiC F12 and it's all powered by a Denon 1712. Love it so far. After Christmas I'll move on to 5.1 with either 30/40 rear or 60 fronts and move the 50's to the rear.

"I tell you what"!

Congrats and welcome. You have countless hours of listening ahead of you. Now you will actually enjoy the sound...
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Originally Posted by boomhower View Post

Well, I guess I'm in the club now. For my first real system I picked up a could Monitor 50's for $75 from newegg along with a CS1. Added a BiC F12 and it's all powered by a Denon 1712. Love it so far. After Christmas I'll move on to 5.1 with either 30/40 rear or 60 fronts and move the 50's to the rear.

Congrats! Nice set up.
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Originally Posted by boomhower View Post

Well, I guess I'm in the club now. For my first real system I picked up a could Monitor 50's for $75 from newegg along with a CS1. Added a BiC F12 and it's all powered by a Denon 1712. Love it so far. After Christmas I'll move on to 5.1 with either 30/40 rear or 60 fronts and move the 50's to the rear.

Welcome to Polkiedom! You have a good starter system there. It is much like my first Polk setup about three years ago. I started with a pair of M50's, a CS1 center, OWM3's surrounds and a Denon 1910. I moved up to M60's fairly soon and stayed with the 60's for several years. The OWM's were also very useful and we had used them in the family room up until just earlier this year. But I sold the BIC sub within five months (for nearly what I had paid for it) and bought a Klipsch sub for $300. The CS! went back in its box and is now in a storage locker.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Spent most of today pulling everything out and moving stuff around. I moved the DVR from the top of the cabinet to inside the cabinet and put the XPA5 on top of the cabinet sitting sideways. Fits perfectly that way. It sounds weird but looks okay. I haven't hooked it up yet, but that should actually be fairly easy to do another day. First priority was to make sure that everything still worked "the way it used to work" after moving everything around, before doing any actually rewiring.

Glad to hear that you managed to find a space for the XPA-5. As soon you have it hooked up with the rest of your gear, please report back on your initial impressions. And of course, please post some pics!
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Originally Posted by boomhower View Post

Well, I guess I'm in the club now. For my first real system I picked up a could Monitor 50's for $75 from newegg along with a CS1. Added a BiC F12 and it's all powered by a Denon 1712. Love it so far. After Christmas I'll move on to 5.1 with either 30/40 rear or 60 fronts and move the 50's to the rear.

Congrats on your setup!

Keep in eye on special prices at Newegg (specially over the weekends) and you might be able to score a new set front speakers sooner than expected!

By the way, please make sure to enroll to Newegg's flash sales e-mail (of whatever is called), that will keep you informed on special deals. Also, chances are that you will receive a special "A token of thanks: exclusive coupons" e-mail fron the egg. Last one that I received gave me 40% discount on some Polk Audio speakers. So, make sure to check your e-mail if you receive something from Newegg.

Congrats again and glad to here that you are really happy with your setup.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

By the way, please make sure to enroll to Newegg's flash sales e-mail (of whatever is called), that will keep you informed on special deals. Also, chances are that you will receive a special "A token of thanks: exclusive coupons" e-mail fron the egg. Last one that I received gave me 40% discount on some Polk Audio speakers. So, make sure to check your e-mail if you receive something from Newegg..

Ditto on that! I used one of their special thank you coupons to score a Polk DSW-660W sub - the big one - for a little over $300. Can't beat that!

Now that I have the RtiA9's and the XPA-5 I have nothing else to shop for... but I consider myself very lucky!
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Now that I have the RtiA9's and the XPA-5 I have nothing else to shop for... but I consider myself very lucky!

Are you sure about that? Do you want us to give you some pretty nice ideas?

LOL!
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