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Originally Posted by Mitchellin View Post

Content (for a couple weeks) and enjoying a movies again...man I just love my Polks.
Front stage -Polk RTi10's (out of picture RTi4's and Paradigm Ref. PW-2200 sub)

which center channel is it? I have a similar tv stand and I'm wondering if CSiA6 will be too heavy to place on the glass shelf. did you re-inforce the shelf in some way?
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Originally Posted by overwilhelmed View Post

Here is a link to a thread where I showcased my system. I need to take a picture one of the deck screw. It is further from the listening position than the one using the Monoprice mount but essentially what I did is used a durable wall anchor from Home Depot and used a deck screw to hold the speaker up. I adjusted the amount of the screw that was in the wall to get the proper angle. Not ideal but it works. I assume you could do something similar with a lag bolt.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1231995/an-overwilhelming-townhouse#post_20972969

Thanks!

On another note I went ahead and took Tunas advice and bought the fxia4's for my surrounds and rears!

I have some questions regarding positioning and angles. Right now they sit about 6 feet high and are slightly tilted forward to my listening position. Is the tilting necessary or should i just point them straight? My other question is... what is considered to be the front of the speaker? is it the corner or the side where the driver sit? Right now I've made the assumption that the corners are the front and the sides are facing my sitting are and the rears straight aheadIs this correct or should the drivers be treated as the fronts which means that side of the speaker should be pointing towards my sitting area?

Secondly which directions should the drivers be? My surrounds drivers are pointed straight so they are facing the wall where my tv is. My Rear surrounds have the drivers all facing left is.. is that ok?

Thanks
Edited by Desisuperman - 12/7/12 at 11:38am
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Thank you climber, stanley, ender and roblee...awesome advice. I most dissatisfied with my center, small, muffled, and not loud enough at times. So I think I will look into the RTi line you mention, with the understanding that a new receiver will be needed to push them.
Thanks again!
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Good luck on your future purchases mekkerl. Hope you find some good buys.
post #15126 of 34689
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Originally Posted by dfirehawkc View Post

Hope you enjoy your new system. I also a new polkie and just purchased a similar set up with Monitor 70, CS2 and Monitor 40s running off a Denon 1712. So far it sounds sweet!
I think we're both enjoying the system. They may be older speakers, but they still sound great, especially for the price.
Now I'm thinking about a sub. How do you like your PSW505 with the Monitor 70? I've read some review that suggested getting a bigger sub like a pa-150 to complement the bigger Monitor 70. My concern is that I just moved into an apartment from a house. I would hate to spend money on a big sub and then not be able to use it because of close neighbors in an apartment.
So my questions are:
Do you feel that the PSW505 is powerful enough to use with the Monitor 70
Absolutely! The psw505 is more than powerful enough for anything you might need, especially in an apartment. I'm in a townhome so I had to turn the base down a little bit to not bother the neighbors.
Does anyone know if all these subwoofer deals are limited to this time of year or will there be deals in the early summer?
Usually newegg or amazon has a good deal on the psw505. I think it might be around 189.99 right now which is a kickin deal for what you're getting.

How are you mounting your Monitor 40's?
I don't have them mounted right now. I have my tv box behind my couch and the speakers sitting on top of it. Its not ideal but I won't mount them until I move into a house. Here's a thread where the m40s are mounted but I think he put in a screw on the bottom of the speaker to keep it stabilized....not sure if I'll do that but it might give you some ideas.
http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?93943-To-get-Monitor-40-s-or-not&highlight=wall%20monitor%20btech
If you don't feel like doing that, speaker stands might be a better option.

Thanks!

Thanks for all the info. You guys are so helpful.

Funny how you "mounted" your Monitor 40's. I ended up doing something similar. I am using my Monitor 70 boxes as a makeshift stand. I plan on picking up some fabric to make things look a little nicer. My lease is up in a few months and I decided to wait until then to do anything more permanent.
post #15127 of 34689
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Thanks, I think I'll go with the 12's and add an Emotiva in the not so distant future. Might as well go for the gusto. Appreciate your input. My Marantz SR7005 has preouts so I'll put them to use.

Nicely done, you will be glad you decided on the 12's. They will do you fine and once you get the power to them, it will be like getting another new speaker.

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

IMHO Not worth it because your Denon 1611 doesnt have enough juice to make the Monitor 70's really sing. The Jamo's (which I havent heard but know lots about) are a bit below the Polks sound quality wise, but not enough to justify spending 450 to upgrade.
The Polk center is MUCH better than the Jamo so that would be worth it, but IMHO if you get the Monitor 70's you really need to invest in either a better reciever with more power (think Pioneer SC, Onkyo 809, etc) or one with pre-outs and get a dedicated sub.
Otherwise stick with your Jamo's.

The 70's are just a nice sounding speaker when driven with an AVR, mine was pushing 135wpc 2ch driven and that's what I was feeding the M70's in 2ch mode. It wasn't until I fed them 200wpc that they sounded way better. When I fed them 300wpc, they sounded AWESOME!!! And that was after listening to my RTiA9s for months.

So, if it isn't clear by now, the M70's are a "potentially" great speaker, they just need to be fed LARGE amounts of power and they can be an incredible speaker.
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Originally Posted by mekkerl View Post

Thank you climber, stanley, ender and roblee...awesome advice. I most dissatisfied with my center, small, muffled, and not loud enough at times. So I think I will look into the RTi line you mention, with the understanding that a new receiver will be needed to push them.
Thanks again!

It's my opinion that an AVR will not bring out the "potential" of the speaker, but an AVR with pre-outs to accommodate an external amp with LOTS more power than an AVR to bring justice to the sound the speaker is capable of making.
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Quick update...Just watched a couple of movies on my setup: Pioneer SC-1222K & RTiA5...no center channel and subwoofer yet. I'm still confused why everyone complains about MCACC and Pioneer remote control....I actually found it very easy and have already tuned the AVR to my liking. However, as I will be getting the center channel & a sub soon so the settings will need udpating. The speakers have amazing clarity...they are not harsh or flat..I think they have just the right balance...plus listening close to the reference level (-10db)...they produce very punchy bass!

The avr, although huge, is feature rich and you can pretty much adjust anything. I ran the Advanced MCACC, copied the settings to second memory bank and then manually tweaked the equalizer...not difficult at all, unlike some posters had me believe. The clarity of sound is amazing...there is no distortion whatsoever and after watching 5 hours of movies etc...it was warm...not hot unlike regular receivers, so that's another plus.
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Originally Posted by tunafish24 View Post

Quick update...Just watched a couple of movies on my setup: Pioneer SC-1222K & RTiA5...no center channel and subwoofer yet. I'm still confused why everyone complains about MCACC and Pioneer remote control....I actually found it very easy and have already tuned the AVR to my liking. However, as I will be getting the center channel & a sub soon so the settings will need udpating. The speakers have amazing clarity...they are not harsh or flat..I think they have just the right balance...plus listening close to the reference level (-10db)...they produce very punchy bass!
The avr, although huge, is feature rich and you can pretty much adjust anything. I ran the Advanced MCACC, copied the settings to second memory bank and then manually tweaked the equalizer...not difficult at all, unlike some posters had me believe. The clarity of sound is amazing...there is no distortion whatsoever and after watching 5 hours of movies etc...it was warm...not hot unlike regular receivers, so that's another plus.

Everyone's set ups and liking of things are different. What you find good other will find it to be bad. The best thing is to find something that works for you and you like, which it appears you have done. Now, you can enjoy it biggrin.gif A lot of people recommended me to get the Pioneers speakers, but when I tested them at Best Buy they didn't sound good to me. I ended up with the Monitor 70's, and I am super happy with my speakers wink.gif.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Everyone's set ups and liking of things are different. What you find good other will find it to be bad. The best thing is to find something that works for you and you like, which it appears you have done. Now, you can enjoy it biggrin.gifA lot of people recommended me to get the Pioneers speakers, but when I tested them at Best Buy they didn't sound good to me. I ended up with the Monitor 70's, and I am super happy with my speakers wink.gif.

Actually I have the Pioneer receiver and Polk Audio RTiA5 speakers. I auditioned pioneer speakers at bestbuy and didn't like them either.
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Originally Posted by tunafish24 View Post

Actually I have the Pioneer receiver and Polk Audio RTiA5 speakers. I auditioned pioneer speakers at bestbuy and didn't like them either.

How's the Pandora App, and the AVR App for the ipad, cell phone? I bought the VSX-1022 for testing, and I think I owned it for 8 hours, and I ended up returning it. The sound was horrible for online music.
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

Thanks!
On another note I went ahead and took Tunas advice and bought the fxia4's for my surrounds and rears!

I have some questions regarding positioning and angles. Right now they sit about 6 feet high and are slightly tilted forward to my listening position. Is the tilting necessary or should i just point them straight? My other question is... what is considered to be the front of the speaker? is it the corner or the side where the driver sit? Right now I've made the assumption that the corners are the front and the sides are facing my sitting are and the rears straight aheadIs this correct or should the drivers be treated as the fronts which means that side of the speaker should be pointing towards my sitting area?
Secondly which directions should the drivers be? My surrounds drivers are pointed straight so they are facing the wall where my tv is. My Rear surrounds have the drivers all facing left is.. is that ok?
Thanks

anyone?
post #15134 of 34689
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

anyone?

I've done both with the surrounds. I like them straight, not tilted.

For your mains, I'm a little confused by your question. The drivers would be the front of the speaker. I have my mains toed in.

Do you have a picture of your set up?
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Originally Posted by Desisuperman View Post

... bought the fxia4's for my surrounds and rears!
I have some questions regarding positioning and angles.

Refer to figures 3a, 3b and 4 here: http://www.polkaudio.com/downloads/manual/RTiCSi3_5_FXi3_5_MNVin.pdf
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Opinions please! Would there be any sound loss by putting the CS2 above my TV, about 6.5 feet high. My fronts are M70 and the CS2.
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Originally Posted by mixerpilot View Post

Opinions please! Would there be any sound loss by putting the CS2 above my TV, about 6.5 feet high. My fronts are M70 and the CS2.

You won't be the first and it will work fine. Angle it toward your seating position if possible. Re-run your EQ program if your receiver has one.
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Ok, XStanleyX, I will. My first setup above HTIB. I've read about timber matching, just did'nt know if the hight difference on the tweeters on my fronts would matter. Would rather wall mount the tv to give hight over the CS2, but the wife did'nt like the idea.
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There are mounts made for holding the center speaker above you TV. You may already have a different plan.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-js1fWpcBhyJ/shopsearch/center_speaker_mount.html
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Oh and keep the wife happy because hell hath no fury like that of............... you know the rest.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

There are mounts made for holding the center speaker above you TV. You may already have a different plan.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-js1fWpcBhyJ/shopsearch/center_speaker_mount.html

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_769CSB1210/Center-Stage-Bracket-CSB-1210-BLK.html

I think the above would hold a CS2, the previous link was for a soundbar. Looks like a great idea - wonder how much stress it would put on the panel.. I would prefer to mount my center above the tv into the molding, but have yet to find a simple solution for that application...the old JBL in my office is another story.

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Your link is one of the mounts in my link. I've never tried one but I wouldn't think it would put enough stress to harm the panel. If you put your hands on the top of the panel you can pull down pretty hard without hurting it.
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That TV mount works well for me when I was using a CS1. I think it may put too much pressure on the panel with a CS2. But I guess it would depend on how thick the panel is though. The thicker/heavier the panel, the better it can support the weight.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/999725/how-can-i-mount-my-center-channel-above-a-flatpanel-tv
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Just noticed RTi line on sale at Newegg, Oct 8th:

RTiA9 floorstanding - $499.99 (38% off)
RTiA5 floorstanding - $249.99 (37% off)
CSiA6 center chan - $249.99 (38% off) ; A4 center not on sale @$249.99 which makes A6 best deal right now

I've been waiting for a 40% off deal but this was close enough to make me happy. Just picked up a pair of RTiA5's in cherry and the CSiA6 in cherry!

Haven't decided to go with the RTiA3's or FXiA4/6 for surrounds but, the fronts and center with my Klipsch RW-12d sub will get me started....
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$249 is a great price for the Csi6, but $499 is Newegg's "typical" sale price for the A9's.
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http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=185-674
This is what we picked up last Saturday. After we opened it, I noticed that it's rated for 5 lbs. Didn't use the center brace, seened more sturdy bolted directly to the flat screen. Wished I would have seen the hand made one first.
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Originally Posted by mixerpilot View Post

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=185-674
This is what we picked up last Saturday. After we opened it, I noticed that it's rated for 5 lbs. Didn't use the center brace, seened more sturdy bolted directly to the flat screen. Wished I would have seen the hand made one first.

The descriptions states that it is good for 5 lbs or less. A CS2 center speaker is about 17 lbs.
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

That TV mount works well for me when I was using a CS1. I think it may put too much pressure on the panel with a CS2. But I guess it would depend on how thick the panel is though. The thicker/heavier the panel, the better it can support the weight.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/999725/how-can-i-mount-my-center-channel-above-a-flatpanel-tv

Correction, didn't realize the CS2 was about 20lbs. I thought it was around 30lbs(comparable to CSi5). The center stage bracket should be fine for the CS2 at 20lbs.

I was thinking of getting the CSi5 but it will be too heavy for me frown.gif
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Originally Posted by freeyayo50 View Post

I was thinking of getting the CSi5 but it will be too heavy for me frown.gif

If you should ever go with the Csi5 you'll never be satisfied with Monitors again.
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Originally Posted by mixerpilot View Post

Opinions please! Would there be any sound loss by putting the CS2 above my TV, about 6.5 feet high. My fronts are M70 and the CS2.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You won't be the first and it will work fine. Angle it toward your seating position if possible. Re-run your EQ program if your receiver has one.

Exactly!!! Here's what I did a long time ago.........................






Frankenstein to say the least, functionality, 100%, visually appeasing, not so great, when the lights were out, all you saw was the screen and the sound was where it was supposed to be.

wood screws, "L" brackets, stain, birch, oak, aluminum "L" strips, zip ties.

A guy can achieve anything he sets his mind to
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