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Looks like your photos don't work any longer. Yeah, I'm always up for tinkering.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

This is by no means me saying these speakers are in any way shape or form bad in their stock form. I simply am a member of Club Polk where we folks go crazy on trying to make really good speakers sound even better just because we can.

Sort of like Shelby Cobra.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Looks like your photos don't work any longer. Yeah, I'm always up for tinkering.

I just hopped in there and updated em, check it all out now smile.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

I just hopped in there and updated em, check it all out now smile.gif

Looks awesome. Very nicely done with the cables. Something to be really proud of.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Looks awesome. Very nicely done with the cables. Something to be really proud of.

Yeah, its a big PITA though whenever I get anything new in lol. Normally when I add/move something its about 5+ hours to rewire things accordingly. I am hoping once I get the rest of the Kimber Kable stuff and the Carver amp to be basically done with moving things for at least 6 months. The Kimber's are actually the first set of IC's that I actually ordered just the length I needed rather than getting more. As a result the .5m's literally go from my Integra to Carver (which is now directly underneat the Integra). That cuts out a bunch of cable routing that was a big pain. So all those white cables that look not so good are all gone and its a straight connection from pre to amp.

Also after we moved I made sure to look at the best ways to get the components as close to the Integra as possible so I can get good cables since I dont need them to be super long. Thats why the Laserdisc is as far over as it is. I really dont use it as much as the HDMI components so I dont care that its got a cheaper cable. The inverse is that I do care about the Uverse, Blu-ray and Xbox 360s cables so I want them to be as short as possible so the cables I get are higher quality that I couldnt afford if they were farther away and I needed longer ones. Thats also why I moved the Carver amp to directly below the Integra.

I am thinking the Kimbers will be my last IC's and SC's for at least the next 3-5 years as I dont think I will have the cash to upgrade to anything better (nor do I feel I will need to given their quality).

The other upgrades are mostly just gear which isnt too hard to route through the system. And honestly I dont see most of those upgrades happening quickly at all.
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Looks like you're set for awhile. Now I wish I had kept some of the audio gear I used to own. I just wan't thinking I'd get back into it at the time when I sold it all.
Starting all over again sucks. Oh well.
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Don't meant to interrupt any discussion, but I just found Polk Fx i A4's brand new in box for 225 total. Ive never really looked into Polk before but since they seemed to be a good buy. Impulse buy really. Just wondering what I've got myself into. Did do a quick search, but didn't find too much. My mains are Paradigm monitor 7's, so ideally I'm hoping for these to be in the same "class". Id appreciate any feedback through here or PM.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by fido2 View Post

Don't meant to interrupt any discussion, but I just found Polk Fx i A4's brand new in box for 225 total. Ive never really looked into Polk before but since they seemed to be a good buy. Impulse buy really. Just wondering what I've got myself into. Did do a quick search, but didn't find too much. My mains are Paradigm monitor 7's, so ideally I'm hoping for these to be in the same "class". Id appreciate any feedback through here or PM.
Thanks!

No worries. Those are pretty good surrounds. They should work good with your Paradigms. Just make sure you look at which setting to put them on in your setup (bi-pole or di-pole).

I have the LSi f/x's which are the next line up from those and love em.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Looks like you're set for awhile. Now I wish I had kept some of the audio gear I used to own. I just wan't thinking I'd get back into it at the time when I sold it all.
Starting all over again sucks. Oh well.

Yeah trust me as a young guy I didnt ever see myself aquiring a turntable or LP's given most of my music is on CD's but I find myself enjoying the nostalgia (since I am very young) of it. That and with dynamic range being what it is nowadays (sucky) I enjoy the fidelity I hear in the older LP's from my dad.

Also the vintage HK stuff I want to aquire just looks cool too, and its high quality gear that has lasted. Not like stuff nowadays where the HDMI chips are outdated every year it seems. The only thing I wish is that it had a volume remote lol, but I will figure some way around that I am sure lol.

Older analog stuff is where you can really get some high quality stuff for decent prices and it also retains its value as a result. You just have to know what to look for model wise and also what possible issues you might run into (bad/leaky caps, burnt out bulbs, etc).
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I am currently using the AVR that came with my HTIB HT-9100THX, which only provides about 65 wpc too, and the Monitor 70's sound awesome. I am currently looking at some Denon AVR's, but can't decide, which one to buy, and I am hoping for some good sale during XMAS biggrin.gif

Good to know, I am also looking at upgrading to a Denon AVR at some point soon.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

If you were hoping to pick up a Denon for cheap then you just missed the boat. The 2012 models were selling at closeout prices for the past 2-3 months since the 2013 models were released. I picked up a 3312ci for about $700 to replace our 1910, and after another month or two also bought a 2112 to replace the Yamaha in our bedroom as well. Word in the Denon forums is that most of the higher end models have sold out and all that's left now is low wattage models (I think 1712 or 1912 may still be available, but I wouldn't recommend anything below that)... I just checked Amazon and there is still a 2112 available for $500+. The 2112 has just about everything.

Hopefully there are still some 1912's floating around here in a month or so, I had been looking at a 1912 (or possibly a refurb 1913).
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Originally Posted by fido2 View Post

Don't meant to interrupt any discussion, but I just found Polk Fx i A4's brand new in box for 225 total.

where did you find that deal? I'm looking for FxiA4s as well.
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Looking for advice on rears...

Room: 15 x 27' with 9' ceiling, all hardwood with oriental carpets maybe 70% of floor surface. Viewing area is setup across the 15' width centered pretty close to middle of room.

I have:
Klipsch RW-12d sub
2 x RTiA5's
CSiA6 center
Will be powered by a Denon 2313CI (105w/ch)

Would the RTiA1's be large enough for the rears or would I be better off with A3's?

Would F/XiA4's be large enough or would FXiA6's be better?

Haven't decided which way to go yet. Would I be better with the F/X Bipole/Dipole speaker because of the remaining room width on either side of the viewing/listening area?

Thanks, habe
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

If you were hoping to pick up a Denon for cheap then you just missed the boat. The 2012 models were selling at closeout prices for the past 2-3 months since the 2013 models were released. I picked up a 3312ci for about $700 to replace our 1910, and after another month or two also bought a 2112 to replace the Yamaha in our bedroom as well. Word in the Denon forums is that most of the higher end models have sold out and all that's left now is low wattage models (I think 1712 or 1912 may still be available, but I wouldn't recommend anything below that)... I just checked Amazon and there is still a 2112 available for $500+. The 2112 has just about everything.

I'm not in any hurry to buy one at the moment. So, if I happen to find a good sale I'll buy. If not I'll wait.
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Originally Posted by habe View Post

Looking for advice on rears...
Room: 15 x 27' with 9' ceiling, all hardwood with oriental carpets maybe 70% of floor surface. Viewing area is setup across the 15' width centered pretty close to middle of room.
I have:
Klipsch RW-12d sub
2 x RTiA5's
CSiA6 center
Will be powered by a Denon 2313CI (105w/ch)
Would the RTiA1's be large enough for the rears or would I be better off with A3's?
Would F/XiA4's be large enough or would FXiA6's be better?
Haven't decided which way to go yet. Would I be better with the F/X Bipole/Dipole speaker because of the remaining room width on either side of the viewing/listening area?
Thanks, habe

You should definitely go with the F/Xi A6s. That's a big room and the 61/2" drivers will fill it well. I had a similar size room with a higher ceiling (vaulted) and they worked great.
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Originally Posted by tunafish24 View Post

where did you find that deal? I'm looking for FxiA4s as well.

Some flea market in the Greater Toronto Area.
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pulled the trigger on a pair of monitor60's and a CW-12d. after some research on the forums I found that pretty much anything in my budget was an upgrade over my cerwin vega speakers/sub. looking forward to getting them. cool.gif
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Hey everyone!

I'm new to this thread and was thinking about getting some floorstanding speakers. This is what I had so far in my sights and wanted some opinions from you guys who know way more than I do!

Currently, I'm looking at Rti A5 and a PSW111 for $800, or just the Rti A5 for $480.
I could also get the Tsi 500 and PSW111 for $800 as well.
And then of course there's the Montor70 ii's for about $300.

I'm coming from a soundbar and sub setup and wanted to upgrade to something more full and powerful and this is my first set ever other than soundbar. I haven't chosen a receiver yet, but I figured I should decide on speakers first. Can anyone help me out and give me some opinions?? Thank you so much in advance.
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Originally Posted by spellitlikethis View Post

Hey everyone!
I'm new to this thread and was thinking about getting some floorstanding speakers. This is what I had so far in my sights and wanted some opinions from you guys who know way more than I do!
Currently, I'm looking at Rti A5 and a PSW111 for $800, or just the Rti A5 for $480.
I could also get the Tsi 500 and PSW111 for $800 as well.
And then of course there's the Montor70 ii's for about $300.
I'm coming from a soundbar and sub setup and wanted to upgrade to something more full and powerful and this is my first set ever other than soundbar. I haven't chosen a receiver yet, but I figured I should decide on speakers first. Can anyone help me out and give me some opinions?? Thank you so much in advance.

Go with the RTi A5's, dont get the Polk sub at all. I would spring for a center channel unless your running a stereo reciever (which I have a feeling you are) The PSW line (minus the PSW505) are IMHO not worth it, especially with Internet direct companies like HSU, Outlaw Audio, SVS out there that have subs MUCH better for just a little bit more.

If you have to get a sub now, look at the PSW505 on newegg or check out Polks ebay site (for your sub or any of their speakers). You can find great deals directly from them on refurbs (which look new) and are at great prices.

Polks ebay site: http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Go with the RTi A5's, dont get the Polk sub at all. I would spring for a center channel unless your running a stereo reciever (which I have a feeling you are) The PSW line (minus the PSW505) are IMHO not worth it, especially with Internet direct companies like HSU, Outlaw Audio, SVS out there that have subs MUCH better for just a little bit more.
If you have to get a sub now, look at the PSW505 on newegg or check out Polks ebay site (for your sub or any of their speakers). You can find great deals directly from them on refurbs (which look new) and are at great prices.
Polks ebay site: http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct

I honestly hadn't looked at subs at all. Amazon is running a deal where if you spend $500 on polk products, they give you the PSW111 for free. It had good reviews so that's why I included it in my question, though I have been reading that in general, you should stay away from polk subs. The price for the Rti A5's is on newegg. I thought $480 was a good price and a great way to start trying to get my audio system in place. I keep reading that the Tsi500 and the Monitor ii 70 are pretty much the same thing, and I just really can't find a general consensus as to whether the A5 or Tsi500 are the place to go. Thanks for the info about the subs. Can you recommend a good one to pair with the Rti in case that's what I end up going with?
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Originally Posted by spellitlikethis View Post

I honestly hadn't looked at subs at all. Amazon is running a deal where if you spend $500 on polk products, they give you the PSW111 for free. It had good reviews so that's why I included it in my question, though I have been reading that in general, you should stay away from polk subs. The price for the Rti A5's is on newegg. I thought $480 was a good price and a great way to start trying to get my audio system in place. I keep reading that the Tsi500 and the Monitor ii 70 are pretty much the same thing, and I just really can't find a general consensus as to whether the A5 or Tsi500 are the place to go. Thanks for the info about the subs. Can you recommend a good one to pair with the Rti in case that's what I end up going with?

Go with the RTi line ALL DAY LONG over the TSi and Monitor lines. Those prices are quite good on the RTi and so you better snatch em up now.

Sub recommendation is going to be based on room size so would need to know how big a room we are pressurizing (or trying to pressurize).

Some basic suggestions are below. Please note I suggest personally spending about 500 on a sub so you dont end up regretting not spending more in the long run (like I do with my PSW125)

http://hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-1mk2.html
http://outlawaudio.com/products/lfm1plus.html
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Where are you seeing the RTi A5 for $480 ??
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Ok, they must be the open box A5's on newegg?
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My Onkyo receiver (S6100 or HTR667(606)) is finally bite the dust (faulty HDMI card). I am running the RTi A5, C6, and A1 and would like to replace the receiver with something that packs a punch. I don't want to break the bank so I was looking at the Onkyo TX-NR717 (discontinued model for $520 on Amazon) or something along those lines. Any recommendations from my fellow Polkies?
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They sent out codes to email subscribers. They're 40% off of $400 each. I'd give you the code but I think you need to be a subscriber for it to work anyway.
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Originally Posted by overwilhelmed View Post

My Onkyo receiver (S6100 or HTR667(606)) is finally bite the dust (faulty HDMI card). I am running the RTi A5, C6, and A1 and would like to replace the receiver with something that packs a punch. I don't want to break the bank so I was looking at the Onkyo TX-NR717 (discontinued model for $520 on Amazon) or something along those lines. Any recommendations from my fellow Polkies?

Accessories4less.com - TX-NR709, or TX-NR809. Much better choice. More power, MUCH BETTER EQ, pre-outs..... you cant beat it honestly.
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Originally Posted by spellitlikethis View Post

They sent out codes to email subscribers. They're 40% off of $400 each. I'd give you the code but I think you need to be a subscriber for it to work anyway.

Ok, I get it now. I probably have that in my e-mail but haven't checked it.
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Accessories4less.com - TX-NR709, or TX-NR809. Much better choice. More power, MUCH BETTER EQ, pre-outs..... you cant beat it honestly.
Or you could try an item from Amazon Warehouse Deals - I picked up an open box Onkyo TX-NR809 this past August for $468- $50 for signing up for an Amazon Visa card. Out the door for $418. That was a crazy good deal.

Items Ordered Price
1 of: Onkyo TX-NR809 THX Certified 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black) [Electronics]
Condition: Used - Very Good
Sold by: Warehouse Deals, Inc (seller profile)
$468.48


Item(s) Subtotal: $468.48
Shipping & Handling: $33.31
Super Saver Discount: -$33.31
Total before tax: $468.48
Sales Tax: $0.00
Gift Certificate/Card Amount: -$50.00
Total for This Shipment: $418.48
Total paid by Gift Certificate/Card: -$50.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00505F01E/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTXNR809/Onkyo-TX-NR809-7.2-Channel-Network-A/V-Receiver/1.html

The advantage you get in buying from a4L is that you get a one year warranty from the manufacturer. With the Amazon purchase, I picked up the Square Trade open box warranty. Have not had a bit of trouble with the 809 from Amazon. It looks brand new. Someone even printed up the manual on a laser printer and included it in the box. You can also try shop Onkyo for a refurb 709:
https://www.shoponkyo.com/detail.cfm?productid=TX-NR709&modelid=70&group_id=1&detail=1&ext_war=1
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^This is also an option if your comfortable with it.

Regardless I would NOT BUY THE 717. Onkyo has hamstrung their latest line-ups IMHO with lower versions of Audyssey (heck my 3 year old Integra has 2EQ) and instead focused IMHO on features folks dont want right now (3D, 4k, ect).
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Go with the RTi line ALL DAY LONG over the TSi and Monitor lines. Those prices are quite good on the RTi and so you better snatch em up now.
Sub recommendation is going to be based on room size so would need to know how big a room we are pressurizing (or trying to pressurize).
Some basic suggestions are below. Please note I suggest personally spending about 500 on a sub so you dont end up regretting not spending more in the long run (like I do with my PSW125)
http://hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-1mk2.html
http://outlawaudio.com/products/lfm1plus.html

Living room is small, maybe about 18x20. It's actually got a space for kitchen table kind of joined up with the room, but the space is 18x20 total. Wood floors (idk if that makes a difference).. My budget is small, but I could always wait until I can afford a nice sub like one of the ones you suggested. If I didn't wait, I would probably want to spend somewhere around $200 and then maybe upgrade later on. Any suggestions in that price range?
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