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post #15271 of 35144
124 bucks. So it is a good deal. For an apartment you really don't want more than the 505.
post #15272 of 35144
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

Thanks for your input. How big of a room are you using your speakers?
I totally I agree that the Klipsch RW-12D is a better sub and that $300 is a great price for it.
The Polk PSW505 is $176 cheaper (open box) and I wonder if that is good price for what it is. Since I'm in an apartment for at least a few more months, I couldn't utilize the Klipsch full potential.

Well, my living room area where my 7.1 surround sound is kind of small, it's 15' x 15' x 10' vaulted ceiling, but the living is an open floor plan that goes to the kitchen and entrance area. My HT sound pretty good. Everyone that comes over to watch a movie or to our parties like the sound.

I've seen the 505 on sale on www.newegg.com for $190 ish. It should be on sale soon since the new models came out. If I was you, and if you can afford it, I would go with the Klipsch and lower the volume. I only use less than 50% of its power. I've actually have to re-do the Audyssey a couple of times trying to get the sound right.
post #15273 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Yeah, I'll take some photos of them and add them to the site that's in my sig. The LSi's will have some good competition to compare to.


Just took a look at the link in your sig, uh, nice hommade speakers. Really nice work there, sweet looking Xovers. That's some pretty spank'n nice gear you've had.
post #15274 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Just took a look at the link in your sig, uh, nice hommade speakers. Really nice work there, sweet looking Xovers. That's some pretty spank'n nice gear you've had.

Thanks, it was fun while it lasted. Course change in life ended that stuff for awhile. Won't be getting into that heavily again.
Edited by XStanleyX - 12/12/12 at 9:10pm
post #15275 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

124 bucks. So it is a good deal. For an apartment you really don't want more than the 505.

Thanks. Hope the open box comes through the UPS gauntlet in one piece.
post #15276 of 35144
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Well, my living room area where my 7.1 surround sound is kind of small, it's 15' x 15' x 10' vaulted ceiling, but the living is an open floor plan that goes to the kitchen and entrance area. My HT sound pretty good. Everyone that comes over to watch a movie or to our parties like the sound.
I've seen the 505 on sale on www.newegg.com for $190 ish. It should be on sale soon since the new models came out. If I was you, and if you can afford it, I would go with the Klipsch and lower the volume. I only use less than 50% of its power. I've actually have to re-do the Audyssey a couple of times trying to get the sound right.

I was thinking the same thing about getting the Klipsch and lowering the volume, but I used up my budget and the PSW505 popped up on newegg for $124. Otherwise I would have pulled the trigger on the Klipsch and ate rice and beans for a while lol.

Glad your system provides sound for good movies and parties.
post #15277 of 35144
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

Thanks. Hope the open box comes through the UPS gauntlet in one piece.

The 505 just doesn't get enough lovin. It really is a fine sub and you got a great buy on it.
post #15278 of 35144
i have not opened my polk monitor60, cs1, monitor30 and a psw505 sub so im wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction on the type of wires they use.
Thanks
post #15279 of 35144
Standard hardware store zip cord 16-18 gauge is fine for speaker wire runs up to 50 feet or so.
For the sub you should use a good quality digital audio coaxial cable with M/M RCA plugs.
post #15280 of 35144
Recieved the speakers this morning. Big hole in one corner of one box but luckily no damage to the speaker. My camera isn't a very good one. The speakers look
better than the photos I've seen. Very nice finish and the cherry is darker than I thought it would be which is fine since it goes well with my coffee table. The FedEx
guy was real nice and carried the speakers down into the basement for me. Now it's time to play.

post #15281 of 35144
Originally bought a Cherry CS2 from Newegg when on sale but, I've been waiting and waiting for the Monitor70 & 40 S2's in cherry to come back in stock. Other than the CS2 in cherry, they are not even listed on Newegg anymore so, I was getting a little nervous that they may be being moved out in favor of the Monotor T series. IIRC, someone was talking that the monitor S2's were being phased out?????

I changed up, and got the RT1A5's and CSiA6 in cherry instead of taking a chance on waiting for the monitors. I finally received them and unboxed them last night and wow are they much nice looking speakers finish wise. I can't wait to hear them! Unfortunately, it's looking like the new Denon receiver is coming on Christmas so.....

Once I get everything set up, I'll decide on whether to go with RTiA3's or F/XiA6's for rears. Decisions, decisions.....
post #15282 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Recieved the speakers this morning. Big hole in one corner of one box but luckily no damage to the speaker. My camera isn't a very good one. The speakers look
better than the photos I've seen. Very nice finish and the cherry is darker than I thought it would be which is fine since it goes well with my coffee table. The FedEx
guy was real nice and carried the speakers down into the basement for me. Now it's time to play.

Congrats...........these speakers look really cool.

So, what do you think of them so far?
post #15283 of 35144
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Originally Posted by habe View Post

Originally bought a Cherry CS2 from Newegg when on sale but, I've been waiting and waiting for the Monitor70 & 40 S2's in cherry to come back in stock. Other than the CS2 in cherry, they are not even listed on Newegg anymore so, I was getting a little nervous that they may be being moved out in favor of the Monotor T series. IIRC, someone was talking that the monitor S2's were being phased out?????
I changed up, and got the RT1A5's and CSiA6 in cherry instead of taking a chance on waiting for the monitors. I finally received them and unboxed them last night and wow are they much nice looking speakers finish wise. I can't wait to hear them! Unfortunately, it's looking like the new Denon receiver is coming on Christmas so.....
Once I get everything set up, I'll decide on whether to go with RTiA3's or F/XiA6's for rears. Decisions, decisions.....

Good move and congrats on the new speakers. They are definately some very nice looking speakers.
post #15284 of 35144
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Congrats...........these speakers look really cool.
So, what do you think of them so far?

Definately some very detailed sound coming out of these. I've been listening to some music with the subs off and am enjoying what they do by themselves.
Nice vocals. Next will be an amp so I can really push these things.
post #15285 of 35144
Hello everyone,

My first setup start to materialize. I've got a lot of information from this forum and would like to get some feedback from experts.
I'm doing it mostly for movies and don't plan to listen it loud.
5.1 for now.

Room: 26 x 11 x 15

What I already have:
CSi40 for center
RTi8 for front
Bic America VK-12 Powered Sub

What I'm planing to get:
Surround speakers: OWM5 or RT25i or Monitor 30 (I like the idea of OWM5)
AVR: Onkyo 709 or Denon 1913 or Denon 2112CI

Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
post #15286 of 35144
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Originally Posted by rogged View Post

What I'm planing to get:
Surround speakers: OWM5 or RT25i or Monitor 30 (I like the idea of OWM5)
AVR: Onkyo 709 or Denon 1913 or Denon 2112CI
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Get whichever surrounds work better for your placement, either will be fine.

Between those AVR's I wouldnt go with the 1913 and if the 2112CI doesnt have either Audyssey MultiEQ XT or pre-outs I would go with the 709 (or even 809).

Personally I am NOT a Denon fan, had one, didnt like it, sold it. I have been running my Integra (higher line of Onkyo) for 4 years I think at this point and plan to replace it with either the 709 or 809.

Please note the newer models from Onkyo (616, 717) do not have Audyssey MutliEQ XT and IMHO thats the min auto calibration you want, so look at the models and see which has that and go with it.
post #15287 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Recieved the speakers this morning. Big hole in one corner of one box but luckily no damage to the speaker. My camera isn't a very good one. The speakers look
better than the photos I've seen. Very nice finish and the cherry is darker than I thought it would be which is fine since it goes well with my coffee table. The FedEx
guy was real nice and carried the speakers down into the basement for me. Now it's time to play.

WOW those speakers look so nice. I definitely am a fan of Cherry speakers. I was hoping to get a set of Cherry monitors, but as noted here Newegg was only discounting the black versions.

Glad they were not damaged. Hope you get to push them soon.
post #15288 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Definately some very detailed sound coming out of these. I've been listening to some music with the subs off and am enjoying what they do by themselves.
Nice vocals. Next will be an amp so I can really push these things.

Adding the amp will be the logical move here. Hopefully, you will be able to score one really soon. Are you going monoblock or multi-channel?
post #15289 of 35144
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

Thanks for your input. How big of a room are you using your speakers?
I totally I agree that the Klipsch RW-12D is a better sub and that $300 is a great price for it.
The Polk PSW505 is $176 cheaper (open box) and I wonder if that is good price for what it is. Since I'm in an apartment for at least a few more months, I couldn't utilize the Klipsch full potential.

The PSW505 is a very solid sub for the price. I used to run 2 in my set-up.
post #15290 of 35144
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

The PSW505 is a very solid sub for the price. I used to run 2 in my set-up.

Hey Chief, did you finally fixed that scratch on your RTiA9?
post #15291 of 35144
Those LSI's certainly are beauties!
post #15292 of 35144
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Hey Chief, did you finally fixed that scratch on your RTiA9?

Not yet. Soon. I have been delving in the DIY realm lately. Built a sub and now building some theater end tables in an effort to improve my woodworking skills. biggrin.gif
post #15293 of 35144
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

Not yet. Soon. I have been delving in the DIY realm lately. Built a sub and now building some theater end tables in an effort to improve my woodworking skills. biggrin.gif

C'mon man, I was counting on you to fix mine...............tongue.gif

BTW - don't forget (if possible) to share some pics of your sub here.
post #15294 of 35144
I will make certain to let you know when I attempt a repair.

I shared a few pics awhile back but here you go... Bill Fitzmaurice designed Tuba HT.





I moved it around a bit but this should give you an idea. Horn loaded 15" sub.
Edited by BIG INJUN CHIEF - 12/13/12 at 3:14pm
post #15295 of 35144
The inside.

post #15296 of 35144
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Adding the amp will be the logical move here. Hopefully, you will be able to score one really soon. Are you going monoblock or multi-channel?

If I buy new it will be a 3 channel but if I stumble over one on craiglist it can be a 2 or 3 channel.
post #15297 of 35144
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

I will make certain to let you know when I attempt a repair.
I shared a few pics awhile back but here you go... Bill Fitzmaurice designed Tuba HT.

That is one BIG sub. I'd give a go with building one but since I've retired I have no desire to use a hand tool ever again unless I absolutely have to. tongue.gif
post #15298 of 35144
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

I will make certain to let you know when I attempt a repair.
I shared a few pics awhile back but here you go... Bill Fitzmaurice designed Tuba HT.

I moved it around a bit but this should give you an idea. Horn loaded 15" sub.

So, what kind of amp are you using for the 15" driver? I like you paint it to match the walls!
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

The inside.

Wow, that is a maze inside that box.............tongue.gif

How much does this sub weight in total? And, how many did you build? Don't tell me that just one........wink.gif
post #15299 of 35144
I'm going to turn off my Emotiva emails. They just sent me an email for the new XPR-2 at 600Wx2... Crap. I thought I was satisfied for now... This one will be hard to pass up. May have to sell my XPA-2 and put this on my Polk RTiA9s. biggrin.gif



Emotiva XPR-2 600W x 2 Reference Stereo Amplifier
post #15300 of 35144
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Recieved the speakers this morning. Big hole in one corner of one box but luckily no damage to the speaker. My camera isn't a very good one. The speakers look
better than the photos I've seen. Very nice finish and the cherry is darker than I thought it would be which is fine since it goes well with my coffee table. The FedEx
guy was real nice and carried the speakers down into the basement for me. Now it's time to play.




Those Lsi's are beautiful! I hope to work my way up to those someday!
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