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post #15571 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Your budget is $500 now?

No, it's the same but used will be less than $500 so I figure if I say $500 I can find it used for less, sometimes a lot less, which will then be in my budget. If I say $200 - 250 then that's what gets recommended.
post #15572 of 35019
Well it's now official. I have gone all polk. It only took me a few months to get my starter system together. All i started with was a pair of cerwin vega v5m books. Now i have the following setup:

Samsung 42 inch Full Array LED tv.
Harmon Kardon 2600 AVR
Polk Monitor 60 ii fronts
Polk CSI A4 center
Polk psw505 sub
Currently using the cerwin vegas as surrounds
But a set of RTiA3 books are in my future.

Will eventually upgrade the monitors too.

I cant wait till it all gets here, i pulled the trigger on the monitors today.
post #15573 of 35019
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

Well it's now official. I have gone all polk. It only took me a few months to get my starter system together. All i started with was a pair of cerwin vega v5m books. Now i have the following setup:
Samsung 42 inch Full Array LED tv.
Harmon Kardon 2600 AVR
Polk Monitor 60 ii fronts
Polk CSI A4 center
Polk psw505 sub
Currently using the cerwin vegas as surrounds
But a set of RTiA3 books are in my future.
Will eventually upgrade the monitors too.
I cant wait till it all gets here, i pulled the trigger on the monitors today.

Welcome to the clan. A great bunch of guys here. Congrats on your new setup. smile.gif
post #15574 of 35019
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Originally Posted by likemovies View Post

No, it's the same but used will be less than $500 so I figure if I say $500 I can find it used for less, sometimes a lot less, which will then be in my budget. If I say $200 - 250 then that's what gets recommended.

What you found on CL looks like a fair price. You could do a lot worse.
post #15575 of 35019
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Ahhhh, nice little stereo amplifier. Sorry for my confusion.
post #15576 of 35019
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Ahhhh, nice little stereo amplifier. Sorry for my confusion.

LOL.. hey man, no confusion.

I know its not much, as a matter of fact, not even really what I need, especially for my HT....but hey, they do make them.. smile.gif
post #15577 of 35019
would a psw505 be a nice upgrade from the sub included with the rm6880 speaker set?
post #15578 of 35019
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

But a set of RTiA3 books are in my future.
Will eventually upgrade the monitors too.

I cant wait till it all gets here, i pulled the trigger on the monitors today.

Lol Dude, you ARE part of the club. You're just like TOO many of us, knowing you're going to upgrade the monitors before you even ordered them.

I'll give you a little advice my wife gave me a couple of years ago as she watched me "retardedly" upgrading component after component saying, I'll get this one now and then upgrade to that one later..........the wife tells me this; Instead of compromising, find what you really want, save for it and then get that.

And by the looks from your RTiA list, I'd just refuse the M60's, take the money from that, get the RTiA3's and use them as mains until you can get the A5's, A7's or even the monster A9's smile.gif
post #15579 of 35019
My 505 is stellar. I rarely even come close to pushing it. It blows away the 10 and 110
post #15580 of 35019
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Originally Posted by chrisu7582 View Post

LOL.. hey man, no confusion.
I know its not much, as a matter of fact, not even really what I need, especially for my HT

I can dig it, I have both the XPA-2 and 3 and now saving for the XPR-2, theeennnnnn maybe I'll have enough power biggrin.gif
post #15581 of 35019
The monitors are going to my moms house when i can afford the a9s. But you have a good point! The shopping is almost as good as the listening smile.gif
post #15582 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Free shipping and also available in black. Heck of a deal. http://www.ebay.com/itm/EA-RTi10-Cherry-Tower-Loudspeaker-Speaker-Polk-Audio-/390490964414?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item5aeb1341be

Yeah, I saw that. Best price I've ever seen for Rti10's... and great all around speakers at that.
Also noticed the matching Csi5 is going for around $200.
post #15583 of 35019
Hi, guys.

I'm remodeling my living room and plan to replace my Monitor 70s with in-wall units.
Any recommendations? How do the 265RTs compare?

Thanks!
post #15584 of 35019
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Originally Posted by Bobarian View Post

Hi, guys.
I'm remodeling my living room and plan to replace my Monitor 70s with in-wall units.
Any recommendations? How do the 265RTs compare?
Thanks!

I'm not a fan of in-wall speakerrs but if you gotta you gotta. Those look ok to me but I hope you have or plan to have a sub to get some decent bass.
post #15585 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm not a fan of in-wall speakerrs but if you gotta you gotta. Those look ok to me but I hope you have or plan to have a sub to get some decent bass.

They have a in floor sub IIRC that can also be installed in the wall smile.gif.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/csw155

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/csw100
post #15586 of 35019
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

They have a in floor sub IIRC that can also be installed in the wall smile.gif.
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/csw155
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/csw100

Those are cool. Friggen pricey but cool.
post #15587 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Those are cool. Friggen pricey but cool.

Yup, you can do your own OB or IB in ceiling if you have an empty space above your room and its much cheaper, but those are pretty cool options.

You could also just do your own using that concept, just need to pick the right drivers.
post #15588 of 35019
I wanted to make an infinite baffle sooooo bad.... it is not wife approved in this house smile.gif yet!

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=295-455&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla&utm_term={keyword}



cult of the infinitely baffled :: these guys have all the info you could need on IB subs.

http://ibsubwoofers.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general

here are some really amazing IB pics thanks to google....

https://www.google.com/search?q=infinite+baffle+subwoofer&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=0Oi&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rgjeUM2KN5TA9gSxqoHADA&ved=0CGUQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=664
Edited by 3rdHerd - 12/28/12 at 1:08pm
post #15589 of 35019
Could it be I blew my center speaker??

I have a csi a6 center that lately I find the dialogue during movies to be scratchy (not sure how to explain). Everything is still clear and crisp, but when playing movies loud over -20 it seems like the voices are too harsh that I can hear light hissing or scratchy sounds at the end of dialogue. I turned off all my receivers auto enhan settings (pioneer vsx9040/canadian version of the 21); still does it.
post #15590 of 35019
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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Could it be I blew my center speaker??
I have a csi a6 center that lately I find the dialogue during movies to be scratchy (not sure how to explain). Everything is still clear and crisp, but when playing movies loud over -20 it seems like the voices are too harsh that I can hear light hissing or scratchy sounds at the end of dialogue. I turned off all my receivers auto enhan settings (pioneer vsx9040/canadian version of the 21); still does it.

Sounds like a problem with the speaker but just to rule out your receiver try swapping one of your main speakers to the center and try it.
post #15591 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm not a fan of in-wall speakerrs but if you gotta you gotta.

Me neither, towers rule, monster towers rule. Actually, I suppose you could find some decent in-walls and not to sound condescending, if it's a mediocre set up, in-walls are nice and neat however, when you start using larger speakers with multiple drivers, placement becomes pretty important. Being able to tweak a tower positionally is one thing, in-walls are limited unless there's no need for tweakage.

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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Could it be I blew my center speaker??
I have a csi a6 center that lately I find the dialogue during movies to be scratchy (not sure how to explain). Everything is still clear and crisp, but when playing movies loud over -20 it seems like the voices are too harsh that I can hear light hissing or scratchy sounds at the end of dialogue. I turned off all my receivers auto enhan settings (pioneer vsx9040/canadian version of the 21); still does it.

I have the CSiA6, just yesterday, on one of my daughters movies during a section of music, the left driver was reverberating pretty bad, sounded like a radio station not tuned in properly, I mean it sounded like crap. I removed the driver, re-installed it and presto, problem gone.

Not to say this will fix your problem, but if the driver is loose, it could cause audible issues.
post #15592 of 35019
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Could it be I blew my center speaker??
I have a csi a6 center that lately I find the dialogue during movies to be scratchy (not sure how to explain). Everything is still clear and crisp, but when playing movies loud over -20 it seems like the voices are too harsh that I can hear light hissing or scratchy sounds at the end of dialogue. I turned off all my receivers auto enhan settings (pioneer vsx9040/canadian version of the 21); still does it.

Sounds like a problem with the speaker but just to rule out your receiver try swapping one of your main speakers to the center and try it.

Didn't think to try that; I'll check tomorrow. Thxs.
post #15593 of 35019
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm not a fan of in-wall speakerrs but if you gotta you gotta.

Me neither, towers rule, monster towers rule. Actually, I suppose you could find some decent in-walls and not to sound condescending, if it's a mediocre set up, in-walls are nice and neat however, when you start using larger speakers with multiple drivers, placement becomes pretty important. Being able to tweak a tower positionally is one thing, in-walls are limited unless there's no need for tweakage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Could it be I blew my center speaker??
I have a csi a6 center that lately I find the dialogue during movies to be scratchy (not sure how to explain). Everything is still clear and crisp, but when playing movies loud over -20 it seems like the voices are too harsh that I can hear light hissing or scratchy sounds at the end of dialogue. I turned off all my receivers auto enhan settings (pioneer vsx9040/canadian version of the 21); still does it.

I have the CSiA6, just yesterday, on one of my daughters movies during a section of music, the left driver was reverberating pretty bad, sounded like a radio station not tuned in properly, I mean it sounded like crap. I removed the driver, re-installed it and presto, problem gone.

Not to say this will fix your problem, but if the driver is loose, it could cause audible issues.

Thxs. I'll check that out too just in case.
post #15594 of 35019
Hey all,

I'm sortof a mutt :-)

I have a pair of Klipsch KG 5.5's that I really like as my left and right, and then a Polk LSi-9c center channel. I mounted Klipsch in wall surrounds in my last house but we moved so I'm surround shopping again.

So....

I'm thinking Klipsch RS42 II's or a pair of Polk F/XiA6's. They are priced about the same, but right now Polk has a promotion that would give me $300 off a Polk sub if I buy the Polk surrounds. That is appealing as my sub is a Klipsch KSW10 I picked up at Costco for $150 and it was dropped by our movers... I'm thinking of snagging the DSW440Pro with that promotion if I buy the Polks.

My surrounds basically have to be on the rear wall wiring wise.

Everything is driven by a Denon AVR-3805 which is 120watts per channel.

So... I'd love your thoughts on the Polk surrounds and the sub. If you have comments on the surrounds vs the RS42's I'm open but obviously don't want to start a flame war between anybody.

Thanks!

Joel
post #15595 of 35019
Those 5.5's are some of the better Klipsch speakers. Of course you already know that. I'm a little surprised you didn't go with a Klipsch for a center speaker for a better timbre match but it doesn't matter if you're liking it. The LSi-9C is a great speaker. I'd go with the Polks and grab the sub if it were my money.
No flame wars in the Polk thread. Just a bunch of mellow guys.
post #15596 of 35019
I got the LSi-9c as a package with the AVR-3805. I looked at replacing it with a Klipsch, but ultimately the Polk was better than everything I looked at replacing it with, and I realized that the combination sounded good to me so I stuck with it... I like quality stuff but I'm also frugal.

Joel
post #15597 of 35019
Don't blame you. That sub is ok but don't expect a lot out of it. It's not going to do to good in a large room.
post #15598 of 35019
What size is your room?
post #15599 of 35019
Before I march my old butt to bed I'll just say that sub will be ok in an apartment or a small room. If you want really good bass and you live in a house with a medium to large room don't bother with that sub. Get some other surrounds and add a 12" or 15" sub later.
Niters.
post #15600 of 35019
Newbie here.

I have been a Polk fan for a long time. Just upgraded my system recently to the following:


Sony KDL-52Z5100
Pioneer Elite VSX-53 AVR
Polk Monitor 60 ii fronts
Polk Monitor 30 ii rears
Polk CS10 center
Polk psw505 sub
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