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post #16921 of 35327
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Originally Posted by chrisu7582 View Post

I wont be able to mount these as traditional "side surrounds". My room opens up on one side into the kitchen and dining so I do not have a wall there. They will have to be mounted on the back wall unfortunately.

I have the same situation. Back wall is the only place in the LR to mount the Fxi's. Currently we are using the Fxi's on our smaller family room setup for TV and music.
post #16922 of 35327
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

+1

The FXiA6's put out phenomenal sound. Side surround is THE way to go, using them as rears would be denying their potential IMO

What is the recommended placement and height for the FXI's? I plan to replace my monitor 50's on each side of the sofa which is against the wall.
Should I wall mount (if possible) or get stands?
post #16923 of 35327
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I have the same situation. Back wall is the only place in the LR to mount the Fxi's. Currently we are using the Fxi's on our smaller family room setup for TV and music.


My fxi's are also place on the back wall about 2' to 3' above the couch only placement option for my living room.
post #16924 of 35327
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Originally Posted by chrisu7582 View Post

I wont be able to mount these as traditiional "side surrounds". My room opens up on one side into the kitchen and dining so I do not have a wall there. They will have to be mounted on the back wall unfortunately. The only difference in my 2 scenarious is the way I hook them up into the reciever. I hope thats not confusing. Is this still ok? Would I benefit from something else? Its either in ceilings or back wall mounts because my wife doesnt want speakers out in the floor. (part of the agreement) Thanks so much for your help guys
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I have the same situation. Back wall is the only place in the LR to mount the Fxi's. Currently we are using the Fxi's on our smaller family room setup for TV and music.

I actually have mine mounted on the back wall as well due to the missing side wall. They work just as well in this configuration. I still have them connected as side surrounds though, not rears.
post #16925 of 35327
I recently had mine located behind the listening position and recently moved them to the sides, one on the wall, the other on a homemade stand. These are about 2-2.5 feet above ear level.
post #16926 of 35327
If any one is looking for a CS2 they are available on polk ebay now in both black and cherry.

http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct/Center-Channel-/_i.html?_fsub=160111419&_sid=686154689&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
post #16927 of 35327
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

If any one is looking for a CS2 they are available on polk ebay now in both black and cherry.

http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct/Center-Channel-/_i.html?_fsub=160111419&_sid=686154689&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Polk eBay support is excellent and responsive

It is the series I they are selling if anyone cares
post #16928 of 35327
Some of you guys have been recommending the emotiva. So I wishlisted the emotiva xpr-5 on amazon (it sells directly from emotiva).

There were 15 for sale this morning. Now they are all gone.

That's weird.
post #16929 of 35327
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Originally Posted by defdog99 View Post

Some of you guys have been recommending the emotiva. So I wishlisted the emotiva xpr-5 on amazon (it sells directly from emotiva).

There were 15 for sale this morning. Now they are all gone.

That's weird.

Emotiva equipment doesn't last long. Their site sells out and has backlogs for months quite frequently.
post #16930 of 35327
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Emotiva equipment doesn't last long. Their site sells out and has backlogs for months quite frequently.

I'm hoping that Emotiva equipment does indeed last very long, as mine is only a few months old. However...
I could understand that perhaps Emotiva's inventory might not last very long. OTOH I did not know that they sold thru Amazon. You can order directly from their website at www.emotiva.com
post #16931 of 35327
I was going to order the XPA-2 when they were on sale for $679 but were out of stock. Back in stock now but I don't wanna pay $799 for one. Cause I am a cheap bastage.
post #16932 of 35327
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I'm hoping that Emotiva equipment does indeed last very long, as mine is only a few months old. However...
I could understand that perhaps Emotiva's inventory might not last very long. OTOH I did not know that they sold thru Amazon. You can order directly from their website at www.emotiva.com

Emotiva equipment doesn't stay "in stock" very long on Emotiva's website. It lasts as long as any other. Wow, I never read it that way until you said something... LOL
post #16933 of 35327
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I was going to order the XPA-2 when they were on sale for $679 but were out of stock. Back in stock now but I don't wanna pay $799 for one. Cause I am a cheap bastage.

One word... refurbished!
post #16934 of 35327
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

One word... refurbished!

Would you trust a refurbished amp or would it be best to buy new from emotiva?
post #16935 of 35327
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Originally Posted by moejenn517 View Post

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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

One word... refurbished!

Would you trust a refurbished amp or would it be best to buy new from emotiva?

If I remember correctly, emo's refurbs carry the same 5 year warranty as their new amps....trustworthy I would think.
post #16936 of 35327
I looked into buying a refurb Emo and as it turns out their price on new units when on sale is only slightly higher than the price of refurbished units by only $20 or so. Needless to say, if you have the time and patience the best thing to do is wait for a sale. They seem to have them several times a year.
post #16937 of 35327
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

If I remember correctly, emo's refurbs carry the same 5 year warranty as their new amps....trustworthy I would think.

I didn't know refurbs came with a warranty.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I looked into buying a refurb Emo and as it turns out their price on new units when on sale is only slightly higher than the price of refurbished units by only $20 or so. Needless to say, if you have the time and patience the best thing to do is wait for a sale. They seem to have them several times a year.

That's what I'm waiting on the next sale.
post #16938 of 35327
Hey, I bought some monitor 70 II's about a year ago. I built them into my fire place mantle so they will be sold with my house. Saying that though, we don't an on selling the house for a couple years and my ears can no longer tolerate the tweeters. Does anyone know of a tweet that might be good for a factory replacement?
Edited by nelligante - 2/10/13 at 9:04am
post #16939 of 35327
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Originally Posted by moejenn517 View Post

Would you trust a refurbished amp or would it be best to buy new from emotiva?

Why not both? smile.gif My XPA-3 was purchased new and my XPA-2 was purchased as refrub'd from Emotiva. As others here have mentioned, the refurb comes with the same 5 yr warranty as new, and it's a hun less than the new.

In my book, that's a no brainer.
post #16940 of 35327
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Originally Posted by nelligante View Post

Hey, I bought some monitor 70 II's about a year ago. I built them into my fire place mantle so they will be sold with my house. Saying that though, we don't plan on selling the house for a couple years and my ears can no longer tolerate the tweeters. Does anyone know of a tweet that might be good for a factory replacement?

I'm going to go out on a limb here.

The concept of building your 70's into the mantle is pretty awesome!!! That being said, speaker placement is a very important part of your overall sound and judging from the photo (very nice work on the mantle btw), it looks like the 70's are too close together. I would think a minimum of 7' apart is going to help.

I'm in a small room (compared to my last), my viewing distance is 12.5' (64" screen) and my towers are 7.5' apart measured at the center of the drivers.

So, I'm not sure that by changing the tweeters that you'll fix your issue.
post #16941 of 35327
Question for all you Polkies. If I can get a pair of RT800's in decent condition for $75, would they be worth buying? I need a pair of speakers for my garage under $100 with good dynamic range and thought these might fit the bill. Also I used to own the monitor 60s and didn't care for them much. How would these sound in comparison?
post #16942 of 35327
nelligante-

I agree with Geoff. I've heard tweeters a good bit bright than the 70's for sure. Your room, speaker placement or receiver settings are more likely the cause. Or a combination of all.
post #16943 of 35327
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Originally Posted by moejenn517 View Post

Would you trust a refurbished amp or would it be best to buy new from emotiva?

Absolutely. Emotiva sells refurbs with the same warranty as a new one. I would actually trust a refurb more. They have been proven to work and repaired by technicians.

Call Emotiva and ask about refurbs. Mine arrived without a single scratch and works like a champ. cool.gif
post #16944 of 35327
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Originally Posted by nelligante View Post

Hey, I bought some monitor 70 II's about a year ago... and my ears can no longer tolerate the tweeters.

It was the tweeters that originally drove me away from the Monitor line. The Tsi's were a small improvement, but once I heard the Csi5 I was destined to box up all our Monitors and replace them with Rti's. It took a while... and some cash, but the result is quite satisfying. Plus the Rti's have punchier bass, too.
post #16945 of 35327
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Absolutely. Emotiva sells refurbs with the same warranty as a new one. I would actually trust a refurb more. They have been proven to work and repaired by technicians.

Call Emotiva and ask about refurbse arrived without a single scratch [/Bch and works like a champ. cool.gif

Good call, I forgot to mention that in my post, mine also arrived without a single scratch and looks just like my brand new one. Just 'cause it says refurb, doesn't make look or sound like one, btw, what does a refurb sound like??????? I have one but it makes no sound at all, but my speakers go ba-lamm
post #16946 of 35327
does anyone know if the dimensions on the the width of the monitor series floorstanders includes the feet on the speaker? Example: on spec sheets the 75t is 8 and 1/4" wide / 65t is 7" wide, but is that the cabinet itself or does that include the feet?

Just need to know because I have limited room on each side of my 100" projector screen between the screen and the wall including baseboards that come out roughly an inch, and don't want the towers getting in way of the light path of the projector. I've been watching the new monitor series line and prices aren't getting any better than what they are on newegg.

debating between the 65t and 75t as well. there is $140 difference between the pair but width size is a factor for me.

thanks
post #16947 of 35327
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

does anyone know if the dimensions on the the width of the monitor series floorstanders includes the feet on the speaker? Example: on spec sheets the 75t is 8 and 1/4" wide / 65t is 7" wide, but is that the cabinet itself or does that include the feet?

Just need to know because I have limited room on each side of my 100" projector screen between the screen and the wall including baseboards that come out roughly an inch, and don't want the towers getting in way of the light path of the projector. I've been watching the new monitor series line and prices aren't getting any better than what they are on newegg.

debating between the 65t and 75t as well. there is $140 difference between the pair but width size is a factor for me.

thanks

Those dimensions are for the cabinet and do not include the feet.

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor75t
post #16948 of 35327
that's what I figured mad.gif well looks like gonna have to rule out the 75t considering the 65t are a inch and quarter less in width. well that money saved can go towards the rears.

i really wanted butt load of drivers up front for the wow looking factor!

now debate between 35b and 45b for rears.
Edited by Threefiddie - 2/10/13 at 10:57am
post #16949 of 35327
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

that's what I figured mad.gif well looks like gonna have to rule out the 75t considering the 65t are a inch and quarter less in width. well that money saved can go towards the rears.

i really wanted butt load of drivers up front for the wow looking factor!

now debate between 35b and 45b for rears.

My son looked at the feet on his Monitor 70's and there are two screws that attach the feet. I can only guess the 75t's are the same way. Not sure you'd want to take the feet off so they would fit in your space. Maybe someone who owns the 75t will chime in and verify if the feet are removable.
post #16950 of 35327
even without the feet off, it would be about 1/4" in way of the light path of the projector... I want floorstanders so bad, but I'm debating just getting 45b even over the 65t so I don't have speakers in front of the black velvet like frame at all. I got some ole cheap onkyo htib 5.1 speakers from 2003 that I'm still using. They don't suck by any means for htib speakers. It's just time for an upgrade. Looking for a little more clearer sound, and I have to turn up the onkyo speakers to really even hear them.
Edited by Threefiddie - 2/10/13 at 11:30am
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