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Matter of fact I moved up from M70's to Rti10's and used those Rti10's until I bought the A9's.
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Thanks!
Did you ever listen to the B&W 683 towers?
I heard these at a BB Magnolia showroom yesterday (they didn't have any Polks unfortunately).
How where do they fit in the A7< RTi10 < A9 < LSiM 705/707 comparision?
I appreciate all your info.
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Thanks!
Did you ever listen to the B&W 683 towers?
I heard these at a BB Magnolia showroom yesterday (they didn't have any Polks unfortunately).
How where do they fit in the A7< RTi10 < A9 < LSiM 705/707 comparision?
I appreciate all your info.

 

Slim chance some one has owned them all and listened to them all in the same room for comparison. Some times you have to take your best guess after all you've read and take the plunge. Even if some one has

listened to them all you are going by their ears. Not all of us have the same taste in sound.

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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Thanks!
Did you ever listen to the B&W 683 towers?
I heard these at a BB Magnolia showroom yesterday (they didn't have any Polks unfortunately).
How where do they fit in the A7< RTi10 < A9 < LSiM 705/707 comparision?
I appreciate all your info.

As douchey as this will sound return policies are there for a reason.

What I like you may hate, dive in and enjoy the ride.

Remember this: it only matters how it sounds to you.
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What do you guys think on these. Silver or black?
PS: I was bored and thought I'd  come in and irritate you guys.

I like the black ones.
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On other news, is anyone here interested in a pair of XPA-2?

I know what you're doing..........you're trying to get yourself an XPR-5 aren't you?
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I like the black ones.
 

 

Too late, I already ordered the silver ones through amazon yesterday after having my son look at them. If I don't like them I'll just paint them. It'll help seeing them in person to decide. I might try painting the base black and leave the poles silver. Or maybe pink with black polka dots. The options are endless..


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/10/13 at 11:16am
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What is a safe, good crossover setting for the LS50 with SW psw111....80, 90...using Oppo and Onkyo 5.15.....
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What is a safe, good crossover setting for the LS50 with SW psw111....80, 90...using Oppo and Onkyo 5.15.....

 

 

80Hz is a good starting point. You can adjust that to what sounds best to your ears.

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The higher I go, bass will be more boomy?😙
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The higher I go, bass will be more boomy?😙

 

I'll suggest you read in the thread below. Lots of good info.

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#user_c2

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I ordered the TSi300s+TSi100s+CS10+Denon 1612 this weekend for my bedroom 5.1 theater setup, hopefully they will turn me a Polk fan!

I've never owned any non-PC speakers before so this will be a first. The only thing I've been using for the last 5+ years is Audioengine A5's in 2.0.
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I ordered the TSi300s+TSi100s+CS10+Denon 1612 this weekend for my bedroom 5.1 theater setup, hopefully they will turn me a Polk fan!

I've never owned any non-PC speakers before so this will be a first. The only thing I've been using for the last 5+ years is Audioengine A5's in 2.0.

For a bdrm set up, that's pretty kicking. Nicely done.
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For a bdrm set up, that's pretty kicking. Nicely done.

Thanks, $415 for all 5 speakers seemed like a pretty good deal. Making room for all that and a 100" screen in here was tough, can't wait for them to get here.
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Thanks, $415 for all 5 speakers seemed like a pretty good deal. Making room for all that and a 100" screen in here was tough, can't wait for them to get here.

 

100" screen in your bedroom? Holy crap. I'm not sure if I'd ever get out of bed. Very cool. All you need now is a small fridge next to your bed.


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/10/13 at 7:15pm
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All you need now is a small fridge next to your bed.

I already do biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'll suggest you read in the thread below. Lots of good info.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/795421/official-audyssey-thread-faq-in-post-1/51750#user_c2
Thanks...will do...
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100" screen in your bedroom? Holy crap. I'm not sure if I'd ever get out of bed. Very cool. All you need now is a small fridge next to your bed.

I have a 70 inch screen in mine. Well, I live in a fraternity house currently so my bedroom is my room lol. Having a full size fridge, TV, surround sound, makes it almost impossible to get out of bed. I have a microwave right outside the room waiting to be moved in by I haven't moved it in yet. If I do I'll never leave my room . At least now, every time I eat I have to go across the hall and use my friends microwave so I actually leave my room.
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This depends on listening levels I think (correct me if I'm wrong audiophiles). I have the Monitor 70s and I'll tell you, powering it off my AVR did not work well. I ended up blowing 2 sets of tweeters due to amplifier clipping when playing at high volumes. However, low volumes? Perfectly fine. I just added an amplifier and removed my sub (I need the RCA cables to hook it back up so I'm waiting on those), and I don't think they work well as fullband. Trust me, you'll be wanting more. I miss having my sub, even though I have my speakers set as highpass and there is still enough bass to rattle my door.

The Monitor 60s (or 65T) don't get as loud as the Monitor 70s. My friend has one and powering off the same AVR (we both got same one I picked out his system), My monitor 70s were EXTREMELY loud compared to his 60s. From my personal experience, if you like it loud get the monitor 70s, add an external amplifier if your first set of tweeters die. If you don't listen loud, get the 65T (such an annoying moniker). After hearing both though, I'm extremely glad I got the 70s, and when my new tweeters and RCA cables come in to hook up my amplifier I can tell you the difference between the full system with and without an amplifier.

Just out of curiosity, what amp were you using when you blew the tweeters on your 70s?

I'm on the fence between some Monitor 70 IIs (~$350 new for a pair) and some 65Ts (~$260 new for a pair). It'd go with a Pioneer Elite VSX-60 (90x7) that I'll be running in a 5.1 configuration, so I might double up on my fronts.

It will have a small sub running with it (Jamo S210) in a small basement room that we'll primarily watch movies with.

Any recommendations? Will the Elite be enough to power the 70s cleanly? I won't be going for ear shattering volumes, but...
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Hey people, I need some suggestions for surround back and heights speakers to go with my setup. I currently have the following:

Front L/R: Monitor 70's
Center: 25C
Surround L/R: Jamo S426 towers
Sub: RW-12D
AVR: SC-1222-K

I am pretty satisfied with the sound, but I am wondering if by adding the surround back L/R and heights L/R would make any improvements for movie and music listening. I was thinking of buying some refurbished Boston Acoustics SoundWare 4.5 speaker from Accessories4Less. http://www.accessories4less.com//make-a-store/item/BOSSOUNDWAREBLK/BOSTON-ACOUSTICS-SoundWare-4.5-in-Indoor/Outdoor-Coaxial-Speaker-Each/1.html?c=ss

What do you guys think?
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I hate to see it go but if I want to move to XT32 I might as well sell it while it's still worth a few bucks. One guy responded already and wants to audition it tomorrow. You know how craigslist goes. Lots of no shows.

I have an older Denon for a backup to tide me over. I am a hopeless addict.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/3673596056.html

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Just out of curiosity, what amp were you using when you blew the tweeters on your 70s?

I'm on the fence between some Monitor 70 IIs (~$350 new for a pair) and some 65Ts (~$260 new for a pair). It'd go with a Pioneer Elite VSX-60 (90x7) that I'll be running in a 5.1 configuration, so I might double up on my fronts.

It will have a small sub running with it (Jamo S210) in a small basement room that we'll primarily watch movies with.

Any recommendations? Will the Elite be enough to power the 70s cleanly? I won't be going for ear shattering volumes, but...
first a quick disclaimer. I was running +6db on highs, and blasting it at 55/80 on my ht-rc360. Basically a budget receiver. I ran it like that for months no problems. This volume can be heard throughout my fraternity house and it's meant for a club like environment in my small 12 by 12 room. If you aren't partying 3-4 nights a week at a number 1 party school in the nation I think you'll be ok. And go with the 70s. My friend bought either the 50s or the 60s and after hearing those, I'm so happy I bought the 70s.
Bi amping doesn't work if you aren't using separate amps. However, I really don't think it could hurt. Besides, the main reason you blow tweeters, from what I've read, is the woofers take up energy, amp goes into clipping, tweeter goes boom. Seperating the highs and lows could help with that. Worth a shot.

I really don't think people understand how loud my system. The was getting when I sblew them so I wouldn't worry too much. If you do blow Em, polk turnaround on your first blown set is really really quick. Just add a pro amp if I wanna be cheap, cost me 350. I can't comment on the improvement til my new set of tweeters come.

I can say though from my car audio build, adding an external amp helped a lot in my build. I listened extensively at 20 watts and additional an amp really brought out my speakers. I can't say the same for the monitor 70s since it's hooked up currently with no tweeters, directly to an amplifier with a two rca to 3.5 cable which I know isn't ideal since each time I use it on my receiver I'm never happy.
Well see though, talking to polk right now about my tweeters. Hopefully I'll receive some good news today.
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I hate to see it go but if I want to move to XT32 I might as well sell it while it's still worth a few bucks. One guy responded already and wants to audition it tomorrow. You know how craigslist goes. Lots of no shows.
I have an older Denon for a backup to tide me over. I am a hopeless addict.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/3673596056.html

Haha, what are you moving up to? I would be tempted, except I just replaced my AVR in January before I started buying all the speakers... and, I'm on the other side of the country. I'm sure you'll find a buyer for that beauty at that price in no time at all.
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Haha, what are you moving up to? I would be tempted, except I just replaced my AVR in January before I started buying all the speakers... and, I'm on the other side of the country. I'm sure you'll find a buyer for that beauty at that price in no time at all.

 

 

Thought about the Onkyo 818 but after my troubles with two Onkyos in a row I'm gun shy. The Denon 4520 is too pricey so I'll go for the Denon 4311 at accessories4less. It can EQ two subs for if/ when I get a second sub. I'll only be losing $50 on the Marantz since I got it on clearance.

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Well, new forum user here but lurking quite a while.

Have had my current setup since originally purchased back in 1997, redoing my living room completely and the wife likes those boxed Bose poop frown.gif

Purchased a new AVR from Newegg, Pioneer SC-1222-K

Still have my vintage Polk equipment, still rocks my heart out.
Center Channel
Mains
Surrounds
Sub

Not sure if what I have, is worth moving any of it, to what they sell today?

Any input? smile.gif

Thx
Jay
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Need advise regarding adding another pair of surrounds to my current setup.
RTi A9 fronts, CSi A6 , FXi A6 and Dual Klipsch RW-12D subs. Pioneer 1222 AVR

My couch is against the wall and currently running FXIs on rear wall as side surrounds.
Any suggestion to add ? As rears or move FXi s

Room size 20x12
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Does your Pio support DSX wides?
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Does your Pio support DSX wides?

Yes, I believe so. It is 7.2
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The difference between 5.1 and 7.1 is the rear channels, not wides. I figured since your couch is against the wall then rears are probably out. Wide channels is matrixed and usually only offered on higher end AVR's.
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Not sure about the 1222 but I just got a vsx-53 and I believe you can choose between width/height/back for channels six and seven. Haven't had time to mess with it yet so that may be incorrect.
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Hello everyone ! This is my first build that was not a HTIB setup. I cant wait until the center and rears get here this week. But for my first setup I went with the Monitor 65T for the fronts ($139.95 each) Monitor 35B for rears ($99.95/ Pair) 15C for the center channel ($79.95) and the PSW-505 ($170.99) for the sub. I picked up a Denon AVR 1613 for $199 on sale a few weeks back as well. Did I do good for my first setup ? I think I got relatively good deals on the speakers. I kept waiting for sales.Does anyone else have the same speaker/receiver combo and can provide feedback on how it sounds ?

These forums have been a huge help over the last few weeks. Now I just have to tackle the wiring.
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