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post #17431 of 35058
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Originally Posted by King5six1 View Post

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.

 

Congrats on the new gear. That'll be a real nice upgrade after a HTIB. I think you'll love it.

post #17432 of 35058
And the disease spreads. If this sounds that much better than what I did have, is there a better setup that will net the same improvement?, rinse, repeat!
post #17433 of 35058
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

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.

Nice, I had my bd rm set up with a fridge as well, 50" though, no 100 incher.
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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.

Ah yes, the dorm days, seems like so long ago, wait, yeah, It IS a long time ago biggrin.gif
post #17434 of 35058
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Originally Posted by Jaykuul View Post

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

No one???
post #17435 of 35058
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Originally Posted by Jaykuul View Post

No one???

What you have is head and shoulders above anything Bose makes. Besides that, you can buy a whole new set of Polk speakers for MUCH less than a boxed Bose systems. The small, trendy look of the Bose will never make up for their lack of sound or quality.

Let's put it this way, if you like listening to music with your head in the toilet, buy the Bose. If you go that route, you will immediately notice your music and movies are flat and lacking bass. I have a $2300 Bose system in my garage in the box. I can't get rid of it. cool.gif
post #17436 of 35058
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Originally Posted by Jaykuul View Post


No one???

 

 

Audiogon has a bluebook but you have to pay to use it.

 

http://cgim.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/bb.pl?polkaudio&1&listmodls&3&4&zz&zz

 

Another option would be to search ebay and craigslist and see what they are going for.

 

My option would be to put the smackdown on the wife. biggrin.gif

post #17437 of 35058
Hello all. I am new to speakers and HT rooms. I will use my room primarily for movies (70%), sports cable tv (20%) and gaming (10%). The room is 16' x 30' and 9' ceilings below ground in a basement. Not sure if I am going to use tower spearks for front. Can you Polk fans suggest speakers for a 7.1 surround setup? I have read a little on Polk 265-LS cool.gif
post #17438 of 35058
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Originally Posted by KoolDad View Post

Hello all. I am new to speakers and HT rooms. I will use my room primarily for movies (70%), sports cable tv (20%) and gaming (10%). The room is 16' x 30' and 9' ceilings below ground in a basement. Not sure if I am going to use tower spearks for front. Can you Polk fans suggest speakers for a 7.1 surround setup? I have read a little on Polk 265-LS cool.gif

 

It would be easier for the guys to make suggestions if you gave your budget. We could spend an awful lot of your money without a budget limit. I am not a fan of in wall speakers.

post #17439 of 35058
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Originally Posted by KoolDad View Post

Hello all. I am new to speakers and HT rooms. I will use my room primarily for movies (70%), sports cable tv (20%) and gaming (10%). The room is 16' x 30' and 9' ceilings below ground in a basement. Not sure if I am going to use tower spearks for front. Can you Polk fans suggest speakers for a 7.1 surround setup? I have read a little on Polk 265-LS cool.gif
I think imo, the bigger the better! i have a very small living room but i have my 3 fronts big speakers! towers! no need to worry to upgrade.
post #17440 of 35058
I would possibly like to use three of the same type of speakers across the front and at the same height level. My budget is probably around $4-5K.
post #17441 of 35058
For those of you looking for a good deal on RTiA7's, Polk Audio has 10 black refurbs available in their eBay store with free shipping here.

Awful tempting but I am going to hold out for Newegg on my 7's...and hoping for a nice big promo code in the near future smile.gif They've been out of stock for almost two weeks now on the 5's, 7's and 9's.
post #17442 of 35058
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Originally Posted by tential View Post

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.

My 70 II's shipped today. Got the last pair that Polk had (or so they say). I have 30 IIs for the rears coming with it and a CS2 II for the center.

I wasn't going to use a separate amp for bi-amping -- just my VSX-60.

I've never done it before but I know my receiver can do it -- read about it in the manual -- and I know the 70 II's can handle it.

All I have to do is:

1) Remove the bridge bracket from the back of the speaker.
2) Wire from the correct additional ports on the back of the receiver
3) Change the setting in the VSX-60 menu to tell it that I've bi-amped

And I should be good to go, correct?

Thanks for the feedback. Your vote of confidence on the 70s makes me feel better about my purchase -- especially since the wife was skeptical about the "investment".
post #17443 of 35058
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Originally Posted by KoolDad View Post

I would possibly like to use three of the same type of speakers across the front and at the same height level. My budget is probably around $4-5K.

 

Not sure about the same height level. Are you using a projector or a wall mounted display? How high up to the bottom of the display? You can have a nice speaker system with that budget. Are you wanting a subwoofer also within your budget?


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/12/13 at 9:58am
post #17444 of 35058
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post


My 70 II's shipped today. Got the last pair that Polk had (or so they say). I have 30 IIs for the rears coming with it and a CS2 II for the center.

I wasn't going to use a separate amp for bi-amping -- just my VSX-60.

I've never done it before but I know my receiver can do it -- read about it in the manual -- and I know the 70 II's can handle it.

All I have to do is:

1) Remove the bridge bracket from the back of the speaker.
2) Wire from the correct additional ports on the back of the receiver
3) Change the setting in the VSX-60 menu to tell it that I've bi-amped

And I should be good to go, correct?

Thanks for the feedback. Your vote of confidence on the 70s makes me feel better about my purchase -- especially since the wife was skeptical about the "investment".

 

You can try it but I doubt you'll hear a difference bi-amping off your receiver. It has never made any difference I could hear. But yeah, that's the way to do it.

Congrats on the new gear. Always love new toys to play with.

post #17445 of 35058
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You can try it but I doubt you'll hear a difference bi-amping off your receiver. It has never made any difference I could hear. But yeah, that's the way to do it.
Congrats on the new gear. Always love new toys to play with.

Thanks for the confirmation.

And yeah, I'm pretty stoked. I've heard so many good things about the sound, but I love how they look as well.

These are an upgrade from a set of Jamo S426 speakers which were an upgrade from my previous set of speakers...and when I went to the Elite receiver, they sounded even better. Just when I didn't think things could sound much better, I'm investing in these. Fingers crossed that I notice a big difference to justify the expense to "the missus". smile.gif
post #17446 of 35058
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post


Thanks for the confirmation.

And yeah, I'm pretty stoked. I've heard so many good things about the sound, but I love how they look as well.

I'm going from a set of Jamo S426 speakers. They were an upgrade from my previous set of speakers...and when I went to the Elite receiver, they sounded even better. Just when I didn't think things could sound much better, I'm investing in these. Fingers crossed I notice a big different to justify the expense to "the missus". smile.gif

 

My son has the Monitor 70's. He loves them. Great sound for the price. Enjoy. smile.gif

post #17447 of 35058
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Originally Posted by AnnapolisSony View Post

For those of you looking for a good deal on RTiA7's, Polk Audio has 10 black refurbs available in their eBay store with free shipping here.

Awful tempting but I am going to hold out for Newegg on my 7's...and hoping for a nice big promo code in the near future smile.gif They've been out of stock for almost two weeks now on the 5's, 7's and 9's.
EBAY has the RTi-10's also @ $299 & I just can't pull the trigger! I just don't know if I'll get a better sound than my Alon 1's?
The Emo XDA-2 with the Crown AMP= IMHO very good Combo/ Buck bang
Definitely need some help AGAIN!
post #17448 of 35058
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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post


EBAY has the RTi-10's also @ $299 & I just can't pull the trigger! I just don't know if I'll get a better sound than my Alon 1's?
The Emo XDA-2 with the Crown AMP= IMHO very good Combo/ Buck bang
Definitely need some help AGAIN!

 

Those Alons look interesting. Are those open baffle on the top?

post #17449 of 35058
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Originally Posted by U2Edge View Post

My 70 II's shipped today. Got the last pair that Polk had (or so they say). I have 30 IIs for the rears coming with it and a CS2 II for the center.

I wasn't going to use a separate amp for bi-amping -- just my VSX-60.

I've never done it before but I know my receiver can do it -- read about it in the manual -- and I know the 70 II's can handle it.

All I have to do is:

1) Remove the bridge bracket from the back of the speaker.
2) Wire from the correct additional ports on the back of the receiver
3) Change the setting in the VSX-60 menu to tell it that I've bi-amped

And I should be good to go, correct?

Thanks for the feedback. Your vote of confidence on the 70s makes me feel better about my purchase -- especially since the wife was skeptical about the "investment".

You will like the 70's, but I don't think you will hear much of a difference in bi-amping, or bi-wiring the speakers.
post #17450 of 35058
Yes, these are the speaks I spoke to everyone about 3 weeks ago when I was waiting for the Emo& Crown,
Both of which I'm very happy with, I'm also happy with the entry level polk Sub, it supports the 25X25 room nicely.
post #17451 of 35058
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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

Yes, these are the speaks I spoke to everyone about 3 weeks ago when I was waiting for the Emo& Crown,
Both of which I'm very happy with, I'm also happy with the entry level polk Sub, it supports the 25X25 room nicely.

 

The only open baffle speakers I've ever owned had dual 15" drivers with the tweeter in the middle of the top driver. Really superb for vocals. I only sold them because they were too wide after I made a move into a place with a smaller living room.

post #17452 of 35058
As I understand?, these are among some of the better speakers available, they do everything well, are a bit forward but not bright, play with good bass, but have sub/like bass with a few clicks of bass EQ. They sell when available on Audiogon for about 6-800/pr+ shipping. I think the RTi would be close & have a slightly better Impact on the large room I'm in.
I just don't have the guts to move forward without more input, I'm sure I'd sell these alon's in a month, they are so sought after??
post #17453 of 35058
Not sure if I should make a standalone topic about this or not but Futureshop has the R300s on sale for 79.99 each today:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/polk-audio-polk-audio-floor-standing-speaker-r300-single-r300/10085188.aspx?path=a3704433f6b4564584ca8ea82e82a74aen02
post #17454 of 35058
Yes, I will be using a wall mounted preforated projection screen. I will use either a mesh wall or a sheet rock wall and cut out for the speakers and screen. The setup that I saw at the store had 3 B&W Cinema speakers built on top of stands all at same level behind the screen. Having recenltly looked at the 265-LS to use for side surrounds or do you prefer LSiM 702? As far as the subwoofer that I wanted to intergrate would be SVS SB13 ultra.
post #17455 of 35058
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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

As I understand?, these are among some of the better speakers available, they do everything well, are a bit forward but not bright, play with good bass, but have sub/like bass with a few clicks of bass EQ. They sell when available on Audiogon for about 6-800/pr+ shipping. I think the RTi would be close & have a slightly better Impact on the large room I'm in.
I just don't have the guts to move forward without more input, I'm sure I'd sell these alon's in a month, they are so sought after??

 

Don't know about how sought after they are and haven't a clue how they would compare with the RTi's. It would be a gamble. You like to gamble?

post #17456 of 35058
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Originally Posted by Lethean View Post

Not sure if I should make a standalone topic about this or not but Futureshop has the R300s on sale for 79.99 each today:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/polk-audio-polk-audio-floor-standing-speaker-r300-single-r300/10085188.aspx?path=a3704433f6b4564584ca8ea82e82a74aen02

 

Good deal for the Canadians. I saw them go for $50 each on newegg once. Only once that I saw.

post #17457 of 35058

New toys are here. Time to play!

post #17458 of 35058
For anybody who cares, Frys has the RTi8's for $167/each.
post #17459 of 35058
VERY Very well put!! Moving forward without auditioning equiptment @ a local Store is just plain NUTs.
That is why we are all here to share our experience with each other.
This foram has helped me enormously! Thanks to all!
post #17460 of 35058
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


Audiogon has a bluebook but you have to pay to use it.

http://cgim.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/bb.pl?polkaudio&1&listmodls&3&4&zz&zz

Another option would be to search ebay and craigslist and see what they are going for.

My option would be to put the smackdown on the wife. biggrin.gif

lol thx.

Would you change the PSW100 sub I have, for the PSW505?

I'm not looking to sell what I have and change it, except perhaps the LS FX's, My new new LR layout, will have the the sectional completely across the rear wall facing the tv.
Not sure what I should use for surrounds with the room change. Make sense to add more surrounds for 7.1?
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