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See Enders, your words echo in eternity biggrin.gif

That in and of itself is QUITE scary!
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

What is your budget and do you have a frys anywhere near you?


There is no fry around here and as far as budget goes I would like to been the $200 for each speaker range. Less $$ better.
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There is no fry around here and as far as budget goes I would like to been the $200 for each speaker range. Less $$ better.

Polk Ebay store - pair of refurbished Monitor 70 in cherry - $375 with free shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-70-CHERRY-Tower-Speakers-Polk-Audio-PAIR-/360629073783?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item53f72af777
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are these refurbs good? also want it in black. Is there a comparable newer mode, how much are those?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290272
$250 per speaker

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Monitor-75T-Black/dp/B009WW0YIK
$301.99 per speaker

The refurbs do come with a warranty from Polk. $375 for a pair is a great deal..
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I bought a pair of refurbs off Polk ebay. They only had a couple of very small marks on the bottom of the speakers. The rest of the cabinets were perfect. Shorter warranty but you can save some coins.

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couple of more questions?

Are the klipsch more crisp and clear than polks? also the store had this Polk Audio TSi300 which i listened to and liked it. are these good too?
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couple of more questions?

Are the klipsch more crisp and clear than polks? also the store had this Polk Audio TSi300 which i listened to and liked it. are these good too?

 

 

All of the Klipsch I've listened to were crisp and clear for sure. Just a little too bright and sometimes a little too harsh for my personal taste. Better for HT than for music IMO.  I've never listened to the TSi300.

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@stanley - thanks for answering my questions. I will have to go to the store and listen to the polk tsi300, that is the only one that is hooked up for demo at the store, along with klipsch.

The room is 20x19, and opens up to the kitchen, do you think these are too big or small for this size room?

my receiver is Pioneer SC-1522k.

What size or ohms rating speaker and sub and center should I be looking for.
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@stanley - thanks for answering my questions. I will have to go to the store and listen to the polk tsi300, that is the only one that is hooked up for demo at the store, along with klipsch.

The room is 20x19, and opens up to the kitchen, do you think these are too big or small for this size room?

my receiver is Pioneer SC-1522k.

What size or ohms rating speaker and sub and center should I be looking for.

 

Both the Klipsch and the Polks you are looking at will be 8 ohms and will work fine in your room. Your receiver will have no problem driving them. Don't know what model of Klpsch you're looking at but there is a lower model of Klipsch (SP-FS52)  that is 6 ohm but you'll be fine with those too if you don't sit too far back at your listening position. Those aren't as bright as the Klipsch with the horns.


Edited by XStanleyX - 4/8/13 at 4:26pm
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Polk RT 1000P, Anyone familiar with these towers?

I just happened upon a pair of RT 1000P powered towers, and per initial testing seem incredible for sound. Is anyone familiar with these, and opinions?

Also, since they (each) contain a subwoofer, any suggestions on connecting for a 5.1 set up would be helpful. i currently have the "jumped" with the speaker wire, and had to set the AVR setting to "Large" for the subs to work properly.

Again, I would love thoughts on these speakers and suggestions on the best setup for 5.1 or 6.1.
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Polk RT 1000P, Anyone familiar with these towers?

I just happened upon a pair of RT 1000P powered towers, and per initial testing seem incredible for sound. Is anyone familiar with these, and opinions?

Also, since they (each) contain a subwoofer, any suggestions on connecting for a 5.1 set up would be helpful. i currently have the "jumped" with the speaker wire, and had to set the AVR setting to "Large" for the subs to work properly.

Again, I would love thoughts on these speakers and suggestions on the best setup for 5.1 or 6.1.

I've got the two models just "below" the 1000p, the RT600 and RT800, and really like the sound. Mine do not have the powered subwoofer so do not present unusual circumstances for wiring. Link here to the user manual on the Polk website:
http://www.polkaudio.com/downloads/manual/RT1000p2000p_MN.pdf
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I've got the two models just "below" the 1000p, the RT600 and RT800, and really like the sound. Mine do not have the powered subwoofer so do not present unusual circumstances for wiring. Link here to the user manual on the Polk website:
http://www.polkaudio.com/downloads/manual/RT1000p2000p_MN.pdf

Thanks for the quick reply! I also like the sound, and I'm just starting to listen.My first impression was "this is how my system is supposed to sound!". Now, on to figure out the best connection/AVR set up to optimize them.

Thanks again
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I have just joined the club. Got my first Polk speaker in a PSW110 sub. Although this is certainly not at the high end, I have some OK gear, paired with Q Acoustics tower speakers it gives incredibly sold bass. I am very impressed with the clean and powerful bass out of this sub. I tried a Velodyne Impact 10 and ended up returning it after it had a low level audible unclean buzzing with the bass line (tested in store with monster cable etc and it till did it and floor model was the same). I was very surprised as Velodyne supposedly the king of subs, but myself and others (including the store audio "pro" could hear what I can only describe as unclean sound at low levels. Also it had noticeable power supply click when going standby to on and off again.
Anyway, I made the switch and took the Polk PSW110 home and I have to give it 10/10 for my application, mostly home theatre its awesome! Highly recommend to those looking for quality sub. Although sound was my key criteria, I love the look of this sub too. Great product.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I also like the sound, and I'm just starting to listen.My first impression was "this is how my system is supposed to sound!". Now, on to figure out the best connection/AVR set up to optimize them.

Thanks again

I'm at the Phillies game. Reading the Polk forum surely beats actually watching this debacle. mad.gif
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I'm at the Phillies game. Reading the Polk forum surely beats actually watching this debacle. mad.gif

 

Don't feel bad. Your team could be the Mariners.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Don't feel bad. Your team could be the Mariners.

Ahhh yes, what happened to the good 'ol days when "The unit" was pitching, "The bone" was fielding, and Griffey was knocking 'em out? Now they're just someone for me to make fun of, of course I always did make fun 'em, it was my ex that was such a die hard fan.
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Ahhh yes, what happened to the good 'ol days when "The unit" was pitching, "The bone" was fielding, and Griffey was knocking 'em out? Now they're just someone for me to make fun of, of course I always did make fun 'em, it was my ex that was such a die hard fan.

 

Yeah, I used to be a big fan then and before that. You can only take so much losing though. My wife was a big Mariners fan too. Used to watch most of the games together. If they had a decent team I might get satellite again. Just over the air now so I don't have as much crap to choose from now.


Edited by XStanleyX - 4/8/13 at 7:39pm
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Go Louisville!!!!!
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You can only take so much losing though.

Philly feels the same way. This was the 3rd consecutive not-sold-out home game after the 3rd longest string of home sellouts in the history of Major League Baseball.

Of course the sellout streak is bogus anyway, the way they are allowed to massage the numbers, but that makes it worse. That means they didn't even sell enough tickets to be able to fake a sellout.

Maybe I'll save a lot of time for the next 6 months and not watch baseball.

And now that I've totally derailed the thread... back to Polk! Question: why do you announce new speakers with much ballyhoo and then provide no information about when anyone might actually get to *buy* one? Or even *listen* to one?
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Originally Posted by sid369 View Post

couple of more questions?

Are the klipsch more crisp and clear than polks? also the store had this Polk Audio TSi300 which i listened to and liked it. are these good too?


Did you happen to listen to them at a best buy?

Because All the Best Buy's in my area have 2 different models of Klipsch towers and the Polk tsi300's(they are also the only place anywhere near me to listen to speakers) I listened to them both at several different stores. I personally like the overall sound of the Polks. Even though I had only listened to the tsi's live I went the the monitor 65's. Also got the 25c and 35's for surround. After a week of having them i'm more than happy. I went with the 65's because i knew my current receiver would handle them better than the 75's. And they were only $149 each from new egg when i purchased them. i loved them so much that i ordered another set of 35's for my front highs.

I too just upgraded from a HTiB. The Onkyo ht-5400 bundle. If that's all you have had is an HTiB then you wont be disappointed which ever route you take. Most the guys on here that have had others and have done multiple upgrades are going to tell you to go with the more expensive ones. I totally agree. But if your budget doesn't allow for it don't think you are getting the short end of the stick. I assure you that you are not.
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Hi all, quick question, I have a Polk Blackstone tl2 center channel with Blackstone tl1 rear surrounds & R40 mains, so the question is what Polk floor standing speakers, if any, would be better voiced than the R40's? I think it sounds great, just wondering if there is anything better......
Thanks!
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Did you happen to listen to them at a best buy?

Because All the Best Buy's in my area have 2 different models of Klipsch towers and the Polk tsi300's(they are also the only place anywhere near me to listen to speakers) I listened to them both at several different stores. I personally like the overall sound of the Polks. Even though I had only listened to the tsi's live I went the the monitor 65's. Also got the 25c and 35's for surround. After a week of having them i'm more than happy. I went with the 65's because i knew my current receiver would handle them better than the 75's. And they were only $149 each from new egg when i purchased them. i loved them so much that i ordered another set of 35's for my front highs.

I too just upgraded from a HTiB. The Onkyo ht-5400 bundle. If that's all you have had is an HTiB then you wont be disappointed which ever route you take. Most the guys on here that have had others and have done multiple upgrades are going to tell you to go with the more expensive ones. I totally agree. But if your budget doesn't allow for it don't think you are getting the short end of the stick. I assure you that you are not.

Yes, that where I head them too. The only place near me where I could listen to these speakers. I also agree that I am quiet happy with my HTIB and this will definitely be an upgrade. however, I am set on buying the pioneer FS52 floor standing but to me they did not sound clean and clear, but the polk (tsi300) did and so did the klipsch.

I think I may just go with the Polks, specially the refurb monitor 70. and then add polk center later.
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What would you guys recommend for strictly home theatre, no music other than what is in a movie track? I have changed my mind from in walls to floorstanding.

RTI12 floorstanders
LSIM707 floorstanders
LSIM705 floorstanders

I will be running a PB13Ultra as a sub.

Pics are in my profile of the room. Size is 18 x 12 x 8

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by LFE Junkie View Post

What would you guys recommend for strictly home theatre, no music other than what is in a movie track? I have changed my mind from in walls to floorstanding.

RTI12 floorstanders
LSIM707 floorstanders
LSIM705 floorstanders

I will be running a PB13Ultra as a sub.

Pics are in my profile of the room. Size is 18 x 12 x 8

Thanks,

Honestly, with that sub, go with the RTi A5's or A7's. You have no need for the big boys as your sub can handle all the low stuff. You could even get by with bookshelf speakers if needed with that setup.

I wouldnt go LSiM as their main focus is Music first, HT second. The RTi is primarily HT first and music second. The RTi are more dynamic which you want for HT use and the LSiM are a bit more laid back which you want for music.

Save yourself some cash, get the smaller floorstanders in the RTi line if not the biggest bookshelf and you will be fine. Also get the biggest center they offer in that line as well and the surrounds go with bi-pole di-pole if possible.
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I just saw that new egg had the monitor 75T in black for $200 each a coupel of days ago, nwo its back to $250. If they do go down again, i am thinking of picking them up. Are these good? same as the TSI300
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I just saw that new egg had the monitor 75T in black for $200 each a coupel of days ago, nwo its back to $250. If they do go down again, i am thinking of picking them up. Are these good? same as the TSI300

 

The 75T is nearly the same as the Monitor 70's other than the cabinet. The 70's can be had for $375 a pair on Polk ebay. Just tossing that out there for you.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-70-BLACK-Tower-Speakers-Polk-Audio-PAIR-/390573844276?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item5af003e734

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

The 75T is nearly the same as the Monitor 70's other than the cabinet. The 70's can be had for $375 a pair on Polk ebay. Just tossing that out there for you.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-70-BLACK-Tower-Speakers-Polk-Audio-PAIR-/390573844276?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item5af003e734

Thanks Stanley, however from what I have read that the 75t can be had for $400 pair from new egg. when they run the deal. So isn't new for $25 more better.

Also, someone recommended the infinity speakers. I don't know how they are, any experience with infinity speakers.
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Thanks Stanley, however from what I have read that the 75t can be had for $400 pair from new egg. when they run the deal. So isn't new for $25 more better.

Also, someone recommended the infinity speakers. I don't know how they are, any experience with infinity speakers.

 

It might be worth the extra money to buy new. The 75t just isn't going to give you better sound quality so it's your call. The only Infinity speakers I've ever owned were some that hang on a wall so I can't comment on their floor standers.

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Originally Posted by sid369 View Post

Thanks Stanley, however from what I have read that the 75t can be had for $400 pair from new egg. when they run the deal. So isn't new for $25 more better.

Also, someone recommended the infinity speakers. I don't know how they are, any experience with infinity speakers.

Ran both Polk Monitors and Infinity Primus speakers.

Personally I liked my Primus P162's better than my Polk Monitor 40's. I did not ever run the Infinity Towers so not sure how they compare to Polks Monitor series, but I would gander they would be pretty close if not have a slight edge.

I can tell you I really liked their Primus center over the Polk one from a pure spec's, configuration standpoint.

I would say to look hard a Infinity's Primus lineup. They are very comprable to Polks Monitor line and like I said I really liked their biggest center in that line when I was looking as it had 2 woofers, a midrange and a tweeter v Polks 2 woofers and tweeter alone.

The center channel is a BIG deal so if you like the primus center you will likely love the entire series.

I went with the Polks due to at the time them being much cheaper than the Infinity Primus series, which then dropped in price.
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