Originally Posted by Ericglo
For movies, you would probably prefer the HTMs over the Polks.
I am just looking for the theater experience, with sharp dialogue like a real cinema.
Originally Posted by Trimlock
if you don't have anything doing 80hz and below the Polks reach down to the 40's, the HTM won't exactly have that reach.
They will have a monumental more sensitivity and directivity though.
I was thinking about the sensitivity which will allow me to use an AVR and not worry about the Monoprice amp I was going to purchase.
Originally Posted by STL D
The only thing the polk has over the HTM is extension, which is not an issue considering you should be running a subwoofer for a HT setup in the first place. Beyond that, the HTM is better in every way.
I will be using beefy subs, so I will be crossing everything at 80Hz.
Originally Posted by trilkb
I think the main thing it comes down to is how you are going to use them. Are you going to watch movies with a lot of people? Just think about off axis, the htm12's will do way better with off axis then the polks, but if its just you sitting right in front of the center channel then it probably wont be an issue.
I probably will have a lot of people watching as well.
I am still not sure what direction I will go.
Originally Posted by chiptouz
If I had bought the A9’s when I bought the A7’s I am not sure I would have updated to the 1099’s. But knowing what I know now the 1099’s are amazing speakers and having the same three across the front is the way to go. My issue is with the CSiA6 center which is the best one for that series. IMO that is the weakest link between my Polk setup than with my 1099 setup. But realistically the 1099’s in general are amazing speakers and blow my Polk system out of the water. So if you are always going to “what if” return the A9’s or sell at a profit (if possible) and buy the DIY ones and build some DIY subs and don’t look back. It’s rewarding..here is a pic of the 1099’s next to the a7’s.
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1099's look great, but I wont have the patience to put that size of speaker together.