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Looking to upgrade my front sound stage. Have a budget of 1500 could stretch if needed to 2000 max. Definitely want to timbre match. Also some centers ive been looking at have built in subs with them. Is that a good thing. I have dual pb2000s wouldnt the crossover at 80hz cut out bass from them? Thabks for any help
 

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How far away do you sit from your speakers? Is this a dedicated theater with a projector, or a living room setup? Do you listen to mainly movies or music, or both, and how loud? Also what are you upgrading from?
 

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if you have two PB2000s, you would not benefit from having a center with a sub, IMHO! As Trans points out, we will not be able to tell you what an upgrade is from your current system unless we know what it is....
 

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Understood currently have bic dv64 tower speakers polk audio cs20 center nand onkyo 818 power them. I sit about 9nfeetbl away from the speakers andnyes uts where inwatch all movies
 

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Understood currently have bic dv64 tower speakers polk audio cs20 center nand onkyo 818 power them. I sit about 9nfeetbl away from the speakers andnyes uts where inwatch all movies

My preference


JBL Studio 580
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-580-Floorstanding-Loudspeaker/dp/B0060IG460/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393358177&sr=8-1&keywords=jbl+studio+580


JBL Studio 520
http://www.amazon.com/JBL-Studio-520CBK-Channel-Speaker/dp/B00622SUHK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393358229&sr=8-1&keywords=jbl+studio+520
 

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Understood currently have bic dv64 tower speakers polk audio cs20 center nand onkyo 818 power them. I sit about 9nfeetbl away from the speakers andnyes uts where inwatch all movies

What don't you like about the Bics and what don't you like about the Polk center. Telling us why you feel you need to upgrade and what kind of sound you're looking for will get you better recommendations.
 

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ok bare with me just got home from work. the bics work fine and the polk center work fine in my room. overall tho i am running my towers and cs pretty hot to get a great sound. now these babies can play i can turn them up past refernce level and not get any clipping or distortion.but ive been reading and researching timbre mathcing. so i want to get first off a timbre matching set and secondly if its possible a cleaner sound. i hear most sound thru movies comes from the center channel so ive been wanting to upgrade the center to see the difference a higher end center would make. i also know that just because something is  more expensive doesnt mean its going to play louder or better if one doesnt set it up properly or isnt driving it with enough power plus room acoustics. just wanted to see what some of the higher end brands you guys recommend. also i live in houston , any people in here are from houston know of any places besides best buy where i could go to listen to some speakers?
 

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Agree, don't buy there, it will just be trouble. In addition, prices are not that good - they are cheaper at authorized dealers.


That's a great speaker, but if budget is an issue, a huge jump from what you have now.


Maybe the Focal 716V and center
 

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kind of been eyeballing this set up

http://www.designeraudiovideo.com/speakers/floor-standing/monitor-audio-silver-8.html



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http://www.designeraudiovideo.com/monitor-audio-silver-center.html


ofcourse this puts it out of my budget for now but worth saving up for.


also would buying say a 2 channel emotiva amp and hooking up my bic dv64 give me a louder sound?

I would also avoid that website, if you want to buy Monitor Audio, I would use either www.audioadvisor.com or www.saturdayaudio.com And I would recommend getting a pair of the RX-2 bookshelves and Silver Center, or Silver 2 if you want the newer version. With a good sub, the difference between the bookshelf and tower is very small, and you get a bigger woofer in the RX-2 for enhanced dynamics.
 

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I bought the silver lcr and surrounds from saturdayaudio in 2010. These are great sounding speakers and saturdayaudio have great support. Note that the 818 will not be able to bring out the best out of the silvers. Though it will work, you will need a amp for it.
 

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Cool thanks guys I found that website on google
 
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