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Im putting together a 5.1 or 7.1 system and tempted to jump on those Polk Monitor70 Series II on sale at newegg everyones posting about. Hopefully the responses to this thread will help others too.


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Budget: $1500 max

Room: crappy wall/ceiling/floor material - ~20ft width x ~50ft length x ~8ft high

Uses: Home theater and pumping of nightlife lounge type music(youtube brazil street 75 and yves larock rise up I cant post urls as a forum newb) and occasional PC gaming.


I was planning on buying this setup..


2x Paradigm Atom Monitors (fronts)

1x " Cinema 110 C (center)

2x " " ADPs

1xParadigm PDR-10 (sub)

A Sony STR-DH800 receiver


BUT I cant get paradigm in my area..



Im heading over to a local Gramophone(still 1 hr drive away).. this weekend, but id prefer not to pay retail store markups. Id prefer to buy online and get the best price/performance possible for each piece of the system.


So.. would the polk monitors be a good start? or should I be looking at another option?


Im an audio newb so feel free to treat me as such.


Thanks
 

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I don't know if the Atoms would fill up a room that big. I like the Paradigm better than the Polks but I think you might need some bigger speakers for that room. Maybe the Titans and a cc290 or cc390. I wouldn’t recommend a cinema series center channel with monitor fronts. You would need a bigger center with a room that size and you want to stay in same line so they are matched. Also, I would look at a bigger sub than a 10 inch. Maybe something from an internet direct company.
 

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gah i suck!


This is going to make all the difference.. my friend game me the wrong dimensions of the room by A LOT


the room is 9ft x 24ft x 8 ft..


now are the polks doable? what could be better for the same price?


at $350 for two front monitors, I could splurge on a good sub and decent receiver also need rear/side speakers..


suggestions?
 

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The Polk may work for you - however, if you want a good conversation

piece, concerning your speakers, and you don't play golf in the house -

then go to www.ac4l.com and look at the Celestion AVF302 speakers

for your towers. A real good price.
 

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Wow those are tempting.. they have equal sound to the polk?


If I dont get those.. the system is currently


ONKYO TX-SR608 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver

Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II (2)

Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II (2)

Polk Audio CS2 Series II center

Energy ESW-M6 800


Total Price(shipping included)= $1285


I dont need an amp do I?
 

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The receiver will be OK - Celestion would be your choice. Polk is

not for me - however, a lot of people are happy with them. How

much does that subwoofer cost?
 

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I'm expecting to pay 300 for the sub.... tho I hear it can be found as low as 200.


I realize my budget is limiting.. I just want best performance possible from the price. I've got a wide range of uses... 40% movies, 30% club music, 15% gaming, 15% sports.


I'm sleeping on the decision re the speakers. I guess one factor is I love the idea of the celestions but they don't match the current decor of the room... but I prefer better sound and would like to change the room...


Need another opinion!


Any suggestion on what reciever may do better for the price or a hair more money?
 

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The Bic PL200 sub is popular with AVS members. The Onkyo 608

will be OK. Speakers with 90 db sensitivity or more can work for

you. I am one of a few people that will change my decor in favor

of the speakers. However, I am use to being in the minority. The

sub and receiver can leave you with around $900 left. Go over to
www.onecall.com and look at the Boston VR3 speakers and VRC

center. You can get these and save up for surrounds.
 

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Originally Posted by guzami77 /forum/post/19584791


Room: crappy wall/ceiling/floor material - ~20ft width x ~50ft length x ~8ft high
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gah i suck!


This is going to make all the difference.. my friend game me the wrong dimensions of the room by A LOT


the room is 9ft x 24ft x 8 ft..

9 feet? Are you sure about that one? That's a very skinny room.
 

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Thanks for the help.. right now the Boston VR3 and VRC center for 810 and a Lava 12 for 280 sound like winners..


Im going to look for receiver deals


Ill get rears after more thought, for now i got some old 40 buck junk i can use.
 

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Im sorry to spam.. its not my intention.. I just found a deal


If I could get Paradigm Millenia 20 LCR x3 for $1050.. that would be a winner over the Bostons wouldnt it?


1050 a little more than i would want to spend tho... could I get two Paradigm Millenia 20 for 680 and a cheaper center? what do you recommend?
 

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Originally Posted by guzami77 /forum/post/19591220


Im sorry to spam.. its not my intention.. I just found a deal


If I could get Paradigm Millenia 20 LCR x3 for $1050.. that would be a winner over the Bostons wouldnt it?


1050 a little more than i would want to spend tho... could I get two Paradigm Millenia 20 for 680 and a cheaper center? what do you recommend?

The Millenia will play down to 120 hz - the Boston will play down

to about 35 hz. One is a tower and one is not. How do you throw

a party, when part of your room is 9 ft versus 24 ft.? Do you need

to measure your room again.
 
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