Originally Posted by gbkxbb /t/1416709/budget-build#post_22151872
Receiver - Onkyo 709
Fronts - 2x Polk Monitor 70
Center - Polk CS2
Sub - BIC America f12
Surrounds - in the future
Thoughts? Is anything out of place?
There is no FV12 any more. Discontinued.Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman /t/1416709/budget-build#post_22151885
I would recommend the CS20 center speaker for use with the Monitor 70 speakers. The sound quality is better.
The Bic America F12 is a waste of money; It won't put out much more bass than the Monitor 70 speakers by themselves, and what it does put out will be so distorted that it will ruin the system sound.
I would forget a subwoofer until you can afford a REAL SUBwoofer; the BIC is a pretender, not a real subwoofer. It is badly underpowered.
REAL subwoofers start at around $500, such as the Rythmic FV12 and the NHT B12D.
Actually, if it was me, I would save $200 by getting the CS20 and Monitor 50 speakers, which will go down to below 50 Hz, and then put that money into a Rythmic FV12 subwoofer. The Monitor 50s can handle down to 50 HZ and the sub can take care of 50 Hz on down.
Originally Posted by cel4145 /t/1416709/budget-build#post_22151982
There is no FV12 any more. Discontinued.
The BIC F12 is one of the best entry level subs in its price range. If $200 was my sub budget, I'd go for that or the Polk PSW505 if still $199 at Newegg.
Originally Posted by gbkxbb /t/1416709/budget-build#post_22152072
This is the HTIB I have right now: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/BDV-E370/specifications
Should I expect a good upgrade?
Originally Posted by commsysman /t/1416709/budget-build#post_22152033
The Rythmic FV12 is still for sale, for $499, and is NOT discontinued. They are temporarily out of stock but it is possible to order one now.
You can go to their website and click on "BUY NOW" and order one right this minute.