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i'm looking at polk:

2x TSi500 a CS20 and a set of OWm3's


i can have these delivered to my door for just under a grand. i know they're great speakers but is there any thing else i should look at for that money?


ps. i have a good velodyne sub i'll continue to use
 

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They're not great speakers, call them good entry level speakers. You should go to Best Buy and try out the TSi 500 speakers which are pretty much the same as the Monitor 70. If you like them there, then save some $$ and get Monitor 70's and CS2 center instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290208
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-212-_-Product



I keep hearing recommendations about these Boston VR3 speakers but have never heard them myself.
http://www.onecall.com/product/Bosto...tem/_/R-104901


If you look closely it is actually cheaper to buy the speakers seperately instead of as a package. The VR3 is now under $250 each and the center under $170 so you could get all three for less than $670 vs the original $809 discounted price.


Then you could add the CR67 or CS26 speakers as surrounds.
http://www.onecall.com/product/Bosto...ker/_/R-107723
http://www.onecall.com/product/Bosto...aker/_/R-92872



I love spending other people's money.
 

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exactly! We always push people looking at TSi speakers to the older but similar Monitor series to save them money. The OWM3 is already $150/pr or less so its cheap too.


You'll be covered for less than $600 total.
 

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i'm just about sold on the monitors...would the monitor 30's be ok for surrounds or should i go for the monitor 40's?
Either one should be fine for movies/home theater. Now, go buy yourself a bad ass subwoofer.
 

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If you want to save money, then go with the Polk - however, the

Boston has more resolution than the Polks, and will perform better.

This is your choice - and good luck.
 

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If you have $1000 to spend then I'd keep looking for a great $1000 speaker or a great $1500 speaker for $800-1000 like the $1650 list VR3/VRC bundle afrogt suggested. I've owned those and the are great speakers.
 

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I keep hearing recommendations about these Boston VR3 speakers but have never heard them myself.
http://www.onecall.com/product/Bosto...tem/_/R-104901


If you look closely it is actually cheaper to buy the speakers seperately instead of as a package. The VR3 is now under $250 each and the center under $170 so you could get all three for less than $670 vs the original $809 discounted price.

the individual costs don't have free shipping....same cost either way...


my head is really spinning right now
 

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the individual costs don't have free shipping....same cost either way...


my head is really spinning right now

Aha! That's how they get you on the Boston speakers. Clever. Still a good deal at $809 shipped.


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If that's the case maybe some Energy RC-50's at $299 each SHIPPED.
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


RC Mini Center $129
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


RC-10 bookshelf for surrounds
http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/it..._c=site_search


Total would be $1029 shipped but I bet you'd get a little discount if you purchased 5 speakers. All it takes is a phone call to negotiate.


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PSB T65 $299 each when you buy 2.
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PBIMT65


PSB C60 center clearance sale $199
http://saturdayaudio.com/picturepage...b_specials.htm


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Buy used. That grand will go a lot farther sonically if you're willing to let the first buyer take the depreciation hit. Look at what's available on Audiogon for $1k or less:

http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/srch...full&submit=Go


Gemme

Totem

Spendor

Vandersteen

Era

Strata Mini's

Linn


Start with a "great" (for your budget) set of left/right mains and build from there. If you go all in on a entry level 5 speaker system, you'll end up replacing everything...because it won't be so great.
 

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Buy used. That grand will go a lot farther sonically if you're willing to let the first buyer take the depreciation hit. Look at what's available on Audiogon for $1k or less:

http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/srch...full&submit=Go


Gemme

Totem

Spendor

Vandersteen

Era

Strata Mini's

Linn


Start with a "great" (for your budget) set of left/right mains and build from there. If you go all in on a entry level 5 speaker system, you'll end up replacing everything...because it won't be so great.

that's exactly what i want to do,get 2 mains and add to em. i have a pretty nice 5 speaker set of mirage's to get me by till i get them all.
 

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Originally Posted by yakbob123 /forum/post/19609685


Buy used. That grand will go a lot farther sonically if you're willing to let the first buyer take the depreciation hit. Look at what's available on Audiogon for $1k or less:

http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/srch...full&submit=Go


Gemme

Totem

Spendor

Vandersteen

Era

Strata Mini's

Linn


Start with a "great" (for your budget) set of left/right mains and build from there. If you go all in on a entry level 5 speaker system, you'll end up replacing everything...because it won't be so great.

+7!


Never heard Gemme but the rest of those (and buying used) are excellent suggestions!


Ron
 
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