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Two choices are pioneer sp fs52 or polk tsx 330t. Just trying add 2 fronts. Setup: energy take classics in center, rear, and surround.denon avr 1912 receiver. Any advice is appreciated.
 

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If you are going to an upgrade, I would definitely match the front three.


What is your room size, what do your listen to and what is your budget?
 

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Considering you can get the FS-52 for $87 on Amazon right now with free shipping and the matching center for $69.99...I vote the Pioneers. I have these and they are amazing for their price point.
 
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Considering you can get the FS-52 for $87 on Amazon right now with free shipping and the matching center for $69.99...I vote the Pioneers. I have these and they are amazing for their price point.

Agreed. Jump on that before the price changes, and put the money you saved towards a better sub



Seriously, though. Some people like the Pioneers better; some the Polks. No sense buying the ones that are a lot more expensive unless you can hear them for yourself, and a good sub will make a difference. Especially if you plan on using the Energy Take Classic sub.
 
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And get rid of that energy take for your center
 

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Thank you butie. Only problem is center is too big for my entertainment stand, but ill figure a way around that.
 

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Thank you butie. Only problem is center is too big for my entertainment stand, but ill figure a way around that.
This stand might work for the Pioneer center channel if your TV is not too big for it.
 

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Eventually you'd want a way to move that up. Down near the floor is a bad location for a center channel. Even the middle of the 2nd shelf would be better. You want the tweeter angled up at the listening position.
 
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Agreed. Jump on that before the price changes, and put the money you saved towards a better sub



Seriously, though. Some people like the Pioneers better; some the Polks. No sense buying the ones that are a lot more expensive unless you can hear them for yourself, and a good sub will make a difference. Especially if you plan on using the Energy Take Classic sub.
what sub do you recommend? Have a 7.2 option with my receiver so I can get 2. Room is 16x10
 

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what sub do you recommend? Have a 7.2 option with my receiver so I can get 2. Room is 16x10

What's your subwoofer budget?

Audioholics recommended the SVS PB-1000 with the Pioneer speakers set. For less money, the NXG Technology NX-BAS-500 would be good if you can find one for under $300 (the PB-1000 is better). The Mordaunt Short Aviano 7 would be far better than the sub that Pioneer pairs with the set.
 

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Was thinking 250-300. Watching pacific rim right now and pretty impressed with my energy sub and oknyo sub. But not against upgrading.



Any crossover suggestions?
 

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What is your stand holding? Blu ray and receiver? If it were me I would simplify it and move those out from below the TV. I'd buy an inexpensive yet well reviewed wall mount from Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Plasma-Televisions-models-inches/dp/B000WYVBR0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396239007&sr=8-2&keywords=wall+mount+tv ) and then mount the center channel speaker below the TV using this ( http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-Adjustable-Component-Shelf-AV/dp/B00155PSXS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396239057&sr=8-2&keywords=center+channel+speaker+mount ).


But hey...you gotta do what's right for you. All I'm saying is the Pioneers are going to be your best option if you want nice sound for very little money. Save for a sub and then you will have a very nice system at little cost.
 

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Was thinking 250-300. Watching pacific rim right now and pretty impressed with my energy sub and oknyo sub. But not against upgrading.

Oh, there is a tremendous difference with movie watching if you go for something like the PB-1000. Think bb gun compared to 357 magnum; moped compared to motorcycle
 

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Put down here for now. TV is 50"

Is that TV stand adjustable? Can you raise it up an inch or two and then put the center on top? It is useless where it is now, I would definitely move it.
 

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Got the center channel underneath the tv. But the tv is sitting above almost on the center channel. Some channels sound echoey. Is that because of crossover, center channel is vibrating against the tv, or something else?
 

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Got the center channel underneath the tv. But the tv is sitting above almost on the center channel. Some channels sound echoey. Is that because of crossover, center channel is vibrating against the tv, or something else?

You need to pull the center to front edge of the TV stand. You are likely hearing the reflections off the top of the stand and this will not sound very good. The same goes for your left and right, you want them pulled forward even with the front of the TV stand.
 
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