Need some help with speaker selection

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by mudfrog, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. mudfrog

    mudfrog Auditioning

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    Hey guys. My current home theater consists of the following: 47" Vizio 120Hz 1080p HTPC (for movies / games) Xbox 360 Wii Direct TV HD receiver Pioneer Receiver ~ 12 years old, don't remember the model. Supports DD and DTS Yamaha 5.1 theater in a box setup ~ 12 years old While overall I'm happy with this setup I'm looking to improve my audio for gaming / movies and the occasional listening to music. I'm not looking to break the bank so I'd like to keep everything under around $700. I've kind of narrowed it down to one of these:

    ONKYO TX-NR509

    Jamo S426HCS3 5pcs Home Theater Speaker System Bundle

    From Tiger Direct I can have the above package to my door for $469. Plus $100 for a new Sub. Total is $570ish. Or...

    ONKYO TX-NR509

    Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (2 sets.. total of 4)

    Polk Audio CS1 Series II Center Channel Speaker

    Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Looking at around $635 for this setup from Newegg. The big difference would be the floor speakers vs the bookshelf speakers for the front. But what about the sound quality. Would it be worthwhile to go with the smaller Polk's over the Jamo? I have heard the Jamo's are actually a pretty good speaker. With the Polk's it would be easier to upgrade in the future.
     
  2. Robert_J

    Robert_J Lead Actor

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    Skip the Polk sub and use the remainder of your budget for a good sub. BIC or Lava both make inexpensive subs.
     

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