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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   ekurian

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Posted October 20 2009 - 03:47 AM

Current Setup: 5.1
TV: 36 CRT Sony
Receiver: Yamaha RX-V2400 (no HDMI ports)
Front Speakers: Polk-RTi6
Center Speaker: Polk-CSi5
Subwoofer: Polk-PSW 505
Surround speakers: Polk-Fxi5
 
I plan to upgrade to  
TV: 65 inch Panasonic Plasma (This will be placed on a stand)
Receiver: Yamaha RX-V3900
Front Speakers: I plan to upgrade this to Floor standing speakers and need suggestions (budget around $2000 for both)
Center Speaker: CSi5
Subwoofer: Polk PSW 505
Surround speakers: Polk-Fxi5. Maybe extend to 7.1
 
Should I spend some extra money and upgrade to 7.1 ?
Where should I put the Center speaker…On top of the TV attached to the wall, or below the TV ?
I was looking at the Polk LSi series Floor standing speakers. However they are 4 ohm, whereas the rest of the speakers are 8 ohm. Will it matter?
 
I appreciate your feedback.


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted October 21 2009 - 02:07 AM



Quote:
Originally Posted by ekurian 
I was looking at the Polk LSi series Floor standing speakers. However they are 4 ohm, whereas the rest of the speakers are 8 ohm. Will it matter?
Yes, it can. At that price point, you might consider this:
http://www.amazon.co...56132992&sr=1-1
Right now it's $1695. The Yamaha isn't setup for 4 ohm speakers
But, the Onkyo can handle 4 ohm speakers. You should stick with the Polk floor standing speakers, since they are a match with the others you have. If you get the LSi15 or LSi25, you'll need the LSiC center, so the front three will timbre match.

The Onkyo also has a better video processor than the Yamaha (HQV Reon-VX).
It also has the Audyssey MultEQ XT, which is very good.
The Yamaha has 4 HDMI inputs, and the Onkyo has 7 (6 rear, 1 front)

For the money, and for your purposes, I think the Onkyo will be a better buy.
A lot of people will tell you that you need an external amp, with any receiver, when running 4 ohm speakers. I run 4 ohm Polks, with my Onkyo 805, without any problems, because you can set it up for 4 ohm, during the initial setup.
Good luck with whatever you get!
Let us know how you like it, once setup..............


Samsung HL61A750 (LED DLP)            Onkyo TX-SR805
Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
SVS PC12-NSD (Sub)                       ...

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