Originally Posted by CB750
WOW, College digs sure have changed since I was a student. Leather furniture, hard wood floors, and a $1,100 surround system who says we are in tough economic times.
I assume you listened to the Polk's and liked them over others you listened to in your price range that is the only thing that matters in speaker selection. I would also follow Jason's advise on flipping your furniture, Roberts on the Lava sub, and Walt's on being a good neighbor.
Heh, trust me it's a huge upgrade from my living arrangement last year... I'm lucky to be in a decent situation with scholarships, college savings, and a roommate to be able to afford a nice place
It's also furnished, so we can spend a little more on making the place nice rather than buying furniture.
I'm of the opinion that when making big purchases I'd rather save up a bit more and get something that will work well into the future, I can take the surround system with me when I graduate and move on to a different place.
I have heard the Polks before, both in electronics stores and in an apartment similar to mine - a friend had a nice pair of TSi300's and their PSW sub hooked up to a Denon receiver and it sounded very clean although I wasn't too impressed with Polk's sub.
And as for the advice - I'm definitely interested in that Lava sub and flipping the furniture, and I'll meet the neighbors and discuss the noise situation with them as soon as I get all moved in. Thanks for the input everyone!