Changing home theater system any suggestions

mcher231

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I am new to this forum and just thought i'd ask a quick question.
I now have a home theater system that i've gotten about 3-4 years ago, a sony ES receiver (i believe the 333ES model) and polk audio tower fronts, polk audio subwoofer, center, and rears. I just moved into a new place and there isn't much room there for my tower speakers. So i am thinking about maybe changing up to a HTIB (Onkyo Envision is what i had in mind) it will take up less room and will match the plasma tv a bit better. Any suggestions at all ? Even though my system is over 4 years old am i crazy for switching it to a HTIB or did they really improve those that much that i won't even be able to tell the difference ?
Please please help very stuck here
 

Jeff Gatie

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I would say the HTiB is a downgrade, personally. Why not get some Polk bookshelfs and sell your towers? Those Polks are going to be better than any HTiB (the speakers are usually the weakest link in a HTiB) and you can use the money you save for a receiver upgrade or maybe a more capable sub (Polk subs are good to about 35Hz and really don't troll too low in the frequency department) to offset the loss of the tower's bass.
 

mcher231

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So anything i would get that would be on wall/flat would not be as good as the old polk towers ?
 

mcher231

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I can't do inwall i meant on wall something flat that i can mount next to the plasma tv
 

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