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Front ported bookshelf speaker

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Jim517, Aug 25, 2019.

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    I'm looking for a front ported bookshelf speaker for our family/TV room. They will sit on a 1x12 shelf, and need to sound good for home theater and music.

    Budget about $200.

    One possibility is the Polk RT1A1.

    Thanks.
     
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    ELAC Debut B5.2 or B6.2. Much, much better than Polk. You can get the B6.2 pretty close to your budget with some bargain hunting,
     
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    It sounds like you're down on all Polk speakers. Or are you just referring to the RT1A1 ? It gets very good reviews.
     
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    I have personal experience with both. There isn't even a comparison. FWIW, since you mention reviews of the Polk, have you checked out reviews of the ELACs? There's probably never been a speaker in that price range that has been as highly regarded as they are.
     
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    I have, but I don't think I want to spend $300
     
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    You can get them for $230, sometimes less.

    Maybe someone else will come along and tell you what you want to hear. Best of luck in your search.
     

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