Front ported bookshelf speaker

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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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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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