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  1. Steven Hallett

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    Hi

    I am currently upgrading my HT system. Equipment chosen is as follows:

    Onkyo-898 av receiver

    Polk rt1000i fronts

    Polk cs400i center

    Polk fx500i rears

    Polk fx500i center rears

    Does anybody have a system close to this or is familiar with my choices?

    Your input on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. Scott Hayes

    Scott Hayes Second Unit

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    Welcome to the HTF. Most everything I know about HT I have learned here. There are some very knowledgable people on this forum.( wish I was one [​IMG])
    I have the Polk 800I mains
    600I rear
    CS350ls center
    psw 450 sub
    I am extremely happy with them and you are looking at the next step up. I do not think you will be disapointed. Polk also has a top notch tech, customer service center.
    As far as the reciever goes I am not very familiar with onkyo. I bought a MarantzSR 6200 over the summer and I love it.(the tech guy at polk said Marantz makes parts for the electronics in their speakers). I was able to compare the Marantz with the an Onkyo nad Denon (cant remember which model numbers) in my home. IMO the Marantz sounded better and was a better deal, again IMO. As far as the speakers go I dont think you can beat Polk as far as "bang for the buck" goes.
     
  3. Thomas_A

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    that onkyo is a pretty nice reciever and will push the polks nicely...I run the polks myself and only have a yammie 795a and I'm extremely happy.. with that 898 shure will be a winner. May you find better speakers...there will always be better...but in the price range..they are hard to beat!

    good luck and enjoy
     
  4. Richard Travale

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    Steven, welcome to the forum. From what I have heard, you have made some good choices. I did notice one glaring omission from your list though, a sub woofer. Have you got any plans to add a sub to your system? I feel that this would make a far larger impact(no pun intended) on your system than a rear center would. You should do a search on SVS as they are very well respected on the forum. Have fun with your new upgrades [​IMG]
     
  5. Ted Lee

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    i have an older onkyo/polk combo and it still runs solid. i'd definitely consider the combo if i was upgrading.
    btw - turn down your font. (my eyes!...my eyes!) [​IMG]
     

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