New polk audio surround packageRM6700

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  1. Mark_ON

    Mark_ON Auditioning

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    I am buying the polk audio RM6700 surround package
    Should I run the polk audio PSW303 or PSW404 subwoofer

    I will be using either the Yamaha htr5650 or htr5660
    Thanks
     
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    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Neither. Polk's subs are average at best. Take a look at the offerings from HSU, Adire and possibly even SVS, depending on your budget, for your money. What is your budget anyway?
     
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    Hi Mark,

    I bought the same system last spring from CC for $609 with the PSW303 included. I auditioned several other ultra-compact 5.1 set-ups (all street priced under $900) and to my ears, it was the best of the bunch. I could have upgraded to the PSW404 for an additional $100, but didn't feel my needs warranted spending the extra dollars as the room I have the speakers in is very small. Given that the PSW404's amp, rated at 200 watts, has twice the power and a 10" driver versus the 8" driver in the PSW303, it would probably make sense to go that route if your room is of medium to large size. Since the sub is powered, your choice of either Yamaha receiver should be fine.
     
  4. Mark_ON

    Mark_ON Auditioning

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    Thanks Guys

    My room is 11'wide and 18'long

    I was planning on a 51" toshiba or 53" panasonic RPTV

    Yamaha htr 5650 or 5660

    Polk audio RM6700 and the PSW303 or 404

    Do you think this is a good set up for the size?

    Budget is 5000cdn

    Thanks
     
  5. KurtW

    KurtW Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree on the consensus on the Polk subs. I also started with a Polk RM series "Home Theatre In A Box" set-up. Sounded ok, but from the first time I fired it up, I didn't like the woofer, and noticed it was underpowered and tended to bottom out easily. It now augments my alternate set-up in my "play" room. With a set of crappy no-name towers and a KLH reciever with a Sirius set-up.

    I ended up with a inexpensive Sony WA500 sub. Much better, and not much money more.
     
  6. deryck_s

    deryck_s Auditioning

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    if you go for polk sub, get the 404 to up the frequency (make up for limited freq resp on those sats.) for best results SVS sub if you can afford it (start at 599, same price as those polks) or check out rava subs, lots of SVS fans like em.
    btw onkyo recievers love polk.
     

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