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  1. steven*s

    steven*s Auditioning

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    I fairly close to putting together my first HT, I just wanted to get some last minute opinions, and I wanted to know if my receivers is powerful enough to push my speakers

     Pioneer VSX-1016-S/K
     Polk Audio Monitor 60
     Polk Audio CS1
     Polk Audio RM6801/RM101

    I haven’t decided on a sub but most likely will be from Polk. My TV is the Hitachi 50 VF 820. I am fairly new to all of this so any help would be much appreciated
     
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    sure about those rm6801s? amazon says the low end is 95 Hz. I'd suggest a speaker that's capable of more bass, unless the 1016 can use a separate crossover for the rear speakers. Maybe a monitor 30 or 40?

    Also, it's the customary on this forum to indicate whether the system will be used for both music and movies, or just movies, as well as your tastes in same.
     
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    Sorry about that new to this forum, will be used primarily for movies and Tv watching
     
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    Thank You for your help
     
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    What about mixing speakers, meaning have one brand for my fronts and then a different brand for my center?
     
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    Well, the review did mention the Polk CS-2. Incidentally, Polk does have an opinion on what goes best with the Monitor 60. A number of people on this forum would look elsewhere for a subwoofer, as matching the subwoofer to the speakers is not particularly critical.

    (Consider this. The reviewer faulted the CS-1 for "breaking up at high volumes." Now, if you enjoy movies at high volumes, it might also follow that a loud and deep subwoofer is required. The PSW-10 has a 3db lower limit of 40 Hz. The PSW-12 has a 3db lower limit of 33 Hz. Some other brands such as svs or hsu might be worth checking out.)
     
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    What about using a pair of BOSE acoustimass III cube speaker's as my rear surronds?
     
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    OK. What have you already bought, and what needs to be purchased?

    And if you have not already purchased speakers, are you operating under some sort of aesthetic constraint?

    The RM6801's are probably better than the Bose cubes.
     
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    Nothing has been bought yet waiting until first week of June, I will stay away from the Bose, once again thank you.
     
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    Incidentally, I do have a CS1, though it's not in use. Decent quality. Very clear, though I don't listen to loud music or movies. I replaced it with a model that matches my main speakers (not Polks)...
     
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    I have heard good things about the Polks and there the only speakers I can find that look like speakers within my budget
     
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    Didn't mean to slight them. Another line (entry level B&W) more closely matched my tastes in music.
     
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    Didn't take it that way at all. I am new to this HT do you have any other suggestions for a first time set-up
     
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    If your and ebayer like I am.
    Polk R15's can be had for $75 Shipped, rears NEW
    Polk R30 $180 shipped or so, fronts NEW
    All kind of centers and sub.

    I got those 2 sets, and older CS-200 for under $275. Sub would add more depending on which you chose!!
     

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