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pioneer sp-c22 vs polk audio cs10

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Baskar, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Baskar

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    hi all, iam planning to build my own dedicated budget home theatre. I have a few doubts. please help me.

    my room size is 20*12 feet.
    i have decided to buy a denon avr-x2400h av receiver.
    i bought a pair of pioneer sp-fs52 floor standing speakers.
    i plan to buy a pair of polk t15 bookshelf speakers
    i plan to buy polk rc601 ceiling speakers for my atmos


    question 1) which will suit me better? pioneer sp-c22 centre speaker or polk audio cs10?

    question 2) iam planing to fully sound proof my room with 1 layer of 9mm rubber sheet, 2inch thick 48kg/m3 rockwool and 12mm foam and a final layer of fabric. Is it really neccessary or its a over kill for my sound system? my dedicated home theatre has no windows, but my son's bedroom is 7feet away from my home theatre room sepatrated by a 7feet wide corridor.

    question 3) will polk psw125 subwoofer do the job or should i get a pair of pioneer s-51w subwoofer and place in each corner in front. polk sub only goes down to 37hz. pioneer goes down to 26hz. i will be watching movies mostly

    thanks in advance

    regards,
    Bas
     
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    1. Since your front speakers are Pioneer, get the Pioneer center. You want at least the front 3 to be timbre matched.
    2. Since my room was part of the house plans, I went with staggered stud construction and additional insulation on the interior walls to keep the sound it. It was a waste of money. I can turn mine up loud enough to shake the concrete foundation of the house. When I want to watch a movie, I will use a "midnight mode" or whatever they call it on my receiver and keep the volume at an acceptable level.
    3. What are your goals for this sub? You don't list your location but I'm still going to suggest internet direct subs or DIY.
     
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    thanks robert,
    i love in india.
    we don't have much of internet direct subs here..

    then no point in sound proofing before installation. thanks,

    i hear from so many reviews that the polk audio cs10 is way much better than pioneer c22 in terms of voice clarity and quality. so i am more in favor of polk. couldn't find much reviews regarding timber matching of these speakers..

    my denon sales representative tells me , no problem with either.

    will love a bone shaking subwoofer ..

    thanks.
     
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    how about polk psw125 vs
    BIC America F12 Front Firing 'Formula' Powered 12 inch 475-Watt Subwoofer
     
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    Your profile here has a Location field. Since the majority of the members are US based, that's what I assume when providing help.

    I'd go with BIC over any sub you have mentioned.

    If you have access to woodworking tools, DIY should be an option. You have access to car audio drivers from Alpine, Sundown Audio and I'm sure many other brands.
     
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    i have decided for a BIC f12 for now, and will add another BIC f12 in the future.. thanks
     
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    If you're intent on Polk speakers, then sell the Pioneers and get matching Polk speakers all the way around, instead of cobbling together mismatched speakers. Either do that, or get matching Pioneer speakers all the way around. The Pioneers are actually highly regarded, especially for the price.

    And yeah, the BIC is definitely the best of the sub options you've mentioned.
     
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    The BIC is a good sub, but your money is put to better use with a single, better sub than two lesser ones. In other words, a good sub that costs the same as two BICs will almost always out perform two of the BICs. Of course, I'm always trying to convince people of that, but they never believe me. The idea of two subs is too sexy, even when a single, better one will give better results.
     
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    got pioneer matching speakers, pioneer sp-fs22, bs22, c22. only sub and atmos speakers are not decided.

    for atmos i have polk rc60i in mind.

    will a single polk psw505 work instead of two BIC f12??
     
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    The BIC is better. Polk doesn't make very good subs. The problem is, I don't know what's available in India. There are some upgrade subs around the price of two of the BICs from SVS and Hsu, but not sure you can get them.
     
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    we have bic, polk, pioneer, yamaha,samsung, sony,elac, phase technology, onkyo here. no SVS,Hsu
     

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