Polk Audio RM7600

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  1. PhilipGee

    PhilipGee Auditioning

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    Hello

    I'm seriously thinking about purchasing the Polk RM7600 satellites and center speaker for my HT requirements. The size of the room is 16.5ft long, 12ft wide and 10ft high. I have a stud wall with hard wood floors.

    I'm wondering if the Polk 350 with it's 10 inch woofer would be suffice for my room. Maybe I should be looking at a different sub entirely, any suggestions?

    Also I'm thinking of marrying the Denon 1803 up with these speakers, would this be a fair match up? Or would the speakers be "too good" for the a/v receiver?

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    Those speakers would hardly be too good. I would seriously consider something else. For the MSRP price of that package, you can do better even with Polk's own bookshelf speakers. Look at the RTi28 or 38 with a matching center.

    Definitely consider a sub from someone else.
     
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    Thanx for your reply John [​IMG]

    I went back and had another listen to the Polks and then went and listened to some B&Ws from their 600 Series. I think the B&W might be a superior speaker. Also the B&Ws have a nice matching sub too, I think this'll look nice too. I want something that sounds great, but also looks nice too. The idea of having these black glossy blobs hanging off the wall didn't appeal - especially to the wife!
     
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    I second the Polk bookshelf RTI28 and RTI38 speakers. They are much better than any of Polk's HTIB setups. I'm using the RTI38's matched with a CSI30 up front and RTI28's out back and the sound easily beats any HTIB setups I have heard, especially Bose. You will need a good subwoofer though.
     
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    Thanx for taking the time to reply.

    I guess I was attracted to the Polk RM7600 because of the relatively small footprint that these speakers have. I am going to wall mount my speakers and run the speaker cables through the stud wall.

    However, if the RM7600 aren't going to be my speakers of choice and I was to go for a bookshelf type speaker - as you're suggesting, then what about the Bowers and Wilkins 600 Series 3?

    I've done a bit of a comparison listen between the B&Ws and the Polks and think that the B&Ws sound great - it's just a case of getting the wife to release more funds!

    So the set up I'm looking at purchasing is:

    B&W DM600 S3 - $699 (Surrounds)
    B&W DM601 S3 - $899 (Fronts)
    B&W LCR60 S3 - $699 (Centre)
    B&W ASW600 - $1299 (Sub)

    These prices are in Australian dollars - this is where I'm currently residing. The B&Ws are British speakers and the exchange rate is 0.35, so hence the relatively high cost.

    I'm seriously considering matching these speakers with the Harman Kardon AVR 4500 - this is an international model, which I don't believe is for sale in North America.

    So after further consideration I came to the conclusion that since the B&Ws were probably better speakers than the Polks and then started to think that maybe the Harman Kardon is a better receiver than the Denon.

    What are your thoughts on this change in direction?
     

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