Polk or Bose HTIB?

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  1. AngelaCR

    AngelaCR Auditioning

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    Hello, I am getting ready to purchase a home theater system and I am leaning towards the Polk DS7200 over the Bose Lifestyle 28. Does anyone know which one sounds better? Also I will be using this with a projector and dalite screen not a tv. Does that mean that I have to buy additional front speakers or are the home theater systems complete? I don't have a stereo system it will be used for movies only and I was told that I would need front speakers in addition to the home theater systems.

    Thanks for the help,
    Angela
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Hi there, Angela. Here is where you want to ask about specific HTiBs; the Basics area is for general discussion at the beginner level only.

    As to your question, I suggest that you put your resources into the Polk system. You'll soon read why when others answer your question.
     
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    Based on the fact that you can plug in a multichannel audio player into the Polk and the fact that the Bose is way overpriced for what you get, I'd go with the Polk.

    Here is a thread on my recent experience with Bose.

    The Bose shopping experience

    I listened to the Lifestyle 35 and 28.

    Here's a link to a review of the Polk.

    http://http://www.hometheatermag.com...ersystems/113/

    It shows a picture of the back panel and the flexible connection set is way better than the Bose.
     
  4. AngelaCR

    AngelaCR Auditioning

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    Does anyone know if I need the additional front speakers to go with the Polk DS7200. I was under the impression that the HTIB are complete.

    Thanks
    Angela
     
  5. PaulDA

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    If you turn on your home theatre every time you use the projector, you shouldn't need any additional speakers.
     
  6. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

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    Angela,
    I would not rec'd that Polk lifestyle system. The speakers are excellent but the processor it comes w/ is outdated and a nightmare to use. In addition, it's designed to only be compatible w/ those specific Polk speakers.
    What I do rec'd is to buy the Polk 7200 speakers separately. They are visually and sonically appealing. Last time I was at Circuit City they were 899 and an excellent matching receiver would be an Onkyo or Harman Kardon receiver (remember to get a dvd player too, 5 disc if you listen to music a lot).
    Another convenient option was an Onkyo 5 dvd/receiver unit but I believe it has been discontinued.

    PS I am going to rec'd you not buy it from CC, b/c I have worked there and understand the dishonesty and incompetence of some of their management (specifically in Durham) and I would not give them my money, however you probably need to factor in convenience. Good Luck.

    Polk Speakershttp://www.polkaudio.com/home/produc...1b0b36c1ed6ed1

    Receiver
    http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=...s=Receiver&p=i
     

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