Recommended Polk System Under $1700

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  1. Jamie*C

    Jamie*C Auditioning

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    I need a polk audio system. Preferably 5 Speakers, 2 front, 2 rear, 1 center, and if necessary a sub. Which ones would you guys recommend? Also I will need a receiver. I thought up a system tell me what you guys think. 2 LSi9 Bookshelf Speakers, 2 LSiFX Surround Speakers, 1 LsiC Center Speaker, and if necessary a subwoofer (not sure which one). Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Jamie*C

    Jamie*C Auditioning

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    I need a polk audio system. Preferably 5 Speakers, 2 front, 2 rear, 1 center, and if necessary a sub. Which ones would you guys recommend? Also I will need a receiver. I thought up a system tell me what you guys think. 2 LSi9 Bookshelf Speakers, 2 LSiFX Surround Speakers, 1 LsiC Center Speaker, and if necessary a subwoofer (not sure which one). Thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. Frank Zimkas

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    Great choice! I would add a sub to fill in the bottom end.

    Make sure that whatever reveiver you are looking at can handle a 4 ohm load. a better option would be to use seperates to drive the Lsi's. Take a look at the Outlaw 950/770 combo at WWW.OutlawAudio.com. They make excellant equipment and the bang for the buck, well simply can't be beat.
     
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    Great choice! I would add a sub to fill in the bottom end.

    Make sure that whatever reveiver you are looking at can handle a 4 ohm load. a better option would be to use seperates to drive the Lsi's. Take a look at the Outlaw 950/770 combo at WWW.OutlawAudio.com. They make excellant equipment and the bang for the buck, well simply can't be beat.
     
  5. Craig Thorn

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    Maybe you could get the following
    Polk RTi6's (fronts)
    Polk RTi4's (surrounds)
    Polk CSi3 (center)

    I think this comes to about $880 from circuit city. Leaves you enough to pick up a sweet HSU sub and the wiring.

    The one you suggested sounds great but I thought that they may break your $1700 budget?

    Oh and if you like bass, I think you could do better than a Polk sub. I have heard the Polk PSW505 and I didnt like it at all. The B&W 10" or 12" subs sound really really nice.

    I havent actually heard the HSU or even the SVS subs but from what I have read, they sound really good.
     
  6. Edward J M

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    Check out Club Polk at Polk Audio's website. Occasionally the LSi series gets sold at pretty decent prices.

    I would stay with LSi vice the RTi series. And Frank speaks the truth - Outlaw is a good match for LSi, and you'll need a sub to fill out the bottom end.

    Frank - I read you were replacing the Sunfire sub. Going with another Sunfire or with a different brand?
     
  7. Joey_V

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    the rti series are no match for the lsi series... i just heard teh polks yesterday at tweeter - brought my axiom m22s for comparison... the rti's biggest problem is the sibilant tweeter. the lsi9, however, were pretty much the best bookshelfs i have heard so far... of any company.

    i have yet to audition the paradigms ref 40s.
     
  8. Frank Zimkas

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    Doc,
    I picked up a Sunfire TrueSubwoofer EQ. The EQ feature is fantasic!! Really smoothed out a nasty dip that I couldn't get rid of. Tried placement options out the wazoo and nothing helped. The new sub is a very dark rosewood with a beautifull high gloss finish. After selling my MKII and getting a stellar deal from a friend in the business, I ended up with a killer sub for a very small amount of money.

    Tighter bass, smoother curve, attractive packaging. It was a no brainer.[​IMG]
     
  9. Edward J M

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    Good work Frank. Enjoy your TrueSubwoofer EQ! [​IMG] Maybe a quickie review at CP would be neat.
     

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