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Jamie*C

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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 :)
 

Jamie*C

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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 :)
 

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.
 

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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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.
 

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?
 

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.
 

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.:emoji_thumbsup:
 

Edward J M

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Good work Frank. Enjoy your TrueSubwoofer EQ! :emoji_thumbsup: Maybe a quickie review at CP would be neat.
 

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