SurroundBar no longer on sale :(
Man, just when I finally made up my decision to buy the SurroundBar, it went off the generous sale. Anyone here know when it might go back on sale? How 'bout you people at Polk staff? Or is that too much 'inside' information?
SoundBar vs Bose Acoustimass?
I will be purchasing a new HT system soon. Space is a preimum by the TV, and i have the WAF to keep in mind. For that reason, I can't have large bookshelf or tower speakers next to the tv. I do have some rear speakers that I can use in the back corner of the room, with no problem however. I was thinking about the Bose Acoustimass, but everyone says they are overpriced crap (although the few times i've had a chance to hear them in various homes, they sounded awesome).
Then I saw the SoundBar. Since I already have rear speakers that I can use, I thought this would look really good on top of or in front of my new DLP tv, and I would just wire it with the rear speakers as a 7.1 set up (I have a 7.1 onkyo receiver). Has anyone else done this, and how does it sound? I've read good things about the SoundBar, but almost everyone says that it is really good for its "intended use", implying that it is not as good as having seperate speakers for the rear channels. So, I thought that if I used the SoundBar with my existing rear speakers, it would sound as good as, if not better than a 5.1 system with seperates, and the SoundBar would look really cool in front of my TV. By the way, I already have a Polk Sub.
Anyway... its either that or go with the Bose Acoustimass. I realize that this is a Polk forum and I expect much bashing of Bose on here, but any objective input would be helpful to me.