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    Default Home theater in wall speaker system

    Hello,

    I am looking to purchase a home theater system for the great room in my house. I was wondering what you guys recommended. I would like to keep the cost around $1000 if possible (this price does not include the receiver). I would like to do a 7.2 channel in wall/ ceiling system, 2 in wall, 4 ceiling, 1 center.

    The system I have put together so far is:
    Polk Audio RC85i ($164, pair)
    Polk Audio RC80i ($131.76, pair)
    Infinity ERS HV250 ($159.99)
    Definitive Technology ProSub 60 *2 ($171.98)

    I also have a vaulted ceiling, not sure if that needs to be taken into account when selecting the ceiling speakers, positioning and all.

    Your thoughts? Thanks.

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    That's a really good price for the RC85i's and RC80i's. Is the dealer Crutchfield?
    The only thing I would be concerned about is the timbre matching between the RC85i's and the Infinity ERS HV250 center. If possible I would suggest purchasing a second pair of RC85i's and use one just for the center channel speaker and keep the spare for a back up. Hope this helps.

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    I was thinking that to. Is there an advantage to a center speaker? And if so what would you recommend.

    The polks and subs are from amazon, the center from crutchfield.

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    There is no advantage, unless it is timbre (voice) matched with the rest of your speakers. This way your front sound stage remains constant when the sound moves.
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    So no advantage to buying a polk center speaker over another pair of the rc85's?

    What about the vaulted ceiling thing, can I am the speakers down or will it not matter sound wise? I know I can aim the tweeters, I am wondering about the mid level speaker.

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    I beleive the csi series are timbered matched to the rci's.I can tell you from exp.The csi5 is a great center if you have the space.It is a beast.One call has them for 249.00

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    That sounds good. So will the system I have already specked out work than?

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    so would the csi5 be a good match with the rc80is that I am using as front speakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaliscojorge View Post
    so would the csi5 be a good match with the rc80is that I am using as front speakers?
    No. The better match for the Csi5 would be the Tc series. These are a great value:
    http://www.jr.com/polk-audio/pe/POK_TC615I/

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincent vega View Post
    No. The better match for the Csi5 would be the Tc series. These are a great value:
    http://www.jr.com/polk-audio/pe/POK_TC615I/
    Then what center channel do I need to match the RC80is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaliscojorge View Post
    Then what center channel do I need to match the RC80is?
    The series would be Cs10, Cs20, Cs2, or any Tsi centers which are the newer generation of the Monitors.
    Good deals on newegg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincent vega View Post
    The series would be Cs10, Cs20, Cs2, or any Tsi centers which are the newer generation of the Monitors.
    Good deals on newegg.
    So if I get the csi5 would I be disappointed or would it just be too much for the rc80is?

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