Hi to all. Only came upon this forum after 1 week of research and am pleased I can get real feedback from experienced Polk Fans . My son came to me and asked about putting together his first HT for his small room. He asked about HTIB but I steered him towards individual components with matching timbre. With personal experience in building my own dedicated HT in the last 3 years with paradigm speakers and Onkyo Reciever and previous set ups with Bose 301's and Wharfdale 9.1 , I was eager to research and find him a great deal. As my son is a recent graduate and just now landed a full time job his budget is tiny so in order to get a decent set up I offered him a 50-50 deal. For every dollar he puts up I will match it. The 5.1 speaker set up plus receiver should be no more than 800 Bux total.
I never owned Polk but always admired it. Sound and reputation are well known and I nearly bought Polk Monitor series 3 years ago. So when I came across the these incredible deals on EBay offering the Monitor 40's and 30"s I knew I knew I was on to something. Those great deals on Ebay were for refurbished units but having searched I found Newegg and was elated. I put together the (Brand New and not Refurbished ) 5.1 of the monitor 40"s as fronts (129 Bux ), the 30's as surrounds ( 85 Bux ) and the Sub PSW10 ( 99 Bux ) The center speaker, The CS1 ( about 69 BUX) was sold out on Newegg so My options were to look at Ebay and other retailers but again the bargains were for mostly refurbs and I wanted the brand new one. Low and behold Newegg are now offering the CS1 Series II. Its not a bad deal for 130 Bux. AS I am ordering I decide to do a search for promos and found one. It is for 40 dollar off!! Wow.....am again elated and grab the center for only 92 Bux.
Total cost for 5.1 speakers is 430 Bux including delivery. And this now leaves us about 400 Bux for an Onkyo Reciever. The receiver I am leaning towards is the Onkyo 608. There are some great deals for around 425-450 Bux.
Guys......am I right in thinking Polk and Onkyo go well together?
Would you recommend I consider other brands?
Thanx for reading.