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    Talking First-time Polk buyer

    Okay, I jumped in with both feet, now I'm curious about what others think.

    Over the past few years once a year I've improved my home theatre. Two years ago was a 55" HDTV, then last summer a Pioneer Elite SC-07, and now I've taken advantage of Newegg's sale on Polk gear and picked up a set of Polk speakers to make a full 7.1 system:
    (2) Monitor 70s
    (2) Monitor 40s
    (2) Monitor 30s
    (1) CS2
    (1) PSW505

    ...I'm still droolling at the idea of a second PSW505, but I figure I can always watch for another sale that's so good I can't pass it up.

    I was shooting for bang-for-the-buck, or maybe that should be boom-for-the-buck. This will be such a step of from my mish-mash of cheap in-wall speakers, 20-yr old sony monsters with rotting foam, and failing sony subwoofer, that I'll probably be thrilled to death.

    Providing the UPS guy doesn't get a hernia trying to get all that on my porch, Christmas will come on thursday at my house.

    Thoughts? Would you have done something differently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Thoughts?
    I think you're going to be very happy:tongue:

    Congrats on the nice setup. And welcome to CP!

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    Thumbs up Nice starter system for low $$$ with great upgradability potential!

    Welcome to Club Polk ChuckW

    Congratulation on your speakers upgrade

    You definitely hit to get the best bang for your buck! All of the products you chose a great products and while they are now part of the vintage products on the Polk site it allows you to get great pricing on them because of that.

    As far as getting a second 505, this depens on the size of your room and your personal thurst for the amount of bass. Also keep in mind that your 70s are also capable of decent bass. The sub (505) is a good performer when it comes to music (and so are the 70s) however this sub is not the best performer for HT but with proper placement and calibration, it should be decent. In all cases, if you are thinking of a second one, I wouldn't wait too long as IMHO, this sub might be harder to get in the near future.

    I am not too familiar with your receiver as if it good power to maximise the potential of your new speakers so I'll let others comment on that one...

    If you can talk a bit about what you are trying to achieve (% music, % HT) and in what size and type of room. Do you have any room threathment at this point?

    Cheers!
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    Welcome to Club Polk.
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    What a great POLK Audio system
    Dual Subwoofers ... thats bottom end for sure

    Welcome to Club Polk !!

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    Sounds Cool!!

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    welcome aboard, thats a nice balanced system you got there. will serve you very well for a long time. Of course that is if the upgrade bug doesnt bite.....and it will :D

    that said, enjoying what you have will be really easy.
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by TECHNOKID View Post
    I am not too familiar with your receiver as if it good power to maximize the potential of your new speakers so I'll let others comment on that one...
    Pioneer's specs on the SC-07: 140W x 7 (20Hz - 20kHz, .09% THD@ 8ohms, All Channels Driven)

    And it's a Class D amp, what Pioneer calls "Direct Energy HD". I was just sold on the power efficiency of the design, since I'm all about cool tech.

    So I think the receiver should have no problem driving the speakers.

    Quote Originally Posted by TECHNOKID View Post
    If you can talk a bit about what you are trying to achieve (% music, % HT) and in what size and type of room. Do you have any room treatment at this point?
    I'm going to say about 80% HT, and 20% music. Somehow as I've gotten older and portable music players have gotten better, I find I just "sit" and listen to music a lot less.

    No room treatments - unfortunately all this is in the family room, which has a wall of glass onto the back yard. I suspect this is the first thing that I'll have to do something about.

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    Nice setup, I agree that your receiver should drive the set just fine...welcome to CP.

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