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    Hey guys so I'm finally upgrading my home theater system and decided to go with Polk. I have two speaker systems in mind Polks monitor 60 series towers $279 two, CS2 center channel $108, and either the monitor 30's $89 or 40's $140. The second set were the Polks 65t towers, 25c center channel, and 35b surround speakers for $100 or so more. I already have the psw10 sub along with my avr 2113Cl. So my question is what's the main difference between these and is it worth it to spend a bit more. As a newb I'm also not sure about the bi wiring to my receiver and if it'll even make a difference since I am not using a separate amp. Thanks again all responses wlecome

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    The latest Monitors (65T, 25C, etc) are simply a refresh in design and layout from the previous model Monitor Series II. Pretty much the same drivers.

    Just ignore bi-wiring for now. Replace the stamped jumpers at the binding posts with some quality speaker wire and enjoy.
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    Great thanks for the response.

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    Welcome to Club Polk ! Let us know which setup you went for, Happy Listening !

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    Welcome to Clup Polk!

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    Welcome Bro!Nice set up you workin on!

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    Welcome, bi-wiring either makes a difference or it doesn't depending on who you talk to. It could be all psychological or there may be a small help I don't know. The fact speaker manufacturers put the option in their manuals leads me to believe there must be something to it, or it's just marketing bs lol. All that matters is what you think. There certainly is no need for it though but experimenting is part of the fun.

    Congrats on upgrading.

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    There is one guy and he just makes speakers,Richard Vandersteen and he just about insists that you bi-wire his speakers.He does not sell any cabling at all not even the jumpers on the sig 2ce and sig 3 models. There has to be something behind it depending on design...Oh ya, welcome and enjoy your tunes.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    Replace the stamped jumpers at the binding posts with some quality speaker wire and enjoy.
    How much of a difference does this make?
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    Welcome to the club polk28312

    Quote Originally Posted by amgala View Post
    How much of a difference does this make?
    With sound? Not much really. I did this with my speakers, it finishes them off nicer with more of a professional look to be sure. Polk has done this with their LSiM series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff4rfc View Post
    With sound? Not much really. I did this with my speakers, it finishes them off nicer with more of a professional look to be sure. Polk has done this with their LSiM series.
    Thank you
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    Hey guys thanks for the warm welcoming! So I finally ordered my set up and very excited to setting and tweaking everything together. I decided on the monitor 60 towers, CS2 center, and the monitor 30's. Also in the very near future I'm gonna grab the monitor 40's to complete my 7.1 setup. I also decided to biwire the speakers but only after I break them in and hearing for a while with the normal setup.
    That way when i do decide to biwire I'll figure if it was worth it or just aesthetically pleasing. One last thing though I was thinking of buying a 3 channel amp for the towers and center but not sure if it would be worth it. Thanks again guys I'll post as soon as I finish everything up

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    General consensus here is that amps are a good thing if your receiver is capable of it. Enjoy your new toys
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    Enjoy your new toys. The monitor series is a very fine set of speakers.
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    Welcome and enjoy your new toys
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    Welcome----once youve owned polks--your hooked on them--fine choices ENJOY

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    So looking into biwiring my speakers anyone have suggestions of decent cheap wires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polk28312 View Post
    So looking into biwiring my speakers anyone have suggestions of decent cheap wires?
    LOL, that's a funny statement.
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    Welcome to Club Polk,

    However you will need to upgrade your receiver since it doesn't have preouts to add a separate amplifier.
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    Sounds like you are off to a nice start!
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