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    Red face Maybe a stupid question, but ...

    Before I spend over $1000-1500 on speakers for my new system, I just want to make sure what I am considering would work. I am hoping to have a 7.1 channel theater put in my basement. I have the receiver picked out, and am planning on going with in wall speakers (RC65i) on the back wall for the rear surround, in ceiling speakers (RC60 or 80i) for the middle surround speakers, and an in wall (SC-C) center channel speaker. I was hoping to use the 65T floor standing speakers for the left and right speakers. Would this setup work? That is, can I use RC series speakers mixed with an SC series center channel and floorstanding 65T speakers, or do I have to go with all RC series speakers? I am new to this, but want to make sure I don't buy a bunch of speakers that don't work well together.

    Also, how necessary is it to have a subwoofer with this type of set up? I want the system to have great sound with the capability of blowing you away, but I also want to be able to watch TV and movies in the basement without waking up everyone in the house. Do subs have the option to be turned down and/or off if they are booming too loudly and shaking the house?

    Sorry for the novice questions!

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    As far as having a subwoofer in such a system "to have great sound with the capability of blowing you away", the answer is yes, you definitely want a sub! And yes, you can turn your sub's volume down or off when you don't want it playing. Further, most of today's AV receivers also have a "Night Viewing" (or similar) option that, when activated, will reduce your subwoofer and high-output effects volume while at the same time keeping your dialog volume at normal listening levels.

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    You want at least the front 3 to timbre match for a seamless soundstage, so you would want them from the same series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    You want at least the front 3 to timbre match for a seamless soundstage, so you would want them from the same series.
    When you say, you want the front 3 to timbre match, you are referring to the center, left, and right, correct? I don't see floor standing speakers that are in the same series as the center channel speaker that I picked. I guess this setup wouldn't work then?

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    http://www.polkaudio.com/products/rc65i

    http://www.polkaudio.com/products/sc-c

    Should email Polk and they will tell you what would work best together if you cant find the info.

    Forsure you want the front/center to match or it will drive you nuts as dialog will sound echo..echo!
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    Timbre-matched to Other Polk Speakers

    The same award-winning driver and tweeter technologies found in Polk’s Monitor, SC and MC Series speakers are inside the RCi Series as well. Build timbre-matched systems, or just add invisible built-ins to existing systems or second-zone areas, and experience smooth transitions and wide, realistic dynamics.
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    Fronts - LSiM 705
    Center - LSiM 706c
    Sides - LSiM 703
    Mits WD-82842 82" DLP 3DTV
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    Emotiva stealth DC-1
    Emotiva XPA-2/Fronts XPA-3 Center-surrounds
    Oppo 103

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    Great advice - thanks!

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