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    so i have been looking for a while, and probably for a while more as i wont be setting up for a while, but i want to know, what speakers should i get for 2 channel? I have been watching the RTi towers on the ebay store for a time now and thin i may go with the 10's or 12's, but not sure. Yes i kow they tend to be brighter, but i like a little brightness(I'm currently running RTi 4's on a yammy, no complaints.). I would love a set of LSi 15's, or even 9's, but they can often be hard to source, or when they do pop up, shipping isnt an option, or it puts them out of what i can spend when i do find them. The speakers will be paired with: An HK 3490, Parasound 1200 MKII, and RBH 1010-SEP Sub. These speakers may also need to pull double duty as HT mains(yes i know, unplugging them from one to use with the other), as I dont know where i will be staying when i get to my next station, and may not have the room for 2 completely separate rigs. Also, if I do run seperate systems, i will n eed HT mains, as I think my RTi'4's, M30's, M10's, And def tech pro-monitors will all be too smal to pull mains duty, especially with 2 505's in the mix, (and maybe a psw 110 too, if im feeling crazy) But anywo, back to the 2 channel topic, what would you recommend? I have Almost solely used polks as far as real speakers go, so thats where im comfortable, but i know there are many better speakers to be had.
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    What's your budget?
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    Sources: Pro-ject 2.9 wood Grado Gold cartridge; Oppo BDP-105; Amps: Anthem Integrated 225; PS Audio GCPH Speakers: Polk - LSi15's (sub mod)


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    Amps: Sony - STR-DG1000; Outlaw 200 Mono; B&K Reference 200.2; Speakers: Polk - CS2, Monitor 70's, RC80i's; Video: Optoma HD20; FAVI HD-100


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    Sources: Sony PS-LX410, Denon 3910; Amps: Dared sl2000a, HK 3490, Simaudio Moon LP3; Speakers: Polk - SDA 2A's

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    dont have one, i'd say for now, 700 and less,
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    I love my LSi 15's and you should be able to get those for under your budget.

    There's a pair of refurb LSiM 703's on the polk ebay store for under $1,000 right now.

    RTiA 5's might be a nice small tower for you. I would think the HK and the parasound would smooth out a little brightness that some people say the RTiA's can have.
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    Sources: Pro-ject 2.9 wood Grado Gold cartridge; Oppo BDP-105; Amps: Anthem Integrated 225; PS Audio GCPH Speakers: Polk - LSi15's (sub mod)


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    Amps: Sony - STR-DG1000; Outlaw 200 Mono; B&K Reference 200.2; Speakers: Polk - CS2, Monitor 70's, RC80i's; Video: Optoma HD20; FAVI HD-100


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    Sources: Sony PS-LX410, Denon 3910; Amps: Dared sl2000a, HK 3490, Simaudio Moon LP3; Speakers: Polk - SDA 2A's

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    NHT Classic 3s are coming down and get very good reviews. I am sure they would be fine for HT as well.
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    so if i went with the RTi's or RTiA's, would i want the 5's or 8's, with the sub, or would the 7's or 10's be smoother overall, i would think without the big bass drivers, the power would be better used for a clearer, more present mid and high range, if i went with 5's or 8's
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    I would not buy any speakers without listening to them first. Audition as many pairs as possible before deciding. I could list some, but don't know where you live, and what access you have to speaker dealers in your area.
    Main system: Proton AA-1150, Yamaha C-4, Furman Elite-15 DMi, Nakamichi CR-1A, Marantz CD5003, Squeezebox Classic, Music Hall dac25.2, Dual 1229/Denon DL-303, Music Hall MMF-5.1/Goldring 1042, Pro-Ject Speed Box II, Sennheiser HD600, Monitor Audio Silver RS8, Monitor Audio FB-210

    HT: Sony KV-36FS100, Yamaha RX-V800, Furman Elite-15 DMi, Marantz DV6001, Polk Audio RT55i, RTi38, CS400i, (2) PSW450

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    You can get the LSiM 703s for under a thousand on ebay. They're very nice and I think most people would prefer them for 2-channel.

    Two Channel Setup:

    Speakers: Wharfedale Opus 2-3
    Integrated Amp: Jolida JD1502
    DAC: Arcam irDac
    Source: iMac
    Remote Control: iPad Mini

    3.2 Home Theater Setup:

    Fronts: Polk LSiM 703s
    Center: Polk LSiM 703
    Subs: SVS PB 12 NSD X 2
    AVR: Yamaha Aventage RX-A2030
    Blu Ray: Sony BDP-S790
    TV Source: DirecTV Genie

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    cant audition, im in sicily, i can demo the RTiA3, or a couple towers(tsi and tsx i think)
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    lsi 7's, 50 dollars, thats not a typo, at fry's, but in store only, if someone wanted to pick some up for me, i would pay for the troubles, at that price, i may need two pair, lol
    HT/2channel:
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V 765
    Fronts: Polk RTiA3
    sub: Polk PSW110(will add 2x PSW 505)
    Center: CS13
    surrounds:Polk RTi4
    TV: samsung 40
    The real 2 Channel(work in progress):
    Pre:HK 3490
    Amp:Parasound 1200 MK II
    Sub:RBH 1010-SEP
    Speakers: Monitor 5 Jr. +
    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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