I'm looking at updating my home theater set up. It currently consist of:
Older Technics dolby prologic receiver
free KLH 8" bookshelf fronts
free KLH center/surround package (very small)
About 1 1/2 years ago (before my son was born) I was looking at the Polk RTi speakers, and liked the sound a lot. Now they don't seem to be available locally (circuit city in the twin cities, MN). I noticed that Crutchfield still has them. When I was at Circuit City before Christmas, I briefly listened to some Monitor 40's with a PS10 (i think) played thru a Onkyo 702 and they sounded very nice (although the music was some hip-hop that I never listen to). I've listened to Infinity, Klipsch, and JBL's, and keep coming back to Polk. I have thought about going to one of the specialitiy stores to listen to some non-main stream speakers, but haven't made it yet.
I guess I'm trying to decide if I should go with the RTi 's or Monitor series, which I can get locally.
I was thinking of bookshelf fronts (RTi6 or Monitor40), CSi3 or CS1 center, wallmounted surrounds (RTi4 or Monitor30) and a sub (PSW12 or PSW404). I'm still not sure if I'd go with bookshelf fronts or small towers. The tv sits in an entertainment center, and putting the bookshelfs on top of it would put them too high up I think (there's space between the top of the TV and the top of the entertainment center for a center speaker), so I'd probably need stands, or to mount them to the sides of the entertainment center.
Also, I'm looking at a new receiver, either the Yahama HTR-5790, Pioneer VSX-1014TX, or Onkyo TX-SR702. Any thoughts on matching theses with Polk speakers?