Hey all. First time poster... and judging by the community I'm glad I went Polk for my intial "new" speakers. Now I just need more.
Recently decided to put together a nice HT for my room. I had to becareful with money as I am only a senior in high school:o. I got a great deal on a Harman Kardon AVR 235 online (370, after shipping) and love it, even while using the hold overs from my previous HT in a box. <I'll detail all of the trials and tribulations of this in a future thread. It's worth a laugh, really>. Still needed, and still need for that matter, some new speakers.
I discovered Circuit City had Polk R15s at a cool $100 a pair. I listened to them and was amazed by the speaker's natural and clear sound. They quite simply the best bookshelf speakers in the store; heck, they were the only ones I didn't think were muffled. Had I had more $ with me I would have seriously considered a 2nd pair.
Currently they are hooked up as my fronts. I need more speakers for either 5.1 or 7.1 and need advise on what I should do. I was thinking about using my current 15's for rear or surrond duties, but any suggestion would be most appreciated. My room is only 12x12 so I can't really use big speakers, so I think i'm going to stay with bookshelves. I already have a center my friend gave to me that I have no intention of replacing. I watch movies far more often than listen to music, for the record.
I know my room isn't exactly ideal for the best HT stuff, but I love what I have so far. I just know I still have a ways to go.
Hopefully I won't have to spend so much money that it would be actually cheaper to digitalize myself directly into the movie:D