I've been reading the forum for about the past weeks while three putting together my polk system. I really appreciate all the people that have posted and shared their ideas freely.
First off I'll give you some info on my setup:
Stuff I've ordered:
Stuff I'm thinking of ordering:
HK AVR 635
New Monster cable
Monster Quick lock Spades
Monster Powercentre HTS 3600
Stuff I have:
Toshiba 27" CRT
Toshiba DVD Player-an old model no PS
AMD athlon 3200+
Dual 74gig raptors in raid 0
Maxtor Diamond max 10 300gig
ATI X800 AIW
Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum Pro (digital coax out, and optical out)
24bit processing 192khz/108db SNR
1 gig dual channel corsair
plextor 716SA 16x SATA DVD burner
Plextor 708A 8x ATA DVD burner
Thermaltake tsunami case with dynamat and quiet fans
OCZ modstream 520 watt powersupply
Cambridge soundworks DTT3500 Digital Speaker Set
I encode most of my music to WMA lossless and store it on my 300gig HD. I am currently using a set of cambridge soundworks speakers 5.1 (DTT3500 digital). They are top on the line computer speakers, but thats all they are.
I am in the process of building my dream music and movie audio experience, and I had no problem picking the speakers. The sub is the really problem.
My dealer is recommending an M&K sub, the V-125, because I can get a great deal on it($700). The problem is that it isn't all that powerful from what I've heard. It isn't ported, and the magnet isn't that large. (from what I've heard)
I'm willing to spend about $600-800. I could stomach as much as $1000 as an absolute upper limit, unless someone convinces me otherwise :D.Many people seem to have HSU and SVS subs. Would owners of these subs care to comment about the subs they have, and what I could find in that price range.
My room is about 20' by 15' with 10' ceilings.
I am concerned with QUALITY over power. I listen to about 60% music and 40% movies in 5.1. Mostly Jazz, Classical, and some Rock when I listen to music.
Thanks for your help,