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    Default Polk series conundrum - Got myself into a little series trouble here...

    So, I have somehow ended up with monitor series floors as my mains, and a Csi3 for a center, and I am now ready to buy my surrounds. My seating is up againt the back wall, and the crown molding in my house makes weall mounting impossible. this means I will have to use stands for my surrounds, and many people have mentioned dipole/bipole as the solution for such limitations. The thing is, the Fxi stuff is apparently timbre matched only to the other i-series stuff. Have I blown it? My front soundstage appears to be seamless to me, which is I guess what matters.

    Still, some folks insist the whole system should be the same series, others just say to stay on the same speaker brand, while others say they have all sorts of different brands in their system.

    I guess my question is, are the Fxi3s the way to go? Monitor 40s? Rti4s?

    I was going to grab some Fxi3, as the dipole/bipole functionality seems like it's necessary... just want to make sure I am not making (maybe another) mistake with my system...
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    I wouldnt look at stands absolutly requiring bipole/dipole.

    man, your front soundstage is allready not timbre matched, I dont know if I would put a 3rd type of tweeter in the mix for the all around. go nonitor series with the surround. any of the bookshelves should more than suffice, especially the mon 40.
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    Hey Mike. Get some Fxi 3's & enjoy.
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    Get the FXi3 regardless. It is matched to your Csi3 anyway. Enjoy!

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    ditto

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    Third type of tweeter? Not seeing that in the mix...

    I have monitor series floors and and i series center, and I would add i series surrounds... Fxi3 is I series, is it not?

    Wouldn't front firing monitor surrounds not be that good right next to the listening position? Hence the bipole concerns...

    I wish I could actually listen to the Fxi3s, but there doesn't seem to be a place that carries them anywhere near me...

    Thanks for the help folks
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    fxi3's on stands, to the sides, set to dipole.
    if you don't want fx's, get a pair of rti4's.

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    excellent advice, thank you...
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