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    Hey guys I know I post a lot of threads and I'm always changing my mind about speakers, but what really is the best pound for pound speaker out there? Keeping all 7 speakers the same and everything, and cost not an issue.
    CURRENT SYSTEM:

    (TV) Sylvania 24"
    (DVD Player) LG DVF 9900
    Sony Playstation 2
    (Receiver) Onkyo TX-SR503
    (Front Speakers) Polk Audio Monitor 40
    (Center Channel) Polk Audio CS 1
    (Surround) Paradigm Cinema ADP [Dipole] (On top of Polk Audio Monitor 40)
    (Subs) Pioneer CS-G9001 (Bi-wired with Fronts subwoofers only working layed down up against back of couch)
    Monster Fiber Optic Cable (DVD Player to Receiver), Monster speaker wire

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    Only your ears can determine what's best. You can figure this out by trial and error. Usually the best way to determine what's best is by placing the speakers in your listening room and listening.
    SRT For Life; SDA Forever!

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    Four main satellite speakers, six powered subs, two dedicated for LFE channel, two center speakers for over/under screen placement and three Control Centers. Amaze your friends, terrorize your neighbors, seize the audio bragging rights for your state. Go ahead, buy it; you only go around once.

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    Well, *technically* you could say that somewhere out there, there is *the best* speaker out there for X amount of dollars.

    Final subjective opinion aside, somewhere out there hides a speaker that boasts the pound for pound best value. This simply translates to the best parts used for a given design with the best implementation possible at a given price point. Now I have no idea which of the *hundreds* of speakers at nearly every price point between 1g-20g that get top ranks.

    Otherwise, you're going to get as many suggestions as there are people that respond. Until -everyone- locates and can agree that product X sports the best value globe over..... there is no "best".

    Good luck.

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    What about this guys?

    Crystal Acoustics full THX system:
    Fronts - THX-T3
    Center - THX-Center
    Surround(s) - THX-Dipole
    Subwoofer - THX-12SUB
    CURRENT SYSTEM:

    (TV) Sylvania 24"
    (DVD Player) LG DVF 9900
    Sony Playstation 2
    (Receiver) Onkyo TX-SR503
    (Front Speakers) Polk Audio Monitor 40
    (Center Channel) Polk Audio CS 1
    (Surround) Paradigm Cinema ADP [Dipole] (On top of Polk Audio Monitor 40)
    (Subs) Pioneer CS-G9001 (Bi-wired with Fronts subwoofers only working layed down up against back of couch)
    Monster Fiber Optic Cable (DVD Player to Receiver), Monster speaker wire

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    Listen, I know y'all really hate THX but I'm telling you what I have THX fiber optic cables and I'm telling you what I really love them it just makes me wonder about THX speakers and THX processors and amps and receivers.
    CURRENT SYSTEM:

    (TV) Sylvania 24"
    (DVD Player) LG DVF 9900
    Sony Playstation 2
    (Receiver) Onkyo TX-SR503
    (Front Speakers) Polk Audio Monitor 40
    (Center Channel) Polk Audio CS 1
    (Surround) Paradigm Cinema ADP [Dipole] (On top of Polk Audio Monitor 40)
    (Subs) Pioneer CS-G9001 (Bi-wired with Fronts subwoofers only working layed down up against back of couch)
    Monster Fiber Optic Cable (DVD Player to Receiver), Monster speaker wire

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    I am just curious - how old are you? I am not asking this to rag on you, and if you dont want to announce it publically (these people are the type to hold it against you).. feel free to PM. I am just curious. The answer may help determine what path you should (and should not) follow.

    As for 'Crystal'.... hah, tell you what, I got something better for you; I will modify the "R" series from Polk and give you to them at a steal for a few grand!!! We square!?!? :p

    And heres the skinny on 'THX'

    THX certification is nothing more than something a manufactorer pays for that make people think a piece of equipment is kick-ass. The truth of the matter is, its a farce.

    The only thing THX certification inherently means is that a product can play loud. For example, a receiver with a THX rating can fill an X (I think its 1500) sqft room at a certain volume... and so on and so forth.... It really doesnt mean much of anything, so pay it no mind.

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    We would tell you, but would hate to be responsible for you having to change your logon/signature again.

    Michael

    (for my opinion,look at my signature. But then again - I definately had a budget)
    Mains.............Polk LSi15 (Cherry)
    Center............Polk LSiC (Crossover upgraded)
    Surrounds.......Polk LSi7 (Gloss Black - wood sides removed and crossovers upgraded)
    Subwoofers.....SVS 25-31 CS+ and PC+ (both 20hz tune)
    Pre\Pro...........NAD T163 (Modded with LM4562 opamps)
    Amplifier.........Cinepro 3k6 (6-channel, 500wpc@4ohms)

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    Well I'm 22 years old and have been messing with home stereo for about 6 or 7 months now. But just cuz I'm young doesn't mean I don't know. I don't know much about Home Theater but I do have a very keen ear for what sounds clear, what sounds muddy, etc. from fine tuning top of the line Alpine, Kicker, MTX, Rockford Fosgate and Polk Audio car stereo's. I know what I want in a home theater I just don't know the Home Theater game.
    CURRENT SYSTEM:

    (TV) Sylvania 24"
    (DVD Player) LG DVF 9900
    Sony Playstation 2
    (Receiver) Onkyo TX-SR503
    (Front Speakers) Polk Audio Monitor 40
    (Center Channel) Polk Audio CS 1
    (Surround) Paradigm Cinema ADP [Dipole] (On top of Polk Audio Monitor 40)
    (Subs) Pioneer CS-G9001 (Bi-wired with Fronts subwoofers only working layed down up against back of couch)
    Monster Fiber Optic Cable (DVD Player to Receiver), Monster speaker wire

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    "Your ass" or a "THX hole in the ground"........I bet you can't tell the difference?;)

    My advice to your endless barrage of fishing type posts:

    Stop asking what we think, stop reading internet claims and reviews and go listen to as many different systems and you can until you find something you really like, then come back here and tell us what it was and why you liked it.

    Or better yet, tell us why you are so unhappy with the nice setup you show in your signature? I'll bet you can't. You've got a serious case of the "gotta have something betters", that will never be solved until you start enjoying what you have at this moment. Good systems are meant to be listened to and enjoyed not bragged about on forums.

    I really have a problem with "cost is not as issue" questions when it truely is an issue. No slam on you, I'm just tired of bench racing your dream systems...................

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