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    Question Just Got A 7.1 Reciever Need Some Advice With My Current Polk Speakers?

    Ok I work at a electronics store and a few months ago I got a good deal on a 5.1 Monitor polk package. It consisted of 1-Cs1 2-Monitor 40's 2-Monitor 30's 1-PSW10 the other night I picked up a Harman Kardon AVR635 im just wondering what other set of polks speakers I should get to complete a 7.1 setup some 40's and use my 30's for the back surround or get another set of 30's for back surround or just purchase 2 more sets of 40's and sell off the 30's im looking for some ideas I want to stay with the Monitor series setup so I appriciate any feed back or ideas that anyone can offer I don't know a whole lot about speaker setups thats why im posting here thank you.

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    You work at an electonics store???? If money is an issue,get the 30's
    so all your rears are the same.Save some dough and upgrade to the
    LSI line,upgrade that sub too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb
    You work at an electonics store???? If money is an issue,get the 30's
    so all your rears are the same.Save some dough and upgrade to the
    LSI line,upgrade that sub too.

    Yeah I work in software I really don't know a whole lot about audio equipment just mainly what people in the store tell me thanks for the input and yeah I am going to eventually upgrade but its gonna be a next year the store manager said when the polk rep comes that employees save 75% off purchases or I can use the 60% now that employees have to sign a paper stating they wont sell the stuff for a year but im gonna save up so I can eventually get a nice surround speaker set.

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    Dude,75% OFF???Don't tell anyone around here,they'll be
    banging on your door at 3 am.Save your dough and when that Rep
    comes around grab the LSI's.What gear are you running?Keep in mind
    the LSI line is 4-ohm and a seperate amp is a must.If the LSI line is too
    much,hit the RTI line.They will work with any AVR.Man,75% ?? :)
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Pioneer 59AVI
    Pioneer BDP 320
    50 in. Pioneer Kuro pdp 5010
    FX 500 surround
    Reality cables
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Cary Xciter dac

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    OH,one more thing,most here will agree,the people at the big box stores
    know crap,come here,our members have owned every make,model,for
    over 20 yrs some of us.ASK HERE FIRST!!Also you will not find a better
    customer service dept. than Polks.Welcome to the mix,and remember to ask here first..:) :)
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Pioneer 59AVI
    Pioneer BDP 320
    50 in. Pioneer Kuro pdp 5010
    FX 500 surround
    Reality cables
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Cary Xciter dac

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    Congrats on your purchase & welcome.

    BTW, does you receiver have preouts?

    It will be essential when you upgrade to the LSI's since you will also need separate amplification in order to get the most out of them.
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    Majestacal,

    Everyone will tell you to get better speakers. . . and, they are probably right. If you can get the LSi series for 75% off and have the money to buy them as well as good electronics/components to complement, DO IT!!!

    However, if everyone jumped the gun with LSi talk, and you really want to keep your monitors, I would say either get one more pair of the 30's for rears, or, if you have the room and money, get a pair of monitor 60 towers for fronts, move the 40's to surround and 30's to rear. That way, you upgrade every speaker (except center) at once, and it will greatly improve your 2-channel listening.

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