Hey Guys, my first post here.
It's the Christmas season here, and the time for a new home theater setup. I currently have a Onkyo setup i got 10 years ago for roughly $1500, and these days, it doesn't seem to perform as well. Time for an upgrade, I think.
I have a 15 X 20" entertainment room, which I want to custom revamp my entire audio system, for roughly $2000 including receiver. I already have a 52” Toshiba DLP HDTV, and want something nice to go with it.
The setup will be primarily used to watch TV/Movies (using an HD-DVD player outputting at 1080P), and some music (mostly classical/soundtrack/trailer music).
I looked around for a few days, I chanced upon some RTi12 Polk towers, and can get them for around $600. (my friend got some better towers, and didn’t even bother opening these, so they are brand new). Heard these, and they really do sound nice. If there isn’t a better choice, I’m deciding to go with these as my fronts. What entire home theater price range do these speakers typically fit into?
That leaves ~$1400 for the rest.
I heard some good things about Onkyo’s TX receiver lineup…605/705/805. Which one is suited for my setup with RTi12s as the main speakers?
Assuming ~600$ for the receiver, that leaves $800, but I can go up to $1000.
How can I divvy up the rest for a subwoofer, center channel and two rear surrounds?
Oh yeah, I’m not really a basshead, so I don’t really need a crazy sub - tight bass would be nice.
How's velodyne compared to Polk for Subs? - I'm going to get sub/center/rears from Fry's, and they have a few Velodynes.
EDIT: -bought the RTi12s ($600) and PSW125 sub ($200) - need commenting on sub (30 day return)
-considering Csi5 for center (~$300)
-for rears, what's the difference between surround and bookshelves on Polk's website?