I'm brand new to these forums and I also just purchased my first Polk Audio speakers. I did a ton of research online and spent plenty of time comparing speakers at Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. I'd like to hear suggestions from any of you experts to make sure I'm getting the most out of my setup. Here's what I'm working with at the moment...
Center - CS10
Fronts - TSi200
Rears - Some old 2.5" KLH speakers
Sub - PSW110
Receiver - Yamaha 663
HD DirecTV box and a PS2 hooked up with optical cables, and an iPod with a Monster RCA iCable.
Obviously, my rear speakers are lacking. I'll be replacing those as soon as I've got the cash to do so. I'm thinking about going with a pair of the OWM3, the RM7, or TSi100. I think the TSi100 would blend in the best, but I'd like to have something smaller, which is why I'm considering the OWM3 or RM7. At this point, I'm thinking OWM3 because of their mounting versatility and larger woofer. Thoughts? I've never actually heard the OWM3 speakers.
Another issue is the bass crossover...I want to make sure I'm utilizing it properly. I have a Monster M850 subwoofer cable that came with a Y splitter and I've got that hooked into the L&R inputs on the PSW110...it seems to kick more than if I just use the LFE input for some reason. On my receiver I've got all speakers set to "small" with the crossover set to 80Hz. I've played around with it and tried everything between 60 and 120 Hz. Does anyone know what the optimum crossover might be for the TSi200 paired with the PSW110? I know it changes depending on room setup, etc, but I can't seem to satisfy myself just yet. I get good highs from the front and center, good lows from the sub, but the middle seems to be weak...which is surprising to me because the TSi200 and the CS10 all have two 5.25" woofers. FYI, if it matters, the sub is in the back of the room sitting on the floor behind my couch. It's really the only space I have for it and my wife wanted it out of sight too. I can easily turn it up loud enough to shake the whole couch.
Also, would bi-wiring the TSi200's change/help anything? I haven't done it yet b/c I ran out of speaker wire.
I use the system more for HDTV and movies, but I do listen to music regularly and jam on some Rock Band with my friends. The way I have it now, it seems to be better for TV and movies rather than music.
I'm fairly new to all this audio jazz. I've got a decent understanding but I'm sure plenty of you are much more knowledgeable than I am. Sorry for the long post, but if you have any feedback it would be much appreciated!