I have a few options here, and I would greatly appreciate some advice, input, opinions, suggestions and comments from my fellow Polk owners out there about them.
Time is fast running out for my 1 year speaker trade up program at Circuit City. I was hoping that maybe they would eventually start selling the LSi line for me to trade up to, and it's not to say that they might not yet at some point, but they obviously aren't going to before my current window of opportunity to trade up will expire.
Here is what I could get credit for to apply to the new line of RTi*** series speakers from the old line of RT***i:
RT35i = $300
RT25i = $120 (open box)
RT15i = $100 (open box)
CS400i = $200
f/x300i = $400 (2 pairs, $800 total)
Atruim 45 = $200
Total of = $1720
I also have a pair of RT1000i, but I couldn't get even one penny of credit for them because I got them for free in the first place (and no, I didn't steal them).
I was kind of thinking along the lines of keeping the CS400i, RT25i and the RT15i to go with the RT1000i. That would give me enough to have a full on 7.1 surround set up for a total investment of only $420, and then giving it to my folks for them to use in their home to replace their current Audiovox shelf system. Then trading the 2 pairs of f/x300i towards 2 new pairs of fxi50 and the RT35i towards a pair of RTi38. Then I could pick up a CSi40 and a pair of RTi150 to go with them whenever I came across a good deal on them at some point in time. Plus another thing about this scenerio would be that it would keep alive for another year the option to trade those new speakers up to apply towards LSis if CC were to start carring them within the next year.
Yet another option would be to trade either or both pairs of the f/x300i towards the new Infinity Alpha bi/di/monopole surround speakers that should match and blend in seamlessly with my older line of Infinity Interlude series of speakers, and maybe apply the RT35i towards a Velodyne subwoofer.
Or, I could try to sell what I've got on ebay or something, and use that money towards LSis.
Or, I could simply stand pat with what I've got.
Or, keep what I've got and maybe buy some Vifa tweeters from parts express.com and replace the current trilam tweeters with them.
What would you guys do in this situation? Or does anyone else have any other ideas that I might not have thought of
Thanks in advance to any who respond with their thoughts.