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    Default Help with Center and Rears

    I'm currently looking to move finally and will have a chance to have a dedicated room for movies and gaming.


    I have a pioneer 1018 Receiver with a pair of Cherry R50's. I'm looking for a set of rears and center speaker to complete this system. Budget is tight, but I want it sounds nice. The room is 16x11. Let me know what you all would suggest! Hope to hear from you soon, and thanks in advance!


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    FWIW...I have R50's and found a pair of FX500i,s on CL for $55.00, I know their not in the same circle but hell, I think it sounds awesome! Maybe look for some R30's? Welcome to CP.
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    I doubt id be lucky enough to find such a great deal on rears...any other suggestions?

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    R30's are easy to come by at a good price. believe me, it took me a while to put my VERY humble system together....didnt happen overnight.
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    Knuckle if u got aim, hit me up...tyused is my aim

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    Sorry my friend, I dont....my kids usually take up all of the pc time...LOL, believe me their are a lot of guys on here with lots of kowledge to help out.
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    anyone wanna donate a set of R30's in cherry? lol

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    check CL and ebay...Ive seen a few on here as well, patience i guess.
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    yea ive checked CL up to 100 miles from me, nothing

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    BTW, im looking for bookshelf rear so I can mount...

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    Welcome to the Club!

    Whats your budget?
    Linn AV5140 fronts
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    M&K MX-70 Sub for Music
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    $300 total and thats the max, i know its sad, but we are buying a house, gf already giving me **** about buying speakers...

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    Linn AV5140 fronts
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    Linn AV5140 fronts
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    not bad...wish i knew someone looking for a video card, lol could trade them for speakers!

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    Not really looking for a htib, thanks though

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    Linn AV5140 fronts
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    no but pricey!

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    while they may not be the same series.. as the R's www.newegg.com has some bookshelfs and centers from the Monitor series that you can get for under $300 total.. including shipping.


    center's
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290021
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290023

    bookshelf rears
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290011
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290009

    hope that helps

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    what about the CS10 as center? And is there much difference in quality between the M40's and M30s?

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    CS 10 would work as well. That is part of the current TSi series that replaced the monitor series... so the CS1 and CS 2 would match the monitor bookshelfs but the CS 10 and 20 would work as well and should match fairly well, I have the CS1 and I like it but there will be quite a few who like the CS 2 better and they're probably right as its a nicer speaker.. but i haven't heard it. I haven't picked up my rears yet for my system, so i don't know, but I've hard the 40s sound a lot better than the 30s

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    Not sure what the center is that matches the R series (just cannot think of it right now) but you could just get another set of R50's in cherry for your rears. (only $69 each from frys)

    I want to say the matching center is around $80, but I may be mistaken. If nothing else, you could always pick up a pair of R15's and use one of them as a center (and rear center if you want).

    Just a thought.

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    What about a sub? I'm looking for something that will sound good with music for around $150....Any help?

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    Probably the PSW110...used maybe. I have 2 PSW10's that Im happy with for now.
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    The Polk Audio CSR is the matching center for the R50's
    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/rtm/index.php?s=csr
    The R50 floorstanders and CSR make a nice inexpensive HT system. I use one in a spare bedroom.
    PolkDirect had these available for a low price. Not sure it they still have them.
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    your right X, the CSR is the matching center, although I would recommend against wasting your money on that center as your main source of movie entertainment. Much better to be had for less money when you buy used. I take timbre matching with a grain of salt when powering your system with an AVR. just my .02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeaponX View Post
    What about a sub? I'm looking for something that will sound good with music for around $150....Any help?
    For a modest system, the Polk PSW10 for about $75-$80 works fine for music.
    Two also work fine for music.
    I've used them with my Monitor and R series bedroom systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
    your right X, the CSR is the matching center, although I would recommend against wasting your money on that center as your main source of movie entertainment. Much better to be had for less money when you buy used. I take timbre matching with a grain of salt when powering your system with an AVR. just my .02.
    I purchased mine for under $50 from Polk Direct if I recall correctly.
    It works fine with the R50's. It is better than any HTIB speaker that I've heard.

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    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

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    McIntosh MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcapri79 View Post
    For a modest system, the Polk PSW10 for about $75-$80 works fine for music.
    Two also work fine for music.
    I've used them with my Monitor and R series bedroom systems.
    When set up properly the PSW10 (especially 2) is a surprising performer for H/T as well. It will tend to get lost in rapid bass sequences though.
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