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    Default Keep my Keff Eggs as surround or .....

    I just picked up two RTIA5s to replace a pair if KEF IQ5s.
    I am currently still running a KEF IQ60 center but intend on getting the
    POLK CSIA4.

    I am on a bit of a budget here so I am wondering if I would be better off just sticking with my KEF eggs 2005.2 for my surrounds or picking up a pair of RM8s to replace the KEF surrounds. The KEFs are quality speakers for sure, I am more concerned with tone balance.

    If waiting to get the FXIA4s would be worth it I can always do that as well.

    Your thoughts?
    Onkyo TXSR706B
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    Acoustech H100 Sub
    Kef Egg surround (soon to be Polk surrounds)
    Kef IQ6 Center (soon to be Polk center)
    Xbox360
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    Ideally, it's better to have all speakers timbre matched. Especially on the front end. Rear isn't as crucial, but still ideal to match. That being said, you can try using the KEF's for surround duty and let your ears decide. Congrats on getting your Polk speakers. Good luck and welcome aboard.
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    Thanks. I know the KEFs are quality speakers and I am concerned that the RM series allthough somewhat more timbre matched with my new RTIs would not be near the quality of the KEFs. Perhaps I answered my own question and should just wait to get the FXIA4s.

    I was hoping there might be an older Polk substitute for the FXIA4s that would work better than my Kefs as far as sonic improvement in timbre but would not hit me in the wallet as much.
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    Onkyo TXSR706B
    Polk RTIA5s
    Acoustech H100 Sub
    Kef Egg surround (soon to be Polk surrounds)
    Kef IQ6 Center (soon to be Polk center)
    Xbox360
    PS3
    Direct TV HDDVR

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    i have the A5's as well paired with the a4 center. I think it sounds great. Most people say that you want the A6 for the center since 70% of dialogue on movies goes through the center. If possible i would get the A6 and keep the kef's for the surrounds until u get some more $.

    there are some older fx style speakers. Cant think of the model # right now but you could go to the older model of the RTI line surrounds to save some coin.
    Front - RTiA5's
    Rear - RTiA3's
    Center - CSiA4
    Sub - PSW110

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiotypE View Post

    I was hoping there might be an older Polk substitute for the FXIA4s that would work better than my Kefs as far as sonic improvement in timbre but would not hit me in the wallet as much.
    You could probably find some FXi3's or FXi5's on the used market. They pop up sometimes in the forum's "For Sale" section. Check ebay and audiogon also.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...s/recent/fxi3/

    http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...s/recent/fxi5/
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    Thanks for all the advice and help
    Onkyo TXSR706B
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    Acoustech H100 Sub
    Kef Egg surround (soon to be Polk surrounds)
    Kef IQ6 Center (soon to be Polk center)
    Xbox360
    PS3
    Direct TV HDDVR

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiotypE View Post
    Thanks for all the advice and help
    Did you get the FXi3's or FXi5's?
    A nice use of the KEF 2005 eggs is for a home or office computer, or with a TV.
    You can power them using a low cost receiver or a small two channel amp.

    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

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

    Listening Room 2 ch:
    McIntosh MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

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