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Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Jetster, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Jetster

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    Im looking for a set of small speakers for a receiver. They need to be 6" H x 4"W 4" Deep or about that. Can be taller
    Any recomendations? $300

    Bacily Im looking to sell my Polk Audio speakers and get somthing smaller that sounds better. I was thinking these Definitive Technology Promonitor 1000 to match my center but they are slightly bigger then I want at 10" x 6" $210 each
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    Without knowing the specification its hard to advise you.

    Look at the frequency response. How low, and how high the frequencies are.

    Quantity and size of the woofer drivers and tweeters etc

    I meant the specification of the speakers.

    What is the model number for your the Polk Audio.

    Also are you looking for 2.0 or 5.1 speakers.

    Is this for movie playback, gaming, music?

    What are you hooking the receiver upto, your PC, console, TV?

    Is this for the living room or office?

    How big is the room?
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    Its a Yamaha RX V571 if that helps
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    Such a small size i suggest cambridge audio minx
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    With main speakers this small, low frequencies will be non-existant. Are you considering adding a cheap sub? Newegg has the Polk PSW10 for about $100.00

    As far as speakers, this is the smallest Bookshelf Speaker I can find on Newegg. It's close to your size spec's, but you may have to use 5.1 components to meet the small size requirement you have.
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    Ok so Im hard of hearing. I'm trying to compensate. My center sounds great rears sound fine. My frond speakers just dont have the range i need. And there too big I have to angle them out.
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    Changing from one quality bookshelf speaker to another quality bookshelf speaker will yield little noticeable results unless you are a hardcore audiophile, which I doubt as you'd be asking this question on AVForum.com.


    The solution is floor standing speakers. They are full range so you'll get low frequencies, mid and high frequencies.

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    Probably a bit larger than you want but I really like my Dali Zensor 1s. Lots of tech from their high end stuff has trickled down and for the price they are unbelievable. You'll really need a good amp though, and ideally a sub and spikes/stands to get the best of them.

    Second best speakers I've heard (these are my new fronts and #1)
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    not true at all. anything is better than Polk..

    I suggest going with Definitive Technology or changing out the center speaker. timbre matching your left, right and center speakers is important.

    Vanns just had a huge sale on the Energy Veritas series. terrible timing lol

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/542753512/energy-v6-2-floorstanding-speaker
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    I think I need to go to the audio store and listen to some. Polk is what Im trying to get away from
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    that's a good idea.

    I don't know how you feel about used speakers but there is a lot of money in them.

    http://www.audiogon.com
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    Im ok with used. Thanks for the link
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    just make sure you get a new center with your left and right speakers.
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    Do they need to match? Is that why
    And what do you think about size. Is there a good small speaker
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    yes. you don't need to worry about the rears or surrounds but the left, right and center you do. digital room correction like YPAO or Audyssey cannot correct this. you want to match the tonal quality by driver matching.

    how big is your room?
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    10 x 12

    And it has a vaulted ceiling
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    That is subjective, there are equally as many people whom swear by Polk Audio.

    Either way, regardless of brand the message I was trying to convey is that floorstanding speakers is what I believe would translate to stronger fronts.

    The Energy V6.2 you linked are decent floorstanding speakers too. OP should be careful as some companies dont ship them in pairs.

    Yes its a rebrand, I was never a big fan of Jamos. Admittedly they made very cheap speakers back in the day. Bargain!
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    The Energy lineup is most re-branded Jamo's nowadays, correct?
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    many idiots lol

    the Energy CF, RC and Veritas lines are not Jamo.

    ribbon tweeter is the way to go in a home theater.
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    Referring to who? Us Polk owners? Be careful with your response.
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    my family had a pair of Polk speakers in the 80's. Polk speakers are not as well built or sound good.

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    in my office I have a pair of Totem Dreamcatchers ($575 /pr).

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    stereophile liked these speakers so much they compared them to Epos M16i ($1998 /pr) and Linn Majik 109 ($1590 /pr).

    my Dreamcatchers are made in Canada not China. German Scan and Acoustik drivers. crossover is soldered with silver. cabinet is lock-mitred and three layers (veneer, MDF, veneer). instead of using insulation to dampen they use a borosilicate paint NASA developed.

    this is a quality speaker.
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    But it's not the 80s. It's year 2012.

    It's really subjective. I like the sound quality of Polk, for the price you couldn't ask for more.

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    It is subjective because everyones ears are different, everybody has different tastes unique to the individual, everyone has different sized rooms, different test equipment. Just because you measure the quality doesn't mean everyone will agree with the results.

    If you don't like Polk fair enough, I'm not trying to push Polk. My intention was to push floorstanding speakers, Polk just happened to be in the OPs budget.

    Yes I do because I've experienced better than Polk. I own better.
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    it's not subjective. speakers can be measured. quality can be assessed.

    everybody here bought them because they were cheap and Polk is a brand name but that brand isn't what it used to be.

    you have no idea how much better it gets.
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    I remember back in the 80s I was at Berkeley at a paty and the guy who owned the house showed me his sound system. It had what I think were two Electrostatic speakers that were like 3 foot wide and 6 foot tall and 2 in thick and then he had a bunch of tube amps, It was crazy sounding. Like the band was right therein the room
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