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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.
http://www.stereophile.com/content/linn-majik-109-loudspeaker-measurements

RMAF11: Loudspeaker Measurements Explained, John A...

measurements are not everything but they are important.

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.
go see an audiologist and no i'm not joking. get your ears looked at. maybe you have a hearing problem you don't know about. my dad gets his cleaned out.
 
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1) hardcore audiophile = avforums. rofl

2) wtf? Every speaker sounds different, quality or not. Get your ears checked Dent1!
 
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go see an audiologist and no i'm not joking. get your ears looked at. maybe you have a hearing problem you don't know about. my dad gets his cleaned out.
So everyones hearing is the same? Everyone percieves sound slightly differently it's a biological fact.

As far as the OP I stand behind my original claim, on a $300 budget he'll yield little noticeable results compared to what he already has. All the speakers you have mentioned cost significantly more than his budget.

1) hardcore audiophile = avforums. rofl

2) wtf? Every speaker sounds different, quality or not. Get your ears checked Dent1!
I never said they wouldn't sound different?

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in any case I don't think he is interested in Polk.
That is great because I'm not pushing Polk I'm pushing floorstanding speakers in general thats within budget irrespective of brand.
 
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As far as the OP I stand behind my original claim, on a $300 budget will yield little noticeable results. All the speakers you have mentioned cost significantly more.
I agree with Dent1. You do not have to break the bank with esoteric products for very good sound. On the other hand, you can spend all the money you want, but what are the points of diminishing returns?
 
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So everyones hearing is the same? Everyone percieves sound slightly differently it's a biological fact.

As far as the OP I stand behind my original claim, on a $300 budget he'll yield little noticeable results compared to what he already has. All the speakers you have mentioned cost significantly more than his budget.



I never said they wouldn't sound different?
I know I would feel bad if I went around telling everybody to save their money just because I lost the acuity or sensitivity with some frequencies or have some hearing problem I don't know about. in any case I don't think he is interested in Polk.
 

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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
Consider PSB speakers, well regarded in audiophile circles.

The PSB Image B3 and PSB Alpha B1 are both in your price and size range.
http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=49&pagenumber=2&sort_on=title&sort_by=

Another consideration would be Paradigm Atom Monitor speakers.
 
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So i realise now after taking with you guys that part of the problem is my speakers dont match. The center sounds great but the front sound kinda muffled. I am hard of hearing in the 3000 Hz range so im not sure how much this is affecting it.

So right now I have

Center = Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000

Front = Polk Audio Monitor40 Series II

Rear = Boston Acoustics cr6 (i think)

So im ether goin to get the matching Definitive Technology speakers or buy three new speakers. I goin to try to get three new ones.
The other issue is I had them placed at a bad angle so Im fixing that also. Which is why i was looking at smaller speaker to have more room . Or im just goin to move my system
 
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try playing with the EQ on your receiver or run your home theater in stereo for a couple days and at some point switch between the Polk Monitor 40 Series II and Boston Acoustics CR6. I think the Polk Monitor 40 Series II have a bump in the mid bass that your ears might not like.

the Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 are not that big.

 
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I have, but what I didn't try was moving them around. The Polks and Bostons sound very similar. The Polks have a bit more base, and the Bostons are slightly clearer sounding but there real close. Moving them out and pointing them in to the center helped. I still need to go down and listen to some speakers
 
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I love going to the HiFi store. get your ass moving :p
 
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I know I would feel bad if I went around telling everybody to save their money just because I lost the acuity or sensitivity with some frequencies or have some hearing problem I don't know about. in any case I don't think he is interested in Polk.
The Polks and Bostons sound very similar. The Polks have a bit more base, and the Bostons are slightly clearer sounding but there real close.
Guess you was wrong BumbleBee. The OP considered Polk for a good listen and enjoyed the bass and thought the sound was almost as clear as the Bostons - Jetster obviously doesnt share your strong dislike for Polk.