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have you ever listen to a high end speaker? like i said there a good speaker thats going to be loud, sq isnt going to be there. trust me my friend. if you got an audio store that carries high end speakers spend a few minutes there and listen.

btw what are you going to use them for 2channel stereo or part of a surround setup?
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have you ever listen to a high end speaker? like i said there a good speaker thats going to be loud, sq isnt going to be there. trust me my friend. if you got an audio store that carries high end speakers spend a few minutes there and listen.

btw what are you going to use them for 2channel stereo or part of a surround setup?
I'm setting up a surround sound setup, 5.1. Going to use Polk CS1 Center and Monitor 30's as rear.
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all wrong my friend. really should match drive size as the center speaker its going to drown out your center speaker, when a car goes across the screen left loud center low right loud. not going to sound good. should use them for a 2 channel setup.
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all wrong my friend. really should match drive size as the center speaker its going to drown out your center speaker, when a car goes across the screen left loud center low right loud. not going to sound good. should use them for a 2 channel setup.
I have level controls.

I'm using these in a 5.1 setup, end of story. I don't want tiny little front speakers, when I've got my towers that I love.
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That's also another $160. If I needed to buy all new speakers, I would have done so. I'm buying the Polk speakers to match the sound signature of my towers (bright).
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I'm setting up a surround sound setup, 5.1. Going to use Polk CS1 Center and Monitor 30's as rear.
I would go with the CS2 center. The Monitor 30's are really good rear speakers. I had a CS1 center and it was to small sounding.
    
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I would go with the CS2 center. The Monitor 30's are really good rear speakers. I had a CS1 center and it was to small sounding.
Gotta agree. I just upgraded to a Hsu center (partially to match my fronts) because the CS1 sounded pretty weak in comparison! I don't know how much better the CS2 would be though.

Also, not to be a C-blocker, but I can think of a reason to not put the sub and tower in the same enclosure: placement and sound stage. Subs are a little fussier in their placement than speakers are. If they aren't in a corner or at least near a wall, their SQ will suffer considerably. Having a separate enclosure for the sub will make this a non-issue!
    
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its just going to be a mess, i am the c-blocker
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I would go with the CS2 center. The Monitor 30's are really good rear speakers. I had a CS1 center and it was to small sounding.
I'll definitely make note of that, thanks. I'm picking the Polks to match sound wise with the Pioneer towers (I've owned Monitor 30's before, so I know they sound relatively close). If you say the CS1 doesn't sound "big" enough and the CS2 is better...then I'll get the CS2.

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Gotta agree. I just upgraded to a Hsu center (partially to match my fronts) because the CS1 sounded pretty weak in comparison! I don't know how much better the CS2 would be though.

Also, not to be a C-blocker, but I can think of a reason to not put the sub and tower in the same enclosure: placement and sound stage. Subs are a little fussier in their placement than speakers are. If they aren't in a corner or at least near a wall, their SQ will suffer considerably. Having a separate enclosure for the sub will make this a non-issue!
That's exactly the point. Where my towers sit at currently, ARE the best 2 spots for a subwoofer. And I was going to build the enclosure for the subs seperately, and then build a rack system to house the subs and towers, so they looked like one large speaker.

I have changed that however, to be just one sub, and I'm building speaker stands instead.
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