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Well I haven't pulled the trigger yet. I keep going back and forth on what to do. I can say I'm leaning towards the polks though. Since I'm trying to keep it somewhat "cheap" would it be a worthwhile upgrade to go to this:

ONKYO TX-NR509 5.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair (2 sets of these)
Polk Audio CS1 Series II Center Channel Speaker (Black) Each
Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Black 10-inch Powered Subwoofer Each

That setup would be around $635.. I could do Monitor 40's for the front but I think the 30's would do good for now, plus it would give me the option of going to a 7.1 setup in the future by purchasing a new receiver and new front speakers.

So would the above setup be worth the $600+ or can you get better for the same money?
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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Monitor 30 and R150's?
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if u want good audio at a decent price check out paradigm audio or SVS
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Can anyone tell me the difference between the Monitor 30 and R150's?
The Polk R150 are basically the same as Polk T15's that you can buy from BB. The Monitors have a better tweeter and woofer.

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/bookshelf.php#rtm

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p...ent/monitor30/
    
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post #35 of 58
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Well I ended up going with the Onkyo / Jamo's. According to many people on AVSFORUM it's a very good set of speakers. Not to mention using my BOA card got me 6% cash back so I ended up paying $395 for the Onkyo 509 and 5.0 Jamo setup. You really can't beat that. To me the Polks (even if better) are not worth double what I paid for this setup. I'll post some pics when they come in, the Jamo's are on backorder so it will probably be a couple weeks.
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Just ordered the BIC F12, this should take care of the Jamo's grunt work
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Which Jamo's did you get?
    
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The 426's that come in the Tiger Direct package.
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The 426's that come in the Tiger Direct package.
This one?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...323&CatId=4586
    
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Yep, that's it. They already shipped the receiver, the speakers are on backorder (I knew this when I ordered). It'll be a couple weeks before they come in but with the money saved I believe it'll be worth the wait. Just gotta get here in time for my Halloween movie-thons
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