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I grabbed the monitor 70's when they were $150 each a couple weeks back. They provide pretty good bass, but a sub is still nice and I imagine that is even more so the case with the 60s thumb.gif
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...My dad is starting to piss me off.

Now hes saying that he doesn't want to watch many movies, and just mostly listen to music. He isn't an audiophile, he just wants to be able to listen with some decent speakers. We still have a blu-ray player, and I want to have the TV, blu-ray, and his ipod to play through the speakers. What are my options?
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Considering the sale price of the CS1, I'd be tempted to buy 2 of them and stack em, or put them side-by-side if you have room to create a sort of line array center channel.

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...My dad is starting to piss me off.
Now hes saying that he doesn't want to watch many movies, and just mostly listen to music. He isn't an audiophile, he just wants to be able to listen with some decent speakers. We still have a blu-ray player, and I want to have the TV, blu-ray, and his ipod to play through the speakers. What are my options?

The monitor 60's will still probably knock his socks off then. Still probably going to wind up with a home theater receiver but I guess you could look for a stereo one if you really wanted rolleyes.gif
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...My dad is starting to piss me off.

Now hes saying that he doesn't want to watch many movies, and just mostly listen to music. He isn't an audiophile, he just wants to be able to listen with some decent speakers. We still have a blu-ray player, and I want to have the TV, blu-ray, and his ipod to play through the speakers. What are my options?

If he's only after music, then 2.1 would be the better option. If you want to watch movies, surround sound (5.1) is definitely better. But a GOOD set of 2.1 would do just fine though.

EDIT:
Stick with the receiver you have picked out. This way if you go 2.1 for now, he can always add a center and surrounds later (CS2 / CS20 and Monitor 30's or 40's).
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If he's only after music, then 2.1 would be the better option. If you want to watch movies, surround sound (5.1) is definitely better. But a GOOD set of 2.1 would do just fine though.

Im thinking of getting a 5.1 receiver, and 2 front, and a sub. Then, later on, he has the option to upgrade to a surround-sound system.
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If he's only after music, then 2.1 would be the better option. If you want to watch movies, surround sound (5.1) is definitely better. But a GOOD set of 2.1 would do just fine though.

Im thinking of getting a 5.1 receiver, and 2 front, and a sub. Then, later on, he has the option to upgrade to a surround-sound system.

Stick with the receiver you already have picked out. It's a good receiver, and should handle just about any upgrade you guys could want.
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My dad talked to my mom about the klipsch speakers, and she didn't agree with spending $450 for a set of speakers. Thats why I went with the polk speakers. After talking to them about the center speaker, she also dont't like the idea of spending $150 for a center speaker. Are center speakers all that necessary? I just linked those center speakers because they were cheap.
As for the receiver, I don't think well ever have a 7.1 system, let alone the 7.2 system. I don't want to go over 350 for the receiver, so is there another you would recomend?

Don't waste money on 7 channels if you're not going to use them.

Don't skimp on the amplification; it is the most important component.

If you can't get the big KF-28s, then you may as well drop down to bookshelf speakers, so you can integrate proper subs instead. Don't make the mistake of going in-between. Either get BIG floor standing units with large woofers, or get bookshelves and pair them with subs.
     
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If we do watch movies on this setup, will the receiver automatically send the center channel sound to the front speakers?

Also, I don't really think I have room for the sub. He is fine with the one you posted, but space is an issue. I have this cabinet thing where I can put it, and it has a fabric-like cover, instead of wood. Is that a bad spot for a subwoofer? Should I post a picture of the area I have to work with?
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For mostly musical listening, those KF-28s, on a decent amp, skipping subs and surrounds for now (and just watching movies in stereo for now) would be wonderful. You should try to convince them to go with the KF-28s at this point IMO.
     
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