Originally Posted by kiwwanna
Your receiver is what rated 100w @ 8 Ohms? 160w @ 4 Ohms.. 100w per channel is more then fine for the C40's as they only call for 20-125w and the other you selected will be powered more then enough as well. Though in the future a better receiver would/should yield a better sound.
The 509 is rated at 80w x 5. I'm sure it will still drive the 5.25" speakers fine but since I'm upgrading now I'd prefer to go with the 70's / cs2.
Originally Posted by RussianJ
Rocking a pair of '40s here with a CS1 and 30s in the rear.
Very clear sound and have yet to get any distortion on them all the way up to my amps redline. (110w or so) I use them in a VERY small space now but have had them set up in a 20*19' room before with no ill effects on sound.
Only wish is that in hindsight, I would have bought 60s for the front for a little extra 'oomph' and extra bass and moved the 40s to the rear.
If needed the 40s can put out some higher bass but for true lows, a sub will be needed.
I have a BIC F12 sub already so no worries there. Whatever I get will probably be ran with the crossover at 80hz. The room is fairly large. It's shaped kind of like a T but all 3 sides are equal. Half a plus sign I guess. The center part "leg" is 19x12 and that is where my HT setup is, the other sides are around 15x12 or so. 12 foot ceilings as well.
Originally Posted by hertz9753
Mudfrog go with any Polk speakers you have listed so far, including the M70 and CS2, the Monitor series you are asking about don't need a lot of power to sound good. Was I one of the people that said no?
I don't think you were, but not sure. I had posted over at club polk, I'd ask again on AVS forum but they are probably getting tired of my questions
I don't upgrade very often so I need to ensure I go with the best setup I can for my $500 or less budget. My Yamaha Satellites are 12 years old if that gives you any indication.
Edit: Yep.. just checked club polk this morning.. that was indeed you.