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post #2941 of 3866
Subbing. Pretty much my setup. Except whole room is a mess currently. Plus, I have my extra 22" LG Monitor on the receiver angled towards me for a extra monitor.
Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR804
Speakers: B&W 686

I still want to pick up a HTM61 or HTM62 to use for a center channel, put the 686 as rears and pull out my Sony SS-MF550H as fronts.

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Depending on how much the A5's will be for shipping, I think I'm pretty much sold on the A2's. I talked to two guys in town that have them and they said they are amazing. One is a basement studio owner and has them in his private office and says they do an amazing job at clarity across the entire range, they just won't have a room-filling effect if used for anything other then desk speakers.
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post #2943 of 3866
I think either setup will be overkill for staying in a hotel room. I would be worried about room service or someone else running off with them.
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I think either setup will be overkill for staying in a hotel room. I would be worried about room service or someone else running off with them.

They won't be staying in the room without me there. They will come out in the morning with me, I'll keep them nice and safe at work.
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If you will be lugging them in and out alot, then I would go with the A2's. As after awhile, you might be kicking yourself for getting the bigger and heavier A5's.
However, at the same time, decent workout for the time too. . .
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If you will be lugging them in and out alot, then I would go with the A2's. As after awhile, you might be kicking yourself for getting the bigger and heavier A5's.
However, at the same time, decent workout for the time too. . .

I've got a nice back-pack and I'm in shape. Only a 20 minute walk to work.
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post #2947 of 3866
i can post other alternatives to the a2's but i don't feel they are in the same league as them. the m-audio Bx5a and the behringer MS40..
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Well guys, the person shipped out my Polk Monitor 70's today. He shipped the two floor-standing speakers in their own boxes (not the original packaging).
I hope he packed them well. What do you guys think the chance of the speakers being damaged through shipping is?

He also, for no extra charge, shipping out the grills in a third box together as he was afraid they may break. While I'm thankful he sent the grills out in hopes to not let them break, it makes me worry that something may puncture the box, or too much pressure will be placed up the speakers and possible dent in one of the cones.

What are your guys opinions? It's making a pretty decent length trip, 820 miles-ish from Michigan to here in Connecticut. I'm hopeful, but just ever-so-slightly concerned. Then again, he has 450+ reviews and 100% feedback. So, I think it should be okay.
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I would say if he is worried about the grills being damaged if being shipped with the speakers that he did a good job making sure the speakers were packed nicely.

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I was considering that. I guess I was just worried about not having anything in front of the drivers.

I'm also wondering if I'll need a new receiver. I could probably use one, as my current receivers DAC isn't exactly the best. But it's typically fine. It supports 192 in.

My new Polk Monitor 70's are "20-275" watts. My receiver can only output 75 WPC at the impedance the speakers are. Will this be too low? The speakers are something like 89dB sensitivity. I was thinking about bi-amping, but then I'll lose the ability to do 5.1 surround as I wanted to before.

I might be open to a receiver upgrade. I would just require one that introduces no input lag at all (or at least no noticeable) like my current. I also need to figure out if I can play games at 60Hz in 1440p with HDMI through my receiver also... It is HDMI 1.4a compliant, but I don't know about bandwidth and if I'll have enough for gaming on that resolution.
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