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11-12-2007, 03:46 PM
Ok, Currently I have this HTIB in my bedroom.

From my System, I plan to use the Reciever and the Subwoofer.

So Basically I am lookin for"

L + R Speakers
C Speaker
SL + SR Speakers

So Far I was thinking of this:

For L and R speakers:

Polk Audio R50 Cherry ($69.99 Each)

For SL and SR speakers:

Two-way bookshelf loudspeaker ($49.99 Each)

Center Speaker:


So basically, are the speakers I posted above good? keep in Mind Im trying to go for a cheap build.
And what would be a good Center Speaker to pair it with the rest?

11-12-2007, 04:15 PM
I don't think that anyone on this forum is going to tell you that those speakers are "good".

I mean, they are cheap, so that's pretty good.

I guess if you can listen to them in person and they suit your needs, go for it. Aside from that, not sure what to say. I'm not a big fan of Polks and those appear to be fairly low end Polks.

11-12-2007, 05:01 PM
Try a pair of these:

They sound great for the money (I own a pair)
and for a center, you might consider this:

It's a great center channel for the money, but it is very large.
You can consider using x-ls speakers for surrounds and a center,
Good luck, vardo

11-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Another option would be to build slowly vs going with 5 "cheapo" speakers, if budget is a concern.

I also like Vardo's suggestion if you can swing that. I haven't heard them, but trust the opinion of the members here.

11-12-2007, 11:29 PM
Even tho I am no fan of Polks, I am going against the grain and reccomending these.
They look great, the specs are okay, and your receiver is a bit limited (with audible
distortion) .
Alll this means is that you need a speaker that is maybe not so detailed, if frys has a return policy I would try them, 140 bucks for a pair of floorstanders is going to be hard to beat