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Klipsch Vs. Polk

by DistillerAFI / January 21, 2006 8:49 AM PST

Does anyone have any thoughts on comparing the Klipsch Cinema 10 system to the Polk MR6900 or MR20. This is what ive narrowed my search down for a small system that sounds big and can fill a big room. any thoughts would be helpful. thanx jon

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I'd highly recommend either.
by Riverledge / January 21, 2006 9:41 AM PST
In reply to: Klipsch Vs. Polk

AUDITION each speaker with your own favourite material
CDs or DVDs. Go with your ears.
However, listening rooms are rarely like your home;
be sure you can return whatever system you choose if
it doesn't meet YOUR home situation. Good listening.


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I Second What River Said....Either One Is Superb.....
by Psych Doc / January 21, 2006 12:33 PM PST
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...Go and listen and let your ears guide you. Watch out though for the "wowie-zowie" appeal of any speaker in a showroom. Overly etched treble or thumpy bass will have you bleeding from the ears on a day in, day out basis. Go for natural sound, especially in the midrange, that's where 95% of your frequencies are going to be.

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Klipsch Vs. Polk
by jcrobso / January 24, 2006 11:38 PM PST
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I wish the people who are thinking about Bo$e would read your post. Excellent choices, you may just have to flip a coin. Maybe take some music CDs and just listen to music might help. John

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by DistillerAFI / January 25, 2006 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Klipsch Vs. Polk

Actually i have decided to order Orb speakers from orb audio, im goin with the mod2 package, 5.1, with the sub, if anyone has any suggestions give me some feedback

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I'm not familiar with ORBs. Only seen the name in passing...
by Riverledge / January 25, 2006 11:56 AM PST
In reply to: Decision

How did you happen upon these speakers?


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Someone Posted Something About Them Here In This Forum
by Psych Doc / January 26, 2006 1:52 AM PST

...Unless I heard them in carefully controlled conditions I wouldn't get near them.

A totally unknown quantity.

With Polk or Klipsch you know you're getting quality.

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by stewart norrie / January 26, 2006 2:01 AM PST

i HAVENT HEARD orb SPEAKERS but they sure ugly (little black basketballs) shape O well if there great speakers you could put a little curtian in fron of them so you dont have to see them ha ha and as far as Klipsh etc speakers go ya there awsome I have as you know an Atlantic Technology 5.1 system I also believe when you spend over $3000 for speakers your going to have a lifetime of injoymenthave a nice day

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I've heard ORB
by Dan Filice / January 26, 2006 3:10 AM PST

A small independent Home Theater shop from which I bought a lot of HT stuff (and unfortunately went under) had the ORB speaker setup. They were really nice, but my concern was whether they would do a good job of filling a room that didn't have an enclosed smallish area. The listening room where I heard ORBs had 4 equal walls and the room was maybe 12 X 12. My HT environment at home has an open wall area and is quite a bit larger than the HT listening room, so I opted for larger speakers to help fill the void. Hopefully the ORBs will work great, and hopefully you can trade-up if they don't quite do the job. As other posters here have stated, the home environment will be different than a listening room built to showoff HT speakers.

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what i did
by DistillerAFI / January 26, 2006 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: I've heard ORB

well i called orb and ordered the mod2 surround system with super 8 sub. this retails for about 1100. a very good value from what ive read on the net. Dan, u did hear the orb speakers, thats odd, ive only heard that u have to order them to hear them unless u live in LA or NYC, thats where there based out of. so maybe u heard Gallos or something. if u did hear orbs were they the MOd1s or mod2s. anyway im pairing this with my pioneer vsx-815 receiver. should sound sweet. plus the wife likes the looks so they should work with her. oh and by the way its a no risk situation 30 day free trial at home, u cant beat at least trying them out.

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