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Old 10-28-2019, 11:56 PM   #1
WutDaFunk WutDaFunk is offline
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Default Recommend some fronts please!

Hi, I just moved into a condo on the top floor, with a 17' x 15' x 8' (W x D x H) living room and my listening distance would be about 8-10ft away.

The center channel would be on a TV stand/desk that's 71 inches wide, so the L/R would be that far apart.

I was using the Polk monitor 70 series II as my front L/F and a Polk CS10 center, paired with a BIC America F12 12" subwoofer. All connected to a Denon X4400H. I got the L/R as a gift so I don't want to get rid of them, but I'm willing to use them as surrounds and replace the center channel because I don't really like the CS10.

I'm going for a 5.2.4 setup eventually, with atmos upfiring speakers and maybe another F12 subwoofer (not sure if two subs are necessary yet, or if I should just use 1 better sub). My priority right now are good fronts that wouldn't make the Polks sound out of place.

I watch a lot of 4K blurays and listen to a lot of music.

My budget for the L/C/R is about $1,000 with a $1,250 hard limit. Please recommend some good options for a whole upgrade of the fronts! Since I'm planning to put atmos upfiring modules on top, a flat top design is ideal.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:31 PM   #2
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Having a powerful home theater like this in a condo, don't you think you'll be disturbing your neighbors?
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:00 AM   #3
JPK JPK is offline
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Look at the KEF Q Series. Q350 x2 and a Q650c should be around your budget and sound great.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:15 AM   #4
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Ideally, you should match all your speakers to the same brand to have better timbre matching and better cohesiveness in your sound system. I used to have different brands for the fronts and surrounds. At first I did not notice the difference, but with time it started to bother me until I matched them all with the same brand. So, I would recommend you look into higher-end Polk speakers for the fronts and for the center if you do not want to replace the Polks you already have.

Subs do not have to match with the rest of the speakers since it all goes to very low frequencies for them.
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