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Polk Audio New Monitor 65T Three-Way Ported Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) $129.99 + Free Shipping at Newegg

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Quote from andyl9063 View Post :
so they're the same speaker? just lacking the bass? yeah I'm getting a sub, any recommendations?

Or should I get a whole full 5.1 set with monitor 70 series 2 for $530 slightly used (year old)?
Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center Channel Speaker (Black) Single
Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer (Single) (NEW in BOX)
Ironically, I have the 70 IIs/CS2 II/30 IIs in boxes in my basement. Hope to hook them up in a few weeks. I have a different sub, but...

FWIW, the package (sans sub) cost me ~$550 direct from Polk Audio (including S&H).
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I never heard these, but I can't imagine they would be that much different compared to the Monitor 70 Series IIs that I own. Besides the bass.

I have the 70s paired with a CS2 and the HSU VTF-1 sub. Sounds pretty decent.

$345.96 Monitor 70 Series IIs back in November 2010.
$99.99 for the CS2 back in November 2011.

HSU VTF-1 total was $444.00 shipped (December 2011), but since it was my first purchase on my Chase Freedom Card I got $300 back since I spent over $500 that month.

All in all it was a pretty good deal.

I am powering them with an Onkyo TX-SR705.
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Price is tempting. Can someone confirm how these against 75T? They are listed as 200 each. Would buy either of them.
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Quote from andyl9063 View Post :
so they're the same speaker? just lacking the bass? yeah I'm getting a sub, any recommendations?

Or should I get a whole full 5.1 set with monitor 70 series 2 for $530 slightly used (year old)?
Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center Channel Speaker (Black) Single
Polk Audio Monitor30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker (Black) Pair
Polk Audio PSW111 Subwoofer (Single) (NEW in BOX)
PSW111 is a little weak I decided to go with the PSW505.

2 Monitor 70 up front CS2 for the center
no surrounds :-(
PSW 505 and Yamaha rx-v671
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Great speakers, really good price. Jump on 'em if ya want 'em. Wink
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Price is tempting. Can someone confirm how these against 75T? They are listed as 200 each. Would buy either of them.
As mentioned above, they are just a bit lacking in the low ends, so you'll want to make sure you have a sub.

I was looking at the Monitor 60 IIs (equivalent to the 65Ts) and the Monitor 70 IIs (equivalent to the 75Ts). Settled for the 70 IIs. Have yet to hook them up.

If you use coupon code VALPAK10, you should be able to get the 75Ts for $190. It won't work with the 65Ts since there is already a promo code used.
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Nice price for Polk speakers.
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Quote from TheEdge View Post :
As mentioned above, they are just a bit lacking in the low ends, so you'll want to make sure you have a sub.

I was looking at the Monitor 60 IIs (equivalent to the 65Ts) and the Monitor 70 IIs (equivalent to the 75Ts). Settled for the 70 IIs. Have yet to hook them up.

If you use coupon code VALPAK10, you should be able to get the 75Ts for $190. It won't work with the 65Ts since there is already a promo code used.
Thanks.
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So glad I got in on the Monitor II series before they sold out. A lot cheaper than the T series that replaced them. These 65T won't compare to Monitor 70 series II. Three 5 1/4" drivers compared to four 6 1/2" drivers for the M70's.
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I like the concept of mating a halfway decent pair of subs with the upper half (freq) of towers.

If you have the room, (and you'll always have the time to gradually build), I think it gives you, ultimately, a crapload of versatility, options, and future opportunities to save money.

Here's how it may work for you, based on my situation:

I have 2 RTi12's. Those beetches are power hungry, and need lots of it to drive the 3 – 7” woofers! I also have 4 – Rti8’s (damn you SD’s), which have the same upper half as the 12’s. I then ended up buying 7 DefTec Subs – 250W powered, for ~ $140 ea. (damn you SD’s).

So, first, it is my contention that a dedicated sub that is halfway decent, will go lower, and maybe be even tighter than the woofers that come with a full range tower. Also, I like that I can easily drive my 8’s with my AVR and the sub is separately powered. (I wire the front/main speakers (both l and R individually) out directly into the sub, set the crossover to about 80, than channel (connect the wires) to the fronts/mains (RTi8’s). I also have a separate sub for LFE. So, I am using 3 subs total.

Finally, if I do get the upgrade bug and move up to say the LSiM series, I will not pay the dividend for the 7’s ($2000 ea. list) but rather, just by the upper half, the LSiM3’s ($750 ea. list) and move those same subs into their new assignment. Subs don’t need to be “timbre matched”, and are omni-directional, so, no sweat there!

To be sure, if I tried to drive the LSi7, I’d have to shop for an additional amp. With the 3’s, the AVR can hold it’s own.

As far as my 12's, I will prolly give them to the old man, along with an amp. (I have 4 pro amps - damn you audioholics)!

EDIT: So the relevance to this thread is, I think the 65T's or even the 75T's (once they go on sale) are an excellent value and can make for a kick-ass HT or 2 channel setup!
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A better set of speakers would be a pair of Infinity P363 for $117 each when on sale at Frys.com (Which was just last week)
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Quote from MIX MASTER ICE View Post :
These 65T won't compare to Monitor 70 series II. Three 5 1/4" drivers compared to four 6 1/2" drivers for the M70's.
Yar, but I think the Monitor 60's were replaced by the 65T's and the M70's were replaced by the 75T's (4 x 6-1/2" mids).
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I recently bought a Denon 3312CI. Can I drive a pair of Polk Rti 12 with this receiver? Thanks!
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Quote from aj_firewire View Post :
I recently bought a Denon 3312CI. Can I drive a pair of Polk Rti 12 with this receiver? Thanks!
Of course you can. You only need at least 50w/channel to drive the Rti 12's
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Quote from ddtmm View Post :
Of course you can. You only need at least 50w/channel to drive the Rti 12's
Thanks. I have been tracking some Polk Rti 12's on sale at Fry's. So I just might get them.
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