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I have these (and the matching surround setup). Decent introductory speaker. Don't pair it with an awesome sub because you'll realize how much these speakers suck when you thought they were ok before.

I paid $300 for 2 from Newegg back in January of 2012.

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Quote from episking View Post :
I have these (and the matching surround setup). Decent introductory speaker. Don't pair it with an awesome sub because you'll realize how much these speakers suck when you thought they were ok before.

I paid $300 for 2 from Newegg back in January of 2012.

-EP
Lol, yeah, gotta love how Polk prices went up. I remember posting these in the mid $130's. Now they are $165 each.
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Decent speakers.
Would make a good rear channel(s).
They are huge and heavy. The sound, however, is muddy and lacks clarity. Just my opinion.
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Great set of speakers for those not looking to break the bank. I'm still using mine from 2012 as well. Price went up some, but doesn't it always...
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I have a pair of these, a CSi A6-Center (yes, I know, not Timbre matched but close enough), a PSW12 Sub, Monitor 60's for the side surrounds and Monitor 40's for the rear surround channels. The M70 is a great speaker for anyone who isn't an audio snob. Even at $165 ea, still a very solid deal IMO.
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Quote from episking View Post :
I have these (and the matching surround setup). Decent introductory speaker. Don't pair it with an awesome sub because you'll realize how much these speakers suck when you thought they were ok before.

I paid $300 for 2 from Newegg back in January of 2012.

-EP
Sounds like you expected these speakers to pump out some bass, but the only way speakers can do that is if they have a decent sized subwoofer and plenty of power. 6.5" will only give so much bass and any decent 8"+ powered subwoofer will go lower and louder. That's why I recommend bookshelf speakers and a decent 10"+ powered subwoofer for HT. An awesome sub shouldn't diminish what these speakers do for highs, mids, and lows down to 45 hz or so. It should enhance it. These Polks are rated at 40hz (-3db), and you should be able to cross them over at 45-50 hz to let the subwoofer handle everything below that for a nice full sound. Also your amplifier might not be supplying enough clean power. It says they are 8 ohm speakers and are an efficient 90db, but they could run lower and probably need a lot of power to shine.

frequency response 40-24,000 Hz (-3dB)
8-ohm impedance
sensitivity 90 dB
handles up to 275 watts
dual 5-way binding post terminals
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Decent speakers.
Would make a good rear channel(s).
They are huge and heavy. The sound, however, is muddy and lacks clarity. Just my opinion.
Why rear channels? Aren't these overkill?
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Quote from StrykerEureka View Post :
Decent speakers.
Would make a good rear channel(s).
They are huge and heavy. The sound, however, is muddy and lacks clarity. Just my opinion.
I have receivers rated at 100watts+ @8 ohms and they make some of my speakers sound crappy compared to lower power rated amps that handle the dips in ohm better. If you have a pair of these and haven't been impressed with the sound, try to find or borrow a decent amp that can handle 4 ohm loads and supply some clean power. You may be surprised on how different and better they sound. Try bi-amping too. Many swear by it.

In general, if you are using a budget/lower end receiver, you will probably want to avoid getting these and most other towers. Stick with decent bookshelf speakers and let the subwoofer handle the lows.
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I have a pair of these, a CSi A6-Center (yes, I know, not Timbre matched but close enough), a PSW12 Sub, Monitor 60's for the side surrounds and Monitor 40's for the rear surround channels. The M70 is a great speaker for anyone who isn't an audio snob. Even at $165 ea, still a very solid deal IMO.
I have owned these for 5 years now as well... I still cant believe how great they sound with my Yamaha 667 AVR... and I am about to upgrade that to a more robust AVR (4k)... Not everyone can afford spending >$200 per speaker... I find these amazing paired with my Dynamo 500 Martin Logan sub (which is also not an audiophile choice sub but again, I love the sound).
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I have owned these for 5 years now as well... I still cant believe how great they sound with my Yamaha 667 AVR... and I am about to upgrade that to a more robust AVR (4k)... Not everyone can afford spending >$200 per speaker... I find these amazing paired with my Dynamo 500 Martin Logan sub (which is also not an audiophile choice sub but again, I love the sound).
I'm seeing that sub at $500 retail.


I'd highly encourage you to sell it and look into SVS. For $500 you'd be looking at their pb-1000 or sb-1000. You'll be absolutely blown away by what you were missing.
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Why rear channels? Aren't these overkill?
You are right. They are.
I was once stuck with them and had to use them that way. Was cheaper than buying good speakers stands for my Paradigms.
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I have receivers rated at 100watts+ @8 ohms and they make some of my speakers sound crappy compared to lower power rated amps that handle the dips in ohm better. If you have a pair of these and haven't been impressed with the sound, try to find or borrow a decent amp that can handle 4 ohm loads and supply some clean power. You may be surprised on how different and better they sound. Try bi-amping too. Many swear by it.

In general, if you are using a budget/lower end receiver, you will probably want to avoid getting these and most other towers. Stick with decent bookshelf speakers and let the subwoofer handle the lows.
I have a receiver with a dedicated amp ( emotiva UPA 200 ) and have run many sets of speakers -
- Paradigm phantom V3
- Polk monitors
- B&W 683 series 1
- Paradigm studio 20 V3
- B&W 601 S3
- Polk LSi9
- Polk RTiA3
- Infinity primus towers
and the infamous bose 901 series 6

I have nothing against polks ( in fact, LSi9s are one of the finest I have owned ) but the silk dome tweeter does not sound good at all. I compared them with all the bookshelf speakers and I still found the monitors to be way inferior. Again, its just me and I did not do a detailed audiophile ( a.k.a audio-fanatic ) frequency spectrum analysis.
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Quote from StrykerEureka View Post :
I have a receiver with a dedicated amp ( emotiva UPA 200 ) and have run many sets of speakers -
- Paradigm phantom V3
- Polk monitors
- B&W 683 series 1
- Paradigm studio 20 V3
- B&W 601 S3
- Polk LSi9
- Polk RTiA3
- Infinity primus towers
and the infamous bose 901 series 6

I have nothing against polks ( in fact, LSi9s are one of the finest I have owned ) but the silk dome tweeter does not sound good at all. I compared them with all the bookshelf speakers and I still found the monitors to be way inferior. Again, its just me and I did not do a detailed audiophile ( a.k.a audio-fanatic ) frequency spectrum analysis.
Good speaker list and a nice amp. From what I read, the emotiva is rated perhaps conservatively at 80 watts a channel (which is plenty of clean power for smaller speakers and very efficient 8 ohm towers). I've read that these towers shine with 200+ watts to each.

Since, most people, including myself, don't have a good integrated amp with 200+ watts a channel, I recommend matching bookshelf speakers over towers for HT. Then putting the balance towards a better subwoofer. We all love the bang for the buck of the $200 Klipsch etc, but you can get so much more out of adding a $500+ SVS, HSU, Outlaw, etc.
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Get the klipsch kf-28's from newegg for $15 more each.
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