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wwjrd 02-15-2013 03:08 PM

Polk Audio RC60i In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speakers 69.99 Amazon
 
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Polk Audio RC60i In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speakers

These have really good reviews and I've been watching em for a while. This is the lowest price I've ever seen them, although they were also this price (apparently) in very recent weeks.

$69.99 and free super save shipping

http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-...B00005T3BD

camarossguy2 02-15-2013 03:24 PM

Looks like a good deal.

I moved in a home thats wired for 11 ceiling speakers throughout the house, all the wires dump out into a cabinet, but i have no idea how to power them.
I have a denon avr1712, but how would you attach 11 speakers to it plus my 6.1 system? Run them in parallel?
any how-to's on the net?

happyusmle 02-15-2013 04:17 PM

How does it compare with Energy EAS-6C In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair, White)?

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-EAS-...B0012044JU

funkmasterta 02-15-2013 05:10 PM

The Monoprice ones are getting good reviews on AVS Forum. They are half the price of Polk.

https://www.google.com/webhp?q=+s...+avs+forum

CousinIT 02-15-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funkmasterta (Post 57611194)
The Monoprice ones are getting good reviews on AVS Forum. They are half the price of Polk.

https://www.google.com/webhp?q=+s...+avs+forum

I have the 3 way Monoprice 8" Kevlar. I thought they sounded pretty good until I upgraded to 8' Pioneer's from an earlier slickdeal. The monoprice sound like crap in comparison. My guess is that the Polk's will sound much better.

funkmasterta 02-15-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CousinIT (Post 57611316)
I have the 3 way Monoprice 8" Kevlar. I thought they sounded pretty good until I upgraded to 8' Pioneer's from an earlier slickdeal. The monoprice sound like crap in comparison. My guess is that the Polk's will sound much better.

There was someone who did a blind test with Polks and Monoprice and he preferred the Monoprice?

cconklin1 02-15-2013 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by funkmasterta (Post 57611444)
There was someone who did a blind test with Polks and Monoprice and he preferred the Monoprice?

There was someone who ate a Mcdonalds hamburger and a Kobe beef burger and preferred the Mcdonalds one?
sheesh..

CousinIT 02-15-2013 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by funkmasterta (Post 57611444)
There was someone who did a blind test with Polks and Monoprice and he preferred the Monoprice?

no argument there. Audio is very subjective. Pioneer and Polk have been in the speaker business for quite a while. I have the 2 way and 3 way 8" Monoprice and didn't realize how muddy the sound was compared to the Pio's.

"1 sale a day" was selling the Pio for $80 / pair and they completely destroy the MP in clarity and separation.

Old deal................. http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/59892/1-sale-a-day-8-pioneer-2way-120w-inwall-or-inceiling-speakers-white

cconklin1 02-15-2013 05:32 PM

don't forget if you spend a total of $499 you get a free subwoofer on Amazon!

hightop32 02-15-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camarossguy2 (Post 57609142)
Looks like a good deal.

I moved in a home thats wired for 11 ceiling speakers throughout the house, all the wires dump out into a cabinet, but i have no idea how to power them.
I have a denon avr1712, but how would you attach 11 speakers to it plus my 6.1 system? Run them in parallel?
any how-to's on the net?


depends on the functionality you want, the speakers you have, the ohm rating of the avr you plan to use, if you want multi channel audio, different sources in different rooms concurrently etc etc etc


it boils down to running a multichannel AND multizone amp (Niles audio makes some you can get secondhand for around $400)

or

buying an impedance matching speaker selector. note if you plan to run ALL of those speakers at once you probably want a much beefier pre-amp as the sound level will drop across all speakers as you enable more rooms.

hth if you want more details i would be happy to answer.

rrsmigs 02-15-2013 06:18 PM

I bought Polk, HTD (Home Theatre Direct), and another in-ceiling speaker, and tried comparing them all to reference Klipsch R5650-C and R5800-C, and once I had listened to the Klipsch reference speakers, anything else seemed so muddy...so I picked up some used Klipsch Reference on ebay , and LOVE them! IMHO.

happyusmle 02-15-2013 08:51 PM

Purchased 4 Energy EAS-6C In-Ceiling Speakers a year ago and need one more. Will this Polk speaker work with EAS-6C?

chromewavez 02-18-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camarossguy2 (Post 57609142)
Looks like a good deal.

I moved in a home thats wired for 11 ceiling speakers throughout the house, all the wires dump out into a cabinet, but i have no idea how to power them.
I have a denon avr1712, but how would you attach 11 speakers to it plus my 6.1 system? Run them in parallel?
any how-to's on the net?


If avr1712 does a zone 2, i would power most frequent zone2 area off denon, and run zone2 preamp outs to cheap old amp (Craigslist ken wood or something) or to small amps like the $20 lepai that was on here a few weeks ago or the more recent $26 Lepai amp/mp3 player.

http://www.amazon.com/LP-2020A-Le...pd_sim_e_1

If avr1712 doesn't do some 2, maybe it has a tape output u can use? Ive never done the series/parallel wiring and think I'd have to crank amp up too high to drive 11 speakers.

Edit...crutch field has an intro diagram to wiring:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-xcZH...grams.html


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