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Old 10-27-2013, 02:56 AM   #1  
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Hi Guys:

I'm moving to my new houses soon but I've encounter a problem setting up the speakers in the living room. The ceiling is too high to mount any speakers. I have the Bose Acousticmas 10 5.1 speakers and I was thinking about adding my Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series tower speakers to make it a 7.1 system. Is this an awful idea to start with??

If the idea is doable, since my living room configuration is hard to put a surround stand, is it possible to use front height speakers instead and keeping the rear? Can someone help me with this problem!! Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #2  
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Hi Guys:

I'm moving to my new houses soon but I've encounter a problem setting up the speakers in the living room. The ceiling is too high to mount any speakers. I have the Bose Acousticmas 10 5.1 speakers and I was thinking about adding my Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series tower speakers to make it a 7.1 system. Is this an awful idea to start with??

If the idea is doable, since my living room configuration is hard to put a surround stand, is it possible to use front height speakers instead and keeping the rear? Can someone help me with this problem!! Thanks!
First, trash the bose, then get all polk speakers. You cannot mix as the bose are a different impedence, plus the sound will be awful. bose has no quality, and no true level of range. There is a little pun, "no highs no lows -thats bose"
Years ago, they made a fine product. Now relegated to production of crap, and a very good promotion that "tells" you that they are good quality, when actually they are not able to produce a full range. The company will not devulge any information as to frequency response and power handling as others will do. This has been the policy of this outfit and are sold to folks who are wealthy who belive the commercials, because they cost more than avg. and "equalivelent" audio products.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #3  
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Allenisu - unfortunately as stated the BOSE have a different impedance and their 'receiver' tends to be rather proprietary. If possible I would sell and try a regular AVR with receivers, if not just set it up the best you can. As far as height I am not sure I understand as front height are part of a 7.1 system and not a 5.1 system. In a 5.1 system surrounds go on the side not the rear. Rear speakers are added in addition to side surrounds in a 7.1 system and can be substituted for height speakers in the front instead. If you need further help or clariffication post back.
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Thanks guys for the information.

Since I've already spent much on the renovation, I will stick with the Bose for now and set it as a 5.1 system in the living room.

I do have a Onkyo HT-S780 7.1 system, which I was going to put in the loft (which is huge). In this case, can I replace the front with Polk series 70? I'm trying to mix and match of what I have right now and minimize the cost to buy any new parts.

Any suggestion then?
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Thanks guys for the information.

Since I've already spent much on the renovation, I will stick with the Bose for now and set it as a 5.1 system in the living room.

I do have a Onkyo HT-S780 7.1 system, which I was going to put in the loft (which is huge). In this case, can I replace the front with Polk series 70? I'm trying to mix and match of what I have right now and minimize the cost to buy any new parts.

Any suggestion then?
That certainlt is a doable thing. As for the desired outcome that is variable depending on how well the timbre of the polks blend with the other onkyo speakers.
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