Swapping Monitor 60s with bookshelves? Am I crazy?

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  1. Tu13erhead

    Tu13erhead Diamond Member

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    My fronts are currently a pair of Monitor 60s. I've had them for a long time now, and I love them. However, due to the room setup, my TV needs to be kitty cornered. I have a bigger TV now, and so the Monitor 60s are pretty squished next to my TV. It's tolerable, but looks pretty silly and forces my TV to be pulled away from the wall a bit.

    So I'm considering swapping them with a decent set of bookshelf speakers. That way I could put them under the TV, basically.

    I know none of this is good for surround sound, but I don't care too much about the acoustics. It's an open-concept layout to my kitchen and dining room so I am SOL on that anyway. I mostly just watch TV and listen to music so surround isn't a big deal.

    I've been out of the home audio game for a while now and not sure what I should consider. I'm looking at Polk because that's what the rest of my speakers are. Would the Monitor 40s be an okay substitution for the 60s? Or a definite downgrade? I do have a subwoofer.

    What about the RTi4? RTiA1? Other stuff?

    tl;dr Can I replace my Monitor 60s with bookshelves and not hate myself?
     
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    layout drawing?

    You will hate yourself :biggrin: You have surrounds right now now? just use them as mains for a test drive.
     
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    Tu13erhead Diamond Member

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    No layout drawing handy, but I'm not so much concerned about acoustics as I am sound quality from the fronts. I do have surrounds, but they're I think the lowest end Polk surrounds (they were like $30/pair back in 2005) so not really on par with what I'd look to replace my fronts with.
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290202

    170 for the pair. If you don't like them, use them as surrounds :cool:

    The main losses are volume and bass extension.
     
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    Hmm, eBay has the RTi4's for $150/pair. I think that's probably a solid choice, especially for the price.
     
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    #6 sdifox, Nov 13, 2012
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    build some MTG-08s
     
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    hsu research's hb-1 :)
     
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    Why** The** *** is everyone typ**ing with a*s*t*e*r*i*s*k*s all over the place **?**


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    humm, I was posting from the tablet****** wonder if it has anything to do with it**

    what the hell******
     
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    did we get haxored?
     
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    Apparently it is a problem with filter period and c o m get filtered and asterisked
     
  13. Dug

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    If you have to put the speakers under the TV then I'm assuming they are up against the wall to.

    You should look for speakers that are meant for on wall. For instance JBL has a decent set-
    http://www.amazon.com/JBL-L820-Wall-.../dp/B000FYZ9XO

    Otherwise the speakers will sound horrible. Especially with a rear port.
     
  14. boomhower

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    If you have a decent sub you wont notice the difference.