Now that you have provided an idea of your budget, can you now provide the size of the room where you'll be using the HT? Will you also be playing music on that system? What percentage use for music versus HT percentage? It's easy for everyone to lead you in spending thousands of $$$$ but will spending that kind of money on your part justified, that is what needs to be determined. BTW, IMHO depending on your answers on the above, those Polk satellites might make for a good entry level for you as many on this board acquired similar (RM10s) in the past and are quite content.Thanks for all the feedback.
I think I'm looking at spending no more than $1K for a receiver and 5.1 speaker setup.
How would you guys compare the Polk Audio RM75BD to the Energy RC-Micros?
Bearing in mind that I'm no audiophile. Do you think I would hear a difference?
You always get what you pay for but the big concern is to make sure you get what you need, no more no less.
BTW, have you considered going use? When properly threated speakers last forever and you of course get more bang for the same $$$ spent Also, do you presently own decent speakers which you could use temporarly with an HT AVR and you could upgrade as money comes available.
Now, when it comes to audio your hears are your best ally and you should NOT rely on a forum to guide you into what speakers to buy but should get out there and demo some