Home Theater

I have an Energy Take 5 surround system right now and have been looking to upgrade a bit. The Energy system sounds good, but I think it’s just too small for the room it’s in and plan to move them to my bedroom.

Does anyone have any idea if the Polk Audio TSi100s would make decent fronts and surrounds in a 5.1 system in my living room as an upgrade to the Energy system? I’ve got a 10" Polk sub and would pick up a new center too. I’m pretty new to home theater stuff, so don’t have a lot of experience outside my existing system.

Wait, whut? …Polk PSW111 (PSW110 too!)is cheaper on Amazon than here on Woot!?!

Both prime eligible

Review & link to cheaper:


Polk PSW110:


Does the BenQ MP776 ST come with or without the remote control?

Hello WOOT community. I am Arin with Pinnacle Speakers, TEAM LEADER consumer division. Pinnacle is a family owned and operated USA based company, established in 1976. That’s 38 years and running for any “arithmetically challenged”…but seriously, we are famous in the Speaker and consumer electronics industry and known specifically for superior performance, innovative engineering and old fashioned, personal service.

We have products ranging from affordable “BUDGET AUDIOPHILE” to TRUE AUDIOPHILE up to $8,000. We offer these exclusive and no brainer deals to WOOT as an exclusive buy it now, snooze or lose opportunity. I will be here monitoring the forum to assist in answering any and all questions regarding our products. I have been with Pinnacle for 9 years and I will proudly tell you,we make terrific products. I am quite knowledgeable about our products and speakers in general, but if something is technically beyond me, I have access to one of our audio engineers for the highly technical questions.

There is no such thing as a “DUMB” question. These are complicated decisions. If you have a question, please ask. Chances are your question will also help many other Woot forum people. I am a specialist in Pinnacle, I am here for Pinnacle Speakers. I cannot speak for other company products, though I can try to assist in building a system with our products and some existing items you may already own.


Hi Arin,

Im looking to purchase a Pinnacle sub to match my yamaha YSP4100 sound bar.

My living room is 20’x19’ wood floors and vaulted ceilings.

Your advice is welcome.


Yeah… do your homework folks… the prices on every Polk ‘deal’ here I cross-checked with a quick google search are NOT good! I found every one I checked cheaper (some substantially) elsewhere from reputable sites including Amazon, J&R, Crutchfield, etc.!

Woot!'s prices are not the best any more… sad.

Arin, are the BD 300 center and BD 500 bookshelf the same BD Series II shown on Pinnacle’s website, or are these the discontinued generation?

Can anyone compare the Pinnacle dual 12-inch sub with the dual 8-inch sub? I currently own the Babyboomer but I can’t help but wonder how much better the dual 12-inchers sound. I’m looking for sound quality differences, not quantity for a 2.1 setup.


Does anyone know if the HK AVR 700’s feet are removable, and if so, how tall is it without them? My buddy is looking for a low profile receiver that can squeeze through a 5" high opening.


Hi and thanks for the question. PS SUB 225 is excellent in a larger room because of the 12" woofer. Baby Boomer is the best sub to match for Music listening. More info for you below Mike,

The items offered in this event are Series I. Series I and Series II are substantially similar, but the Series II has some additional acoustic refinements in frequency
range. Series II sells around $500 cause it is brand new. Series I offered here is below dealer cost.


Well I will throw our hat in the ring and ask you to consider 2 terrific contenders we have in this event. Our model SFITMON 450 and BD 500. SFITMON$ 450 Patented edition uses a proprietary port system and delivers superior bass from these shelf monitor speakers. It would be a marked upgrade I am sure and still integrate well with the rest of the TAKE 5 system. For even better bass and more detailed sound, especially for music, consider our BD 500. In either case, you will get far far more performance for your money than you ever dreamed possible. Additionally, model BD 300 would be an excellent matching center for either BD 500 or SFTMON 450.

With nearly 40 years of experience, we are quite sure of it. Thanks

Hi Mike,

You have what we would describe as a “LIVE” room. Meaning mostly hard reflective surfaces as opposed to a room with carpet and lots of couches. The LIVE room and vaulted ceilings means your room acoustics are loud. So, that combined with the fairly large size, I will make a few recommendations and let your budget be your guide. ALL of the suggestions are indeed recommended.

BEST CHOICE: 1 SUPERSONIC, this uses 2 active 12" subwoofers and will deliver both volume and depth of bass. It is exceptional for music or movies. If you have the budget, I suggest this.

OPTION # 2: 1 BABY BOOMER + 1 PSSUB 225. I would put the PSSUB 225 in the rear to assist in filling up volume considering the high ceilings. Use the BABY BOOMER in the front closer to the listening area for great detail, bass definition and wonderful for music.

OPTION # 3: 1 maybe even 2 PSSUB 225.

I hope this helps


They are series 1, but not discontinued.

Hello Arin,

I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver, and I am now trying to decide on the speakers to get to go with it.

Would it be getter to get the Pinnacle MB11500+ system and maybe replace the sub with the Baby Boomer and use the sub it comes with as a second sub.

Or piecing it together by getting the Baby Boomer or SuperSonic and a combination of BD 500s and S-FIT LCR 250s?

They will be in a medium sized living room with carpet and two couches.


Hi and thanks for the question.

The Dual 12" is actually “FASTER” than the dual 8" so it is more accurate. Total SPL (volume is considerably higher with Supersonic. Overall, it is a great music subwoofer. In my view it depends on what the 2 speakers are that you are using. if they have 5" drivers or less I would stick to the Baby Boomer, unless the room is large. If the pair of speakers have 6-10" woofers than I would definately opt for SUPERSONIC. It also has a stunning piano lacquer finish.

If you have any additional questions please let me know.



any idea on the vizio 40 inch 2.1 system. had plans to go for pinnacle system but with a infant would probably go for a 2.1 and then expand once she gets bigger. is the 2.1 system good?

Who could advise on a solid soundbar with wireless sub? Tired of running wires in my small little apartment. Got a 55" Samsung TV if it matters and enough credenza space to put on a bar. Would like something with some power if possible, just don’t know what to go with.

“I was thinking of getting the Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver, and I am now trying to decide on the speakers to get to go with it.”

I bought that Onkyo 626 last time it was here. Love it so far.

I got these speakers for it. Work perfectly.

Planes whiz by. I can hear doors open behind me, gunfire. Real theater sound. Great for music too.

Hope this helps.