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post #1 of 13 Old 03-21-08, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any input on these speakers. I found a set for what looks like a good price, and they look like killer speakers. I have not heard them yet but setting up a time to do so. I read a lot of the reviews that I could find about them and of course they all say that they are the best speaker out there. Any help would be great.
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They were building those back in 2001-2002 or so. They sure look nice and like you say... all I have ever read about them has been good.

I am not sure of anyone who specifically owns any from here at the Shack.
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I have found a set that can be bought for around $600. From what they sold for when new this seems like a good deal, I just wish I knew something about them.
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If they are in good shape, at $600, it seems like a steal. I'm assuming that you don't have the opportunity to listen to them?

Also, keep in mind, you'll have a hard time finding a matching center (was one ever made), so don't plan on using these in an HT.
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I haven't heard them, though I probably will fairly soon at a friend's gtg. They look to me like RT55s on a powered bass module (subs). Makes sense since they are from the same RT rev. I'll bet they are monsters for HT. $600 is a good price.
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Polk could probably recommend a center that would match up well.
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I would snag them up at that price, if they are in good shape. They got some pretty good reviews when they were new and that is a whole lot of speaker for $600. Like Sonnie said, Polk could probably help you determine what center and surrounds to look for.
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Polks are beautifully warm in the middle and have nice crisp highs... but light on bottom end. They would work well with a decent sub. I'm not one that believes the center has to be "matching" myself (quality, yes... matching, not so much). Centers have a very different job to do. I would certainly entertain using them in your HT setup.
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Polks are beautifully warm in the middle and have nice crisp highs... but light on bottom end. They would work well with a decent sub. I'm not one that believes the center has to be "matching" myself (quality, yes... matching, not so much). Centers have a very different job to do. I would certainly entertain using them in your HT setup.
With sounds that pan left to right through the center channel, timbre matching is the difference between a smooth pan, and a rough appearance of the sound in three distinct channels.
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With sounds that pan left to right through the center channel, timbre matching is the difference between a smooth pan, and a rough appearance of the sound in three distinct channels.
I'm not saying they shouldn't blend... just that there are more possibilities than a particular manufacturer's offerings.
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