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post #61 of 113 Old 02-24-12, 05:23 PM
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

Just stumbled onto this thread. The only polks I have are the Lsi9's. For the class speaker there are, I am pretty impressed with them. And the finish is very refined.
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post #62 of 113 Old 11-13-12, 06:28 PM
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I am running 2 Polk RTi12's for the L/R, a CSi5 for the center, and 2 R50's for the surround, thought better than the sony bookshelves I was using.

So thats my babies

1x Onkyo TX-SR876(Receiver)
1x Panasonic TH46PZ80U (TV)
1x Polk Audio CSi5 (Center Speaker)
2x Polk Audio RTi12 (Tower Speakers)
2x Polk Audio Rti6 (Surround Speakers)
1x SVS PC-13 Ultra (Subwoofer)
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This is a great review of the RTiA line by Secrets of Home Teater Hi Fi. Nothing too shocking here... They are fantastic speakers. Always surprised that they get dismissed/non-mentions on the shack. But the review pretty much says it all! Really couldn't agree more with all of the positives pointed out.

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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I am curious, I am currently using my Polk R50's as Surround Speakers, would I see more benefits using RTi6 Bookshelves as the Surrounds for the 4, 5, 6, and 7 Speakers? I was considering the FXi Series for those speakers at some point.

Or just keep the R50 Towers, and do 5.1

In all honesty I don't see alot of 6.1 or 7.1 material, alot of it still seems to be 5.1. Wish they had more 6.1 or 7.1 material.

1x Onkyo TX-SR876(Receiver)
1x Panasonic TH46PZ80U (TV)
1x Polk Audio CSi5 (Center Speaker)
2x Polk Audio RTi12 (Tower Speakers)
2x Polk Audio Rti6 (Surround Speakers)
1x SVS PC-13 Ultra (Subwoofer)
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post #65 of 113 Old 11-18-12, 08:29 PM
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Hummm... Not sure. The FXiA's are cool because they are dipole/bipole. I've definitely heard a difference with them as they extend the sound field down the wall. It's a great effect.

I have a 7.1 set-up... For any movie in 5.1, I use a THX setting that "fakes it" and uses the 2 rear and 2 surround speakers. I have zero complaints about the surround experience... And, in those instances where you have a 7.1 movie, with unique sounds coming from all side and rear channels, it's a pretty cool experience.

I guess you could consider moving into the RTiA bookshelves for your rears/surrounds simply as an upgrade. You'll be dropping a driver, yes, but cabinets in the RTi line are 3/4" mdf... Much more inert... And better build components. I have RTiA3's and they are incredible performers for the $. Also, the FXi's and the 6's would allow you to mount the speakers slightly above head level, creating and immersive sound field.
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

Yeah with the FXi or RTi line for my surrounds I would have matching timbre on all speakers, and decent depth for all speakers. I was wanting all RTi12's for all 7 speakers...It would be awesome...but the center is the one im having most trouble with trying to set-up if i tried...lol

1x Onkyo TX-SR876(Receiver)
1x Panasonic TH46PZ80U (TV)
1x Polk Audio CSi5 (Center Speaker)
2x Polk Audio RTi12 (Tower Speakers)
2x Polk Audio Rti6 (Surround Speakers)
1x SVS PC-13 Ultra (Subwoofer)
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

Older near vintage Polk speakers in my living room 7.1 set-up. RTA-12C's as left and right mains, a modded Monitor 7C as a center channel, Monitor 5JR+'s as side and rear surrounds. Someday I hope to update my AVR from the older pre-HDMI Pioneer Elite VSX-90TX to something newer and beefier to give these polks the wattage they deserve. The front three speakers have matching tweeters and mid drivers. The four across the sides and rear are identical and match the front quiet well. All seven were purchased for less than I care to admit!
The bedroom set-up is a pair of SDA CRS+ with matching stands and a Harmon Kardon 330B that mate together better than peas and carrots and Forest might say.
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I just picked up the following:
Center CSi A6
Front R/L RTi A5
Sides R/L FXi A6
Rear R/L RTi A3's
All hooked up except the RTI A3's ....still waiting for them to arrive.
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

[QUOTE=xcapri79;101779]I have several Polk Audio speaker systems.

Sounds like a Polkaholic
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Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I just purchased a 5 speaker polk surround set,the rti a9, csi6 and the dipole surrounds...i have a marantz 7007 reciever but im wondering if that'll give enough wattage to get the best out of the a9's,even biamped. I've read everything i could before taking the jump and lots of folks say they need a ton of power to shine..is an emotive xpa2 needed?
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