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02-10-14 06:38 PM
Saddle
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I've got a pair of 10b's in my living room, and a pair of 5's in my office/recording/mixing area. Listening only there. Not for mixing. From the old days...

Like me...
01-18-14 03:08 PM
Osage_Winter
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

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I currently have a denon 2113 (95 watts/channel) and am wondering if either of the rti8 or rti12 towers would be able to be done justice with this receiver? This system would be in a multi-use living room of ~4500 cubic feet, but not used at reference level. In facIt, the AVR rarely exceeds -20db. Usage would be 80% TV/movies and 20% internet radio/mp3. Thanks for any help!
I am in a similar situation as you, running an Onkyo 605 with 90 watts a channel which feeds RTi12s (and the rest of my speaker layout); take all these speaker power ratings with a grain of salt. I have NO -- absolutely NO -- issues driving my RTi12s with my Onkyo but there are a lot of factors that come into play...are you using a sub, what will your RTi8s or RTi12s be crossed over at, etc.
01-17-14 08:18 PM
Almadacr
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

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Yes, I was afraid that the lack of external amplification might be a problem with the polks, I currently have 2 BIC FH6-LCRs being powered,but have a case of the "what-ifs" and am wondering if I would benefit from something else. I did forget yo mention that I do have 2SVs PB-1000 subwoofers, so music would not need to dig quite as deep as a pure 2-channel system.
Well depending what you listen just a tad of bass might suit a lot of ppl , the 12's/9's deliver a excellent amount of bass when well powered but of course this is a personal choice and there's a lot of tweaking that can be done .

On your receiver and since it's running Audyssey you can always run on stereo ( audyssey is applied with sub ) or run Direct or Pure Direct ( no DSP ) and the speakers will hold the lower frequencies . If you don't have the Polk you should audition them and preferably with external amps , take music that you like and know well and give it a spin .
01-17-14 07:48 PM
clemchem Yes, I was afraid that the lack of external amplification might be a problem with the polks, I currently have 2 BIC FH6-LCRs being powered,but have a case of the "what-ifs" and am wondering if I would benefit from something else. I did forget yo mention that I do have 2SVs PB-1000 subwoofers, so music would not need to dig quite as deep as a pure 2-channel system.
01-17-14 07:01 PM
Almadacr
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

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clemchem wrote: View Post
I currently have a denon 2113 (95 watts/channel) and am wondering if either of the rti8 or rti12 towers would be able to be done justice with this receiver? This system would be in a multi-use living room of ~4500 cubic feet, but not used at reference level. In facIt, the AVR rarely exceeds -20db. Usage would be 80% TV/movies and 20% internet radio/mp3. Thanks for any help!
Will your receiver drive your speakers ? Yes . Would your speakers benefit from external amplification ? Yes , Keep in mind that the manufacturer states 95W , 2 channel driven more speakers you had to the chain it will take more power to feed them .

But you face other problem , the Denon doesn't have pre-outs for a external amp and 4500CF is a lot of space .
01-17-14 05:40 PM
clemchem
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I currently have a denon 2113 (95 watts/channel) and am wondering if either of the rti8 or rti12 towers would be able to be done justice with this receiver? This system would be in a multi-use living room of ~4500 cubic feet, but not used at reference level. In facIt, the AVR rarely exceeds -20db. Usage would be 80% TV/movies and 20% internet radio/mp3. Thanks for any help!
01-14-14 03:32 PM
Osage_Winter
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

I really only recommended the 60Hz crossover to Viking if his mains were large floorstanders; from my experience and what I had been told (even by Polk themselves when I visited their Baltimore facility for a press event and spoke with technicians one on one like Eric Wong), speakers as large as the RTi12s can benefit from setting the crossover to 60Hz so the speakers can "flex some of their muscle" while at the same time pass ULTRA low frequencies off to the sub. In MY particular case, the only large speakers I'm running are the RTi12s, so these are crossed at 60 and the rest at 80...
01-13-14 09:59 PM
fokakis1
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Oh, okay...I'm running the predecessor to those, the RTi12s...

Why did you feel a need to upgrade the A9s?
Because my wife said I could!

We love the A9s and went out and listened to several speakers in the sub $2000 range. We never found anything that we felt outperformed the A9s overall. So she said we could raise the budget to $3000. What would you do? (I still have the A9s).
01-13-14 09:54 PM
fokakis1 You're doing your receiver a favor by raising those crossovers. The low frequencies eat up the majority of its power. And like you said, you can't hear a difference. I'm glad you're happy. This hobby is very rewarding.
01-13-14 06:27 PM
Viking
Re: Polk Audio owners thread

Okay, I found the speaker configurations and the sub was set at 80 HZ. I tried the surrounds - all of them - at 60 and back at 40 and then the four corners to 60 and the center and surrounds to 80. I put the sub to 120. That is as high as it goes, by the way. You probably knew that, but I didn't.

Results? I definitely noticed the difference in the bass from the subwoofer, but did not notice any from the other seven speakers. This is probably normal. I will have to listen to a lot more variety to decide where I want them, now that I know how to set them, and where a good starting point is. Happy, happy, happy as Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty would say. My NAD gave me sound that was this full, without me ever adjusting anything, lol. I thought I had given up just a tad in the audio end to get this superb video processor, but I am happy to say, I am getting both. Here it comes again.... Thank You.

PS: I am also getting a side lesson in speakers, and that is real good too.
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