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So I decide to upgrade my 5.1 system in my bedroom. I bought the Polk Audio RTi A7's (real wood) which are replacing my PA monitor 50's (great speakers by the way) as my fronts. I will be buying the RTi A6 center, RT I A3 surrounds, and an SVsound PB12-NSD as my sub. Here's the pics of my RTi A7. Huge speaker.

UPDATE: Post 14 has a picture of the box that the RTi came in and a pic of the Power Port Plus in the lower back of the speaker.
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Congrats!

That's a bit much for a bedroom. Don't you think?
The only thing I have in my bedroom is an alarm/radio. LOL!

I got the RTi8 and R50 myself, and I am looking for two good subs to pair to the RTi8.
I am close to pulling the trigger on the BIC H-100.
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Congrats!

That's a bit much for a bedroom. Don't you think?
The only thing I have in my bedroom is an alarm/radio. LOL!

I got the RTi8 and R50 myself, and I am looking for two good subs to pair to the RTi8.
I am close to pulling the trigger on the BIC H-100.

Yeah it is. The reason I'm doing it is because I will be moving and all this will end up in the living room. I'm still waiting for the other one, which leaves me wondering what they sound like. Never heard of that sub before. It sounds good by the description and the price is right. Wouldn't 2 be overkill? Especially with the RTis.

I decided on an svsound sub through recommendation by one of the svsound reps (they were extremely helpful on helping me pick the one that would be right) and a friend of mine has the PB12. That thing rocks!!!! My polk sub is a childs toy! lol

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Congrats. Those pictures really show off how much more speaker you are getting there. I'm envious.
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So I decide to upgrade my 5.1 system in my bedroom. I bought the Polk Audio RTi A7's (real wood) which are replacing my PA monitor 50's (great speakers by the way) as my fronts. I will be buying the RTi A6 center, RT I A3 surrounds, and an SVsound PB12-NSD as my sub. Here's the pics of my RTi A7. Huge speaker.


RTIA6 as a center?

You may get better dialogue dispersion/performance by swapping that out and going for a true center like the CSiA6 to match the RTIA7's. (Or, maybe you meant to say the CSIA6?)

just stirring the pot....
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Congrats. Those pictures really show off how much more speaker you are getting there. I'm envious.

The RTI A speakers are absolutely huge.

My A9 with 3 blu-ray cases on top:

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I'm still waiting for the other one, which leaves me wondering what they sound like.

I upgraded from the Monitor series to the A's as well. I think you will love the sound of them. You may have to make a little room for the CSi A6 center as it's a fairly large speaker compared to the CS1 or CS2 centers.

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The RTI A speakers are absolutely huge.

Yeah and they are not light either.
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Congrats! I too, just upgraded from Bose to Polk. I ordered the rtia7, csia6, and fxia4 and will get them Friday. I can't wait!!!
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RTIA6 as a center?

You may get better dialogue dispersion/performance by swapping that out and going for a true center like the CSiA6 to match the RTIA7's. (Or, maybe you meant to say the CSIA6?)

just stirring the pot....

FYI: The only thing a 'true center' offers is a horizontal form factor that fits better above or below a display; this orientation usually sacrifices "better dialogue dispersion/performance" as a result. A traditionally vertically oriented bookself or tower which matches the left/right pair is ideal.

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FYI: The only thing a 'true center' offers is a horizontal form factor that fits better above or below a display; this orientation usually sacrifices "better dialogue dispersion/performance" as a result. A traditionally vertically oriented bookself or tower which matches the left/right pair is ideal.

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RTIA6 as a center?

You may get better dialogue dispersion/performance by swapping that out and going for a true center like the CSiA6 to match the RTIA7's. (Or, maybe you meant to say the CSIA6?)

just stirring the pot....

Yeah I meant to say csi a6.

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I upgraded from the Monitor series to the A's as well. I think you will love the sound of them. You may have to make a little room for the CSi A6 center as it's a fairly large speaker compared to the CS1 or CS2 centers.

Yeah and they are not light either.

Oh man...that means I'm going to have to stand up my Xbox and PS3. I don't like that idea. Gonna see what I can do. I"m gonna measure the placement. This other speaker needs to get here already. ...and I almost went for the RTi A9 but they are just way to big. I'm glad I didn't get them 'cause the picture with the blurays makes them look retarderly (don't even know if that is a word) huge. Wow!

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Oh man...that means I'm going to have to stand up my Xbox and PS3. I don't like that idea. Gonna see what I can do. I"m gonna measure the placement. This other speaker needs to get here already. ...and I almost went for the RTi A9 but they are just way to big. I'm glad I didn't get them 'cause the picture with the blurays makes them look retarderly (don't even know if that is a word) huge. Wow!

You dont want to know how hard they were to carry into the house and then down 2 flights of stairs.
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You dont want to know how hard they were to carry into the house and then down 2 flights of stairs.

I have a slight idea.. lol! I had to bring this up 3 flight of stairs to the attic. I included a pic of the box and the back of the speaker where the
PowerPort Plus is located.

I can only imagine the size of the A9 box.

How do u like them and what do u have them paired up with (5.1 or 7.1)? What receiver do u have and are u running an amp with them?
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I just upgraded from some RTi70's (ruined in a move) to the RTi A7's. I love them, they sound wonderful.



And they look nice too.

I think you will be very happy when you get your set finished.
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What are the exact measurements for these speakers? I see varied sizes on different websites. Any complaints about them? Im going to upgrade in the next few months and this is one of the candidates, this or the rti a9.
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What are the exact measurements for these speakers? I see varied sizes on different websites. Any complaints about them? Im going to upgrade in the next few months and this is one of the candidates, this or the rti a9.

I dont know why Polk has these listed as 42-1/4" H, because they are not. They are 41-1/4" height if u take the legs off. That is the exact height of just the box, from the bottom of the box,not legs, to the top. If u leave the legs on, add another 1/2 inch. 15" deep; 16" deep with grill. 8 7/8 width at its thickest point.

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What reciever is a good choice for these?
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I'm kind of in a 3 way tie:
Polk Audio RTi A7
Polk Audio RTi A9
Polk Audio LSi15

I'm not really sure which one I want. Along with that, what kind of Receiver would I need, or what kind of Amp? Which should I go with? Amp or Receiver?

I'm considering CSi A6, as well as 2 FXi A6. As for Subwoofer, I'm not sure about that one either. Any input would be greatly appreciated

I'm looking at a budget of 2000-2500, maybe more if I absolutely have too.
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awesome looking setup ! love it!biggrin.gif

i just got a new subwoofer and now i want another one...what in the world is wrong with me?!
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I had the RTi A5's and always loved the sleek cabinet design. Especially with the Polk refurb prices on these things, you absolutely can't go wrong. Congrats on the upgrade!

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This thread is almost 5 years old. Is the op still around? Does he still have the polks?

I don't need snobs to tell me how to think, thank you!
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Looking at getting RTi A7's as well, with CSi A6 center and ceiling mount 620-RT's for the surrounds and rears... Curious how people like their Polk setups?
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Having just turned 69, my hearing was having problems with dialog in several movies to the point that I was having to turn on subtitles. That distracted me from the movie. So, like the OP, I upgraded my M50 fronts to RTI A7's + CSI A6. These speakers are much brighter than the old M50's. I then upgraded My NR1501 to a NR1603 to get Audyssey. After doing the Audyssey setup & tweaking things a bit I am very happy with the results. I won't say I get all the dialog, but I get much more & it was a lot cheaper than a hearing aid. Now, if I could get the modern crop of actors to stop mumbling their lines. rolleyes.gif

I have tended to be slanted toward being a bass head in the past & one of the concessions I had to make was to let Audyssey set the bass. It really is quite good, but I was used to more. Overall, for music the A7's are quite pleasing to me. My living room/HT is 19w x 18d & the receiver's 50 watts per channel has way more power than I need to drive the A7's. The 4 M50's are now surrounds for 7.1. I have a old CT-120 that gets some work in the movies, but very little for music. A 60" Sharp rounds out my setup.

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This thread is almost 5 years old. Is the op still around? Does he still have the polks?

The OP? I think he moved his set up to Virginia to start a family, so they could have little bedroom setups of their own biggrin.gif

What's up JJ, what the heck is going on in here?

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