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post #1 of 6 Old 08-13-2009, 08:32 PM - Thread Starter
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I currently have polk tsi 500's and I want to upgrade them into something that would produce a better sound for movies and music. I have a Harmon 3550HD and polks for the center and rear. Would you get the Rtia 9 or the def tech 7004.
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well how much are they? bc the a9 needs lots of power to sound right
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They are both different sounding speakers. The Def Techs are bipolar and the polks are direct. For music I would go polk but for movies I would go def tech.

I suggest checking out the Mythos line from Def tech if music is important in your system. Personally I don't like bi polar speakers for music but thats just me. The Mythos 1's would be a good speaker to put in your mix. I think that maybe the right choice.
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Also be advised (you may know this already) that if you go with the Def-Techs they like to have some "Breathing room" between themselves and the wall behind them. There are countless posts here and other forums about this fact. It will make a tremendous difference in the way that they sound. So look at the depth of the speaker and where you are wanting to place them. I would say a bare minimum of 8 inches away from the wall. There are many that have them 12-14" away due to the fact that their setup's allow this. This will dramatically effect the sound stage.

Both are good speakers. Mantis states that he does not like bi-polar speakers for music and I do, so there are plenty in both camps, just know that the placement will be more critical with the Def-Techs.

Good luck and enjoy which ever you choose as I do not feel that there is a "wrong" choice to be made here. Just make sure you take music/movies you know well and demo both A LOT and see which one you ultimately just like better.
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Definitely not the polks for music. The rti series is known to be on the bright side. You might consider Energies or TSC.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1153924

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84291

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=252

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1. SRS: .47 uf/250v mylar cap top SL2000, 1.0 2nd, 1.0 3rd, .47 bottom
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Okay thanks I will take all of this into my consideration!!!
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