Originally Posted by toslat
Why dont you try out the A9s in the standard config first, and see if you are happy with them as-is. Depending on how they sound to you, you can decide where next to spend your dollars, if at all.
Do not be in a rush and make decisions without even hearing them out in your current setup.
Thanks for the advice. I tend to take my time and do tons of research before making a purchase, but once i get something I become a total impulse buyer on upgrades. They sound great with just my AVR (even better after bi-amping). I do feel that they are being restrained (particularly in 5.1 at very high volume) but I can wait on the amp till at least next year easily.
Thanks to everyone who responded. I had no experience with Polk and was worried about buying them since I couldn't audition them. You all were extremely happy with yours and that gave me the confidence to pull the trigger. Thanks again!
AVR: Denon X3300
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3 / Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
Sony XBR-75X940D, Toshiba HD-A30, Nvidia Shield TV (2015), Xbox One S, PS3
PC: Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB ssd + 4TB hdd, GTX 970 SSC