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!
HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 97
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / Kingsmen, How to Train your Dragon
AVR: Marantz SR6006
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3 / Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
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