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post #691 of 702 Old 12-10-2014, 09:59 PM
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Good looking receiver. A tad on the weak side, if you don't play overly loud it should be fine. Only drawback I can see is if you value auto room equalization. YPAO is decidedly inferior to Audyssey MultEQ XT or XT32. If that is not important to you then that's a good deal.
Well, I was too late on the CL deal. Any suggestions in the $600 or less price range? I realize that's not a great budget to work with.
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Well, I was too late on the CL deal. Any suggestions in the $600 or less price range? I realize that's not a great budget to work with.
At $600 I'm going home with this: http://www.accessories4less.com/make...airplay/1.html
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Thanks for the suggestions. So relative to this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081N916M/...I3IHQ4UO32WL0V

I get +3.4dB and what? I'm not opposed to refurbished, I just see a lot of great features I don't think I need. Even so, it seems like a tempting deal.
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Thanks for the suggestions. So relative to this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081N916M/...I3IHQ4UO32WL0V

I get +3.4dB and what? I'm not opposed to refurbished, I just see a lot of great features I don't think I need. Even so, it seems like a tempting deal.
The reserve capacity of the amp is pretty major (of course, that will depend on what volume level you intend to listen at) and the superior Audyssey MultEQ XT room equalization is also considerably more powerful.
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Any chance Chane shows at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest next year? It's on a 14 hour drive :-)

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Would the A5s and the A center work well for me? The room is 17 L x 13 W x 10 H, acoustically treated so that bass is just right with treble slightly more reverberant than ideal. Current setup is 5.2 with the .2 being a Def Tech Pro 1000 and a Rythmik 12F. The mains must be near the back wall - 1' at most of space. Side walls are not an issue, as the mains are to the sides of the tv, along the 17' wall. Current mains and center are Atlantic Tech 2200s.


Using the port plug to seal the A5s, will the wall proximity be an issue? I have two 4' x 1" acoustical panels behind the mains but they are there for reverb absorbtion, not as bass traps. How will the frequency response be sealed versus open in the mid-range?


The Atlantic center is a D'Appollito MTM - will the ribbon tweeter in the A center be more prone to lobing because it is in the same plane as the woofers? Would prefer a separate mid-range in the main but I suppose it isn't crucial.


My other options would be NHT Absolute Towers (slimmer and very flat response), plus a true 3 way center but c. $1400 or Paradigm Monitor 9s and Center 1 (Center 3 won't fit) IF the rear port on the 9s can be plugged effectively enough to seal it. But the 9s are only 2.5 way, although I can get the whole package for $1100 and in cherry finish.


Whether any of these are worth the upgrade is another question. Use is mostly HT - some music (though I use the 3.1 NHT system in another much larger room mostly for music).


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I was dead set on purchasing the polk rtia1 due to the 99% 4 and 5 stars on amazon and this came along. Does anyone have any comparison between the two? a1rx-c vs polk rtia1?
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I was dead set on purchasing the polk rtia1 due to the 99% 4 and 5 stars on amazon and this came along. Does anyone have any comparison between the two? a1rx-c vs polk rtia1?
If I was to buy Polk Audio speakers again, I would only buy the LSI / LSiM line. I've listened to the Monitor, RTi and RTiA line, and they were too bright for music to my hears. The Arx sound much better for music. Arx are warm and neutral. The LSI / LSiM line are awesome for both music and movies, but they are pretty expensive. The Martin Logan ribbon tweeter line sound very similar to the Arx.
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If I was to buy Polk Audio speakers again, I would only buy the LSI / LSiM line. I've listened to the Monitor, RTi and RTiA line, and they were too bright for music to my hears. The Arx sound much better for music. Arx are warm and neutral. The LSI / LSiM line are awesome for both music and movies, but they are pretty expensive. The Martin Logan ribbon tweeter line sound very similar to the Arx.
Hey Gus, would you consider these speakers to be better than the RTi line? I have found myself listening more to music lately and I'm finding that my RTi 8's are definitely too bright for music.

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Hey Gus, would you consider these speakers to be better than the RTi line? I have found myself listening more to music lately and I'm finding that my RTi 8's are definitely too bright for music.
In my opinion and personal experience from listening to Arx, Martin Logan, and Polk Audio, I would say Arx and Martin Logan sound better with music. However, the LSi /LSiM Polk Audio line sound good for music as well, but like I've mentioned they are expensive.
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I'm a fairly new member to the "Chane Gang". I can say that these speakers are outstanding for the $$$. I listen primarily to music with mine. NO complaints at all....

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I know these are very different designs, but has anyone seen a comparison between the sound of Chane and EMP? Both are very popular here on the forums.

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