Originally Posted by tostudd
Help, Help, Help,
Hi guys, i just picked up a pair of Polk Audio RTi A9's and am currently running it with a Yamaha HTR 6130 reciever. I'm not satisfied with the sound, I'm sure these speakers can shine a lot more. I guess there is no reciever out there that can get the most from these speakers.
Do I need a power amp to get the most out of these speakers. Since i'm not a tech person I'm not sure if i can add a power amp to my existing Yamaha HTR 6130 reciever, if not what exactly do i need to make these speakers sound to the max.
I also need a strong subwoofer, any suggestions which of the sub will be the best match for these speakers. I'm looking for a big sound.
I'll be using these more for music than movies.
Thanks alot in advance.
I see that you've gotten a lot of great advice already!
I had used mine for 2ch for quite some time. I had to "groom" them and got them to a place where they sounded incredible *note* these speakers, IMO, are already incredible, and continue to do so even more over time*
I started with an AVR that had pre-outs so I could add an amplifier. 300w or better, IMO, really does the trick.
I made my own speaker cables using 10g copper wire and pure copper connectors.
I also made my own interconnects, from the AVR to the AMP, and from the CD player to the AVR. These I.C.'s are made of dual 16g copper conductors, double shielded, and use silver plated connectors, all soldered.
The materials I selected are intended to protect signal integrity and for maximum conductivity.
I set the A9's to full and use no subwoofer. The A9's on their own, "properly" powered, can produce bass that will surprise you, to put it mildly.
The results.............always worth a listen. I eventually obtained a pair of 703's for 2ch. My wife had grown so accustomed the set up I built using the A9's, that she actually preferred the sound of the A9's over the 703's.
I hope this helps, and congratulations on your new A9's!!!