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Hey Polkies. Question for you all about the possibility of getting some bookshelf speakers to mount for my projection screen room. I'm debating between going with a pair of RTi4 ($75) or RTi6 ($125). I have a Bic F12 subwoofer so I tend to crossover my speakers at about 80-90hz. The room is mostly for HT, but some music listening as well. Is there any benefit of going with the RTi6 if I have a subwoofer? Aren't I only missing out on some lower frequencies that the sub will cover anyways?

Any help regarding this would be very helpful. Thanks!
I have owned both an compared them while crossed over to subs at 80hz. The 4's imaged better in the mid and upper mid frequencies. Voices were more well defined. The 6's provided a bit more bass impact at higher volumes and sound slightly more laid back than the 4's. They were very similar performers. You will be impressed with either for the money. Hope this helps.

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Hey Polkies. Question for you all about the possibility of getting some bookshelf speakers to mount for my projection screen room. I'm debating between going with a pair of RTi4 ($75) or RTi6 ($125). I have a Bic F12 subwoofer so I tend to crossover my speakers at about 80-90hz. The room is mostly for HT, but some music listening as well. Is there any benefit of going with the RTi6 if I have a subwoofer? Aren't I only missing out on some lower frequencies that the sub will cover anyways?

Any help regarding this would be very helpful. Thanks!
This is actually a tough call. The 6's do have a bit more bass, but they're also not as "forward" as the 4's which means they don't have the same sound. I do think the 6's are a bit more detailed, but I love the sound of the 4's, especially as surrounds. If you're going with four or more speakers, I'd definitely go with the 6's up front, but definitely consider the 4's as the surrounds.

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