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post #39091 of 39117 Old 08-19-2014, 08:51 AM
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I wouldn't waste your time with any of the first 3 you listed. The 505 is pretty decent but I've heard it's a bit "boomy" and the F12 could also be described as such. You may be better off raising your budget a bit and going with something like the BIC PL200, or if you can find it the Energy S10.3 or the Klipsh RW-12d. If you can move your budget up a bit more to say $500 you can start looking at the Internet Direct sub manufacturers such as HSU, SVS and the like. That being said I went from a crappy HTiB sub to the PSW110 and was pretty happy until I realized what I could get for the same $250 although I didn't pay $250 at the time lol. It produced a lot of mid bass but that was basically it. I then moved up to the S10.3 and it was much better. Way more output below 35hz where the 110 would roll off steeply, down to the mid 20's, clean and more output above 35hz as well.
After getting some advice elsewhere, I actually had the same thought and moved up to the pl200 last night. 80 more but seems like everywhere I read said it was a solid improvement.
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After getting some advice elsewhere, I actually had the same thought and moved up to the pl200 last night. 80 more but seems like everywhere I read said it was a solid improvement.
I've had excellent results from the JBL ES250P. It is a solid performing entry level subwoofer. When I received my two XV15se subs, it moved downstairs to the family room and is rockin' on. I got mine for $199 on Amazon ($485 currently) which was a great deal.

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After getting some advice elsewhere, I actually had the same thought and moved up to the pl200 last night. 80 more but seems like everywhere I read said it was a solid improvement.
Yeah from what I've heard it is a solid sub as is the JBL that climber mentioned. My suggestion would be to get the best sub you can get so that you don't end up needing or wanting to upgrade within the next year and have to go through the trouble of selling the old one. Then if you want a little more down the road you can just get a second identical sub to even out the bass. Also be sure to get a sub which will have a wide range if your other speakers don't. For instance if you have your crossover set at 120hz then you need to make sure you get a sub that goes up to 120hz. I know most people set theirs to 80hz or sometimes 100hz but you never know so I'm just pointing it out.
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I just got RTiA9 and setup last night...so I just had little time with it. My first question is Nominal Impedance for the speaker is 8 ohms. My Onkyo receiver set Speaker Impedance at 6 ohms (either 4 or 6). Is it OK to have at 6 ohms?
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I just got RTiA9 and setup last night...so I just had little time with it. My first question is Nominal Impedance for the speaker is 8 ohms. My Onkyo receiver set Speaker Impedance at 6 ohms (either 4 or 6). Is it OK to have at 6 ohms?
6 ohms is the right setting. 6 ohms is for speakers 6 ohms and up. 4 ohms is for speakers between 4 ohms and 6 ohms.

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6 ohms is the right setting. 6 ohms is for speakers 6 ohms and up. 4 ohms is for speakers between 4 ohms and 6 ohms.
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I currently have a 2.1 setup with RTi A9 fronts and a PB-1000. My receiver is a Denon 1611. As such I've been looking for a receiver with preouts so I can go forward getting an amp that can properly power the A9's. I saw a listing on my local CL for a Yamaha RX-V663, which has the preouts. Its listed at 250 but I think I could get a little cheaper because the price include some speakers that I don't need. Anyways I was hoping someone could give me some feedback on the Yamaha receivers. I haven't had much exposure to other equipment so I'd kind of like to know how Denons compare to Yamahas. For the record I do like the Denon receiver I have, and I like the audyssey which made set up easy. I plan on getting something like the Emotiva XPA-2 once I get a new receiver. Last thing I'd like to know is if anyone has other recommendations for receivers in the $300-500 range that will get the job done. Thanks in advance!
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I currently have a 2.1 setup with RTi A9 fronts and a PB-1000. My receiver is a Denon 1611. As such I've been looking for a receiver with preouts so I can go forward getting an amp that can properly power the A9's. I saw a listing on my local CL for a Yamaha RX-V663, which has the preouts. Its listed at 250 but I think I could get a little cheaper because the price include some speakers that I don't need. Anyways I was hoping someone could give me some feedback on the Yamaha receivers. I haven't had much exposure to other equipment so I'd kind of like to know how Denons compare to Yamahas. For the record I do like the Denon receiver I have, and I like the audyssey which made set up easy. I plan on getting something like the Emotiva XPA-2 once I get a new receiver. Last thing I'd like to know is if anyone has other recommendations for receivers in the $300-500 range that will get the job done. Thanks in advance!
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Rtia7.csia6. Fxia6 for surr. And rears. Pushed by a denon x 400

I like the look of the rtia9 and would like to replace the A7s with the A9s and then move the A7s to replace the fxia6 as surrounds.

Thoughts on this set up I know eventually I might need another external amp I have a audio source amp pushing my zone2


Personally, I would leave the FXiA6's at surround, move the A7's to either wide or rear. Trust me on this, of course, you can always experiment yourself, then you'll know

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Looking at buying a pair of Monitor 70 series II as replacements for front speakers I currently own that are old, tired, and has a blown midrange. I found Polk Direct on Ebay and the price is $380 w/free shipping which is better than 8 other sites I have checked including Newegg. Anybody know of a better price?
Also, for those that have compared in person, are the Polk RTi12's worth the extra price...$800 shipped from Polk Direct? I will pay the price if the performance/sound is an amazing difference vs some difference. And I don't need subwoofer level sound out of these as I have two 18inch ST's that I am building 11 cubic foot boxes for and running 1000 watts RMS to each.

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Looking at buying a pair of Monitor 70 series II as replacements for front speakers I currently own that are old, tired, and has a blown midrange. I found Polk Direct on Ebay and the price is $380 w/free shipping which is better than 8 other sites I have checked including Newegg. Anybody know of a better price?
Also, for those that have compared in person, are the Polk RTi12's worth the extra price...$800 shipped from Polk Direct? I will pay the price if the performance/sound is an amazing difference vs some difference. And I don't need subwoofer level sound out of these as I have two 18inch ST's that I am building 11 cubic foot boxes for and running 1000 watts RMS to each.
The RTI12's are great speakers but will sound their best when given lots of power (you can say the same about the Monitor 70's as well). If you aren't looking for subwoofer level sound, I would recommend the RTI8's. You can get them from Polk Ebay for 399 for a pair and the mids on them are excellent and they are definitely a step up from the monitor series and will sound great no matter how much power they are given. If you have plenty of power, you may want to go ahead and get the 12's and don't look back. They will sound awesome.
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Looking at buying a pair of Monitor 70 series II as replacements for front speakers I currently own that are old, tired, and has a blown midrange. I found Polk Direct on Ebay and the price is $380 w/free shipping which is better than 8 other sites I have checked including Newegg. Anybody know of a better price?
Also, for those that have compared in person, are the Polk RTi12's worth the extra price...$800 shipped from Polk Direct? I will pay the price if the performance/sound is an amazing difference vs some difference. And I don't need subwoofer level sound out of these as I have two 18inch ST's that I am building 11 cubic foot boxes for and running 1000 watts RMS to each.
Mike gave a great answer!!! You can go M70's and they will sound "good". You can power them with more power than they are rated and they will come "alive".


The RTi12's are more detailed and you will get more of everything from them; 2ch music and H.T. And as Mike mentioned, the more power you feed them, the better you'll drive them.


I would go 12's without blinking.
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Looking at buying a pair of Monitor 70 series II as replacements for front speakers I currently own that are old, tired, and has a blown midrange. I found Polk Direct on Ebay and the price is $380 w/free shipping which is better than 8 other sites I have checked including Newegg. Anybody know of a better price?
Also, for those that have compared in person, are the Polk RTi12's worth the extra price...$800 shipped from Polk Direct? I will pay the price if the performance/sound is an amazing difference vs some difference. And I don't need subwoofer level sound out of these as I have two 18inch ST's that I am building 11 cubic foot boxes for and running 1000 watts RMS to each.
If you can wait a little, and leave near the canadian border and can pick them up, here is a superb deal that comes often at futureshop : 450$ each rtiA9 , with the exchange rate now, you'd get them for 800 usd a pair...

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...b3a55e70f3en02

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and I must add that I've never heard Lsi 7s , but I'd tend to agree with EndersShadow on that one... Former flagship model at a really agressive price right now...

If you are willing to let go a lot of woofers for way higher quality components, that is! And since you have capable subwoofage, his idea makes even more sense!

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So as posted in an earlier post, I received the new pinnacle speakers last week. Well over the weekend my son was discussing the thought of having a setup in his new house. He asked how my new polk FXi A4 sounded and then asked what I was going to do with the pinnacle sub and the pinnacle surrounds that I replaced. Oh yes, I took the advice of others on the forum and upgraded my sub to the BIC Acoustech pl-200. Well now cmon, all you dads out there. WE all know where this was going! Lets cut to the chase here. I gave him the complete Pinnacle setup and ordered the RTi A5 pair and CSi A6 to go with the 4 FXi A4 surrounds. I opted for the A5 over the 7 for the simple fact of room size (17Dx12Wx8H closed in and treated) and the bigger sub (also recommended here). My room is all movies except for concerts. I don't know if this made me a better dad or a bigger sucker but more importantly I hope it doesn't disappoint in the end. He wanted my Denon 3312 as well, not today! LOL

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So as posted in an earlier post, I received the new pinnacle speakers last week. Well over the weekend my son was discussing the thought of having a setup in his new house. He asked how my new polk FXi A4 sounded and then asked what I was going to do with the pinnacle sub and the pinnacle surrounds that I replaced. Oh yes, I took the advice of others on the forum and upgraded my sub to the BIC Acoustech pl-200. Well now cmon, all you dads out there. WE all know where this was going! Lets cut to the chase here. I gave him the complete Pinnacle setup and ordered the RTi A5 pair and CSi A6 to go with the 4 FXi A4 surrounds. I opted for the A5 over the 7 for the simple fact of room size (17Dx12Wx8H closed in and treated) and the bigger sub (also recommended here). My room is all movies except for concerts. I don't know if this made me a better dad or a bigger sucker but more importantly I hope it doesn't disappoint in the end. He wanted my Denon 3312 as well, not today! LOL
I think you'll like them I have the older version of both your mains and center and as I type I'm rockin' out to the kick-ass sounds that are comin' out of those Polk speakers. Enjoy your new speakers and the fact that you're a great dad.

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Can one of you Polk heads help me with this in-wall vs tower question... Help me decide on what Polk speakers to use for my HT (two options)



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Need some advice from you guys! Noticed over the wkend a band of discoloration on my plasma tv from side to side about half way down from the top that is about 8" wide & is present even if I change the hdmi cable from 1 to 2 to 3 etc! Yesterday, reset the tv to factory, no change. While by the tv my shoulder touched the frame & it was really hot so put my hand on the metal back & it was so hot that you literally could fry an egg prob!!! Bought this tv brand new Dec '12 so hard to imagine a failure already, but what else huh? Anyone have any experience with plasmas & what might be causing it to overheat? It sits on a stand about 10" from the wall so meanwhile, I have a box fan blowing on the tv & it actually has helped keep the tv cooler. Sent LG an email but doubt they'll be much help since it is out of warranty ugh. Just scratching my head trying to figure out what to do before I contact a repairman which I can't afford til who knows when lol. Posted this in the tv forum for my model # but no replies so thought I'd ask here just for grins!

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Having the following 5.2 setup:
Fronts: RTiA9
Centre: CSiA6
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Subwoofer: SVS SB12-NSD x 2
Now moving up to 7.2, what would be good back speakers? Currently contemplating either RTiA1 or RTiA3. Open to these or other suggestions.
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I was using the A3s as surrounds but they didn't have enuff "oomph" imho so I sold them & got a pair of A5s & couldn't be more pleased. Update on my tv, LG emailed back req'ing all my info on the tv, serial # proof of purch etc to consider doing an out of warranty repair. Hope they do! Otherwise, I've been tv shopping lol.

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Well, bummer. LG declined to do a fix as too far out of warranty sigh. TV is not quite 4 years old! My 50" Panasonic is still going strong, but my next purchase will definitely have an extended warranty with it. Anybody want a slighty used plasma with some ghosting for free lol???

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I bought a pair of t90e front speakers a few years ago, and apparently they have since been discontinued. Are there any other lines of Polk center channel speakers that would be timber matched reasonably well to the t90e. I'm hoping for something in-wall, but I'll make adjustments if i have to. I'm on a fairly tight budget in my basement, and not having to re-buy front speakers would go a long way. Just wondering if anyone here knows of a good matching center channel.

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I bought a pair of t90e front speakers a few years ago, and apparently they have since been discontinued. Are there any other lines of Polk center channel speakers that would be timber matched reasonably well to the t90e. I'm hoping for something in-wall, but I'll make adjustments if i have to. I'm on a fairly tight budget in my basement, and not having to re-buy front speakers would go a long way. Just wondering if anyone here knows of a good matching center channel.

Any input is appreciated, thanks.
The T90e is basically the Monitor 60's, so any of the Monitor series (CS1, CS2) would be timbre matched.

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Sorry about the delayed response everybody that replied, an Uncle of mine passed after a long 7 years of illness. But thanks for the info, I'm still trying to make up my mind but am leaning toward the 12's.
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