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I'm planing for the same setup of rti6's as fronts, rti4's , csi3 and a good sub. I'm setting up both Family room and Home theater at the same time. Both my rooms are 17*19 where as family room is open to adjacent areas. Where will this setup fit perfectly - family or home theater?

I'm confused whether to go with floor standing speakers instead of rti6's which increases my budget and also personally i like to mount speakers to walls rather than lying on the floor. Do you guys think rti6's will be decent enough for my room size?

Can someone please suggest me some polks for Home theater setup?
More speaker is always better. The Rti6's will indeed sound good, noticeably better than many other models or brands of bookshelf speakers. But they will not 'fill' a room of that size. If you desire a true theater experience, there's nothing like adequately powered multi-element floor standing towers such as the RtiA9's.

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I can vouch for that configuration. We use Rti6 for mains and Rti4's as surround with a Csi3 and a small 8" sub in the family room for TV and casual music and they are perfectly matched... also perform respectably for their size.

OTOH there's a significant difference in sound between those in the family room and the Rti towers we have for primary HT duty in the living room.
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More speaker is always better. The Rti6's will indeed sound good, noticeably better than many other models or brands of bookshelf speakers. But they will not 'fill' a room of that size. If you desire a true theater experience, there's nothing like adequately powered multi-element floor standing towers such as the RtiA9's.
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I think with a good sub the 6's will be fine. I will say if you are going to spend money elsewhere I would recommend the 5 center. I have a 3 in my living room and a 5 in my theater and sit 10-11 away in both rooms and to me the 5 is much better and a worthy investment since it does the most work.

Thanks for the reply. I will definitely consider your suggestion. I will shop for Csi5 or CsiA6 for center channel.

What are the sub's and receiver's that you are using currently with the setup in both your rooms?
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More speaker is always better. The Rti6's will indeed sound good, noticeably better than many other models or brands of bookshelf speakers. But they will not 'fill' a room of that size. If you desire a true theater experience, there's nothing like adequately powered multi-element floor standing towers such as the RtiA9's.
Thanks for your suggestion. I will consider RtiA9's. What is best site to buy polk systems? I'm not in a hurry now. With your experience, Is there any chance that RTI9's might be on sale in next couple of months like for Thanksgiving? If not, I will go ahead and order those now.
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Thanks for the reply. I will definitely consider your suggestion. I will shop for Csi5 or CsiA6 for center channel.

What are the sub's and receiver's that you are using currently with the setup in both your rooms?

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Thanks for your suggestion. I will consider RtiA9's. What is best site to buy polk systems? I'm not in a hurry now. With your experience, Is there any chance that RTI9's might be on sale in next couple of months like for Thanksgiving? If not, I will go ahead and order those now.
Check Polks ebay store for the best prices in general.


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Also if you have a Frys nearby they can have some really good deals.

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Thank you all for your suggestions. Finally tending towards this setup in my living room of 17*19 size. Please take a look and let me know if you have any suggestions. I will think of RTI9's for my Home theater setup.

Living Room 7.1 Setup : Budget of 1500-2000$. I will cut down on 2 RTI4's and make it a 5.1 if a good receiver is at stake.

2 X RTI6's - 210$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item5afe4d20ec

4 X RTI4's - 350$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item540e8ae2f7

1 X CSi5 - 230$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-C...item5407478d62

1 X PC12-NSD - 570$ - http://www.svsound.com/specials/outl...2#.VDbWbPldV8E

Receiver --- ???


Can you please help in suggesting a good receiver that will give me best output for this setup?
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Finally tending towards this setup in my living room of 17*19 size. Please take a look and let me know if you have any suggestions. I will think of RTI9's for my Home theater setup.

Living Room 7.1 Setup : Budget of 1500-2000$. I will cut down on 2 RTI4's and make it a 5.1 if a good receiver is at stake.

2 X RTI6's - 210$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item5afe4d20ec

4 X RTI4's - 350$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item540e8ae2f7

1 X CSi5 - 230$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-C...item5407478d62

1 X PC12-NSD - 570$ - http://www.svsound.com/specials/outl...2#.VDbWbPldV8E

Receiver --- ???


Can you please help in suggesting a good receiver that will give me best output for this setup?
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Finally tending towards this setup in my living room of 17*19 size. Please take a look and let me know if you have any suggestions. I will think of RTI9's for my Home theater setup.

Living Room 7.1 Setup : Budget of 1500-2000$. I will cut down on 2 RTI4's and make it a 5.1 if a good receiver is at stake.

2 X RTI6's - 210$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item5afe4d20ec

4 X RTI4's - 350$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-R...item540e8ae2f7

1 X CSi5 - 230$ - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-C...item5407478d62

1 X PC12-NSD - 570$ - http://www.svsound.com/specials/outl...2#.VDbWbPldV8E

Receiver --- ???


Can you please help in suggesting a good receiver that will give me best output for this setup?
If my math is right that puts you at $640 left for a receiver. There should be plenty at $500ish and even lower that should be more than adequate for a living room set up so I would check around in the receiver forum and see what is currently out and in that range. Also be on the look out for last years models that places try and get rid of at best buy and places like that. You can occasionally find items in magnolia section that are a year prior model greatly discounted to be gotten rid of.

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Also don't know if this is part of that budget but don't forget about stands/mounts/wires if you need any of it.

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More speaker is always better. The Rti6's will indeed sound good, noticeably better than many other models or brands of bookshelf speakers. But they will not 'fill' a room of that size. If you desire a true theater experience, there's nothing like adequately powered multi-element floor standing towers such as the RtiA9's.
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If my math is right that puts you at $640 left for a receiver. There should be plenty at $500ish and even lower that should be more than adequate for a living room set up so I would check around in the receiver forum and see what is currently out and in that range. Also be on the look out for last years models that places try and get rid of at best buy and places like that. You can occasionally find items in magnolia section that are a year prior model greatly discounted to be gotten rid of.
Sure. Will do. I will check in receiver's section. Thank you.
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Also don't know if this is part of that budget but don't forget about stands/mounts/wires if you need any of it.
I have pre-wiring done for both my rooms when the house is under construction. So i shouldn't be needing any wires. I will need mounts though. I'm assuming polk will send mount brackets along with bookshelf speakers if i'm not wrong?
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Tsx110b & tsx150c

Anyone have any thoughts on these speakers (TSX110B and TSX150C). I am looking to update speakers and cannot find much info on these on this forum. I am looking at these for fronts (L,C,R). I have not listened to them and would be comparing them against Pioneer BS22 and C22 as well as Energy speakers CB10 or CB20 and CC5 or CC10. Main use would be about 90% HT. I will have a budget subwoofer so would like to cross over around 80hz I assume. The room is very large so I want speakers with good SPL and dynamic range for movies. The AVR will be a Yamaha 471. Main listening position is about 10 feet. Any input would be appreciated.
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BTW, Audyssey detected all the LSiM speakers as out of phase. As per Audyssey 101 Guide recommendation I skip that error. Everything sounds good to me.
I have a pair of LSiM 703s and I am having the same issue. Is it best just to ignore this error or swap them around so that they are wired opposite. If I purposely wire them wrong the phase error goes away. Will Audyssey mess up the room correction if it believes the speakers are out of phase?
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I have a pair of LSiM 703s and I am having the same issue. Is it best just to ignore this error or swap them around so that they are wired opposite. If I purposely wire them wrong the phase error goes away. Will Audyssey mess up the room correction if it believes the speakers are out of phase?
YAPO tells me my LSiM are out of phase all the time. But even if I flip them it still complains about out of phase. Your only option is really to ignore the message.
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Anyone have any thoughts on these speakers (TSX110B and TSX150C). I am looking to update speakers and cannot find much info on these on this forum. I am looking at these for fronts (L,C,R). I have not listened to them and would be comparing them against Pioneer BS22 and C22 as well as Energy speakers CB10 or CB20 and CC5 or CC10. Main use would be about 90% HT. I will have a budget subwoofer so would like to cross over around 80hz I assume. The room is very large so I want speakers with good SPL and dynamic range for movies. The AVR will be a Yamaha 471. Main listening position is about 10 feet. Any input would be appreciated.
I did a lot of listening before I purchased my Polks and the Polk RTI4's and 6's (or the RTIA1 and 3) would be much better than any of the TSX speakers...especially for HT. I haven't heard the Energy speakers but I did hear the Pios and I like both the TSX or the RTI's better.

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I have pre-wiring done for both my rooms when the house is under construction. So i shouldn't be needing any wires. I will need mounts though. I'm assuming polk will send mount brackets along with bookshelf speakers if i'm not wrong?
Yes the mounting peice is already on the back of the speaker when you get it.

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Anyone have any thoughts on these speakers (TSX110B and TSX150C). I am looking to update speakers and cannot find much info on these on this forum. I am looking at these for fronts (L,C,R). I have not listened to them and would be comparing them against Pioneer BS22 and C22 as well as Energy speakers CB10 or CB20 and CC5 or CC10. Main use would be about 90% HT. I will have a budget subwoofer so would like to cross over around 80hz I assume. The room is very large so I want speakers with good SPL and dynamic range for movies. The AVR will be a Yamaha 471. Main listening position is about 10 feet. Any input would be appreciated.
The TSX line isn't an update. They are pretty much the same Monitor line with a face lift. If you really want an update you will have to spend more $$$. The RTi / RTiA is probably the lowest I would recommend from Polk Audio. If you want better sound then you have to move up to the LSi / LSiM series. There are many speakers companies out there that cost less and sound better than RTi / RTiA line.

Arx, HTD and Empteks are probably a better option than the RTi / RTiA line.

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So I'm down to the last component of my system to upgrade away from my htib setup.
So heres my existing package:
Onkyo tx-nr636 receiver
Polk tsx150c center.
2 pair of Polk T15 bookshelves for my fronts and rears.

So I'm deciding between different subwoofers, the ones I've looked at are the PSW10 (the low end, which I know isn't at a good price anywhere right now), the PSW110, and the PSW121(both in the 170 range on amazon). Also looked at the PSW505 but its about $50 more right now.
Any recommendation between these (or alternate suggestions?).
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The TSX line isn't an update. They are pretty much the same Monitor line with a face lift. If you really want an update you will have to spend more $$$. The RTi / RTiA is probably the lowest I would recommend from Polk Audio. If you want better sound then you have to move up to the LSi / LSiM series. There are many speakers companies out there that cost less and sound better than RTi / RTiA line.

Arx, HTD and Empteks are probably a better option than the RTi / RTiA line.
Sound better is, subjective. If you are going to switch you'll want to listen to the other manufactures sound profile, you may like them as much as Gus likes the Arx, you may not. Just depends on your ear and the avr used to calibrate/eg them.
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Hey guys I am looking at getting some monitor 75t's for my fronts. I am confused as to which center to match them to. I am looking at getting them from visions.ca locally.

From my research I think the cs25? Is a match. But visions doesn't seem to have it. They list cs10, monitor 15, tsx150 and tsx250.

Will the tsx250 be the match for the 75t's I am looking for?
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Hey guys I am looking at getting some monitor 75t's for my fronts. I am confused as to which center to match them to. I am looking at getting them from visions.ca locally.

From my research I think the cs25? Is a match. But visions doesn't seem to have it. They list cs10, monitor 15, tsx150 and tsx250.

Will the tsx250 be the match for the 75t's I am looking for?
Your best match would be either the 15c or 25c. The previous models (same speaker but slightly different cabinet and grille design) were the CS1 and CS2 Series I and II. The TSx150c and TSx250c are also timbre-matched to the Monitor 75t.

Of those models I would strongly recommend going for the bigger center channel speaker--i.e., one of the 25c/CS2/TSx250c. I have the 75t (as well as the 55t) and recently got a CS2 Series II--it's a great match. Polk is selling them on their eBay store for US$120. AFAIK Newegg.com is the only U.S. retailer with the 25c in stock (they got in an order of 250 of them last month), but they are currently going for around $200 (although they were at $150 a couple of weeks ago); if you wait until Nov/Dec you might well see them go on sale for around $80 to $120 as they did same time last year.
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Your best match would be either the 15c or 25c. The previous models (same speaker but slightly different cabinet and grille design) were the CS1 and CS2 Series I and II. The TSx150c and TSx250c are also timbre-matched to the Monitor 75t.

Of those models I would strongly recommend going for the bigger center channel speaker--i.e., one of the 25c/CS2/TSx250c. I have the 75t (as well as the 55t) and recently got a CS2 Series II--it's a great match. Polk is selling them on their eBay store for US$120. AFAIK Newegg.com is the only U.S. retailer with the 25c in stock (they got in an order of 250 of them last month), but they are currently going for around $200 (although they were at $150 a couple of weeks ago); if you wait until Nov/Dec you might well see them go on sale for around $80 to $120 as they did same time last year.
Awesome thanks for the info. I think I'll go with the TSx250c!
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Sound better is, subjective. If you are going to switch you'll want to listen to the other manufactures sound profile, you may like them as much as Gus likes the Arx, you may not. Just depends on your ear and the avr used to calibrate/eg them.
I agree with you 100 percent Aaron!
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I really would appreciate some advice and expertise you might be able to offer. I am working on a home theater setup that will be 70% movies / 30% music. While some speakers I am adding are new, budget constraints mean that I have to use some of my existing speakers. In particular, my front speakers will be my beloved Polk Monitor 10b's (circa 1985). I am looking for a center channel speaker recommendation to go with them as the 10b's can not be replaced any time in the near future. I know this is a bit of a stretch but I love the 10b's and more so, I just cannot afford to buy new front speakers right now. I was thinking about the Polk CS-10 because it is inexpensive with free shipping from the Polk ebay store. Any help would really be appreciated - I don't honestly know what I am doing and feel really lost (but hungry to learn). I love the rich sound from my Polk 10b's and would like to retain that with the center channel. Klipsch seems to have a reputation for being too "bright" but the RB-15's I have don't seem that way to me - I seem to recall reading that the new reference line is not supposed to be fatiguing like some have noted on their previous speakers.

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I really would appreciate some advice and expertise you might be able to offer. I am working on a home theater setup that will be 70% movies / 30% music. While some speakers I am adding are new, budget constraints mean that I have to use some of my existing speakers. In particular, my front speakers will be my beloved Polk Monitor 10b's (circa 1985). I am looking for a center channel speaker recommendation to go with them as the 10b's can not be replaced any time in the near future. I know this is a bit of a stretch but I love the 10b's and more so, I just cannot afford to buy new front speakers right now. I was thinking about the Polk CS-10 because it is inexpensive with free shipping from the Polk ebay store. Any help would really be appreciated - I don't honestly know what I am doing and feel really lost (but hungry to learn). I love the rich sound from my Polk 10b's and would like to retain that with the center channel. Klipsch seems to have a reputation for being too "bright" but the RB-15's I have don't seem that way to me - I seem to recall reading that the new reference line is not supposed to be fatiguing like some have noted on their previous speakers.

The rest of the setup is as follows:

Receiver: Yamaha RX-V677 7.2
FS: Polk Monitor 10b
CS: Need recommendation to match my Polk 10b's (and rest of setup?) as closely as possible.
SS: Klipsch R-14S
RS: Klipsch RB-15
Sub: Need recommendation - thinking SVS PB2000 or maybe a Hsu VTF3 MK4. Not sure.

Room is oddly shaped - this is about the best I can come up with for a drawing.


Thank you,

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