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The pictures and dimensions you provided seem to match perfectly with the RT8, but the RT8 has a single 6-1/2" driver and you specified a 5" woofer. Could you have mismeasured?
Yes that sure looks like the speakers I have. I probably mismeasured the woofers. I was not sure where to measure them so I chose to measure the diameter of the rigid cone, not the foam ring nor the mounting plate. Thank you for your help!

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Yes that sure looks like the speakers I have. I probably mismeasured the woofers. I was not sure where to measure them so I chose to measure the diameter of the rigid cone, not the foam ring nor the mounting plate. Thank you for your help!
Traditionally speakers are measured from the edge of the frame. Seems unfair, as woofers with a wide surround can be advertised as being much larger than they actually are (e.g., BIC-F12) , whereas the most important factor is the actual surface area of the rigid cone.

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Thanks a bunch rob, yeah I kinda over killed it for a computer set up haha, I was thinking of moving it to the living room n replacing a cheap $200 HTiB, although I love the music ive been playing through this thing, haha If I do move it to the living room then I will be sure to probably upgrade, and I am thinking about changing out this cheap raptor 14AWG speaker wire to Monoprice 12 gauge... heard nothing but good from monoprice.. this raptor wire is already messing up and it hasnt even been a year.
I didn't know that wire could "mess up", unless it must endure foot traffic or heavy furniture. As far as 14 vs 12 Ga, the M40's don't draw enough power to justify larger guage for runs under 20' or so. The M70's may be another matter.

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If I do move it to the living room then I will be sure to probably upgrade
I'd keep the Monitor setup for PC gaming and in your main HT stalk the polk eBay site and snag the following:

Fronts: RTi A5 or A3
Center: RTi A6
Surrounds: RTi F/x (harder to find on the ebay site), RTi A1

That setup will cost more, but it will sound better for movies IMHO, and the price difference isnt huge compared to the Monitors when you buy off Polk eBay site......

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I didn't know that wire could "mess up", unless it must endure foot traffic or heavy furniture. As far as 14 vs 12 Ga, the M40's don't draw enough power to justify larger guage for runs under 20' or so. The M70's may be another matter.
OP: I agree with the above inasmuch as you should not need larger than 14AWG speaker wire unless the run is over 50 feet--regardless of which of the Monitors you use. But, by all means, do check out Monoprice's offerings; they have good products at very reasonable prices and are a sponsor of AVSForum and thus deserving of our patronage.

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I'd keep the Monitor setup for PC gaming and in your main HT stalk the polk eBay site and snag the following:

Fronts: RTi A5 or A3
Center: RTi A6 [should read: CSiA6]
Surrounds: RTi F/x (harder to find on the ebay site), RTi A1

That setup will cost more, but it will sound better for movies IMHO, and the price difference isnt huge compared to the Monitors when you buy off Polk eBay site......
Or, substituting the older but almost identical RTi8 (vice RTiA5), CSi5 (vice CSiA6), and RTi4 (vice RTiA1), total of about $840 NIB including tax and shipping currently at Polk Audio's eBay store.

The Monitor series is great bang-for-your-buck, but the RTi's are incrementally better--especially for critical music listening.
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