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The downside is that you'd lose some low end, but the upside is that you'd gain clairity and kickass mid's. That down side, of course, can be counteracted with a good sub. Unlike Gus, Geoff and myself think the RTI line kicks ass for music...and I hate bright speakers, so take it for what it's worth. I think your idea of 4 RTIA5's and a CSIA6 (along with a sub) is a real good one.
Thanks so much for that feedback (it doesn't hurt that you're telling me what I want to hear). I'm using the PSW505, which I love, and which is as big and powerful a SW as I can reasonably accommodate--both for the sake of the room's aesthetics as well as for the quality of life of the condo unit owner below us!

What do you think about mixing the RTi's and the OWM5's? (N.B.: They do have different tweeters, but I noticed that the RTiA product brochure includes the OWM3--but not the OWM5 for some reason; can one infer from this fact that Polk considers them suitable companions?)
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Thanks so much for that feedback (it doesn't hurt that you're telling me what I want to hear). I'm using the PSW505... both for the sake of the room's aesthetics as well as for the quality of life of the condo unit owner below us!
DO NOT go out and get a PSA sub if you live in a condo. Your neighbors will hate you.

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DO NOT go out and get a PSA sub if you live in a condo. Your neighbors will hate you.
get 4 your neighbors will be brain dead and a non issue...
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Thanks so much for that feedback (it doesn't hurt that you're telling me what I want to hear). I'm using the PSW505, which I love, and which is as big and powerful a SW as I can reasonably accommodate--both for the sake of the room's aesthetics as well as for the quality of life of the condo unit owner below us!

What do you think about mixing the RTi's and the OWM5's? (N.B.: They do have different tweeters, but I noticed that the RTiA product brochure includes the OWM3--but not the OWM5 for some reason; can one infer from this fact that Polk considers them suitable companions?)
the only time I was like holly * that sounds nasty with surrounds was when I first upgraded the front channel to monitor 50 and the rears had the sony plastic satellite speaker. I changed the rear to monitor 30 after that. later I upgraded the front to lsim and didn't notice the rear channel(i don't listen 5.1 music but even in nero no issue.) I did change the rears to fxia4 later for the slimmer profile.
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DO NOT go out and get a PSA sub if you live in a condo. Your neighbors will hate you.
You're assuming they like me to begin with?

We never play anything at anywhere approaching reference level and the bass is already as intense as I could want it to be (I usual run the SW at 3dB hotter than Audyssey sets it).

It just so happens that the PSW505 (which I got NIB from newegg for $190) fits perfectly under an end table between the FL and FW/L speakers where it's out of the way and perfectly unobtrusive--until I play something that makes the shelves rattle, that is.
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You're assuming they like me to begin with?

We never play anything at anywhere approaching reference level and the bass is already as intense as I could want it to be (I usual run the SW at 3dB hotter than Audyssey sets it).

It just so happens that the PSW505 (which I got NIB from newegg for $190) fits perfectly under an end table between the FL and FW/L speakers where it's out of the way and perfectly unobtrusive--until I play something that makes the shelves rattle, that is.
a rythmik f12 would probably fit. and the "intense" bass is because the psw505 is a sloppy boomy mess of a subwoofer.
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a rythmik f12 would probably fit. and the "intense" bass is because the psw505 is a sloppy boomy mess of a subwoofer.
But what do you really think of it?

And you're right--the f12 would just barely fit! At over four times the price I would hope it outperforms the PSW505.

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