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Well, I finally decided that I'll just have to make the Monitor/RTiA comparison for myself.

I just placed my telephone order for 2 x RTiA7, 2 x RTiA5, and a CSi6. If they measure up I will resell my perfectly good Monitor 75t/55t/CS2.

Total for the five speakers was $1099.90 shipped. Thanks to Polk Audio for taking care of a loyal customer!

Do folks here generally agree that one should run all five as full-range for about 200 hours to break them in?
Congrats on the buy! Pretty sure you won't be going back =)

200 hours is maybe a little high much I'd say... I've had an Energy Reference setup prior to my present setup, and they were often described as having a very long to break-in period... And the recommended period was 100 hours. Can't say if it is precisely 100 hours, but I can say straight away that indeed they were the longest speaker to break in I've ever owned. I've owned Yamahas, Energys, Kilpsches, and two lines of Polks. None took as much as long than the Energys.

So I think a safe bet would be 100 hours. Pretty sure 99.9% of the break would be made then, and you wouldn't have to stress much about rushing the break-in in the return period...

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Congrats on the buy! Pretty sure you won't be going back =)

200 hours is maybe a little high much I'd say... I've had an Energy Reference setup prior to my present setup, and they were often described as having a very long to break-in period... And the recommended period was 100 hours. Can't say if it is precisely 100 hours, but I can say straight away that indeed they were the longest speaker to break in I've ever owned. I've owned Yamahas, Energys, Kilpsches, and two lines of Polks. None took as much as long than the Energys.

So I think a safe bet would be 100 hours. Pretty sure 99.9% of the break would be made then, and you wouldn't have to stress much about rushing the break-in in the return period...
Thanks for that feedback.

I was just on the phone with the craigslist buyer of my Monitors. They're already sold (all six including the PSW505)! That was really quick.

Do you think it's important to run the RTiA's fullband in order to break them in?
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Thanks for that feedback.

I was just on the phone with the craigslist buyer of my Monitors. They're already sold (all six including the PSW505)! That was really quick.

Do you think it's important to run the RTiA's fullband in order to break them in?
Wow, that was fast indeed =) with the FF, your upgrade will be pretty cost efficient eh

I do not think running them full range is absolutely necessary, because if you cross them over normally their woofers will still still be getting enough workout to loosen up the driver surrounds...There maybe a slight benefit though, but I doubt it would make a huge difference.
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Thinking about it... YOu said you sold the subwoofer too.. Does it mean that you won't have any subwoofer in the setup while breaking them in?

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Thinking about it... YOu said you sold the subwoofer too.. Does it mean that you won't have any subwoofer in the setup while breaking them in?
I listed the SW to see whether it would get a nibble (and knowing that my best bet would be to sell all the speakers together to someone looking for a complete 5.1 setup). Sure enough, that's what happened.

I figured that I may as well up the SW ante while I'm at it and planned to get an SVS SB-2000. But if I'm going to be running the RTiA's fullband for the next two to three weeks I would put off placing the SW order. Otherwise I would pull the trigger right away. What do you suggest?
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I listed the SW to see whether it would get a nibble (and knowing that my best bet would be to sell all the speakers together to someone looking for a complete 5.1 setup). Sure enough, that's what happened.

I figured that I may as well up the SW ante while I'm at it and planned to get an SVS SB-2000. But if I'm going to be running the RTiA's fullband for the next two to three weeks I would put off placing the SW order. Otherwise I would pull the trigger right away. What do you suggest?
Good move. Do it all at once and be done.
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I listed the SW to see whether it would get a nibble (and knowing that my best bet would be to sell all the speakers together to someone looking for a complete 5.1 setup). Sure enough, that's what happened.

I figured that I may as well up the SW ante while I'm at it and planned to get an SVS SB-2000. But if I'm going to be running the RTiA's fullband for the next two to three weeks I would put off placing the SW order. Otherwise I would pull the trigger right away. What do you suggest?
I'll say good move too ! Major upgrade. The rti-as already have awesome bass for the price, and the SVS will complement them well down-low. You'll experience your movies like never before, I can assure you

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I have owned the full Tsi series and just moved to the RTI A's and they are in a completely different league.

Who needs 4K?... just go see your optometrist.
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