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Thinking of going atmos in the near future but cieling speakers are a no go at this time.

Current set up is CSIA6, RTIA7, and FXIA6 for rears and surr. 7.2 PSA XV15 subs AVR X4000.

I am looking at the POLK T15 now because they are on sale and don't weigh as much as the RTI A1. Would like to know if anyone has first hand info on how they sound paired with the RTIA line? Is it close timber match? any info will be appreciated.

Not looking to spend a lot per speaker. I am currently looking at a close out x6200 and I am debating weather or not I want atmos.


speakers will be ceiling mounted angled down.
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I am looking at the POLK T15 now because they are on sale and don't weigh as much as the RTI A1. Would like to know if anyone has first hand info on how they sound paired with the RTIA line? Is it close timber match? any info will be appreciated.
I'm going to venture a guess and say not even close. I don't know the T15 in particular, but I am intimately familiar with the Rti line, and assuming the T15 is more along the line of the Tsi100's, I'd say there would be a noticeable, if not obvious, difference in timbre.

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FYI: Newegg has the RTi4 (Cherry finish only) for $99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16886290006

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Thinking of going atmos in the near future but cieling speakers are a no go at this time.

Current set up is CSIA6, RTIA7, and FXIA6 for rears and surr. 7.2 PSA XV15 subs AVR X4000.

I am looking at the POLK T15 now because they are on sale and don't weigh as much as the RTI A1. Would like to know if anyone has first hand info on how they sound paired with the RTIA line? Is it close timber match? any info will be appreciated.

Not looking to spend a lot per speaker. I am currently looking at a close out x6200 and I am debating weather or not I want atmos.

speakers will be ceiling mounted angled down.
1) I assume you mean to say that you are ruling out "in-ceiling" speakers as opposed to speakers mounted on the ceiling.

2) Those T15's are budget speakers. If you can spend a bit more, I think you would be much better served with the OWM5. They are a decent match for the RTI series (see my set-up in my sig below) and they are both light-weight, small-format, and very versatile in offering as many as nine different mounting options. I used them for a while as FH speakers over my RTiA7 fronts and they performed well. You can get them in either black or white finish for around $160 a pair refurbished from Polk's eBay store. (Note that, unlike the T15, the OWM5 are typically sold individually rather than as a pair.)

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I have a placement and sound question regarding a new CSiA6. Since it's rear ported, is it ok for it to be close to the wall? I would imagine as a center most people have to have it fairly close to the wall. Mine has only a couple inches of clearance between the diffuser plates and the wall. Is this ok? I have also noticed that some male voices are sounding a bit hollow or muddied which I was not noticing on the csia4 it replaced or my older small Polk HTIB center (RM-705). Maybe it's a break in issue? I notice more on TV DD or 2 channel sources and at lower volumes. Blu-ray HD audio sources sound pretty good.


CSiA6 is much better than CSiA4. It definitely should sound more fuller even when it's butted back to the wall. That's why the power port is there.

Try swapping it with on of the sides and see if you notice the difference.

Also CSiA6 likes more power. Make sure you are feeding good clean power. My AVR couldn't keep up with power needed by RTi8s, CSi3 and RTi4s. Once I added external amplification for front stage, the sound opened up so much.

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CSiA6 is much better than CSiA4. It definitely should sound more fuller even when it's butted back to the wall. That's why the power port is there.

Try swapping it with on of the sides and see if you notice the difference.

Also CSiA6 likes more power. Make sure you are feeding good clean power. My AVR couldn't keep up with power needed by RTi8s, CSi3 and RTi4s. Once I added external amplification for front stage, the sound opened up so much.
I'm using a Denon avr-1912 (90 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven) with the following speakers:

RTiA3 L/R
CSiA6
in wall rc55i front heights
owm3 surrounds
rsl speedwoofer10s

Not sure what type of wire used for front heights and surrounds. L/R/C using monoprice 16 gauge pure copper wire. I'm mostly listening at low to moderate volumes. Should that setup be sufficient?
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