Originally Posted by wadennis
I am purchasing POLK RTIA9's as my front speakers but am wondering what other POLK's to use for the rest of my 7.1 setup? What are others using? Would RTIA5's be overkill to use as surrounds? Let me know what others are using as their speakers & receivers/amps.
Originally Posted by siuengr
I have RTi A3 for rear speakers, and I think they are more that enough. Here is my full setup:
2x - Polk RTiA9 Floostanding Speaker
1x - Polk CSiA6 Center Channel
2x - Polk FXiA6 Surround Speakers
2x - Polk RTIA3 Surround Speakers
4x - Polk 70-RT In-Ceiling Speakers
2x - Sunfire HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
Marantz SR7010 Receiver - Driving only the Atmos ceiling speakers
Monoprice Monolith 7 Amplifier - Driving everything else
My sig has a link to my theater build.
has given a very good example of speakers you can get to pair with you new A9's. i have the follwoing speakers:
2x - Polk RTi12 (precedes the A9's)
1x - Polk CSi5 (precedes the A6)
2x - Polk RTIA1
2x - Polk RTI8 (precedes the A5)
4x - Polk 620-RT (Atmos)
I currently use the Rti8's as rear surrounds and i love it. It sounds fuller to me compared to when i was using bookshelfs as surrounds. However i just got the FXiA4 (better placement for my narrow room) which im going to use as my surrounds and then move the A1's to the rear. The RTi8's would be moved to my bedroom setup.
The RTIA5's might probably be over kill for surrounds, but if you have them already, i would say try it and test for yourself. You could always move it to a different setup/room later.
I use a Marantz AV7702 and Crown Amplifiers (XLS 1500 & 1000(x5)) for power.
Living Room: Pre-Pro- Marantz AV7702, Amps- Crown X1500 & XLS1000(5). Mains- RTi12, Center- CSi5, SR- RTiA1, SRB-RTi8, Atmos- 620RT(4), Sub- RBH I-12 & BIC F12, TV-LG55LB7200, PJ-Benq HT1075, Screen 106", UBD- Samsung K8500, Bluray-LGBP440, Misc- Nvidia Shield, Apple TV, Chromecast, DSTV HD PVR, Wii U, DVP-5000s.
Bedroom:AVR- Marantz SR5009, Mains-Tsx110B, TV-VIZIO E500i-B1, Bluray-LG BP540, Misc- Fire TV, Chromecast Audio, Sennheiser RS170, DSTV HD, QNAP TS-451+.