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Don't worry folks, they're still selling them. But I may be replacing mine. Recently I've replaced some of my Monitors with older RTi's from Polk's eBay store. I have been so impressed with the RTi4's and CSi5 that I'm hoping to upgrade most of my Monitors to the RTi line.
I had hoped to go to the top of that line and buy RTiA9's for about $1500, and though I'd still love to do that, they would probably also need a receiver upgrade to one more powerful than my current Denon and/or buy an AVR with pre-outs and add an external amp.
Suddenly this has become a much bigger project than I had intended. But after reading an exchange between Geoff and Star Wars Guy, it occurred to me that I might be just as happy sticking with the discontinued RTi line and just replace everything, but going one step down... RTi10's up front and RTi8's at surround. I believe these would be the equivalent of RTiA7's and RTiA5's, all to be had for around $1000.
I guess this would mean getting rid of both my current M60's and the M70's. But I think this would work out well. Only thing is I think the older models are a bit ugly, with the brushed aluminum fronts and hideous spike feet. Anyone's thoughts on this?
Denon AVR-4520ci, Polk LsiM703's, 704c, Rti4 surrounds, some Klipsch subs. Bedroom: Lsi9's, Onkyo TX-8050