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tbAVS's Avatar tbAVS
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01-17-2006 | Posts: 264
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Frys and Tweeter carry the RTi line and LSi lines.

I spent hours listening and recently bought the rti6 and csi5 speakers (retail) for the fronts and ordered online a PB10-ISD subwoofer. I'm very happy with the setup. (I already had rear ceiling speakers).
irnmdn's Avatar irnmdn
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01-19-2006 | Posts: 13
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RTis are front-ported so they (atleast RTi4) can be wall-mounted, Monitors are ported on the rear, so they require speaker stands.
fergusonv's Avatar fergusonv
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post #153 of 39451
01-20-2006 | Posts: 506
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My Rti8's are rear ported (power port) and have a small arc port in the front but for the most part are a rear ported speaker, same with my RTi4's (which use the power port plate in the back for mounting). RTi10's and 12's have ports in the front and back...
Albanker's Avatar Albanker
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post #154 of 39451
01-23-2006 | Posts: 16
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I have 2 nice Monitor 5 speakers that still sound very good---Can I incorporate these in a home theater setup and, if so, recommend other speakers and receiver to add----
Kevin Lowe's Avatar Kevin Lowe
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01-23-2006 | Posts: 40
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I hate those GLS plugs, they're too long and bulky, plus metal. I have two pairs at home that I used with my Energy satellites but I much preferred the cheaper dayton plugs. Plus the dayton cases are not metal so there is no fear of touching and causing a short.

You are taking the plastic cover off the back of the binding post on your Polks, right? I'm sure you are.

http://www.polkaudio.com/education/f...?article=plugs

Yep, I pried the plastic caps out. The plugs fit nicely into the posts on my CS1, but are just too long for the R30 posts.
andrej770's Avatar andrej770
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01-25-2006 | Posts: 10
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I have been listening to speakers for a couple months now and finally decided on buying Polks. I bought them from HiFi Buys here in Atlanta. My setup is as follows:

Polks:
2-RTI8- Fronts
1-CSi3- Center
2-FXI3- 7.1
2-RTI4- Rears

Mirage
Omni S12 - Sub

Receiver:
Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV

Room:
20Lx11Wx10H

I have not hooked anything up yet as I am still putting the finishing touches on the new HT room (still need the carpet and wall dressing - having figured that one out yet ), but I am excited. Before I open any of the speaker boxes, should I switch out anything? :-) I liked what I heard (and I listened to many others like Klipsch, B&W, DCM, Martin Logan, Orb Audio, Anthony Gallo (Due's), SWANS, Boston Acoustics...whew - I'm tired now . For the budget I had -$2000 - I feel I did well. However, I count on you dedicated Polks Folks and audiophiles to let me know if I should change anything before I hook it up; this is my very first HT setup.

Let me know.

TIA
bjornb17's Avatar bjornb17
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post #157 of 39451
01-25-2006 | Posts: 84
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrej770 View Post

I have been listening to speakers for a couple months now and finally decided on buying Polks. I bought them from HiFi Buys here in Atlanta. My setup is as follows:

Polks:
2-RTI8- Fronts
1-CSi3- Center
2-FXI3- 7.1
2-RTI4- Rears

Mirage
Omni S12 - Sub

Receiver:
Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV

Room:
20Lx11Wx10H

I have not hooked anything up yet as I am still putting the finishing touches on the new HT room (still need the carpet and wall dressing - having figured that one out yet ), but I am excited. Before I open any of the speaker boxes, should I switch out anything? :-) I liked what I heard (and I listened to many others like Klipsch, B&W, DCM, Martin Logan, Orb Audio, Anthony Gallo (Due's), SWANS, Boston Acoustics...whew - I'm tired now . For the budget I had -$2000 - I feel I did well. However, I count on you dedicated Polks Folks and audiophiles to let me know if I should change anything before I hook it up; this is my very first HT setup.

Let me know.

TIA

Very nice equipment! The only thing i could think of would be to get a CSi5 instead of the CSi3, since that is a pretty large room and you will want a big center channel.
tbAVS's Avatar tbAVS
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01-25-2006 | Posts: 264
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I would also agree on upgrading the csi3 to a csi5. This will match the speaker size in the rti8 and provide a more uniform timbre match across the front.

I'm using 2 rti6 and 1 csi5 along with a svs pb10-isd sub and ceiling speakers for surround.
fishtale17's Avatar fishtale17
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02-02-2006 | Posts: 41
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Anyone have any comments on the RM7300 speakers. Thinking about getting 2 for front and center RM7302 center and RM6801 surrounds. Listened to the Athena WS-60 and Klipsch Synergy SLX today. Athena would be the least expensive set up. Please lets here some comments.. Thanks
J\V's Avatar J\V
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02-11-2006 | Posts: 147
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Finally got my theater equipment set up in the newly finished basement last night, and I must agree that the Csi-5 is a perfect match for the RTi-8s. I'm very impressed with the sound quality, even with the (supposedly inferior) PSW-505 sub.
pimpcasso's Avatar pimpcasso
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02-11-2006 | Posts: 166
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congratulations! now sit back and enjoy....
epaulette's Avatar epaulette
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02-11-2006 | Posts: 12
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I am looking for a small form factor speaker and was looking into the Polk RM6901\\RM201. Are these any good?? They sound good at CC.

Need help deciding!!!

Thanks
epaulette's Avatar epaulette
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02-12-2006 | Posts: 12
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I am planning on buying a pair of Polk RTi6's for the front. I will be putting them on a shelf on my entertainment center. I will have to place them on their sides b/c I don't have the height room on the shelf. Also, they will be a little higher than eye level when sitting in front of the TV and entertainment center. The center channel is a eye level. I am about 10-12 inches away from TV and entertainment center. Will this work OK?? Will they still sound good??

Thanks
panndder's Avatar panndder
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02-12-2006 | Posts: 140
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I just ordered some RTi8s, so I suppose I am in the club now!

I am gonna get a CSi5, FXi5's, and eventually some sub as well.
tbAVS's Avatar tbAVS
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02-12-2006 | Posts: 264
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Quote:
Originally Posted by epaulette View Post

I am planning on buying a pair of Polk RTi6's for the front. I will be putting them on a shelf on my entertainment center. I will have to place them on their sides b/c I don't have the height room on the shelf. Also, they will be a little higher than eye level when sitting in front of the TV and entertainment center. The center channel is a eye level. I am about 10-12 inches away from TV and entertainment center. Will this work OK?? Will they still sound good??

Thanks

Hopefully you'll find 10 to 12 feet a little easier on the ears

Seriously, I have 2 RTi6's on their side along with a CSi5 center with a similar setup. They will be over the TV on a shelf about eye level (standing) when I finish my cabinet. I contacted Polk with this very question and they said there will be no difference in sound dispersion with them on their side. I also happen to think it looks nice with the grills all going the same direction and the same height going across.

Are you getting the CSi5 center too?
Cvetan1's Avatar Cvetan1
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02-13-2006 | Posts: 994
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Hello! Checking in here with...

RTi8's Mains
CSi3 Center
FXi3's Side Surrounds
RTI8's main rears

...and just to mention, 2 PB12-Ultras in rosewood!

Mike
epaulette's Avatar epaulette
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post #167 of 39451
02-13-2006 | Posts: 12
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Thanks a bunch for the advice. I also read you can angle the speakers a little if they are not eye level(when sitting down) by putting a ddor wedge behind them. I am planning on getting the Center (CSi5) also.

Thanks a bunch
rgathright's Avatar rgathright
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02-13-2006 | Posts: 4,439
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I am primed and ready to pull the trigger on these speakers, but still have not decided on which receiver.

The speaker setup will be RTi8's for the fronts, FXi3's for the surrounds and the CSi3 for the center.

My first choice was the Yamaha 5890, but I am being told that the combination of Polk and this receiver may be "Bright".

Here are 2 other choices
1) Harmon-Kardon 435 ($75 more)
2) Onkyo 703 ($119 more)

The Onkyo is the only that is THX certified, even though the Yammy has the THX symbol on it.

Need some input please!!!
tbAVS's Avatar tbAVS
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02-13-2006 | Posts: 264
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rgathright View Post

.... The speaker setup will be RTi8's for the fronts, FXi3's for the surrounds and the CSi3 for the center. ....

fyi... The CSi5 (instead of the CSi3) would be a better tonal match to the RTi8's seeing how the driver size is the same.
rgathright's Avatar rgathright
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I ordered everything today and this is what I am getting. The receiver will be an Onkyo 703, the fronts will be RTi8's, the surrounds will be FXi3's and the center will be the CSi5.

So here shortly I will officially be a Polkie.
hancox's Avatar hancox
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02-22-2006 | Posts: 558
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Yeehaw - I'm almost on board.

JVC 702B --> RM20's Upgrading from a hodgepodge of speakers I've accumulated and a Pioneer 912K. Can't wait to stretch the legs a bit...
jonnythan's Avatar jonnythan
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02-22-2006 | Posts: 2,966
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I thought that dipole speakers were frowned upon in the age of separate surround channels.

In any case, I just recently outfitted myself with R30 fronts, a CSi25 center, and R15 surrounds. I have an Acoustic Research POS sub at the moment, but I just placed the order for the driver and amp to build a big 3 foot tall monster with a 12" driver that will do 19 Hz at -3dB.

It sounds fantastic.
Toorad4u's Avatar Toorad4u
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post #173 of 39451
02-22-2006 | Posts: 40
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Just got my first "real" HT system
Onkyo 603 receiver
Polk Monitor 70's - front
Polk CS2 - Center
Polk Monitor 40's side surrounds
Infinity PS12 sub
Took the Monitor 40's back (WAY to big with them being on stands) and ordered:
Atrium55's - side surrounds
Atrium 45's rear surrounds
I'll let you know how it sounds in about a week!
Jim
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02-22-2006 | Posts: 558
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RM series owners - what are you guys using for stands? Or, what are you using to "modify" your stand / speaker to fit?
ranamy's Avatar ranamy
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02-24-2006 | Posts: 22
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I have a couple Monitor 10's and one CSi5 in my setup.....use the 10's for my mains and for 2 channel music.....

Ciao,
RA
andy4theherd's Avatar andy4theherd
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02-25-2006 | Posts: 328
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New Polk owner here.

I have R30 fronts and a CS1 center. I got the R30's from one of the sweet outpost deals. I have been holding off for some time now for the R15's to go on sale like before ($40/pair) as per Polk's site they match my front/center. Do you guys have any other suggestions for surrounds to go with whay I have?

Thanks!
jonnythan's Avatar jonnythan
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I got tired of waiting for the R15's to go on sale again, so I got them on eBay sealed in box for about $80 shipped instead.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnythan View Post

I got tired of waiting for the R15's to go on sale again, so I got them on eBay sealed in box for about $80 shipped instead.

yea, i've been watching ebay as much as slickdeals/outpost. if it came to paying $80 on ebay, i would just get them here:

http://www.electronics-expo.com/prod...R15&zipz=11001


$87.77 shipped
TQM's Avatar TQM
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Add me to the list!

Polk CSM Center
Polk R50 Mains
Polk R30 Side Surrounds
Polk R15 Rear Surrounds

and if you're wondering......
Onkyo 602 Receiver
SVS 25-31PCi Subwoofer (Just got this baby today)
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02-26-2006 | Posts: 328
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do the r30's make good surrounds? even with r30 fronts?
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