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Forum: Speakers   03-06-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By RobLee
The Rti tweeter is superior to that used in the...

The Rti tweeter is superior to that used in the Monitors and Tsi/Tsx's, being much clearer where the lesser models tend to be somewhat muddy. I suppose some may think of them as sounding "brilliant"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By RobLee
I went to A4L to buy a refurb 4520 and when I got...

I went to A4L to buy a refurb 4520 and when I got to the checkout was presented with a screen offering to upgrade to a new 4520 for only a couple hundred dollars more. I've bought one refurb (an Onk)...
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Congrats! Glad you found something that fit your...

Congrats! Glad you found something that fit your needs. Be aware they will likely need to break in for a few weeks before that begin to sound their best.
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By RobLee
The RtiA7 cabinet nearly identical in size to the...

The RtiA7 cabinet nearly identical in size to the M70's, though the rear port adds some depth.
Forum: Speakers   03-06-2015, 08:01 AM
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Posted By RobLee
Sounds like a good plan. The A3's are decent...

Sounds like a good plan. The A3's are decent mains when paired with a good sub, and the A6 will deliver clear, clean dialogue.





+1 agreement that you should skip the TSX line. The A9's are...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2015, 04:14 PM
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Posted By RobLee
That's pretty much what I'm running in the family...

That's pretty much what I'm running in the family room for TV (check my post earlier today). I'm using the Rti6, Rti4's and a Csi3, which is basically the same as the A3/A1/A4 just the older cabinet...
Forum: Speakers   03-05-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By RobLee
I run Rti6's in the family room with Rti4...

I run Rti6's in the family room with Rti4 surrounds and a Csi3 for TV and light music. The Rti6's run full range, while the Rti4's and Csi3 cross over to a 8" Klipsch SW-350 sub in the corner... this...
Forum: Speakers   03-02-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Check Monoprice.com, or Amazon

Check Monoprice.com, or Amazon
Forum: Speakers   03-02-2015, 06:20 AM
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Posted By RobLee
NewEgg has Rti8's for $200 with free shipping...

NewEgg has Rti8's for $200 with free shipping thru March 3rd. No special codes needed.
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Not really "down" on Monitors, but realize (or...

Not really "down" on Monitors, but realize (or have learned) that they are after all the low tier of the Polk product line. Many of us who now own Rti's or Lsi's gave Monitors an honest try.......
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 04:20 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Scroll back a few pages and you'll see a...

Scroll back a few pages and you'll see a discussion about the Rti line being superior to the Monitor line. Some smaller Rti's... Rti6's (or their newer model, the RtiA3) are nice bookshelf speakers....
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Again, your M70's are big, power hungry, home...

Again, your M70's are big, power hungry, home theater speakers and are not audiophile grade.
Your Energy's may actually be better sounding, especially in a smallish room. Food for thought.
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Your hearing is extremely valuable. I remember...

Your hearing is extremely valuable. I remember being somewhat disappointed with each of my new Polks as I worked my way up the line. Then I bought a used pair to use for surrounds and they sounded...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By RobLee
One other item worthy of note... be sure the two...

One other item worthy of note... be sure the two copper straps are in place connecting the upper and lower pairs of binding posts, and that all four are tightened. It doesn't matter which pair are...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Your room is relatively small and the M70's are...

Your room is relatively small and the M70's are possibly even TOO much speaker for that size room... but they have a solid bottom end and should handle some bass well, with or without xing over to a...
Forum: Speakers   02-28-2015, 06:09 AM
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Posted By RobLee
If they are new, let your M70's break in for a...

If they are new, let your M70's break in for a while before judging them. They will open up after a few weeks.
Plus, be aware you're not feeding them much power with that AVR.
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 09:13 AM
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Posted By RobLee
You can re-assign the two "spare" amps to either...

You can re-assign the two "spare" amps to either rear, heights, wide, zone 2, or bi-amp your mains, but bi-amping really doesn't get you anything. Most here will agree. And with the Rti12's you will...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By RobLee
Great speakers, but be aware they are larger than...

Great speakers, but be aware they are larger than you would think. Also they cannot be used (practically) as fronts should you ever try them in that position. They do spread the surround sound...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Have you ever heard of the term salesmanship? ...

Have you ever heard of the term salesmanship? Ask anyone who works for anyone who has something to sell if whatever they are selling is what you need, the answer is ALWAYS YES.... YES this will do...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By RobLee
Yeah, as I understand it, Dynamic Volume is...

Yeah, as I understand it, Dynamic Volume is comparable to volume compression... it boosts low levels and limits loud peaks. On some AVR's it's referred to as "midnight" or night setting. Dynamic EQ...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By RobLee
Familiar story. Seems to happen to a lot of us...

Familiar story. Seems to happen to a lot of us here!




Same here... I have the A9's set to 40Hz for HT, and full range (no sub) for music.
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2015, 09:21 AM
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Posted By RobLee
Denon 4520 at a minimum. I just bought one new...

Denon 4520 at a minimum. I just bought one new for $1100 so I'm sure you can do better. I tried my A9's on the 3312 and they sounded anemic, so added an external XPA-5, and recently bought an XPA-2...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 05:09 PM
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Posted By RobLee
Okay to listen to the Monitors, especially if...

Okay to listen to the Monitors, especially if given only a very limited budget. But don't end up throwing good money after bad upgrading to larger, more expensive Monitors as I did trying to get good...
Forum: Speakers   02-24-2015, 03:17 PM
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Posted By RobLee
I can attest to the superiority of the Rti line...

I can attest to the superiority of the Rti line over the Monitors. Heads and shoulders may be an understatement.
I started with M50's and a BIC sub, moved up to M60's, then M70's. Also had CS1,...
Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   02-18-2015, 06:14 PM
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Posted By RobLee
I've used ABP for many years and probably...

I've used ABP for many years and probably wouldn't be able to keep my sanity without it. But perhaps more importantly, I have about 20 keywords blocked on my router. Sometimes a link won't work and I...
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