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Polk Audio RTI A9 Floorstanding Speaker Reviews

Geoff4RFC

Great speaker for a great price

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Pros: Great midrange, Powerful bass, Floor spikes included

Cons: Need lots of power to get good bass

These were an upgrade from the Monitor 70's. Right from the start you could tell this was a quality speaker, delivering more detail, depth and accuracy. I was using an Emotiva XPA-3, 200wpc amp to drive my M70's, so my A9's don't know what it's like to be driven from just my AVR, an Onkyo TX-NR807. I did experience the bright, almost shrill and fatiguing sound from the A9's musically. H.T. was awesome. After some time on the speakers, the sound began to mellow out, plus, the addition of another 100w, the XPA-2, the A9's were flawless. Musically, these speakers are awesome. My CD collection continues to grow. The "brightness" of these speakers seem to be just a phase, once you get...
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cphillips82

Big detailed sound!

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Pros: HT and music, great bass, less bright than tsi series

Cons: none

I got a great deal on these from www.acousticsounddesign.com who were great to deal with. These replaced tsi500's in my 5.1 HT setup. The difference between these and the tsi's are night and day. The detail is amazing and they put out so much beautiful sound effortlessly. There are so many comments out there about the rti's being very bright/forward but i was pleasantly surprised to find them much more laid back when compared to the tsi's. I have these running off an Onkyo 809 and they sound fantastic -- full sound at all volume levels. I will think about adding an external amp at some point but given how great they sound now im unsure of how much improvement i would get. For HT I'm...
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