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Is a Polk CSi3 for $109 a good deal or a typical price?

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I purchased a pair of RTi4's off Fry's and I've read that the CSi3 is a good center channel to compliment them. On Fry's it's on "sale" for $109 with a suggestd retail of $229. For those who know anything about this speaker or comparable speakers, is $109 a good deal for this or will I be able to find this pretty much anywhere down the road? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

Jon
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I think that is a very good deal.
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A few weeks ago they had the RTi6 pair and CSi5 on sale for 199 each. I almost bought the set, but the things are so darn big (14" deep!)

I was looking for something to wall mount that wouldnt stick out like a sore thumb. Those speakers are on back order now (guessing they might not ever get them back in stock)

The RTi4/CSi3 setup is still an excellent deal IMHO.
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Any other opinions or thoughts? If not the CSi3, would you recommend a different center channel speaker?
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The CSi3 matches the RTi4's perfectly.

I bought the RTi4's and CSi3 for $300 total and fell in absolute love . It was a massive improvement for my front 3 speakers. With the prices you got and can get its a no brainer. I would jump on that deal immediately
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$109 for the CSi3 is Fry's typical sale price. I've never seen it there for $229. Perhaps they only advertise it when on sale.

I think this is an exclusive Fry's purchase along with the RTi4, RTi6 and RTi8. These speakers have been around for about 10 years but never seem to completely go away. They just keep reappearing.
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

$109 for the CSi3 is Fry's typical sale price. I've never seen it there for $229. Perhaps they only advertise it when on sale.

I think this is an exclusive Fry's purchase along with the RTi4, RTi6 and RTi8. These speakers have been around for about 10 years but never seem to completely go away. They just keep reappearing.

Wow. I wasn't under the impression that these speakers were 10 years old. Can they still compete with the current speakers of today? I've read good things about the RTi4, but I guess I'm not sure if "good" was "good" back then and now "good" is "ok" today. Hopefully that makes sense...

It sounds like too that I don't need to jump on this deal right now as it will be this price for the future to come. But, what I don't like is that I can't find the CSi3 on many online sites. Nowhere to be found on Amazon, Vanns, or Newegg.
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Originally Posted by butie120 View Post

Wow. I wasn't under the impression that these speakers were 10 years old. Can they still compete with the current speakers of today? I've read good things about the RTi4, but I guess I'm not sure if "good" was "good" back then and now "good" is "ok" today. Hopefully that makes sense...

It sounds like too that I don't need to jump on this deal right now as it will be this price for the future to come. But, what I don't like is that I can't find the CSi3 on many online sites. Nowhere to be found on Amazon, Vanns, or Newegg.
Yes they are still extremely good speakers. Speaker technology doesn't increase that much over time. I still use speakers from the late 1980s and they sound amazing

The RTi4's sound exactly the same as the RTi A1's and the CSi3 sounds like the CSi A4. The only difference is cosmetic. This is why its such a good deal!

The normal price for the RTi4's is $150 and the CSi3 is $150.

For $110 you can't find a better center channel speaker that would match your RTi4's
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