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Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post

I'm looking at a set of used RTi38 speakers. Does anyone know during what years these were produced? The owner does not know how old his speakers are.

Assuming they're in decent shape, what are they worth?

Early 21st century . RTi38s were the rev before the RTi6 and current A3. A larger 6.5" bookie, pretty nice, arguably as good as the later revs, some prefer them. Probably streeted in the $350-400/pr range. Now $100-$150 depending on condition.
post #12812 of 35144
Thanks, Ron!
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Originally Posted by NewHT View Post

I got cherry finish.

Here is the link to STR-DN1000 on amazon. Sells for $340.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-STR-DN100.../dp/B001TP4RRC

Looks like a decent receiver. It should feed your speakers well. Why are you selling it?
post #12814 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Florida_Gator View Post

Looks like a decent receiver. It should feed your speakers well. Why are you selling it?

I beleive he's after something with more power and pre-outs.
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Originally Posted by Florida_Gator View Post

Looks like a decent receiver. It should feed your speakers well. Why are you selling it?

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I beleive he's after something with more power and pre-outs.

Yes Sir, I'm looking for more features like Audessey MultiEQ, front HDMI, USB port for ipod, more power and newer recv.

if I can get $300 for recv + $300 for BDV-E300 system then I can go to Denon or Onkyo
post #12816 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

It's a six speed, speeds 1-3 aren't very noticeable, 4-6 are.



When ever is good for you + I'll have two weeks of vacation and just hanging around the house in the middle of this month.

For wire management, it's what ever you want out of it. I just had my plain bare wire while I was using my 14g, when I did my upgrade to the 12g, I wanted it to be finished off and looking fairly nice, pseudo high end at a DIY low cost.

The S10 looks pretty nice, a front firing driver and down firing port, and at 200 RMS with a peak of 800, it doesn't appear to be a slouch and if you can nab it for the price you're hoping for then it's a score.

S10.3 is now for $249 on newegg. Is it good deal? I have seen people got it for $199 in the past.
post #12817 of 35144
Anyone know why the M10s on the ebay site aren't sold to California?? Even if they are coming from California
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Originally Posted by Jacksparrow1020 View Post

I finally have my HT setup. I have 70s as my front speakers, CS2 as center channel and 60s as surrounds. As you can see in the attached pictures, I built a TV riser as the CS2 is too big, I think it came out decent. I also built two 2.5ft metal stands for the surrounds, I have used Velcro so that the speaker don't slide. My question is, are the stands too tall? I have done some research and thought that the surrounds should be 2 ft above the front. The stands are 2.5ft tall as the 70s are .5ft taller than 60's.

Ooooohh! Love the posters, that's what i've been thinking about when i get the CS2, wall mount the plasma (but then the picture might be a bit high and farther away ) or build something like that. Right now i'm thinking of putting it on top of my sub that's right in front of the tv stand. It may not be the best place to put it, but it makes everything look tidy
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Originally Posted by NewHT View Post

S10.3 is now for $249 on newegg. Is it good deal? I have seen people got it for $199 in the past.

That seems to be the lowest price point. I checked it on bountii.com

I would watch it on the egg for a couple of weeks if you can wait, and see if they run crazy weekend sales on it. Like the RTiA9's, some Saturdays, they mark them down to 499 each, crazy sales.

Otherwise, according to the reviews, it seems like a pretty good deal.
post #12819 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Kingcarcas View Post

It may not be the best place to put it, but it makes everything look tidy

I can dig it. I went for the tidy look and ended up with great results. I built my own cabinet, even posted a picture on this thread, but, I haven't posted the upgraded version since I've installed the shelf for my bluray player. It was sitting ontop of my sub, got lots of flack for that on the Polk site. Did a revision and here's the before and after shot. Please excuse the mis-alignment of some dowels.

BEFORE



AFTER



I measured so the TV floater would have the plasma high enough for the rear of the A6 to fit under, all nice and tidy
post #12820 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

That seems to be the lowest price point. I checked it on bountii.com

I would watch it on the egg for a couple of weeks if you can wait, and see if they run crazy weekend sales on it. Like the RTiA9's, some Saturdays, they mark them down to 499 each, crazy sales.

Otherwise, according to the reviews, it seems like a pretty good deal.


Just ordered S10.3 for $199 w/free shipping. Passing the word along if someone is looking for S10.3 sub. Use the coupon code listed below.

""Energy S10.3 200W 10in Subwoofer $199.99 Free Shipping
Newegg has the Energy S10.3 200W 10" Subwoofer for a low $199.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: "ENE304" (Exp 3/4).""
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Much congrats! Anxious to here what you think about it.
post #12822 of 35144
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Originally Posted by NewHT View Post


Just ordered S10.3 for $199 w/free shipping. Passing the word along if someone is looking for S10.3 sub. Use the coupon code listed below.

""Energy S10.3 200W 10in Subwoofer $199.99 Free Shipping
Newegg has the Energy S10.3 200W 10" Subwoofer for a low $199.99 Free Shipping after Coupon Code: "ENE304" (Exp 3/4).""

Hey thats a good price. I got my S10.3 for 250 and love it. Replaced a PSW110. Much more acurrate and clean. Also a lot easier to hear at lower volume. I think the S10.3 has some highly regarded competition from HSU and Epik in the 350ish price point but for 250ish I dont think it can be beat for a 10 as far as spl and how deep it will go. I think you will really enjoy it.
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Question for you all I can pickup a pair of Polk Audio FXi3 for $40 from a friend they're a few years old if not a lil scuffed up and seem to work fine but are they worth it and if so would they match up with my 4 Monitor 60s and a CS1? I want to use them to replace the r300s I use for the rears on my 7.1 system
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Hey Everyone,

I think I have finally decided on which speakers to go with but needed some help on the surrounds/rears on a 7.1 surround. ( I would be PERFECTLY fine with a 5.1, but the house we are building has 4 outlets prewired for speakers)

Here is the room sizes and where the pre-wired speaker outlets are ( red squares)

I want to get the RTI A7's for L/R and the CSI A6 for the center. What would be the best rears/surrounds for the other 4 speakers? I was looking at the FXi a6, but I am open to other speakers if they can be mounted relatively easily. Or should I only bother doing a 5.1 with this setup? The sub will come later but I am hesitant to add one right now due to noise/bass being too much for neighbors.

Thanks for your help!
LL
post #12825 of 35144
If any of I guys are looking for subs the bic F12 is $188 on amazon today
post #12826 of 35144
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Originally Posted by bamf3000 View Post

Hey Everyone,

I think I have finally decided on which speakers to go with but needed some help on the surrounds/rears on a 7.1 surround. ( I would be PERFECTLY fine with a 5.1, but the house we are building has 4 outlets prewired for speakers)

Here is the room sizes and where the pre-wired speaker outlets are ( red squares)

I want to get the RTI A7's for L/R and the CSI A6 for the center. What would be the best rears/surrounds for the other 4 speakers? I was looking at the FXi a6, but I am open to other speakers if they can be mounted relatively easily. Or should I only bother doing a 5.1 with this setup? The sub will come later but I am hesitant to add one right now due to noise/bass being too much for neighbors.

Thanks for your help!

To keep it simple, go with the FXiA6. What I would do, looking at the position of your "coach" (are the horses kept in the barn? ), I'd have towers or book shelved stands close by.

P.S. since it appears you have a new house, congrats btw, I wouldn't worry about the neighbors and your sub, unless you have all windows and doors open and listen at reference levels, shouldn't be a problem.
post #12827 of 35144
I'd get some speaker stands and go with the rtia3's. I use em and love them!
post #12828 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

To keep it simple, go with the FXiA6. What I would do, looking at the position of your "coach" (are the horses kept in the barn? ), I'd have towers or book shelved stands close by.

P.S. since it appears you have a new house, congrats btw, I wouldn't worry about the neighbors and your sub, unless you have all windows and doors open and listen at reference levels, shouldn't be a problem.

lol it was like 3 in the morning when I did that, sorry about the typo! Thanks for the help, I will stick with the fxi a6 then!
post #12829 of 35144
In the middle of replacing the Onkyo TX 609 with a 709 and looking at these speakers. Looking for some feedback from the Polk experts here.

(2) Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II Floorstanding
(1) Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center
(4) Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf
(1) BIC F12 Subwoofer

My only real concern is using four 30 series to complete my 7.1 set-up. Opinions/input?
post #12830 of 35144
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Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post

My only real concern is using four 30 series to complete my 7.1 set-up. Opinions/input?

No worries about using 2 set of Monitor 30's they will sound just as good as the 40's as surrounds IMHO and be much easier to position.

I would actually look at a better sub personally and be willing to spend about 400-500 on a sub but that's me. I purchased a Polk PSW125 and am very not happy with it. I plan to drop some serious cash on better subs eventually but thats me.

I would suggest something from SVS, Elemental Designs, Epik, Outlaw Audio, or HSU over the BIC F12 though it seems to get recommended here often.

Even would go with the HSU STF-1......
post #12831 of 35144
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Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post

In the middle of replacing the Onkyo TX 609 with a 709 and looking at these speakers. Looking for some feedback from the Polk experts here.

(2) Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II Floorstanding
(1) Polk Audio CS2 Series II Center
(4) Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II Two-Way Bookshelf
(1) BIC F12 Subwoofer

My only real concern is using four 30 series to complete my 7.1 set-up. Opinions/input?

Why get rid of the 609? I would stick with the 609 and use the money that would have been spent on the 709 to get a better sub. The previous post lists some good brands to look at.
post #12832 of 35144
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

No worries about using 2 set of Monitor 30's they will sound just as good as the 40's as surrounds IMHO and be much easier to position.

I would actually look at a better sub personally and be willing to spend about 400-500 on a sub but that's me. I purchased a Polk PSW125 and am very not happy with it. I plan to drop some serious cash on better subs eventually but thats me.

I would suggest something from SVS, Elemental Designs, Epik, Outlaw Audio, or HSU over the BIC F12 though it seems to get recommended here often.

Even would go with the HSU STF-1......

Good to know. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. The sub is where I'm compromising right now. I'd like something entry to mid range. I originally was looking at the Polk PSW10 due to budget and immediately turned to the BIC F12 after some earlier suggestions in this thread, lol. I don't really have issue with selling off pieces later to upgrade when the time is right.

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Originally Posted by aaustin View Post

Why get rid of the 609? I would stick with the 609 and use the money that would have been spent on the 709 to get a better sub. The previous post lists some good brands to look at.

The 609 I received was part of Onkyo's 8409 HTIB. It lasted a whole 19 days before the HDMI board went out. It was within Amazon's 30 day period so I returned the entire set-up and decided to skip the HTIB and piece a system together (like I should have to begin with). I decided to upgrade to the 709 because it's will cost me $100 less than the HTIB setup and supports MultiEQ Audessey, rather than 2EQ.
post #12833 of 35144
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Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post

Good to know. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. The sub is where I'm compromising right now. I'd like something entry to mid range. I originally was looking at the Polk PSW10 due to budget and immediately turned to the BIC F12 after some earlier suggestions in this thread, lol. I don't really have issue with selling off pieces later to upgrade when the time is right..

I would personally almost go without a second set of Monitor 30's, or either set to add that money to the sub fund, rather than go 7.1 with a cheaper sub. If you have some other satellites, or even fronts (like from a HTIAB) use those as your surrounds and then later get the Monitor 30's. Your surrounds dont need to match your fronts.

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Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post

The 609 I received was part of Onkyo's 8409 HTIB. It lasted a whole 19 days before the HDMI board went out. It was within Amazon's 30 day period so I returned the entire set-up and decided to skip the HTIB and piece a system together (like I should have to begin with). I decided to upgrade to the 709 because it's will cost me $100 less than the HTIB setup and supports MultiEQ Audessey, rather than 2EQ.

I believe the 709 also has pre-outs and that is something you really do want. I would stick with the 709 as you can add a power amp later on if you get speakers that are more demanding (either power wise or a lower ohm load). In addition it has better EQ as you mentioned. I myself am still on 2EQ and wanting to upgrade eventually.....
post #12834 of 35144
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Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post

I'd like something entry to mid range. I originally was looking at the Polk PSW10 due to budget and immediately turned to the BIC F12 after some earlier suggestions in this thread, lol. I don't really have issue with selling off pieces later to upgrade when the time is right.

Add my voice to the chorus here advising against wasting your money on the F12. You see the name tossed around here very often because it is a good beginners sub, but believe me, you will outgrow it very quickly. I had one two years ago. Like you, I was considering a PSW10 until I read the bad reviews, then saw the "awesome" F12 reviews. I spent many months trying to get it to sound right, but never could. I suspect those who are most impressed with it have nothing to compare it to (maybe coming from a HTIB). Best thing about the F12 is it was easy to sell. It is not a bad sub, just not very good. I ended up with a Klipsch sub that I liked so much I bought a second one for the family room. (Not recommending that brand, just pointing out that you may go thru a few models before you find one you like).
post #12835 of 35144
I'll agree, with the 709 sans a power amp, running a nice 5.1 would be in my opinion, beneficial to the ears and wallet.

Getting the right sub to accomodate those Polks would make all the difference.

I also set up a 7.1 with a sub-par sub, added another not much better sub to make a 7.2 and even though I thought it was hot, it was not.

I upgraded my speakers from Onkyos SKS-HT870 to Polks M70's, 40's, 30's and CS2. It was better, but not great.

I got rid of my Onkyo sub and Energy 8" sub and replaced it with an Epik Empire, even at just 1/4 volume on the sub, it made all the difference in the world.

Spend a little extra on the sub, you won't regret it.
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Arrived today shrinkwrapped on a pallet. Long story, but I am pleased. Been listening to music all day.

More later... now back to the music
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Picked up a Pair of Black-----> RTi A9 and CSi A6 at Frys this weekend for $965 out the door.....Coming from a Pair of Paradigm Studio 100 V5 along with CC-690........I have to Say im impressed......

Comparitavely, the Paradigm's were Better in EVERY aspect, Esp Cosmetics......Although, after watching Several Movies this weekend the Polk's Definetly, handled everything well.....Leaving a smile on my Face for sure......

I guess im writing this cause i never thought Id own a Pair of Polk's or Similair speakers ( Def Tech or Energy ) considering them to be Inferior and Cheaply Made...Figuring there Made in china, but then again, whats Not Made in china these days seems like???? I didnt really know anything about Polk except for some slight info, But had Known that the Rti A Series was Respectable, I was Primarily, Looking at Focal, Paradigm and Legacy Audio

But these Polk's Are Really Impressive, Im running with 100 WPC Amp....And Loving them.......I certainly dont think there Inferior anymore, although I wouldnt Rate there Construction, Cosmetics or Materials as Equal to what I was originally looking at, but again i dont think they are an Apples to Apples comparison........
post #12838 of 35144
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Very nice. The job you did on the riser and what I can see of the M60 stands are done professionally. Good work!

For the surround height, everyone settles on something they like. You're using towers instead of "surround" or bookshelves, so placement will be unorthodox.

I have used M30's and M40's as surrounds, mounted up high on the wall and elevated with home made stands varying in height.

Right now, I'm using M70's as surrounds and they are on the floor as they stand, about 3' to the side and just slightly behind the sitting area and toed in at an angle that intersects approximately 3' in front of the sitting area. The surround effect has been pretty decent but I'm thinking of moving them further back and steeping the angle some.

So, experimentation with your surround set up will let you decide the sound that is right for you.

Thanks man! I have attached another pic of my surround stand as it wasn't visible in the earlier pic. I like my setup now as my sofa isn't blocking any audio coming from the speakers.
BTW, do you ride any motorcycle?

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Originally Posted by Kingcarcas View Post

Ooooohh! Love the posters, that's what i've been thinking about when i get the CS2, wall mount the plasma (but then the picture might be a bit high and farther away ) or build something like that. Right now i'm thinking of putting it on top of my sub that's right in front of the tv stand. It may not be the best place to put it, but it makes everything look tidy

Thanks! It's pretty easy to build that riser, go for it if you decide not to go ahead with the wall mount.
LL
post #12839 of 35144
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Arrived today shrinkwrapped on a pallet. Long story, but I am pleased. Been listening to music all day.

More later... now back to the music

Oooo awesome Rob......I expect detailed impressions on how they compare to your previous moniters as far as home theater goes . They may very well be my next step up here in a few years......... maybe several years lol.
post #12840 of 35144
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Originally Posted by 50Kuro80 View Post

Picked up a Pair of Black-----> RTi A9 and CSi A6 at Frys this weekend for $965 out the door.....Coming from a Pair of Paradigm Studio 100 V5 along with CC-690........I have to Say im impressed......

Comparitavely, the Paradigm's were Better in EVERY aspect, Esp Cosmetics......Although, after watching Several Movies this weekend the Polk's Definetly, handled everything well.....Leaving a smile on my Face for sure......

I guess im writing this cause i never thought Id own a Pair of Polk's or Similair speakers ( Def Tech or Energy ) considering them to be Inferior and Cheaply Made...Figuring there Made in china, but then again, whats Not Made in china these days seems like???? I didnt really know anything about Polk except for some slight info, But had Known that the Rti A Series was Respectable, I was Primarily, Looking at Focal, Paradigm and Legacy Audio

But these Polk's Are Really Impressive, Im running with 100 WPC Amp....And Loving them.......I certainly dont think there Inferior anymore, although I wouldnt Rate there Construction, Cosmetics or Materials as Equal to what I was originally looking at, but again i dont think they are an Apples to Apples comparison........

Yeah, Paradigm is a notch above Polk. I really want a set of Studio 20's at some point myself. I would recommend getting the A9's some more wattage if you really want them to shine. They really do need more than 100 wpc to really show you what they got.....
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