Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC
The CSi5 will be a timbre match for all speakers in both RTi and RTiA series. The RTi and iA line is a step up from the TSi line. I know that both Rob Lee and myself recently stepped up from the TSi/Monitor line into the RTi/iA line and theres a significant difference.
Do your CSi5 a favor and forget about the TSi line.
Glad you got your tweets going again. I hate that "Oh Quap broke it" feeling
... Also I'm really
gad to see lively discussion in this thread once again, after the amp wars nearly chased everyone away
Regarding RTi's and Tsi's, I have a new quandary looming on the horizon. As I mentioned, I bought a pair of RTi6's last weekend... couldn't pass up the 1/2 off deal. I used them to replace the RTiA3's which are themselves only a month old or so. These RTi6's now match everything else I have from the older RTi line (10's, 8's, Csi5 and Csi3).
So I'm thinking of putting the A3's in the bedroom to replace the M40's there. I like the M40's - they do a good job in the bedroom. (Of course, I liked the M70's in the LR before moving up to RTi's there. Most likely if I setup the A3's in the BR I'll like them better.)
The quandary is do I pair the A6's with the CS20 I used to use with the M70's? Or do I buy a CSiA4 to match the A3's?
The plus and minuses are: both the A6's and CS20 have 6" drivers, though not timber matched.
The CSiA4 will match the A6's cosmetically and have the same tweeter, but the A4 center has only 5" woofs while the A3's have 6". Unfortunately I boxed up the CS20 and A3's and put them in the garage, so it would be no small task to set everything up to try it out.
Speaking of putting stuff in the garage... I can't help but think of Seinfeld's "garbification" bit. If you haven't seen it, look it up. It's all about the timeline of posessions, starting from unboxing some prized new item to eventually stacking it in the garage next to (ultimately) the garbage cans.