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Originally Posted by ten8yp View Post

Thats gonna be a sweet setup... I would LOVE to have a very similar setup in my living room. My wife is really pushing to get the Energy C300 towers out of there and get in wall/in ceilings. I'm looking at a MUCH less expensive setup but yours seems like it will sound phenomenal.
As far as your HDMI setup question... you should make sure your receiver has HDMI-Thru capability then you wont have to do any extra wiring. Thats how I would do it anyways. Easier than running another optical cable and easier to adjust than multiple sounds inputs and outputs. Thats really the whole purpose behind HDMI to begin with in my opinion.
TX-NR709... not sure they made an SR709 but I wouldn't buy a refurbed 709 for that much. I payed $515 for my NR709 BRAND NEW with a full warranty from Amazon. Refurbed units should be around $450 or less otherwise you are better off getting a new one on Amazon for around $520-$550 (or less during Christmas). Also be very cautious about warranties from Accesories4less... there was a LOT of speculation a while back as to whether Onkyo would honor warranties from them. The company itself is very legit but you might want to call Onkyo customer service, find out if they honor the warranties from 'Acc4Less' and even record the phone conversation if possible so you have proof if you're gonna go that direction. Personally I would stick with Amazon as they still sell the 709's new.
And BTW... I LOVE my 709... I am currently only powering Monitor 70's, CS10 center, Energy C50 rears, and polk RM8 bipole surrounds with it but it has never complained and gives me plenty of power for my 21 x 11 HT room. I'm looking to make the jump to A9's for Christmas, move the 70's to the rear, get FXi A4 surrounds, and something TOTALLY different for the center... but it wont be Polk. That is all ofcourse unless I decide to make the PJ and AT screen jump that I want to do.

Yeah I meant the 709, but given that finding new units from last year are just about impossible to find, your going to have to start getting refurb units shortly....
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The closest frys is out of LsiC, I am not really anywhere near one.

so here is another question could I use an Lsi9 on its side? What is the difference between center channel speakers. Or another option might be to use Lsi9 upright.

Also has anyone seen the cherry on the Lsi9 in person is it very close in color to the Polk monitors and TSI, slightly lighter, darker?

The acoustic sound designs guys wanted me to get the LsiMC instead. But I dont know, any opinions on which would be better.
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

I run 2 pairs of RTi A3 (RTi6) as SURR and SURR-Back. I do a lot Multichannel Music and for me is the way to go.
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Where did you get the stands and wall brackets for the RTIA3's in your picture?
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Originally Posted by xerxes717 View Post

Hello,
I apologize if this has been asked in the past, but I couldn't find a reliable set of inexpensive ceiling mounts for Monitor 30s. I currently have a 5.1 setup and never got around to installing the 30s as my rears. Does anyone have any recommendations for ceiling mounts please?
Thanks in advance!

Hey guys, just checking in again on this question in case anyone has any insight for me.

Thanks!
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Picked up the Onkyo 5010. Any recommendations on an amp?

1 pair LSi 15
1 pair LSI 9
1 pair LSi 7
1 pair LSi F/X
LSiC
2 Outlaw LFM-1 EX Subwoofers
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Originally Posted by 03SONIC View Post

Where did you get the stands and wall brackets for the RTIA3's in your picture?

Here you go:

Stands are Sanus NF36C: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/252998-REG/Sanus_NF36C_NF36C_Natural_Foundations_36.html

Wall brackets are Pinpoint AM-40: http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1350930600&sr=8-3&keywords=pinpoint
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Just in case you are in the market for a new set of Polk Audio Monitor speakers. Have a look of x5T series:

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor75t

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor65t

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor55t
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Just in case you are in the market for a new set of Polk Audio Monitor speakers. Have a look of x5T series:

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor75t

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor65t

http://www.polkaudio.com/products/monitor55t

I cant see much difference between these and the monitor series ii's or Tsi line. The biggest thing I notice is cosmetic changes and the use of the new Polk logo.
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

I cant see much difference between these and the monitor series ii's or Tsi line. The biggest thing I notice is cosmetic changes and the use of the new Polk logo.

Right, it looks like the Monitor line and the TSi line jumped into bed and that's what came out.

The new location of the tweeter is the biggest change.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I took advantage of the great prices on the A9's too... ordered them last weekend and surprisingly they arrived on Tuesday.

I can already hear the difference in timbre between the A9's and my older RTi10's.

Well well...congratulations!!!!!!! You finally stepped up to the plate, wait til you get some real power flowing through those babies. 200w was nice, 300w is way better. When I get the dough, I'm picking up one of those Emo XPR-5's and feed my front four A9's and bi-amp the mains with my XPA-2, oh yeah, 700w to the mains, 400w to the center, 500w to the wides and 200w to the surrounds.......OH Look out!
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

I cant see much difference between these and the monitor series ii's or Tsi line. The biggest thing I notice is cosmetic changes and the use of the new Polk logo.

Agree! But, for someone in the market is important to know there is a new speaker line. So, you can make an informed decision. I'm just surprised Polk is not making any announcement about this new line.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Right, it looks like the Monitor line and the TSi line jumped into bed and that's what came out.
The new location of the tweeter is the biggest change.

LOL. I like the way that you think..........wink.gif

So, what is next RTiA's and LSiM's hybrid? Man, I will buy those in a sec.
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

I cant see much difference between these and the monitor series ii's or Tsi line. The biggest thing I notice is cosmetic changes and the use of the new Polk logo.

Right, it looks like the Monitor line and the TSi line jumped into bed and that's what came out.

The new location of the tweeter is the biggest change.

Yeah i just noticed the tweeter relocation. When I posted earlier I was comparing the spec pages between the series ii's and these new monitors and didnt really notice much of a change there. I kinda like the new grill, but am not fond of the new polk logo.

I noticed newegg is carrying the new monitors, the 75Ts are $319, and the 70 series ii's are $249 (black ones are listing at $199 but are out of stock). Amazon has the TSI 500's for $324. I wonder why polk is marketing/selling 3 different lines of speakers that appear virtually identical spec wise with minor cosmetic differences and very minimal other changes (TSI's are rear ported, the new monitor x5T's have the tweeter above all the woofers) ....seems kind of a waste. I don't believe there is enough of a sonic difference between any of these speakers to justify paying more then the awesome sale prices on the series ii's from newegg, unless the cosmetic differences are a deciding factor for a buyer.
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It is certainly an interesting move, I think they were trying to save money by consolidating the speaker box. Maybe they wanted to get rid of the plastic front they were making. Personally I liked the older look better. Not a fan of the tsi.
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Originally Posted by 03SONIC View Post

Question....
I have RTIA9's for the front, CSIA6 for the center. I am torn on rear speaker choice and sides to complete my 7.1. Whatca think, large room plenty of room, high ceilings.

see next post...
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

I absolutely love my F/Xi A6 bipole/dipole speakers. They complement the RTiA9s and CSiA6 perfectly.

this... I second the recommendation
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

Yeah i just noticed the tweeter relocation. When I posted earlier I was comparing the spec pages between the series ii's and these new monitors and didnt really notice much of a change there. I kinda like the new grill, but am not fond of the new polk logo.
I noticed newegg is carrying the new monitors, the 75Ts are $319, and the 70 series ii's are $249 (black ones are listing at $199 but are out of stock). Amazon has the TSI 500's for $324. I wonder why polk is marketing/selling 3 different lines of speakers that appear virtually identical spec wise with minor cosmetic differences and very minimal other changes (TSI's are rear ported, the new monitor x5T's have the tweeter above all the woofers) ....seems kind of a waste. I don't believe there is enough of a sonic difference between any of these speakers to justify paying more then the awesome sale prices on the series ii's from newegg, unless the cosmetic differences are a deciding factor for a buyer.

I agree completely... although I payed $169 a piece (SHIPPED) for my Monitor 70's brand new on Amazon last year during December (lowered for Christmas I'm sure). I wander how the new tweeter position sounds comparatively to my 70 series II's. Might have to find out ; /
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Originally Posted by PubFiction View Post

It is certainly an interesting move, I think they were trying to save money by consolidating the speaker box. Maybe they wanted to get rid of the plastic front they were making. Personally I liked the older look better. Not a fan of the tsi.

I agree totally. Always liked the classic look of the Monitors better.
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It is very common for audio companies now days to have multiple lines that are nearly identical but not identical so they can sell them into different channels for different profit levels. As you says TSi, monitor 1 and 2 and this are all exactly the same except for cosmetic differences AFAIK. But the TSi line is what you will actually find in best buy with a much higher price. Local small audio shops would probably also only carry the TSI. Denon did the same thing with their AVRs, ones with 4 numbers were sold everywhere and ones with 3 numbers were typically sold to their brick and mortar retailers.

It is all a way to walk the fine line of keeping your local shops that charge higher profit margins happy and still having a lower priced product for the internet based etailers and discount shops.
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Sorry to change the subject guys, but I found this Awesome app from Genelec and I wanted to share it with you guys. It's very helpful if you are picky like me smile.gif

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speakerangle/id549033688?mt=8
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I have an older Polk Audio speaker system: RT200p's, CS400 center speaker , and FX500i surrounds. I've used the RT2000p's as my subwoofer, but now would like to add a dedicated subwoofer. Someone recommended that the currently available Polk DSWPro550wi subwoofer, would be a good match for my system. Would anyone agree with this? Also, what older Polk subwoofer would have been recommended at the time, assuming I could find a nice used one somewhere?
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Great app. Thanks for posting.
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Where did you acquire that projector stand/
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Since in the past new Rti's have come out every 4-5 years, will we be seeing news ones in 2013?
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Anyone know where to get stands for FXIA6 speakers. I am having a hard time finding them. I am almost thinking of moving my RTI3's to the side on stands and the FXI6 to the rear as I can mount them in the wall. I cant mount the FXA6 to the sides, its a sunroom so any help with stands for the FXIA6 would be a big help. Thanks Guys
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It's a shot in the dark but try chatting with acousticsounddesign.com, they have things in stock or open box that are not listed on the web site.
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Originally Posted by 03SONIC View Post

Anyone know where to get stands for FXIA6 speakers. I am having a hard time finding them. I am almost thinking of moving my RTI3's to the side on stands and the FXI6 to the rear as I can mount them in the wall. I cant mount the FXA6 to the sides, its a sunroom so any help with stands for the FXIA6 would be a big help. Thanks Guys

Hey there, I saw your post on the Polk forum and gave a reply there. I'll post a photo to what I'm referring to. I made these, pretty crude but functional when the lights are off. I plan on building new ones to match my gear stand so they won't look too badly.

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P1030858.jpg

GEDC0201.jpg

I made my gear stand so it won't be difficult to replicate the surround stands to match.
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Originally Posted by AMCCALLIII View Post

Where did you acquire that projector stand/

That's not a projector stand, it's the Salamander Single Extension 30 for the Salamander Synergy 402 AV Cabinet.
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Geoff, move your seats about 12" forward and mount those FX's on the wall mang!
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Hey there, I saw your post on the Polk forum and gave a reply there. I'll post a photo to what I'm referring to. I made these, pretty crude but functional when the lights are off. I plan on building new ones to match my gear stand so they won't look too badly.
P1030857.jpg
P1030858.jpg
GEDC0201.jpg
I made my gear stand so it won't be difficult to replicate the surround stands to match.


Thank You killer front stage.
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Originally Posted by 03SONIC View Post

Thank You killer front stage.

Thank you, it took lots of patience and planning.

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Geoff, move your seats about 12" forward and mount those FX's on the wall mang!

What up Enders? Trust me, I'm viewing a 64", those seats couldn't go any closer without feeling like your "in" your TV. I have thought about moving the surrounds more rearward though for a little more "surround" effect.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

What up Enders? Trust me, I'm viewing a 64", those seats couldn't go any closer without feeling like your "in" your TV. I have thought about moving the surrounds more rearward though for a little more "surround" effect.

LOL... I am only about 10 feet from my 60" Plasma myself......... Those surrounds just look like if you moved them a bit forward you could wall mount em and they would be fine. You know how my system looks which is pretty close just using the LSi dipole surrounds:

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/system-showcase/view.php?userid=94801
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Do you guys think A5's are to much for rear speakers. I have A9's fronts and FXI6 as surrounds? many said run RTI3 for the rear, but I am not feeling them 100%. Thanks guys
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