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post #15901 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Have you tried yelling FIRE! ?? That might clear your neighbors out. biggrin.gif You have the Denon 1712, right? The Audyessy XT should eq that sub nicely. Hope you have fun with it.

lol. Maybe I can just play sirens over the Polks.

Yes I have a Denon 1712. Good memory (or forum history). I ran Audyessy which had me turn up the sub PSW505 gain to 75% over the beginning 50% / 12 'o clock starting point.

I will do the sub crawl after putting back the furniture from the holiday rearrangement to accommodate the Christmas tree.

My posting to this thread has been sporadic due to being way too busy at work and spotty email notices of forum replies.

Thanks for all the help. Hope you get a new sub soon.
post #15902 of 34686
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

lol. Maybe I can just play sirens over the Polks.
Yes I have a Denon 1712. Good memory (or forum history). I ran Audyessy which had me turn up the sub PSW505 gain to 75% over the beginning 50% / 12 'o clock starting point.
I will do the sub crawl after putting back the furniture from the holiday rearrangement to accommodate the Christmas tree.
My posting to this thread has been sporadic due to being way too busy at work and spotty email notices of forum replies.
Thanks for all the help. Hope you get a new sub soon.

Yep, a new sub is in the works. I don't get any notices from this site. Dunno why, I've checked all the settings. My gain knob was at about 10 o'clock to get audyssey to get it to near zero.
post #15903 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Yep, a new sub is in the works. I don't get any notices from this site. Dunno why, I've checked all the settings. My gain knob was at about 10 o'clock to get audyssey to get it to near zero.

Thanks.
post #15904 of 34686
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, the CsiA6. It doesn't have all the extra drivers you think might help, but it does a very good job.
It was a Csi5 center that got me to move up to the Rti line in the first place. At the time I had M70's
and had gone past two CS2's and was using a CS20 at the time. Once I added a Csi5 I realized
how muddy the Monitors sounded. Eventually I moved to all RtiA's and the A6 seems to sound
even a bit better then the Csi5.
So, is very noticeable the difference between cs2 and csia6 / csi5?

If so then i have to check at pilk ebay store to see if i can get a nice deal.
post #15905 of 34686
waiting on newegg to put these speakers back on sale and get them back in stock, specifically talking about new monitor series going on sale, or the monitor series ii coming in stock and being on sale. m70 been stuck at 199.99 since they got it back in stock, but m40s and cs2 out of stock. So put the new monitor 75t,45b, and 25c on a big sale already newegg! tongue.gif
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Me too. Im "patiently" waiting for the M70 and M50 to be back on sale!!!
post #15907 of 34686
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Originally Posted by javygonx View Post

So, is very noticeable the difference between cs2 and csia6 / csi5? If so then i have to check at pilk ebay store to see if i can get a nice deal.

Yes, there is a pronounced difference. The entire Rti line delivers noticeably CLEARER sound compared to the Monitors, punchier at the low end and crisper at the high end. Polk's eBay store recently had refurbished Csi5's for $210.
post #15908 of 34686
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

Thanks for the media suggestions. I will give them a try.
So far to my ears the sub has made more difference with music than movies. It may be because of my tame volume level.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

That was my opinion too. I ran it +3.0 to +5.0 in the receiver which helps. Of course YMMV.

also play with placement, I moved my 505 to the corner and it all of a sudden filled the room like a real sub should. The more doors and the higher the ceiling the less effect a sub will have, but corners will bump up the bass.
post #15909 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

That was my opinion too. I ran it +3.0 to +5.0 in the receiver which helps. Of course YMMV.

also play with placement, I moved my 505 to the corner and it all of a sudden filled the room like a real sub should. The more doors and the higher the ceiling the less effect a sub will have, but corners will bump up the bass.
post #15910 of 34686
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, there is a pronounced difference. The entire Rti line delivers noticeably CLEARER sound compared to the Monitors, punchier at the low end and crisper at the high end. Polk's eBay store recently had refurbished Csi5's for $210.

I would agree, I have the csia4 center and M60 fronts. the a4 is definitely clearer but the monitors are such an upgrade from what I had before that I am going to live with it for year or two. the rtia7 set I want is just too much $$$ when I have car trouble/wife in school/old house repair/etc..etc...
post #15911 of 34686
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

Me too. Im "patiently" waiting for the M70 and M50 to be back on sale!!!

m50 has been discontinued.
post #15912 of 34686
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

m50 has been discontinued.

FWIW I have series 1 M50's as well as 40's and 60's to get rid of before we move.
Unfortunately I do not have boxes for the 50/60's but you can pick them up for cheap.
post #15913 of 34686
mission accomplished. I got the TV hung, so I could move the center up to ear level, and found placement for my now functioning linear tracking TT other than sitting on the sub. Got the walls prepped for paint, and will have the whole thing done very soon. Then I can properly EQ everything once and for all smile.gif)

placement placement placement.... my wife is actually allowing me to put stuff where I want it now. For the last week she kept moving my speakers around a bit trying to make everything look straight. So we did a sound image test where she wanted it, and where I wanted it. We agreed that now she can pick all the paint colors and art placement as long as I get my on axis speaker placement. victory! so sweet.
post #15914 of 34686
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

mission accomplished. I got the TV hung, so I could move the center up to ear level, and found placement for my now functioning linear tracking TT other than sitting on the sub. Got the walls prepped for paint, and will have the whole thing done very soon. Then I can properly EQ everything once and for all smile.gif)
placement placement placement.... my wife is actually allowing me to put stuff where I want it now. For the last week she kept moving my speakers around a bit trying to make everything look straight. So we did a sound image test where she wanted it, and where I wanted it. We agreed that now she can pick all the paint colors and art placement as long as I get my on axis speaker placement. victory! so sweet.

Good for you. Looking forward to a photo! smile.gif
post #15915 of 34686
Just my luck. Was going to order an Emotiva XPA-2 this morning but they are out of stock. frown.gif Looks like I won't get that sale price and I don't see any B stock. Oh well.
post #15916 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Just my luck. Was going to order an Emotiva XPA-2 this morning but they are out of stock. frown.gif Looks like I won't get that sale price and I don't see any B stock. Oh well.

See what I found for you:

http://emotivalounge.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=emporium&action=display&thread=27484
post #15917 of 34686
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Well crap. There went my plans. Since thay had no stock on the Emotiva I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Rythmik FV15HP. I had ordered a XS30 but cancelled cause my son wanted to borrow some money to get his tranny fixed. Then this morning
he said he's just going to finance another car. Perfect timing now that I missed the shipping date on the XS30's and would have to wait til Feb. for the next shipment. So I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Rythmik. What a mess. Oh well, I'll still get to
where I'm going. A few minutes earlier and I would have went for that Emotiva you posted. If it's still there in a month I'll grab it but it will probably be gone.
post #15918 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well crap. There went my plans. Since thay had no stock on the Emotiva I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a Rythmik FV15HP. I had ordered a XS30 but cancelled cause my son wanted to borrow some money to get his tranny fixed. Then this morning
he said he's just going to finance another car. Perfect timing now that I missed the shipping date on the XS30's and would have to wait til Feb. for the next shipment. So I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Rythmik. What a mess. Oh well, I'll still get to
where I'm going. A few minutes earlier and I would have went for that Emotiva you posted. If it's still there in a month I'll grab it but it will probably be gone.

Honestly, if it was me and I have to pick between the amp and the sub. I'll pick the Rythmik in a heart bit.........and I'll never look back.

So, you are all good my friend.......cool.gif

Really looking forward to read your initial impressions on this sub. I think I mentioned before that this was one of the sub that I was planning on buying at first. But, the deals on the SVS Ultras were really hard to pass on.

But, I keep thinking on this sub...............I know......weird!

biggrin.gif
post #15919 of 34686
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Honestly, if it was me and I have to pick between the amp and the sub. I'll pick the Rythmik in a heart bit.........and I'll never look back.
So, you are all good my friend.......cool.gif
Really looking forward to read your initial impressions on this sub. I think I mentioned before that this was one of the sub that I was planning on buying at first. But, the deals on the SVS Ultras were really hard to pass on.
But, I keep thinking on this sub...............I know......weird!
biggrin.gif

Yeah, I was just trying to save some money going for the amp first while it was on sale. I'm sure I'll be tickled pink when I get the sub. Any of the subs costing over a grand are great subs.
Supposed to take 2-3 days for assembling the sub and another 4-5 days for shipping. The miserable wait begins.
Actually any of the subs $750 and up are in another league. I was planning on a XV-15 at the beginning but then got greedy.
SVS makes great subs.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/9/13 at 8:51am
post #15920 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Yeah, I was just trying to save some money going for the amp first while it was on sale. I'm sure I'll be tickled pink when I get the sub. Any of the subs costing over a grand are great subs.
Supposed to take 2-3 days for assembling the sub and another 4-5 days for shipping. The miserable wait begins.
Actually any of the subs $750 and up are in another league. I was planning on a XV-15 at the beginning but then got greedy.
SVS makes great subs.

Well, considering all the time that you have been running without a sub, 7 to 8 days doesn't sound that bad. Of course, I am at the other side of the fence and you want it like for "yesterday"....wink.gif

I'll keep an eye on for you if another XPA-2 is up for sale. Or, if I'm able to free some cash, then I might be able to sell one of the ones that I have at home. Yeah, the quest continues, and I'm have my sight set on a pair of XPA-1s........this thing never ends rolleyes.gif
post #15921 of 34686
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Well, considering all the time that you have been running without a sub, 7 to 8 days doesn't sound that bad. Of course, I am at the other side of the fence and you want it like for "yesterday"....wink.gif
I'll keep an eye on for you if another XPA-2 is up for sale. Or, if I'm able to free some cash, then I might be able to sell one of the ones that I have at home. Yeah, the quest continues, and I'm have my sight set on a pair of XPA-1s........this thing never ends rolleyes.gif

WOW, that XPA-1 is a monster of an amp. Yep, the journey never seems to end.
post #15922 of 34686
How good is 449 for a9 299 for a7 and 239 for a5?
post #15923 of 34686
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

How good is 449 for a9 299 for a7 and 239 for a5?

I'm pretty sure 449 is about the best you're going to get right now for the A9. Dunno about the other two. I usually just google the speaker and find the best price from an authorized dealer.
Amazon and newegg usually have the best price in my experience with newegg being first. I'm guessing you got a 40% off code in your e-mail from newegg.
post #15924 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'm pretty sure 449 is about the best you're going to get right now for the A9. Dunno about the other two. I usually just google the speaker and find the best price from an authorized dealer.
Amazon and newegg usually have the best price in my experience with newegg being first. I'm guessing you got a 40% off code in your e-mail from newegg.

Actually walking around my local Frys and these are the prices. All prices cheaper than Amazon an haven checked newegg yet.
post #15925 of 34686
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

Actually walking around my local Frys and these are the prices. All prices cheaper than Amazon an haven checked newegg yet.

449 is cheaper than the 40% off from newegg. That would be 480 at the egg so that's a good price. They are 500 each for refurbs at Polk ebay.
post #15926 of 34686
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

449 is cheaper than the 40% off from newegg. That would be 480 at the egg so that's a good price. They are 500 each for refurbs at Polk ebay.

Saw that as well. Thanks man. We are working on converting our basement to an entertainment area and I wasn't really ready to buy yet but these all look like really good prices.

I've hot a csi3 as 4 rti4's in the living room and really like the polks.

Also the rti an rtia are supposed to be the same sonically correct? So would matching A towers with like a csi5 and rti4 or 6's be an issue with those also brin on sale?
post #15927 of 34686
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

Saw that as well. Thanks man. We are working on converting our basement to an entertainment area and I wasn't really ready to buy yet but these all look like really good prices.
I've hot a csi3 as 4 rti4's in the living room and really like the polks.
Also the rti an rtia are supposed to be the same sonically correct? So would matching A towers with like a csi5 and rti4 or 6's be an issue with those also brin on sale?

Right, they should match up well.
post #15928 of 34686
I have my man cave in the basement. Loving it. Only bad thing is it has brick walls so I covered them with carpet. Helped quite a bit. Looks a lot better too.
post #15929 of 34686
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

FWIW I have series 1 M50's as well as 40's and 60's to get rid of before we move.
Unfortunately I do not have boxes for the 50/60's but you can pick them up for cheap.

All are series 1? Where r u located?
post #15930 of 34686
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

m50 has been discontinued.

I know but somehow newegg has been restocking "discontinued" models quite often.
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