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Originally Posted by jvmanolis View Post

I just checked and site shows Out of Stock. ??

XStanleyW went and purchased the whole stock.............biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Did you place you order then? NO?!?!?!

So, what are you waiting for?

tongue.gif

My next monthly direct deposit that I use for toys. tongue.gif
post #15963 of 35144
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Originally Posted by jvmanolis View Post

I just checked and site shows Out of Stock. ??

You're right. I must have just looked at the go button and assumed they were in stock. If I had clicked on the go button I would have seen they were out of stock. Either that or they are selling them one at a time. tongue.gif
post #15964 of 35144
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

XStanleyW went and purchased the whole stock.............biggrin.gif

I wish.
post #15965 of 35144
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

All I can say is try it and see how it sounds.
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Only you can be the judge. But as others here have stated, with those speakers, generally the more power you can deliver to them the better they sound.

Thanks Rob,

My room is roughly 12'W x 16'L x 9'H and I'll be seating about 10 feet from the fronts and 13 feet from the screen.
Reason I asked is that soon I'll be building the cabinet and the "front stage" (Winter project), so I better make sure right now what's needed.
Definitely I'll get the XPA-5 and power the fronts center and (future) heights with it.

Cheers,
Liviu
post #15966 of 35144
Monitor 75Ts $100 off today. That's near 35%.

Hey... can a Yamaha 773 drive a RTi A7 ok ? It's 95W (7 ch) 110W (2 ch)
post #15967 of 35144
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Originally Posted by defdog99 View Post

Monitor 75Ts $100 off today. That's near 35%.

Hey... can a Yamaha 773 drive a RTi A7 ok ? It's 95W (7 ch) 110W (2 ch)

The 75T still $70 more than the M70 when they're on sale, wondering if thats worth it?
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Originally Posted by defdog99 View Post

Monitor 75Ts $100 off today. That's near 35%.

Hey... can a Yamaha 773 drive a RTi A7 ok ? It's 95W (7 ch) 110W (2 ch)
My son drove the 70's with an 80W Denon with no problem. He has a fairly small living room though. Doubt you'll have a problem unless you wanna drive them at very high volumes.
post #15969 of 35144
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

The 75T still $70 more than the M70 when they're on sale, wondering if thats worth it?

I'd have to say no but who knows when/ if they come back in stock and at what price. The waiting game sucks for sure.
post #15970 of 35144
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

The 75T still $70 more than the M70 when they're on sale, wondering if thats worth it?

I second that with a NO as well.
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

The 75T still $70 more than the M70 when they're on sale, wondering if thats worth it?

gonna 3rd it. not when m70 has been $150 that's why i'm still waiting on either monitor series ii to go back on a real sale and back in stock or new monitors to actually go on a real sale cheaper than what they are at now and closer to price of series ii
post #15972 of 35144
Newegg always seems to have a never ending supply of Klipsch RW-12D subs. They've been discontinued for quite some time. They run out of stock and keep coming back in stock. Not sure the 70's will be like that but I doubt it. Hope I'm wrong. They are such a great bargain at $150 each.
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Guys,

I am thinking about bulding an infinite baffle in my new house for my low end. The only problem I am seeing is that I have watched videos of them and I dont know if want that much bass. This is going in my living room because I dont have a specific theater room. Of course the ones I watched was where they had 8 subs and the dag gum windows were flexing. I dont want that junk. I just want a good low end that fills the room and not necessarily one that makes my heart skip beats and knocks pictures off the wall. I definitately dont want to spend 4k on windows only to be replacing seals on them because of my bass flexing them and messing them up.Do you think just 2 or even 1 under the floor would be alright? I have asked this question to other forums and people cant tell me a answer. Any input would be nice. I have also checked into the (cult of infinite baffle).


My living room , dining room, and kitchen are all in one big 24x36 room with vaulted ceilings
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Ssssoooooo, is anyone here sporting VR3 crossover mods in your Polk speakers? Any first hand experience with these mods? Impressions?

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by chrisu7582 View Post

Guys,

I am thinking about bulding an infinite baffle in my new house for my low end. The only problem I am seeing is that I have watched videos of them and I dont know if want that much bass. This is going in my living room because I dont have a specific theater room. Of course the ones I watched was where they had 8 subs and the dag gum windows were flexing. I dont want that junk. I just want a good low end that fills the room and not necessarily one that makes my heart skip beats and knocks pictures off the wall. I definitately dont want to spend 4k on windows only to be replacing seals on them because of my bass flexing them and messing them up.Do you think just 2 or even 1 under the floor would be alright? I have asked this question to other forums and people cant tell me a answer. Any input would be nice. I have also checked into the (cult of infinite baffle).


My living room , dining room, and kitchen are all in one big 24x36 room with vaulted ceilings

firstly, you can always trune down the volume, the bass, or both.
secondly, yes I think two drivers with enough amplification for that application would do you just fine. Perhaps two 18 inch daytons with 1500 amps at a absolute minimum. That would be plenty of bass, but would not shake your fillings out.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Ssssoooooo, is anyone here sporting VR3 crossover mods in your Polk speakers? Any first hand experience with these mods? Impressions?

Thanks in advance!

I am also interested on this anyone?
post #15977 of 35144
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

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I am also interested on this anyone?

I'm interested in learning more, maybe see a diagram of the current xovers next to the "upgrade" but my m60's are not worth the xpenditure.
post #15978 of 35144
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

I'm interested in learning more, maybe see a diagram of the current xovers next to the "upgrade" but my m60's are not worth the xpenditure.

Here is the direct web site of VR3. He has other alternatives, but in my case (RTi A9's and CSi A6) I'm looking at the Fortress mod.


http://www.vr3mods.com/Fortress.html
post #15979 of 35144
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

firstly, you can always trune down the volume, the bass, or both.
secondly, yes I think two drivers with enough amplification for that application would do you just fine. Perhaps two 18 inch daytons with 1500 amps at a absolute minimum. That would be plenty of bass, but would not shake your fillings out.

Thanks so much Herd. I am really looking forward to this project and I cant wait to hear the end result. I am probably going to build a box that holds 4 subs but only install 2 and caulk the other 2 pieces back in place. That way if I need more bass to fill the room, I can just remove the caulk and install the speakers without having to actually cut more holes. Thanks again..
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I ordered a center stage bracket for my CS2 speaker. I should have it Wednesday. Gonna mount it on a 60" led TV. It's not one of those real thin TV's so I figure it will work ok. If any of you guys wanna know how well it works I'll let you know after I get it mounted.
I know there's been a little interest in the past.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00504G0U0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
post #15981 of 35144
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Here is the direct web site of VR3. He has other alternatives, but in my case (RTi A9's and CSi A6) I'm looking at the Fortress mod.


http://www.vr3mods.com/Fortress.html

thats some interesting stuff there, have they quoted you a price yet?
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I am considering the rti 4's for fronts and sides and the cs 5 for center, looking for opinions on this setup and advice on he amount of current needed for them to sound their best, thanks, ps 50/50 movie and music
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I am trying to find in this thread the discusison around RTi12s vs. RTi9s. What I can tell is they are virtually the same speaker wth a different housing. I have three quetions?

1. Would I be just fine with the RTi12s?
2. I noticed Polk ebay has these bad boys(RTi12s) for 375 a piece. The RTis9s are 499 a piece. However, they ar refurbished. Should that worry me at all or would I be fine purchasing them?
3. What are the best matching center and surrounds for these speakers? Center = CSi5? Surrounds = Would I be okay with the smaller OWM3 or should I stick with the RTi series?

I do know that I will probably need to invest in a amp to run these. I am in the process of building a new HT setup and would like one of these two to be my Front L/R. I would also need to buy the matching surrounds/center with whatever I pick. I figured picking the fronts first is half the battle. The only speaker I wont buy that is Polk will be my sub. Any recomendations on a good pairing sub?
Edited by MNaudioguy - 1/12/13 at 6:39am
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I am trying to find in this thread the discusison around RTi12s vs. RTi9s. What I can tell is they are virtually the same speaker wth a different housing. I have two quetions?

1. Would I be just fine with the RTi12s?
2. I noticed Polk ebay has these bad boys(RTi12s) for 375 a piece. However, they ar refurbished. Should that worry me at all or would I be fine purchasing them?

I do know that I will probably need to invest in a amp to run these. I am in the process of building a new HT setup and would like one of these two to be my Front L/R. I would also need to buy the matching surrounds/center with whatever I pick. I figured picking the fronts first is half the battle. The only speaker I wont buy that is Polk will be my sub. Any recomendations on a good pairing sub?

having not heard either of these take my opinion with a grain of salt....

it seems to me that the enclosures for the a9's are far better constructed. They make a big deal out of the DAHLI enclosure technology. I also understand the crossovers have been tweaked some. I would guess that the curved enclosures in the a9 would respond less with bass waves wrapping around the enclosure causing directional issues. People say that they require 150 watts minimum to sound their best, but that the a7 responds well to modest power and has a very similar sound and level. Your choice should depend on what size room you have first, what size amp you have second, and your price range third.
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Originally Posted by panzer View Post

I am considering the rti 4's for fronts and sides and the cs 5 for center, looking for opinions on this setup and advice on he amount of current needed for them to sound their best, thanks, ps 50/50 movie and music

Go with Rti6 rather than 4's. They're only a little more and will be better for music.
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I am trying to find in this thread the discusison around RTi12s vs. RTi9s. What I can tell is they are virtually the same speaker wth a different housing. I have two quetions?

1. Would I be just fine with the RTi12s?
2. I noticed Polk ebay has these bad boys(RTi12s) for 375 a piece. However, they ar refurbished. Should that worry me at all or would I be fine purchasing them?

I do know that I will probably need to invest in a amp to run these. I am in the process of building a new HT setup and would like one of these two to be my Front L/R. I would also need to buy the matching surrounds/center with whatever I pick. I figured picking the fronts first is half the battle. The only speaker I wont buy that is Polk will be my sub. Any recomendations on a good pairing sub?

Yes, you will need an amp to drive wither the A9's or the 12's. And yes, the 12's are essentially the same as the A9's. My experience has been that there is a slight improvement in sound with the curved cabinets of the A series, and sometimes you can find the A9's on sale... but the refurbed A12's are a great bargain. I have purchased several sets of refurbed speakers from Polk on eBay and for the most part they went well. I have had two instances when something went wrong with the order, but they always make good if you contact them.

Finally, I have had good luck with the Klipsch Synergy Sub12. They sell for around $300 on AZ. Some have reported the amp going out but I have been fortunate so far for three years. I think maybe it is because I have two of them so don't drive either of them quite as hard. Of course, for $600 you could probably find a better single sub.
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

thats some interesting stuff there, have they quoted you a price yet?

I sent an e-mail to them and we are reviewing the options. I asked for a quote on mods for two RTi A9's and one for my CSi A6.
post #15987 of 35144
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

having not heard either of these take my opinion with a grain of salt....

it seems to me that the enclosures for the a9's are far better constructed. They make a big deal out of the DAHLI enclosure technology. I also understand the crossovers have been tweaked some. I would guess that the curved enclosures in the a9 would respond less with bass waves wrapping around the enclosure causing directional issues. People say that they require 150 watts minimum to sound their best, but that the a7 responds well to modest power and has a very similar sound and level. Your choice should depend on what size room you have first, what size amp you have second, and your price range third.

I was thinking of getting the Emotiva 2 amp to power my Front L/R. Depending on my surrounds, i was hoping to shy away from the 5 due to price. The room this will be in is a fairly sizable room and I want the power/sound to fill it.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, you will need an amp to drive wither the A9's or the 12's. And yes, the 12's are essentially the same as the A9's. My experience has been that there is a slight improvement in sound with the curved cabinets of the A series, and sometimes you can find the A9's on sale... but the refurbed A12's are a great bargain. I have purchased several sets of refurbed speakers from Polk on eBay and for the most part they went well. I have had two instances when something went wrong with the order, but they always make good if you contact them.

Finally, I have had good luck with the Klipsch Synergy Sub12. They sell for around $300 on AZ. Some have reported the amp going out but I have been fortunate so far for three years. I think maybe it is because I have two of them so don't drive either of them quite as hard. Of course, for $600 you could probably find a better single sub.

Thank you for the feedback. I have been hesitant to pull the trigger on the RSi12s until I have done more research on the refurb and the speaker itself. I am glad to know you have had good experiences on refurbs. Im leanding on the 12s just due to price. I wanted to make sure the difference wasn't significant enough where I would be wanting to upgrade to the RTi9s.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

I sent an e-mail to them and we are reviewing the options. I asked for a quote on mods for two RTi A9's and one for my CSi A6.

you might also consider asking them for sme specs on what changes they made other than material quality. You can more than likely do the work yourself for less money and fun at the same time. here are two threads to look at for ideas:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/189847-introduction-designing-crossovers-without-measurement-2.html

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/crossovers.htm

I am soon to build a workshop, and can hardly wait to dig in to some speaker projects. One reason I didn't spring for a9's myself is that I want to build my own, but starting with crossover mods is a wise plan, it would take a lot of the math and woodwork out of it with enclosures and driver choices.
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

you might also consider asking them for sme specs on what changes they made other than material quality. You can more than likely do the work yourself for less money and fun at the same time. here are two threads to look at for ideas:

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/multi-way/189847-introduction-designing-crossovers-without-measurement-2.html

http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/crossovers.htm

I am soon to build a workshop, and can hardly wait to dig in to some speaker projects. One reason I didn't spring for a9's myself is that I want to build my own, but starting with crossover mods is a wise plan, it would take a lot of the math and woodwork out of it with enclosures and driver choices.

I received details on the components used, but I didn't ask for specs. I'll ask for that.......they guy is really nice and has responded to my e-mails really quick. So, I'll ask for that information as well.

Thanks for sharing this threads!!!

I'll be look at them as soon I have some free time available. About building your own speakers: are you going to build your own A9's? If yes, where are you going to buy the components (drivers, mids and tweeter)?

I do have one extra A9's at home and the enclosure for a second one. But, I need all drivers and crossover to finish that one. So, at the end I'll have 4 A9's at home..............biggrin.gif

If you have any information of a good deal for the drivers/crossover please let me know.

Cheers!
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