Originally Posted by panzer
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.
Originally Posted by MNaudioguy
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.