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Originally Posted by mixerpilot View Post

I'm feeling you! I just put together my first real HT system. Reading this page everyday, and I'm allready looking for amps and upgrades! biggrin.gif
Just don't let the wife read this! LOL
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Originally Posted by vietnemesis View Post

All this talk of more power has me drooling for a new AVR with preouts.

welcome to the club guys, It sounds like we need to pool resouces and make a group order at some point. I want an pre/pro and amp within 6 months, Perhaps emotiva would do that, they are just a couple hours from me smile.gif
post #16022 of 34953
m70s, m40, m30 are now marked as discontinued on newegg.
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I guess we will all have to start buying rtia series then smile.gif what a shame...
post #16024 of 34953
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

m70s, m40, m30 are now marked as discontinued on newegg.

Too bad. It was sure a good run while it lasted.
post #16025 of 34953
of course the new monitor series is still there, hopefully now for more aggressive sales with new monitor line then,
post #16026 of 34953
Yep. The 75T is still a lot of bang for the buck at the $219 they are going for now. The 70's at $150 were a steal. The 75T's will probably hold near that price til near the end of the model run and drop below that. It was good times for the 70 owners while it lasted.
post #16027 of 34953
I want the 75t under 200 for me to bite, 45b under 150, and 25c near 120.
post #16028 of 34953
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

I want the 75t under 200 for me to bite, 45b under 150, and 25c near 120.

They'll get there eventually. I'm sure you have more patience than I do. I'm just glad I'm not currently in the speaker hunt. Hurts my head. biggrin.gif
post #16029 of 34953
Hello Polkies:

I have read many reviews on various websites about these speakers but I'd love to get some feedback from AVS forum members who may currently be using them or have owned them in the past. Although not high-end, they seem like they are a good fit for what I need and are reasonably priced.

Polk Audio 265RT (in-wall)
Polk Audio 255C-RT (in-wall center speaker)
Polk Audio RC80i (in-ceiling)

Considering using the 265RT's for L & R fronts, 255C-RT for center and RC80i's for rears in basement media room. All would be used along with a Polk DSW Pro 550wi sub.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments?

Thanks in advance!
post #16030 of 34953
I have no experience with in-wall speakers but I think you can do better than that sub. I'd head over to the subwoofer forum and get some suggestions. Post your room size and budget.
post #16031 of 34953
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Originally Posted by AnnapolisSony View Post

Hello Polkies:

I have read many reviews on various websites about these speakers but I'd love to get some feedback from AVS forum members who may currently be using them or have owned them in the past. Although not high-end, they seem like they are a good fit for what I need and are reasonably priced.

Polk Audio 265RT (in-wall)
Polk Audio 255C-RT (in-wall center speaker)
Polk Audio RC80i (in-ceiling)

Considering using the 265RT's for L & R fronts, 255C-RT for center and RC80i's for rears in basement media room. All would be used along with a Polk DSW Pro 550wi sub.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments?

Thanks in advance!

I do have the RC80i at my room and I'm using them as surround speakers in combination with RTi A9's and CSi A6 and they are able to keep up with these bad boys. So, I think you will be fine with them as surrounds as well. However, if you want to have a perfect timbre matched system, I would recommend you to check/consider this speaker as surround: 80F/X-RT (part of the same family).

On the 265 and 255C, they are actually timbre match for the RTi family and therefore, I think they will work pretty well for you (assuming that you have limited space and your only option is to use in-wall speakers). I was looking at the 265 before and I'm still thinking on adding a pair of them at my room as presence speakers.

So, if you pull the trigger on these, please report back.

Cheers!
post #16032 of 34953
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

They'll get there eventually. I'm sure you have more patience than I do. I'm just glad I'm not currently in the speaker hunt. Hurts my head. biggrin.gif

only reason I do is because as I mentioned few posts ago, gotta baby due any day and not like I can crank it up too much.
post #16033 of 34953
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

only reason I do is because as I mentioned few posts ago, gotta baby due any day and not like I can crank it up too much.

An exciting time for sure and worth the wait. Nothing in the world like a new member of the family. Our children are what we live for. I'm very happy for you buddy. smile.gif
post #16034 of 34953
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

only reason I do is because as I mentioned few posts ago, gotta baby due any day and not like I can crank it up too much.

Hm, my baby is almost 4 months now and im still waiting (for the monitor's)!!!
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

Hm, my baby is almost 4 months now and im still waiting (for the monitor's)!!!

Such a great age. Except for the diapers of course. biggrin.gif
post #16036 of 34953
When I get my sub, (either PB1000/PB12-NSD/Rythmik F12) the TSI100's sats say they can do a lower -3db limit of 61 hz, but I'm guessing a TSI100 @ 80 hz would sound nothing like an SVS or Rythmik at the same 80 hz?

I'm still trying to track down some Monitor 30 Series II's or some TSI100's in black, I wonder if the TSI100's price is going to stay stable, or drop soon?
post #16037 of 34953
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Originally Posted by Ak Gara View Post

When I get my sub, (either PB1000/PB12-NSD/Rythmik F12) the TSI100's sats say they can do a lower -3db limit of 61 hz, but I'm guessing a TSI100 @ 80 hz would sound nothing like an SVS or Rythmik at the same 80 hz?

I'm still trying to track down some Monitor 30 Series II's or some TSI100's in black, I wonder if the TSI100's price is going to stay stable, or drop soon?

The sub will just take over anything below 80Hz and give you much better bass than the speakers could ever produce. The main speakers are just going to do what they can do above that. Of course the better the main speakers the better the sound. Never know about the prices. Looks like you're on the right track for subs. smile.gif

Edit: The better your mains are the better off you'll be. I got the best mains my budget allowed and then saved for a sub. You'll be better off in the long run.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/14/13 at 2:00pm
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

An exciting time for sure and worth the wait. Nothing in the world like a new member of the family. Our children are what we live for. I'm very happy for you buddy. smile.gif

thanks looking forward to it, and some speakers some day!
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

only reason I do is because as I mentioned few posts ago, gotta baby due any day and not like I can crank it up too much.

LOL, doesnt stop me..... I am looking to move from Monitor 60's to Polk RTA 11TL's are a BEAST of a speaker lol...

They got a normal tweeter, 2 6 1/2's and then 2 8" woofers smile.gif..

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16090&stc=1&d=1145930889

Those are just an example.... the ones I am looking at look MUCH better smile.gif

Bet they can bring the bass to dubstep using my new tube amp smile.gif
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What's the difference between the R series the Monitor series and the Tsi series? Do they all sound the same? Is R and good as Tsi?
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Originally Posted by likemovies View Post

What's the difference between the R series the Monitor series and the Tsi series? Do they all sound the same? Is R and good as Tsi?


The R series are the Reference series and a good jump up from the Monitor and Tsi series. Better drivers/ crossovers.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/14/13 at 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

LOL, doesnt stop me..... I am looking to move from Monitor 60's to Polk RTA 11TL's are a BEAST of a speaker lol...

They got a normal tweeter, 2 6 1/2's and then 2 8" woofers smile.gif..

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16090&stc=1&d=1145930889

Those are just an example.... the ones I am looking at look MUCH better smile.gif

Bet they can bring the bass to dubstep using my new tube amp smile.gif

Heck of a jump from the 60's. Good for you! I used to score some really good deals buying used.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/14/13 at 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Such a great age. Except for the diapers of course. biggrin.gif

I wish my kids were 4 months old...daughter is 7, and my son is 4....at times I am ready just to run away!!! LOL.
post #16044 of 34953
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I wish my kids were 4 months old...daughter is 7, and my son is 4....at times I am ready just to run away!!! LOL.

I feel you. I actually have 2 others 3 years old.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I wish my kids were 4 months old...daughter is 7, and my son is 4....at times I am ready just to run away!!! LOL.

I know how you feel. My granddaughter is in her terrible twos. When I baby sit I wanna yell mercy sometimes. biggrin.gif I'm too old to take it full time any more. Done had my share after three kids. I was a single dad with my youngest son.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/14/13 at 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

I feel you. I actually have 2 others 3 years old.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I know how you feel. My granddaughter is in her terrible twos. When I baby sit I wanna yell mercy sometimes. biggrin.gif I'm too old to take it full time any more. Done had my share after three kids. I was a single dad with my youngest son.

You guys should see how it gets over here when all my nephews and nieces come around..........I wish I could put an electrical fence around my HT. I've replaced 5 speakers out of my 7.1 set up due to my kids / nieces / nephews putting holes, spilling soda and dropping my speakers when I am not around.
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post


You guys should see how it gets over here when all my nephews and nieces come around..........I wish I could put an electrical fence around my HT. I've replaced 5 speakers out of my 7.1 set up due to my kids / nieces / nephews putting holes, spilling soda and dropping my speakers when I am not around.

Better you than me my friend. biggrin.gif But seriously, that had to hurt.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/14/13 at 5:51pm
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Sure just give me 1500 and they can be yours smile.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Sure just give me 1500 and they can be yours smile.gif

Deal! Just give me first 3000 and then I'll give the 1500.............tongue.gif
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