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post #18181 of 34757

Fry's has the RTi12's for $299 each. If I weren't so lazy I'd re-arrange my listening area and get a pair for surrounds. That's quite a deal for anyone on the prowl for speakers.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Fry's has the RTi12's for $299 each. If I weren't so lazy I'd re-arrange my listening area and get a pair for surrounds. That's quite a deal for anyone on the prowl for speakers.

Wow, that is a great deal indeed!
post #18183 of 34757

Here's the link in case someone is interested. They have them in stock at my local Fry's.

 

http://www.frys.com/product/6895346?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

post #18184 of 34757
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Fry's has the RTi12's for $299 each. If I weren't so lazy I'd re-arrange my listening area and get a pair for surrounds. That's quite a deal for anyone on the prowl for speakers.

The RTi12 have been on sale for 2 months at Fry's now. I went to the San Diego Zoo and Safari. I was supposed to go by Fry's, but ran out of time, and space lol. I was thinking of buying a pair.
post #18185 of 34757
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Fry's has the RTi12's for $299 each. If I weren't so lazy I'd re-arrange my listening area and get a pair for surrounds. That's quite a deal for anyone on the prowl for speakers.

Damn, you beat me to it Stanley. I just left Fry's about an hour and a half ago. Saw them in their newly redesigned audio room.
post #18186 of 34757
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Damn, you beat me to it Stanley. I just left Fry's about an hour and a half ago. Saw them in their newly redesigned audio room.

Y'all are lucky, the audio rooms in the Texas stores rarely work properly. In fact I think they go out of their way to break the stuff that does accidentally work in them. And they have none of the Polks on sale actually set up for listening, only for buying.
post #18187 of 34757
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Damn, you beat me to it Stanley. I just left Fry's about an hour and a half ago. Saw them in their newly redesigned audio room.

 

So did you buy me anything?

post #18188 of 34757
I'm a newbie to Audio. I have the RX-V373 Yamaha Receiver (5.1) and I'm in the process of building a nice audio setup. I currently have the NS-AP2600 (satellites) speaker package that came with the receiver as a HTIB. The speakers suck but the receiver is really good with 4K and 3D Pass through with plenty of connection options. The Sub, I forget the actual model #, is fairly good too, also Yamaha and came with the receiver.

I just bought the Polk CS10 Center Channel to start out with and planning on picking up two TSi200 in a few weeks to match. Later down the road I'll use the TSi100 as surrounds but in the meantime I'm going to use the satellite surrounds that came with receiver. My TV stand is very deep and I cannot put the CS10 on the edge for optimal sound because there is a hidden compartment that opens up at a 90 degree angle at the front of the TV stand for remotes/controllers. The CS10 is too big to put on shelf of TV stand so I have put on top. Aesthetically speaking, it looks great all the way towards the back but there is only about an 1" of space between the rear port and the wall. Is that ok for this particular center channel or does it need more space in the back? Also, since I can't move the center along the front edge of the TV stand would propping it up an inch with bigger rubber stops be safe? The pictures below will shed more light. The Center Channel on top of stand is approx. ear level. Thank you in advance.




post #18189 of 34757
Hi Justin, nice set up and very nice cabinet. I wouldn't worry too much about the rear port on the center as I would with the reflective surface from the cabinet.

As cool as it is to have the remote stash place, I'd personally find either; another place to put remotes and controllers, or, mount the center above the TV aiming it slightly downward.

Or, now that I take another look, why can't you just keep the center to the front edge and just slide it back to get your remotes in and out? The lid doesn't have to stay open does it?
post #18190 of 34757
I made a fairly decent score this last week..............a media server rack, 72"H x 24"W x 31"D

Exhaust fan in the top, locking doors front and back, smoked glass in front, an adjustable rack inside with two adjustable fixed shelves and two adjustable pull out shelves and power strip which I'll scrap and use my own.

Just need to clean it up and decide where to put it smile.gif
post #18191 of 34757
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I made a fairly decent score this last week..............a media server rack, 72"H x 24"W x 31"D

Exhaust fan in the top, locking doors front and back, smoked glass in front, an adjustable rack inside with two adjustable fixed shelves and two adjustable pull out shelves and power strip which I'll scrap and use my own.

Just need to clean it up and decide where to put it smile.gif


Pics or it didn't happen.........tongue.gif

Congrats Geoff!!

So, what is the plan for your homemade AV console? Aren't planning on selling it? Are you?
post #18192 of 34757
Absolutely, I'll get pics as soon as I get that bad boy up and running.

Sell my homemade gear rack? Uh, I don't think anyone would buy it, maybe if somebody was hard up for a TV stand. Naw, it'll probably just get disassembled for scrap pieces to be used at a later date.
post #18193 of 34757
Would replacing my Polk monitor 45b bookshelves with monitor 70 floor speakers. Make a huge differences in bass? Looking to replace all my bookshelves with floor speakers.
post #18194 of 34757
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I'm a newbie to Audio. I have the RX-V373 Yamaha Receiver (5.1) and I'm in the process of building a nice audio setup. I currently have the NS-AP2600 (satellites) speaker package that came with the receiver as a HTIB. The speakers suck but the receiver is really good with 4K and 3D Pass through with plenty of connection options. The Sub, I forget the actual model #, is fairly good too, also Yamaha and came with the receiver.

I just bought the Polk CS10 Center Channel to start out with and planning on picking up two TSi200 in a few weeks to match. Later down the road I'll use the TSi100 as surrounds but in the meantime I'm going to use the satellite surrounds that came with receiver. My TV stand is very deep and I cannot put the CS10 on the edge for optimal sound because there is a hidden compartment that opens up at a 90 degree angle at the front of the TV stand for remotes/controllers. The CS10 is too big to put on shelf of TV stand so I have put on top. Aesthetically speaking, it looks great all the way towards the back but there is only about an 1" of space between the rear port and the wall. Is that ok for this particular center channel or does it need more space in the back? Also, since I can't move the center along the front edge of the TV stand would propping it up an inch with bigger rubber stops be safe? The pictures below will shed more light. The Center Channel on top of stand is approx. ear level. Thank you in advance.

Justin:
Try flipping your center channel around so the speaker angles up so it reflects up and away from the surface of your cabinet. Two or three hockey pucks would prop it up and help isolate your center channel..

CS10 tilt


CS2 tilt

Edited by myoda - 4/28/13 at 8:18pm
post #18195 of 34757
Hey Joe, I've owned M70's before, and found that they do provide a decent amount of bass, but only under specific circumstances. They need to be fed power.

I know this because, when I sold mine, I demoed them with and without a sub. When I ran them on 200wpc, I didn't really notice bass like you would say "Hey, that's some bass there". When I fed them 300wpc, the bass was so noticeable, the kid I sold them to was relieved he didn't have a sub for them right away, of course, I did let him know what I was driving them with and was sure to explain that if they didn't sound like "this" when he got them home, most of it was due in part to the amp I was feeding them with, that and room set up.

So yeah, if you don't want a sub and you're looking to get bass from a tower, you'll need to feed it.
post #18196 of 34757
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Originally Posted by joe801 View Post

Would replacing my Polk monitor 45b bookshelves with monitor 70 floor speakers. Make a huge differences in bass? Looking to replace all my bookshelves with floor speakers.

 

45B: Lower -3dB Limit: 57 Hz

 

Monitor 70: Lower -3db Limit: 40Hz

 

That's a pretty fair amount for getting lower on the bass.

post #18197 of 34757
myoda, nice pics, ever get cat claws in your grills? Or on the side of your towers? I've never owned a cat since I've had my H.T. but I've had cats before and I know how curious they get.
post #18198 of 34757
Stanley, how're you liking your 703's? Been jamming out? You've had RTi12's before right? How are they comparing?
post #18199 of 34757
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Stanley, how're you liking your 703's? Been jamming out? You've had RTi12's before right? How are they comparing?

 

I had the LSi15's before. I'm really liking them. It's been quite awhile since I enjoyed music this much. The mid range is superb for vocals. Can't really complain.

post #18200 of 34757
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Hi Justin, nice set up and very nice cabinet. I wouldn't worry too much about the rear port on the center as I would with the reflective surface from the cabinet.

As cool as it is to have the remote stash place, I'd personally find either; another place to put remotes and controllers, or, mount the center above the TV aiming it slightly downward.

Or, now that I take another look, why can't you just keep the center to the front edge and just slide it back to get your remotes in and out? The lid doesn't have to stay open does it?

I'm pretty much limited to where it is right now. The controller/remote stash isn't meant to hold much weight so putting center on top of it will not work. Until I get a new TV stand with proper center channel shelf would propping up the front edge of center about an inch sound ok?

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I have a sunglasses case under it now but will stop by hardware store to get some rubber stops. Does this look effective?
Edited by Justin Sullins - 4/29/13 at 12:16pm
post #18201 of 34757
Just finished building a set of speakers that features Polk and Eosone (a division of Polk) drivers. These are a Bi-amp, Push-Pull OB, finished in Ebony






Edited by SeanEK - 4/29/13 at 3:07pm
post #18202 of 34757
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Originally Posted by SeanEK View Post

Just finished building a set of speakers that features Polk and Eosone (a division of Polk) drivers. These are a Bi-amp, Push-Pull OB, finished in Ebony






Wow...nice work. I wonder how they sound!!! Would you mind sharing how much it cost you?
post #18203 of 34757
Well, let's see. Drivers were $220, 3 sheets of 19mm Baltic Birch was $110 ( I got a great deal), veneer was $80 (again, I got a great deal), xovers were about $200, add about 20-30 hours building time. I was lucky, as I know a master cabinet builder who let me use his shop and tools, and let me have wood at cost. As for how they sound? wow. and wow again. I am a vinyl head, and that's why I built them. But everything sounds good.
post #18204 of 34757
Now I can make the grills, and since I buried magnets under the veneer, there will be no holes or grill fasteners visible
post #18205 of 34757
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Originally Posted by SeanEK View Post

Well, let's see. Drivers were $220, 3 sheets of 19mm Baltic Birch was $110 ( I got a great deal), veneer was $80 (again, I got a great deal), xovers were about $200, add about 20-30 hours building time. I was lucky, as I know a master cabinet builder who let me use his shop and tools, and let me have wood at cost. As for how they sound? wow. and wow again. I am a vinyl head, and that's why I built them. But everything sounds good.

Those are awesome SeanEK. Do you have a build log (pics of the build) by chance. I'd love to see the process you went through. :cool.gif

Awesome "Polks" brother. biggrin.gif
post #18206 of 34757
Here is a back view and a xover pic.

post #18207 of 34757
Sure..I posted most of them on facebook though. Look up Sean Ellis-Kincaid
post #18208 of 34757
Once I get the active xover and separate amps, I will lose the internal xover, but my Denon does a "passive" bi-amp that works OK
post #18209 of 34757
Looks nice. Reminds of the Open Baffle kit I saw for 250 (without cabinets) from GR Research.
post #18210 of 34757

Certainly a different design than the open baffle speakers I used to own. Nice work SeanEK. Very nice.

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