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Originally Posted by Warder45 View Post

Right now I don't go past 45 (I'm assuming that DB?) on the Sony while watching movies. Hopefully the RTi's won't require in to the 70+ for the same volume. Otherwise I'll have to rush looking at receivers haha. Thanks for the heads up.

Once I order the speakers I'll start looking into receivers. I just take a long time to make decisions on expensive things, and since I'm looking at the 1-1.5K range I'm sure there are a lot of options. The Pioneers look amazing. However I need to look into all the options and see which one has the features I want. I could also look into separate Amp and Processor pieces (noticed one of the Emotive Amps is 400w x 5 channels!).

XStanleyX - I'm having to re-think as well. The 3006 is wide enough and can hold the weight of the CSiA6 but it's only 6" deep. The CSiA6 is 14" deep... I think I could live with 10" but then that one is only rated for 25lbs. Makes me want a soldering gun, I could add 2 metal chair legs with adjustable feet to help support the weight.

By all means do as much reading as you feel you need. I have been looking at new AVR's for over the past 2+ years, waiting for a model that can handle my LSi's without an external amp per channel. For 1-1.5K I would still go with a Pioneer SC model over separates for a HT personally. Personally look at the SC-67. All the power you would need, a phono input and just about anything else you would need (except a USB DAC which the 68 has). Has pre-outs so if you want to power your fronts with an external amp you can, but you may never need to.

Emotiva amps are great for their price but I would rather go with an integrated to save on the cost of quality interconnects (mine are 80 bucks per .5m).

I plan on going with the SC-67 myself if I can convince the wife to do it. Like you I am going to wait and cash in on a VERY GOOD model to ensure my LSi's are properly powered and it will last for a LONG TIME.
post #20282 of 34757
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Originally Posted by Warder45 View Post

...noticed one of the Emotive Amps is 400w x 5 channels!)...


Isn't that awesome! I think that might be too much for most surrounds and centers though. I think you'd be better off concentrating on an XPA-2 or XPR-2 for the RTiA9s. Most decent AVRs can power a center and two surrounds with ease.
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I'm in the same boat deciding on a amp for my a9's, csia6, and f/xia4! Current connected to my Onkyo tx-nr709 looking to purchase a amp in the next month or two.
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Isn't that awesome! I think that might be too much for most surrounds and centers though. I think you'd be better off concentrating on an XPA-2 or XPR-2 for the RTiA9s. Most decent AVRs can power a center and two surrounds with ease.

On the contrary, the center and surrounds should be okay, not requiring all that power and only using what they need, that is, unless you're listening to music in "all channel" and blasting the crap out of it. But for H.T., 400w x 5 would live in my house all day if the $$$ were ready to pony up smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Warder45 View Post


XStanleyX - I'm having to re-think as well. The 3006 is wide enough and can hold the weight of the CSiA6 but it's only 6" deep. The CSiA6 is 14" deep... I think I could live with 10" but then that one is only rated for 25lbs. Makes me want a soldering gun, I could add 2 metal chair legs with adjustable feet to help support the weight.

 

You probably should just skip the center stage stand since they look like a no go. I'm going to wait till after I move before deciding what to do. I may mount my TV on the wall and get a different audio stand. I'll just have to wait and see. I'm sure you'll think of something. Just a matter of what route you want to go.

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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

Can't blame a guy for trying to liberate a pair of 703's from the tyranny of surround duty.

I hear that. I've seen you Polk-ing around at PolkAudio forum. If you're doing mostly music, my guess would be to snag the 703's like you were trying to do with Stanley.

The RTiA9 does have the best midrange in the series no doubt, and with ample amplification can meet or beat a lot of contenders musically, but the 703 is the upper part of the 707 and has been reported by owners to sound even better, offering a higher level of musicality.

My plan, is to listen to a pair to make sure, then add them into my system as a 2ch element. Amplification for sure with the 703 is a given, as Stanley gave the review showing the 703 as a tendency to dip below 8 ohms, even as low as 3 for a moment but more often as 4.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post


I hear that. I've seen you Polk-ing around at PolkAudio forum. If you're doing mostly music, my guess would be to snag the 703's like you were trying to do with Stanley.

The RTiA9 does have the best midrange in the series no doubt, and with ample amplification can meet or beat a lot of contenders musically, but the 703 is the upper part of the 707 and has been reported by owners to sound even better, offering a higher level of musicality.

My plan, is to listen to a pair to make sure, then add them into my system as a 2ch element. Amplification for sure with the 703 is a given, as Stanley gave the review showing the 703 as a tendency to dip below 8 ohms, even as low as 3 for a moment but more often as 4.

 

You can borrow my 703's for a week to audition. That is unless I sell my KEF's and move them back up front. Then you're SOL.

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Any of you guys see the video in another thread on how your eyes can fool your ears? Pretty interesting.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0#at=165

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Any of you guys see the video in another thread on how your eyes can fool your ears? Pretty interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0#at=165

Hence the reason audiophiles generally do not subscribe to the validity of double blind ABX testing. It proves that they aren't really hearing anything different at all. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post


Hence the reason audiophiles generally do not subscribe to the validity of double blind ABX testing. It proves that they aren't really hearing anything different at all. cool.gif

 

Yep, there was another one about audio myths and debunking the supposed magic of cables. 58 min. long so I won't bore you guys with it.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Any of you guys see the video in another thread on how your eyes can fool your ears? Pretty interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0#at=165

So basically... I only think my A9' s sound so amazing because they also look so amazing? Lol.. no wonder i wasnt satisfied with my 65's....
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post


So basically... I only think my A9' s sound so amazing because they also look so amazing? Lol.. no wonder i wasnt satisfied with my 65's....

 

Wow, just think of all the money you wasted. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You can borrow my 703's for a week to audition. That is unless I sell my KEF's and move them back up front. Then you're SOL.

That.......is an offer I can't refuse! Thank you Stanley smile.gif

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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post

So basically... I only think my A9' s sound so amazing because they also look so amazing? Lol.. no wonder i wasnt satisfied with my 65's....

Actually, aside from the beautiful cherry wood finish, I think the speakers them selves look a bit ugly (I've seen worse though). When I close my eyes, they sound better biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You can borrow my 703's for a week to audition. That is unless I sell my KEF's and move them back up front. Then you're SOL.
Geoff.. stop eating and drinking before reading.. you have been warned.. save your screen..

Hey wait... I thought I was sending my entire system to Geoff an you to test out for me.. I think you should send them to me first .. Lol and the kefs since you're being so generous..
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Yep, there was another one about audio myths and debunking the supposed magic of cables. 58 min. long so I won't bore you guys with it.

Yep. Ethan WIner is a poster here in AVS and has to defend himself against some real characters.
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Oh crap, I just thought of all the money I wasted. eek.gif

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Hey wait... I thought I was sending my entire system to Geoff an you to test out for me.. I think you should send them to me first .. Lol and the kefs since you're being so generous..

 

Me generous? Come to your senses man.  I didn't say I wouldn't charge him.  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Me generous? Come to your senses man.  I didn't say I wouldn't charge him.  biggrin.gif

I don't mind how much you charge him... as long as the speakers come to me..
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post


I don't mind how much you charge him... as long as the speakers come to me..
biggrin.gif

 

Good one. biggrin.gif Hold your breath till they arrive. biggrin.gif

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Hey 67jason.... I know how we all like to spend each others monies.. so here ya go http://www.avsforum.com/t/1483484/kef-q900s-mint-condition
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post

Hey 67jason.... I know how we all like to spend each others monies.. so here ya go http://www.avsforum.com/t/1483484/kef-q900s-mint-condition

Oh, you are soooo cold. Don't you know Jason is just teetering between flat panel and those Kefs. You do know Fresh, if he jumps on that add, it could mean lotion and a microwave for some time to come biggrin.gif
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Speaking of lotion and microwave, where the heck has Carlos been??? I'm thinking that new sub of his came and all hell has broken loose, maybe he got confined to his basement biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Speaking of lotion and microwave, where the heck has Carlos been??? I'm thinking that new sub of his came and all hell has broken loose, maybe he got confined to his basement biggrin.gif

 

He's probably deep in depression cause his sub hasn't arrived yet. Or maybe his wife said enough is enough and cut his ears off.

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post

Hey 67jason.... I know how we all like to spend each others monies.. so here ya go http://www.avsforum.com/t/1483484/kef-q900s-mint-condition

Oh, you are soooo cold. Don't you know Jason is just teetering between flat panel and those Kefs. You do know Fresh, if he jumps on that add, it could mean lotion and a microwave for some time to come biggrin.gif
Thatsa great price for those kefs...but shipping from the east coast to cali probably not worth it......and I'd have to stock up on lotion.
I'm gonna get the tv tomorrow and stick to my original plan and upgrade my speakers late this year or early next year....maybe newegg will put the rtia9s on sale for $1000 a pair again around black Friday. If they do I will jump on them, if they don't I probably will get the kefs in Dec or January.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I hear that. I've seen you Polk-ing around at PolkAudio forum. If you're doing mostly music, my guess would be to snag the 703's like you were trying to do with Stanley.

The RTiA9 does have the best midrange in the series no doubt, and with ample amplification can meet or beat a lot of contenders musically, but the 703 is the upper part of the 707 and has been reported by owners to sound even better, offering a higher level of musicality.

My plan, is to listen to a pair to make sure, then add them into my system as a 2ch element. Amplification for sure with the 703 is a given, as Stanley gave the review showing the 703 as a tendency to dip below 8 ohms, even as low as 3 for a moment but more often as 4.

I think that will be my new plan. They are beautiful speakers just not as intimidating as the A9 would have been. At least I started to get my post count up at PolkAudio. Now to see if polk ebay will give a club polk member a little pricing love... At least I can dream.
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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

I think that will be my new plan. They are beautiful speakers just not as intimidating as the A9 would have been. At least I started to get my post count up at PolkAudio. Now to see if polk ebay will give a club polk member a little pricing love... At least I can dream.

They wont unfortunatly, ebay pricing is ebay pricing. With that said IIRC they have a payment plan they can put you on for them which makes it easier.

Personally I would stick with RTi's. I have heard the LSiM's against LSi and modded LSi speakers and both pairs of LSi's were the winner. I also auditioned a set of 703's myself for a month and still wasnt a huge fan compared to my 15's. And for comparison purposes I threw and differences in bass out the window and I still liked the LSi's.

So the RTi's are cheaper and easier to drive, for me unless I do 90% music I would stick with what you got. The reason I got LSi's was mostly due to the prices I got them at and the fact I already had a dedicated amp.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Speaking of lotion and microwave, where the heck has Carlos been??? I'm thinking that new sub of his came and all hell has broken loose, maybe he got confined to his basement biggrin.gif




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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

He's probably deep in depression cause his sub hasn't arrived yet. Or maybe his wife said enough is enough and cut his ears off.


Unfortunately the XS30 hasn't arrived yet. I'm really hoping an update will be provided by Tom in the next day or so. Meanwhile, I'm struggling here with my two little subs.....frown.gif

About my wife, well that conversation already happened, but when she was telling me about cutting stuff off, she wasn't looking at my ears.................tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

By all means do as much reading as you feel you need. I have been looking at new AVR's for over the past 2+ years, waiting for a model that can handle my LSi's without an external amp per channel. For 1-1.5K I would still go with a Pioneer SC model over separates for a HT personally. Personally look at the SC-67. All the power you would need, a phono input and just about anything else you would need (except a USB DAC which the 68 has). Has pre-outs so if you want to power your fronts with an external amp you can, but you may never need to.

Emotiva amps are great for their price but I would rather go with an integrated to save on the cost of quality interconnects (mine are 80 bucks per .5m).

I plan on going with the SC-67 myself if I can convince the wife to do it. Like you I am going to wait and cash in on a VERY GOOD model to ensure my LSi's are properly powered and it will last for a LONG TIME.


Thanks, any reason your set on the SC-67 vs one of the new 4k pass-through models? I was looking at the SC-75 as at the top of my budget.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Meanwhile, I'm struggling here with my two little subs.....frown.gif

Little? Really???



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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

About my wife, well that conversation already happened, but when she was telling me about cutting stuff off, she wasn't looking at my ears.................tongue.gif

Nice! I just got through wiping down my monitor from Stanley's comment! Last night it was beer, this morning, coffee. Between you two, Climber and Fresh, I think I'll just drape my display with saran wrap biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Little? Really???
Nice! I just got through wiping down my monitor from Stanley's comment! Last night it was beer, this morning, coffee. Between you two, Climber and Fresh, I think I'll just drape my display with saran wrap biggrin.gif

Nothing like a little pre-coffee chuckle. Thanks GeoffeRFC. tongue.gif
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