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Originally Posted by HelterSkelter View Post

Looking for some advice on the Polk Rti A9s and amplifier.

I have been driving them with a Denon x4000 receiver and interestingly I am not hearing the bass that people keep talking about regarding the A9s. I am suing them in a 2 channel listening environment.

I am playing mostly Apple lossless material directly from iTunes so source should be okay.

I hear conflicting advice on forums saying you need at least 200 watts per channel to drive them properly while others disagree. If the former is true does this mean I need to play them loud to appreciate them fully? That's not really practical for me a lot of the time...

- HS

If I may add to Stan and Chief;

I can relate to your 2ch situation. I have my A9's amped to the hilt......but, the bass is felt primarily in H.T. and not in 2ch and I run them in full range for both.

As for bass from the AVR, still felt a surprising amount when in H.T.

I have experience with the A9's for AVR power only (135wpc/2ch), 200wpc, 300wpc and 860wpc. I can tell you this, 300w or better will make you happy(er)
Edited by Geoff4RFC - 1/4/14 at 2:26pm
post #27542 of 34853
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

It's well worth it!

The doctor would be to surgically remove the smile from your face.
post #27543 of 34853

Here are my thoughts for the day:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #27544 of 34853
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Here are my thoughts for the day:












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You...........luxurious bastage!!!!!!

I myself do not have the luxury. I've just gotten back from shopping 2, 2 mind you, hardware stores in order to get what I need for my rear stands.

I've got measuring, cutting, staining and assembly.....and on top of that, I've got to make meatballs as my wife is coming over to make spaghetti for me tonight.

So mister "my thoughts for the day", maybe you can come over and apprentice or something.........and while you're at it.....bring your speakers over biggrin.gif

And don't give me that too old crap and too heavy crap tongue.gif
post #27545 of 34853
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post


You...........luxurious bastage!!!!!!

I myself do not have the luxury. I've just gotten back from shopping 2, 2 mind you, hardware stores in order to get what I need for my rear stands.

I've got measuring, cutting, staining and assembly.....and on top of that, I've got to make meatballs as my wife is coming over to make spaghetti for me tonight.

So mister "my thoughts for the day", maybe you can come over and apprentice or something.........and while you're at it.....bring your speakers over biggrin.gif

And don't give me that too old crap and too heavy crap tongue.gif


I can't. It's my nap time. Again.

post #27546 of 34853
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


I can't. It's my nap time. Again.

[ spews left over coffee all over monitor ]

Oh yeah, I forgot, don't give me that nap time crap either biggrin.gif
post #27547 of 34853

You got those pics ready yet Geoff? I'd like to see them before I take another nap. Surely you've had enough time to do such an easy job.


Edited by XStanleyX - 1/4/14 at 4:56pm
post #27548 of 34853

In the meantime the bridge over the river Kwai has been built.  :p 

 

Do you whistle while you work?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bmsluWHZc

post #27549 of 34853
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


That's the way it is. The louder you play the more the bass will hit you. I dunno about the X4000 menu but I disable Dynamic EQ and use the Tone controls with my 4311. You can adjust the bass and treble to your liking. This can be done with Audyssey enabled or disabled. Try it both ways for 2 channel listening.

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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

Stan is spot on. Nothing wrong with adjusting the tone controls. Bump the bass up a db or so. Knock the treble down a db or so.

Amen guys.

The tone controls are there for a reason. I'm not going to spend $25,000 to find just the right amp, pre/pro, Bluray, speakers, cables, and heaven knows what else, just to get the exact feel from a system. I got the exact sound I was looking for with a quick click of the remote and adjustment of the equalizer settings. Viola!

I found, however, with the Onkyo, that you have to disable Audyssey, dynamic EQ or something to enable equalizer control in each listening mode (e.g. stereo, direct).
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

In the meantime the bridge over the river Kwai has been built.  tongue.gif  

Do you whistle while you work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bmsluWHZc

Man I love that movie.
post #27551 of 34853
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post


Man I love that movie.


That was a real classic. They had a documentary on PBS about it some years back. Some pretty horrible stuff they had to go through.

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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post


Amen guys.

The tone controls are there for a reason. I'm not going to spend $25,000 to find just the right amp, pre/pro, Bluray, speakers, cables, and heaven knows what else, just to get the exact feel from a system. I got the exact sound I was looking for with a quick click of the remote and adjustment of the equalizer settings. Viola!

I found, however, with the Onkyo, that you have to disable Audyssey, dynamic EQ or something to enable equalizer control in each listening mode (e.g. stereo, direct).

+1. I've seen way too many people give up on their speakers, or spend tons of money on amps BEFORE making some simple tone adjustments. Oh well.
post #27553 of 34853
Stuff I listened to this evening:
TOOL
Stabbing Westward
Korn
Machine Head
Mind Funk
Supertramp
A Perfect Circle
Soundgarden
Danzig
Fleetwood Mac
Anita Baker
Luther Vandross

Stuff I wanted to listen to and ran out o time:

Stevie Ray Vauhgan
Tchaikovsky
Bad Company
Fleetwood Mac
Beetoven
Led Zepplin
Coal Chamber
Flaw
Black Label Society
Wraith Child America
Lynard Skynard
Zakk Wyilde
Allman Brothers
Gap Band
Sepultra
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Some pretty good stuff in that list Chief. A couple I don't recognize so I'll have to check em out.

post #27555 of 34853
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

Stuff I listened to this evening:
TOOL
Stabbing Westward
Korn
Machine Head
Mind Funk
Supertramp
A Perfect Circle
Soundgarden
Danzig
Fleetwood Mac
Anita Baker
Luther Vandross

Stuff I wanted to listen to and ran out o time:

Stevie Ray Vauhgan
Tchaikovsky
Bad Company
Fleetwood Mac
Beetoven
Led Zepplin
Coal Chamber
Flaw
Black Label Society
Wraith Child America
Lynard Skynard
Zakk Wyilde
Allman Brothers
Gap Band
Sepultra

Many good bands there, 14 that I know of lol. Nice list!
post #27556 of 34853
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Some pretty good stuff in that list Chief. A couple I don't recognize so I'll have to check em out.

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Originally Posted by viper186 View Post

Many good bands there, 14 that I know of lol. Nice list!

Yes, I agree, nice list indeed, talk about "broad spectrum" smile.gif

15 that I've heard of, 12 that I'd listen to biggrin.gif
post #27557 of 34853
Can anyone provide me more info on the LS 265 (in wall)? They seem to get pretty good reviews. Amazon has a bundle for 2 LS 265's a center(don't remember the model number) and a pair of LS 900 in ceiling. This set up will more than likely be paired with a Rhythmik sub. Thanks for your help!
post #27558 of 34853
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Can anyone provide me more info on the LS 265 (in wall)? They seem to get pretty good reviews. Amazon has a bundle for 2 LS 265's a center(don't remember the model number) and a pair of LS 900 in ceiling. This set up will more than likely be paired with a Rhythmik sub. Thanks for your help!

I believe CR runs these, you'll have to wait till morning though.......his wife makes him go to be early biggrin.gif
post #27559 of 34853
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I believe CR runs these, you'll have to wait till morning though.......his wife makes him go to be early biggrin.gif
That's awesome! Hopefully she allows him to play on the internet today! Let me see if I can post the link to the bundle on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FN2GEQ4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1388930689&sr=8-3&pi=SY200_QL40
post #27560 of 34853
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Can anyone provide me more info on the LS 265 (in wall)? They seem to get pretty good reviews. Amazon has a bundle for 2 LS 265's a center(don't remember the model number) and a pair of LS 900 in ceiling. This set up will more than likely be paired with a Rhythmik sub. Thanks for your help!

Did you check with the folks at Polk Audio eBay store? You might get a better price with them. Usually they have brand new units with full 5 year warranty. Or, they might have factory refurbished units with 2 year warranty. I did purchase my current in-wall and in-ceiling speakers from them (refurbished units, but they look and perform like new).


Get in touch with Breanna Diaz at Polk, she is a very nice lady and usually replies back to emails fairly quickly:

bdiaz@polkaudio.com

About your question, well I'm not familiar with that specific model. I'm actually using 265-RT as front heights and 90-RT as wide speakers. However, a friend was considering on buying these speakers as fronts, so I offered to try the 232-RT as fronts at my home theater. Man, these speakers sound really nice and that is taking in consideration they are installed in a non optimal position for front speakers (they are installed way too high for that purpose). Anyways, I was very please with their performance. Now, here is the kicker, I decided to try the 265-RT with my SVS subwoofers and oh boy, then things just improved amazingly.

If you are going to use the 265-LS (fronts), 255c-LS (center) and 900- LS (surround) in combination with the Rythmik sub, I can see you very happy with the end result (system / sound performance).

Now, I'm assuming the reason you are looking on in-wall / in-ceiling speakers is due to space limitations to install floorstanding speakers, WAF, try to have a clean look at your room, etc. If that is the case, then you should be very pleased with these speakers.

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I believe CR runs these, you'll have to wait till morning though.......his wife makes him go to be early biggrin.gif

Close, but I'm actually running RT series and lees23 is looking at the LS series.

BTW - so what are you planning on buying now?
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

That's awesome! Hopefully she allows him to play on the internet today! Let me see if I can post the link to the bundle on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FN2GEQ4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1388930689&sr=8-3&pi=SY200_QL40


LOL...........good one. You have a nice twisted sense of humor. Hopefully, you will get Polk speakers as you might be a great addition to this thread..................wink.gif

That is around 1.8k on a 5 channel speaker configuration. So, unless you are in a hurry, you don't mind to pay that much for that set. I would still recommend you to get in touch with Breanna. One more thing, are you planning to use these speakers just for movies or music? Both perhaps?

I was using my HT system lately like 60% music, 30% movies and 10% TV. But, after I put together a 2 channel system for my home office (relocated to the basement), I'm only using the HT for movies and TV.
post #27562 of 34853
Curious do u guys run your M40 or rti8 speakers in the rear at 80hz or 40hz wats the difference if any?
post #27563 of 34853
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

LOL...........good one. You have a nice twisted sense of humor. Hopefully, you will get Polk speakers as you might be a great addition to this thread..................wink.gif

That is around 1.8k on a 5 channel speaker configuration. So, unless you are in a hurry, you don't mind to pay that much for that set. I would still recommend you to get in touch with Breanna. One more thing, are you planning to use these speakers just for movies or music? Both perhaps?

I was using my HT system lately like 60% music, 30% movies and 10% TV. But, after I put together a 2 channel system for my home office (relocated to the basement), I'm only using the HT for movies and TV.
These will be used for 60% TV, 30% movies and 10% music. I am not an audiophile by any means so I don't have any plans for a 2 channel set up for music. This system is going downstairs in a basement rec room that is attached to a bar. So you have the 265 LS? Thoughts?

So I haven't read much of this thread so I'll ask, who is Breanna?

Thanks for the reply.
post #27564 of 34853
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

These will be used for 60% TV, 30% movies and 10% music. I am not an audiophile by any means so I don't have any plans for a 2 channel set up for music. This system is going downstairs in a basement rec room that is attached to a bar. So you have the 265 LS? Thoughts?

So I haven't read much of this thread so I'll ask, who is Breanna?

Thanks for the reply.

Breanna is on the Polk ebay sales team/cust service. I've dealt with her both times for my speaker purchases and she is the best. One word of advice...if you go on ebay and look at the polk store and don't see what you're looking for, still give Breanna a call and ask if they have any. Sometimes speakers mysteriously appear. LOL.
post #27565 of 34853
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

Breanna is on the Polk ebay sales team/cust service. I've dealt with her both times for my speaker purchases and she is the best. One word of advice...if you go on ebay and look at the polk store and don't see what you're looking for, still give Breanna a call and ask if they have any. Sometimes speakers mysteriously appear. LOL.

Awesome, how do I contact this Breanna?
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Awesome, how do I contact this Breanna?

800 377 7655 x 255 (Monday-Friday: 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. EST).
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

800 377 7655 x 255 (Monday-Friday: 9:00a.m.-5:30p.m. EST).

Thanks, have an email for her? I don't really like talking to people.
post #27568 of 34853
^^^

bdiaz@polkaudio.com
post #27569 of 34853
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Originally Posted by lees23 View Post

Thanks, have an email for her? I don't really like talking to people.

Here ya go:

BDiaz@polkaudio.com
post #27570 of 34853
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Originally Posted by mr266 View Post

Here ya go:

BDiaz@polkaudio.com

Darn, too slow. LOL
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