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Polk RtiA9 or Klipsch RP6000F

Hello ,

I am bit confused to pick a speaker for my marantz 6013 .
I have two options based on price now Klipsch RP600F ,R34C,R14S
Polk RTiA9,CSI A6,FXi A6
Im getting these for the same price . My sub would be svs pb1000 .

I see klipsch 6000F has only dual 6inch woofers compared to RtiA9 5 drivers.
Is Klipsch worth that price compared to that of Polk ?
I need your opinion to select the best package.50-50 music and movies would be my choice .
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Hello ,

I am bit confused to pick a speaker for my marantz 6013 .
I have two options based on price now Klipsch RP600F ,R34C,R14S
Polk RTiA9,CSI A6,FXi A6
Im getting these for the same price . My sub would be svs pb1000 .

I see klipsch 6000F has only dual 6inch woofers compared to RtiA9 5 drivers.
Is Klipsch worth that price compared to that of Polk ?
I need your opinion to select the best package.50-50 music and movies would be my choice .
Both Klipsch and Polk are good options for HT since both lean towards the bright side of neutral. It's hard to pick a winner between the two so your best option is to listen to both and decide which you prefer. Klipsch has made great strides in taming the brightness of their speakers so if I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the Klipsch RP.

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Hello ,

I am bit confused to pick a speaker for my marantz 6013 .
I have two options based on price now Klipsch RP600F ,R34C,R14S
Polk RTiA9,CSI A6,FXi A6
Im getting these for the same price . My sub would be svs pb1000 .

I see klipsch 6000F has only dual 6inch woofers compared to RtiA9 5 drivers.
Is Klipsch worth that price compared to that of Polk ?
I need your opinion to select the best package.50-50 music and movies would be my choice .
Both Klipsch and Polk are good options for HT since both lean towards the bright side of neutral. It's hard to pick a winner between the two so your best option is to listen to both and decide which you prefer. Klipsch has made great strides in taming the brightness of their speakers so if I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the Klipsch RP.

Thanks replying. I have the R820 for a cheaper rate . How’s this one compared to the 6000f ? R820 is not a premium series
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50-50 music and movies would be my choice .
With that usage, I'd pass on both.

If you can wait until end of November, maybe the Chane A5.5?

Or get the Polk LSi705 on massive discount here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/13489528-po...azcid-18774160

I'd also consider Emotiva T1 or T2 with C2 center.
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Thanks replying. I have the R820 for a cheaper rate . How’s this one compared to the 6000f ? R820 is not a premium series
R series is not liked at all on AVS due to being very in your face bright/harsh.

Can you buy the center channel for each, try them at home head to head at same volume level and then return the loser between the RP and the Polks?

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Thanks replying. I have the R820 for a cheaper rate . How’s this one compared to the 6000f ? R820 is not a premium series

For the same price get the Polks. Real wood veneer and a true 3 way speaker.

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With that usage, I'd pass on both.

If you can wait until end of November, maybe the Chane A5.5?

Or get the Polk LSi705 on massive discount here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/13489528-po...azcid-18774160

I'd also consider Emotiva T1 or T2 with C2 center.
If the OP is in the US, the Polk LSIM would definitely be a step up from the RTI series.
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Hello ,

I am bit confused to pick a speaker for my marantz 6013 .
I have two options based on price now Klipsch RP600F ,R34C,R14S
Polk RTiA9,CSI A6,FXi A6
Im getting these for the same price . My sub would be svs pb1000 .

I see klipsch 6000F has only dual 6inch woofers compared to RtiA9 5 drivers.
Is Klipsch worth that price compared to that of Polk ?
I need your opinion to select the best package.50-50 music and movies would be my choice .
You might be able to find the Polk LSiM 705 or 707 for less than either of those. That would be my choice.
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I would add the revamped emotiva t1+ & t2+ towers. IMO they're a step up
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R series is not liked at all on AVS due to being very in your face bright/harsh.

Can you buy the center channel for each, try them at home head to head at same volume level and then return the loser between the RP and the Polks?
I haven't heard them personally, but the latest version is said to have tamed down the harshness and brightness. They're still Klipsch's entry level line so how much truth there is to that is hard to say.

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I can't speak to the specific speakers. On the other hand I own Klipsch, Polk and Emotiva speakers. I highly recommend Emotiva towers (I have T1s). The Polks I have are low-end, TSi100s and formerly a CS10. The Klipsch are RB51 IIs and R41-Ms. Clarity and detail of the higher frequencies are especially important to me. The Klipsch have clarity. The Polks really don't -- the tweeters suck, although midrange is pleasant. The Emotivas have both clarity and effervescent detail. Due to limited space for it, I'm running an RSL CG23 between the Emotivas, and it blends perfectly. The Klipsch as surrounds and heights are close but not perfect. When I had the Polks in the mix, they really didn't fit well.

Now, does Polk use better tweeters in their better systems? I hope so. It's not purely a matter of ribbon tweeters (Emotiva) vs. horn (Klipsch) vs. dome -- because the RSL's dome is as precise as the Emotiva's ribbons. The Klipsch horns, for whatever reason, are great at bell-like tones, but come up a just a bit short on more complex harmonics. It looks to me like Klipsch uses the same tweeters across its models, but I'm only guessing from appearance. I did have Polks in a car back when that were pleasing, but the system driving them was hardly hi-fi.
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I've heard the Emotivas and the Polk LSiM series. The LSiM are going to outclass them. I'm listening to the 702 surrounds set up as mains as I type this. They are that good. Get them while you can...
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The question would be is the OP in the USA -- however, Klipsch is a good option

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I always think the Klipsch do a better job as home theater speakers and rock music due to their sensitivity. However, Polk seems to be warmer to me. All kinda depends on the content you plan to watch/listen to more often.
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