Originally Posted by mknecht01
Idle curiosity: Why did you store the RTiAs and keep the RTis for use during your move? I would think you'd want to do that the other way around.
Long story. I had Monitor 70's with M60 surrounds and a CS20 center. Still dissatisfied, I upgraded the center to a Csi5. The difference was obvious, and soon I upgraded to Rti10 mains with Rti8 surrounds to match the Csi5. Eventually NewEgg put RtiA9's on sale at 50% off, so I bought a pair. Then I found an open box CsiA6 online and moved the Rti10's to surround. Eventually all that firepower required external amplification, so I bought an Emo XPA-5. Along the way I bought a pair of used RtiA7's to replace the Rti10 surrounds.
Around that time, we bought a condo in Florida and began planning our retirement. I drove the Monitor 60's to Florida and with an old AVR setup our condo for summertime use, and to rent it out to snowbirds during the winter until we were ready to move. Late 2015 we hired a moving company to move most of our heavy furniture to the condo, including the A9's, A7's and Rti10's, 2 Emo's and a couple Klipsch subs.
Just a week before the movers arrived, NewEgg had a fire sale on Rti12's for $250 each! So I added two Rti12's to the manifest and left the Rti8's at home for when we returned to sell the house. Once we got to Florida, I had all the gear except the Rti12's put into a storage locker. Note, the condo is smaller than our home, but we had planned to eventually move from the condo to a larger place, eventually.
So we used the Rti12's with M60 surrounds for all of last winter. Then in the spring we returned to Ohio to sell our house, which meant clearing out over 30 years of accumulated stuff. While there we were using the Rti8's as mains. Then last August we rented a uHaul and drove the rest of our stuff down to Florida, got rid of the M60's and put the Rti8's at surround. Then just before Christmas, AVS member Enrico decided to sell his LsiM703's. I picked up a used LsiM704 center on eBay and voila, my current setup shown in my sig. Additionally, I configured the Rti12's as stereo speakers along side the LsiM's. For now, the Rti8's still sit disconnected at surround position, as speaker stands for a pair of Rti4's, which seem to match the LsiM's timbre better than any of the other Rti's.
So for now the RtiA's and amps remain in the storage locker, until we move into a larger place. At that time the A9's will be the mains, and the 12's will be used as wides, and will stage the remaining A7's and 10's as surrounds and rears... again, eventually.
Denon AVR-x3400H, Polk LsiM703's, 704c, 702f/x's, some Klipsch subs. Bedroom: Lsi9's, AVR-S930H
I once cried because I had no Atmos, until I met a man who had no stereo