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  1. Speakers
    I have a Marantz SR5005 that's a few years old, but still a very capable AVR. It's rated at 100W (20Hz - 20kHz, 0.08% THD, 2ch driven) x7, and I use it in bi-amp mode on my existing Polk RTi10 speakers . I'm eyeing an upgrade to the Polk RTi12. Those are rated at 8 ohm impedance, 90 dB...
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    Ok, I have any opportunity to get a pair of rti12's. for $800.00 + free shipping. Brand new. My questions are, For the money would this be a a good speaker for l and r front channels for Ht. also, for the price could I do better? Finally, I read where these are hard to drive, true or false...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Which of the following will get me better more powerful sound at loud volumes: Yamaha A2020 vs Emotiva XPA-2 with VSX-1123? I have Polk RTI12 speakers.
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    I recently bought a pair of black RTI12 during a Fry's sale - they were 299/ea. I like the sound and the added base over the existing RTI10 I have for my fronts. I bought the RTI10 in a smoking deal from craigslist for 350 for them including a sub (psw111 - not that great) and a pair of FXi3...
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    Which denon receiver would you suggest for these speakers? Will be in stereo mode but might setup 5.1 later. Would the e400 work or maybe last years 2113ci?
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    I have had the Polks for over 2 years and just bought the RF82s a few weeks ago after auditioning them side by side with the Polks at the store (Fry's) and they sounded a lot better. I was really surprised how the Polks sounded so muffled at the store because at home they sound pretty good. I...
  7. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have asked a similar question in the past but no one gave me a straight forward answer. How much of a difference would an Emotiva Amp make compared to a receiver in terms of sound quality. I currently have the Pioneer VSX-1123 but I am considering switching it to the Yamaha V773 because I...
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    Folks, I'm looking for some suggestions for speakers for my living room. Currently, we are running sound out of the TV and it is driving me insane. I've been doing some research and was considering purchasing two floorstanders and a center channel. Possibly a sub as well depending on the...
  9. Speakers
    How does the Polk RTI series compare versus the Infinity Primus line? More specifically Rti a5 mains csi a6 center and fxi a6 surround Versus P363 mains ps351 center and 163 surround The Infinity line would save me around $350. Using the same dual psw505 subs with either setup.
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    After having the Polk RTI12 for about 2 years with the Outlaw LFM1-EX sub I thought I should compare them with my old Logitech $100 speakers because I was never really happy with the sound quality and I was blown away with the quality of the logitech sub and speakers. They go much louder...
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    I have an order placed with Emp Tek for a speaker package I got on their Black Friday sale. They haven't been shipped and I now see that there is what appears to be a good sale on the Polk RTi12's. The price of the Emp Tek package and the Polk package would be almost identical. So, how do...
  12. Speakers
    Hi, I have a pair of CSW Tower-1 speakers driven by a Yamaha RX-V671, primarily for HT. The room is a dedicated HT and 25' x 12' x 8' (height). Plus, there are surround speakers etc and a 12" sub. For whatever reason, neither music nor movie audio is exactly exciting/amazing. Now, I realize...
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    I have a pair of these as my mains downstairs where my wife watches TV. I've had them for years and always thought they sounded good. But I'm buying a new Samsung 60" F7100 TV and am thinking it may also be time to upgrade the speakers a bit. My system is upstairs, but I believe I'll be...
  14. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I have been thinking of adding some external muscle amplification to my setup if only to get my monstrous Polk RTi12 mains some more juice (these things can handle a max IIRC of 500 watts each); right now, an Onkyo 605 is running the whole shebang with absolutely no issues at all (the RTi12s...
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    Hello Everyone,   I am finally putting together my home theater system, for which I had been planing for last 2 years. The brains of my Entertainment system is going to be a Yamaha-Aventage RX-2030, center is Polk Audio CSi A4, Polk Audio DSW Pro 660 sub, and down the line I plan on buying...
  16. DIY Speakers and Subs
    I am building an enclosure for my 15" Ultimax and I would like it to match my Polk RTI12's which are black wood grain with a silver front. The silver part is easy as there is no texture but I am at a loss on how to get the black wood grain look on the rest of the enclosure. Any Suggestions??
  17. What's Your System Configuration
    Been into HT since the mid 80's when I had a Montgomery Ward rack system and a Kenwood outboard processor, SS-79, I believe was the model, and a pair of Kenwood's (flat square woofer 2 ways) for the rear (Pink Floyd and Top Gun sounded pretty good on it) all hooked thru a 20" Emerson flat...
  18. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Hi, I'm new to these forums ,so please have mercy on me. I have been listening to oldschool power amplifiers for many years,and really like the natural and powerfull sound that the Phase linear 700B, and the Soundcraftsman 5002 amplifiers produce. Both those amps to my ears seem to produce...
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    I purchased an onkyo tx nr808 receiver, and I just purchases a Denon 2 channel 220 watts per channel amp. Should I ruN the amp to each tower. Or should I bi amp the highs with the onkyo and use the amp to power the lows on the rti12s. Not sure which is best for the best sound for music and...
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    Would the Polk RTI12 be an upgrade over Aperion speakers. You can get great prices on the RTi12 right now. I own Aperion 633T tower speakers and 634VAC center channel. The 6T is a lightly upgraded 633T. (I also have a very nice Martin Logan subwoofer and nice rear speakers in my ceiling)...
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