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Im able to get polk speakers at a highly reduced cost. I'm just having a hard time choosing which to get. The options are listed below. I did not want to spend $900, I was looking at the $717 column. My main question is, It it worth getting the a9's over the a7's and should I trade off the 660 sub for the 550 or vice versa. I already have rear speakers, the FXi a6. Also if you guys see anywhere else I can get the best sound fir the least money, please let me know.

 

 

polk a9

262.48

polk a9

262.48

Polk a7

174.98

Polk a7

174.98

polk a9

262.48

polk a9

262.48

Polk a7

174.98

Polk a7

174.98

polk a6

139.99

polk a6

139.99

polk a6

139.99

polk a6

139.99

660 wi

227.48

550 wi

188.98

660 wi

227.48

550 wi

188.98

 

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I would get the best possibly system you can.


A9 towers and A6 center and the 660wi subwoofer.


That is an amazing deal your are getting. I have no idea where you can get those speakers for cheaper

What are you going to use for a receiver?
 

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Originally Posted by crazyrob425  /t/1522274/help-me-choose#post_24474859


I would get the best possibly system you can.


A9 towers and A6 center and the 660wi subwoofer.


That is an amazing deal your are getting. I have no idea where you can get those speakers for cheaper

What are you going to use for a receiver?
I will get them through Best Buy, I work there. The receiver I have is the Denon x4000, I got it for about $300. Also what do you think about holding off on the sub? people in other treads said to just get the a9's if my budget is tight and save for a better sub. Would I even need a sub with the a9's. I have the psw10, but would the a9's overshadow that, or should I keep it. And what crossover would be best with speakers like that with my sub.
 

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I would go for the A9s, they should have the most dynamic range and least distortion with all those drivers. I would get rid of the Polk sub, it just isn't worth having. There are many other far far better subs out there.
 

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Originally Posted by Skidoo23  /t/1522274/help-me-choose#post_24474880


I will get them through Best Buy, I work there. The receiver I have is the Denon x4000, I got it for about $300. Also what do you think about holding off on the sub? people in other treads said to just get the a9's if my budget is tight and save for a better sub. Would I even need a sub with the a9's. I have the psw10, but would the a9's overshadow that, or should I keep it. And what crossover would be best with speakers like that with my sub.
Great receiver plenty of room to grow your system.


Subwoofers are pretty much a necessity for good home theaters. So to have a proper hometheater you would want to use a subwoofer with the A9's.


The PSW10 shouldn't be considered a subwoofer. Yes the A9's would over shadow it.


Crossover wise I would run Audyssey and see what it sets the crossover at on your receiver. At first glance I would set the RTi A9 to 60hz, the CSi A6's at 80hz, and FXi A6's at 80hz
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I would go for the A9s, they should have the most dynamic range and least distortion with all those drivers. I would get rid of the Polk sub, it just isn't worth having. There are many other far far better subs out there.
Yeah true but for $228 you can't do better than a Polk DSW Pro 660wi.... Remember he is not paying retail.
 

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Yeah true but for $228 you can't do better than a Polk DSW Pro 660wi.... Remember he is not paying retail.
If the OP can't live without a sub before he can save for a better one, then 228 is fair for the polk sub, otherwise it is a waste of 228.
 

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If the OP can't live without a sub before he can save for a better one, then 228 is fair for the polk sub, otherwise it is a waste of 228.
For $228 the Polk DSW Pro 660wi, which retails for $650, is an amazing deal. For $500 I'd rather see him walk out with dual Polk DSW Pro 660wi than a single $500 internet direct subwoofer.

OP-What are the dimentions of your listening/viewing room including ceiling height?


OP here is a review of your system, except with a different subwoofer. The 660 has 150 more watts RMS and 300 more peak watts
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/polk-rti-a9-speaker-system
 

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For $228 the Polk DSW Pro 660wi, which retails for $650, is an amazing deal. For $500 I'd rather see him walk out with dual Polk DSW Pro 660wi than a single $500 internet direct subwoofer.

OP-What are the dimentions of your listening/viewing room including ceiling height?


OP here is a review of your system, except with a different subwoofer. The 660 has 150 more watts RMS and 300 more peak watts
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/polk-rti-a9-speaker-system
My room is 13 1/2 feet by like 30 feet. My listening Area though is 13 1/2 by about 14 feet. I attached a link to pics of the room. The ceiling is 7 1/2 feet and is a drop ceiling so the tiles are porous and absorb some sound. If I were to buy the a9's and have to wait to get the sub, should I keep the psw10 for any reason or should i get rid of it until i get a better sub. Also I sit about 12 feet from the screen.

 

 

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For $228 the Polk DSW Pro 660wi, which retails for $650, is an amazing deal. For $500 I'd rather see him walk out with dual Polk DSW Pro 660wi than a single $500 internet direct subwoofer.

I don't know if I would go quite that far. But yeah. I agree. The Pro 660wi at under $300 seems a good deal.
 

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My room is 13 1/2 feet by like 30 feet. My listening Area though is 13 1/2 by about 14 feet. I attached a link to pics of the room. The ceiling is 7 1/2 feet and is a drop ceiling so the tiles are porous and absorb some sound. If I were to buy the a9's and have to wait to get the sub, should I keep the psw10 for any reason or should i get rid of it until i get a better sub. Also I sit about 12 feet from the screen.

You are definitely want to go with the 660 in your room being that its around 3050 cu. ft.


Well I would try out the PSW10 to compliment the towers but I would be be trying to sell it to get the funds for a bigger and better subwoofer.


Internet Direct subwoofers from companies like HSU, SVS, Rythmik, Outlaw, and PSA are the general recommendation for most people looking for subwoofers cause you get amazing performance for their price but you need at least $500 to get one of their entry models.
 

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You will definitely need more than the 660! Sadly Polk doesn't make any subwoofer decent enough to cover that area. I would go with PSA, Rythmik, Outlaw, HSU, Chase and so on. You guys don't get any deals on the LSi models?
 

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You will definitely need more than the 660! Sadly Polk doesn't make any subwoofer decent enough to cover that area. I would go with PSA, Rythmik, Outlaw, HSU, Chase and so on. You guys don't get any deals on the LSi models?

Actually the 660 is a decent sub...just not worth its retail price. At 230.00 it is a good deal. I would go with the A7's unless you plan on getting a good amp to power those A9's.
 

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Actually the 660 is a decent sub...just not worth its retail price. At 230.00 it is a good deal. I would go with the A7's unless you plan on getting a good amp to power those A9's.

Yeah, I suppose you are right for $230 it doesn't sound that bad.
 

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Actually the 660 is a decent sub...just not worth its retail price. At 230.00 it is a good deal. I would go with the A7's unless you plan on getting a good amp to power those A9's.
Is the Denon x4000 not adequate for the a9's? Should I really go with the a7's? What is the real sound difference between the two?
 

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The Denon should be able to handle a 4 ohm load, if that is what the RTi A9s are.
They are labeled as 8ohm speakers but to get the most out of them people are saying its best to have extra power running to them in terms of sound.


Impredence does apparently change though as:
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"Impedance reaches a minimum of 4.49 ohms at 67 Hz . . . . ."
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/polk-rti-a9-speaker-system-ht-labs-measures
 

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I just replaced my t600s L&R (aka monitor 60 II) with the A9s - the same upgrade the OP is considering.

 

The A9s are powered by my outlaw 7125 (so were t600s). They sound great; much fuller and more detailed then the t600s  and look pretty bad a.s too!

I can listen at levels that hurt my ears.  I set the crossover at 60hz in the avr so I don't push the low end too much.  My fv15hp covers me well on the lfe.

 

I also upgraded to the A6 from the A4. Much better fullness and mids here too.
 
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