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I picked up 4 of these Polk Audio bookshelf speakers in very good condition. they have a rear port called "power port" on the back which also serves as a wall mounting bracket. They have a tweeter that says "DYNAMIC BALANCE" around it, but no where can I find a model or any other identifying markings to figure out which they are, what they are worth, and if they are any good or not.


so....I need your help. anyone have or know what these are?




 

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ok never mind i guess these are RTI 38 LOL... I sure wish they would have put a model number on the damned things. anyway, very heavy for such a small speaker. 42lbs each? good grief.


so my next question is... are they worth much? $100.00 a pair maybe? are they any good? I was thinking they would make good surround and rear surround channels....but I dont' think anyone would use them for L/R but maybe they do? I know nothing about Polks
 

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Originally Posted by Pure-Evil /forum/post/19594784


ok never mind i guess these are RTI 38 LOL... I sure wish they would have put a model number on the damned things. anyway, very heavy for such a small speaker. 42lbs each? good grief.


so my next question is... are they worth much? $100.00 a pair maybe? are they any good? I was thinking they would make good surround and rear surround channels....but I dont' think anyone would use them for L/R but maybe they do? I know nothing about Polks

Since you own them can't you answer that question? Have you hooked them up yet? How do they sound?


With a 6.5" driver they definitely could be used as L/R speakers. I have bookshelf speakers with 6.5 driver in my office setup.


The looked like RT35i to me until you said they weigh 42lbs each. The RTi35 weighs 41lbs per pair.
http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rt35i/


or RTi38
http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rti38/


i guess you figured they're RTi38.
 

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My guess would be RT35. The RT35i and RTi38 both have a blueish colored woofer which I don't see in your pic. The RT35 had a black woofer. Look at the polk logo on the grill. The RTi38 has the word 'polk' in Red and has more of a foam look and feel to the grill. The RT35i has the word 'polk' in white on the grill and the grill has more of a regular cloth look and feel. Here's a link to both:

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rt35i/

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rti38/


I own both the RT35i and RTi38 in different rooms so feel free to ask me any other questions.
 

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My guess would be RT35. The RT35i and RTi38 both have a blueish colored woofer which I don't see in your pic. The RT35 had a black woofer. Look at the polk logo on the grill. The RTi38 has the word 'polk' in Red and has more of a foam look and feel to the grill. The RT35i has the word 'polk' in white on the grill and the grill has more of a regular cloth look and feel. Here's a link to both:

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rt35i/

http://www.polkaudio.com/homeaudio/p.../recent/rti38/


I own both the RT35i and RTi38 in different rooms so feel free to ask me any other questions.

RT35 Seconded. Soundstage has a review with photos.


And here's a pair that went for $80 or less Canadian last year.
 
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