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Polk Audio Friends & Family Sale: 50% off Sitewide: RTI A5 Single Floorstanding Speaker $200, R150 Two-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers EXPIRED

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Promoted 08-16-2013 by yuugotserved at 09:01 PM View Original Post
Polk Audio is offering 50% off Sitewide. Prices reflect discounted price. Shipping is free. Thanks Macarena
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Edited August 15, 2013 at 01:50 PM by DeividdoSama
t's true - between 8/16 and 8/18, save 50% on everything we sell at polkaudio.com by following these three simple steps:

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#151
Quote from Driveshaft View Post :
Thanks both of you! Repped. Any idea if the surrounds (RTIA4's) come in pairs also?

Thank you!
Are these the ones you mean? If so, yes they come in pairs.
http://www.polkaudio.com/products/fxia4
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I didn't word it well. I could have saved more if I didn't have to pay sales tax. They charge sales tax in Tennessee. But after I saw my Denon receiver could drive those RTiA9 using Bi-Amp I decided I couldn't pass up the deal (the reviews I read said they need a lot of watts). I can't wait to hear how they sound. No one in my town sells those speakers or even that line of speaker. Well at least where I know to shop at. But having room for them is going to be an issue. Those are some big speakers IMHO. But buy now and figure out how to make them fit later.

I had been hoping to pick up a GoldenEar setup, but I decided to save some money and get these. I bet I wouldn't be able to hear the difference...
I have the older version, RTi12, and my Denon 4311 drives it just fine. I did a lot of research last year trying to decide between RTi12 vs Lsi15 (new version is Lsi705) and for the Lsi series, pretty much every forum I saw said it needed a seperate amp (a lot went with Emotiva xpa-5). I couldn't convince my wife for yet another item (amp), so I had to use the RTi series.
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#153
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OMG! Lsi M 703 for 374 each, now that's a deal! Thanks!

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......................................


I haven't ordered mine yet.


(I'm still trying to put together my escape plan once the wife finds out).
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#154
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I had been hoping to pick up a GoldenEar setup, but I decided to save some money and get these. I bet I wouldn't be able to hear the difference...

My guess is, you might for music. It's all about the detail.

Say there is a soft triangle in the background. On some speakers you might not detect it. On better speakers you would. On even better speakers, you would here the resonating vibration.
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I am using a pro amp, behringer ep 1500 to power a subwoofer but was having problems with the receiver pre out not giving enough voltage to fully activate the pro amp. I cannot speak to the pre outs for the other channels but I will say to do your homework before you mix and match pro amps with consumer

That is where a powered sub would solve some problems.

The only other thing is, if you are needing the LFE output for HT for movies, I see where that could be an issue.

But, if you didn't need the the LFE, you could use splitters off of the mains, and set your Xover and volume at the sub.
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My guess is, you might for music. It's all about the detail.

Say there is a soft triangle in the background. On some speakers you might not detect it. On better speakers you would. On even better speakers, you would here the resonating vibration.
Though that's a very good example of something else -

Unless the volume is loud enough to hear that, and you're giving the music your full attention, you won't notice that.

So people should think about how they actually listen and what their own goals are.
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#157
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Which center channel would be best to go with an old pair of Polk R15 bookshelf speakers?

I would posit this:

If possible, don't convince yourself that you have to afford an entire system at this exact moment. Buy decent gear as you are able to afford it. The worst mistake is to spend all your imagined available budget on a system that screams, "budget".

These systems will be around for some time, and hopefully the successors will continue to be timbre matches with the preceding line. Still, the RTIA series and the LSIm series will be around at least 5 more years, which will give you a chance to build.

A center channel is actually a good place to start as they do bulk up your SPL's for HT.
You can then add your mains later. Then ANY KIND of sub as they are nottimbre matched and are just omnidirectional bass freq.'s.

Then you can add surrounds later.

The worst feeling is buyers remorse for, "settling". You don't want to put together a $600ish "complete system" if you know you'll have a hankerin" for a little bit more special system.

I think, to spare yourself of looking back and having to ditch your entire system for something better, be PATIENT. Build your system incrementally and in the end, you'll not want to slit your wrists.

I think the RTIA series is the least entering point in the Polk line that you can really enjoy sound quality if you think that you are in search of any kind of sonic nirvana.

You will definitely hear good sound and know that, if that is your stopping point, you have nothing to be ashamed of.
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#158
Any recommendation of what to get for rears to my Polk Monitor setup? Monitor 70s and a CS1. Need rears for 5.1. Thanks
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Though that's a very good example of something else -

Unless the volume is loud enough to hear that, and you're giving the music your full attention, you won't notice that.

So people should think about how they actually listen and what their own goals are.

well that is just one example. on decent speakers, you can hear the vocalist breath and even hear the moisture in their mouth and even the back of their throat. the detail to be heard in music is damn near infinite.

The lips of a flutist or any horn player can be heard as they engage their instrument.

Now that is fine detail that can be heard, that may or may not mean anything to you. But the accuracy of the sounds of the instruments themselves is notably different.

BTW, My original post was not to contradict you but to encourage you that your ears and ability to hear refinement are likely there. So many people assert that they don't have a "golden ear" and could never hear the difference. I bet most people can.

Whether they care and or appreciate it is another subject I suppose!
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My guess is, you might for music. It's all about the detail.

Say there is a soft triangle in the background. On some speakers you might not detect it. On better speakers you would. On even better speakers, you would here the resonating vibration.
I listened to the GoldenEar. A full 5.1 setup (no separate sub) was going to cost me around $4200 or more depending on if I had to pay tax and/or shipping. It sounded fantastic BTW. I really wanted some new speakers because my current ones sound fine for movies and gaming, but sound pretty bad for music.

I got this Polk Audio setup today for $1,654.52. Hopefully I will enjoy it.

With the money saved, I plan to buy a new Panasonic plasma to replace my old Pioneer plasma in my bedroom.

1 x F/XiA6 Black (747192118532) = $249.98
1 x DSW PRO 660 wi Black (747192120269) = $324.98
2 x RTiA9 Black (747192118457) = $749.96
1 x CSiA6 Black (747192118495) = $199.98
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#161
Do you guys know if RTiA1 Black are sold as a pair or single? I'm looking on amazon and a pair is $276 but polk has no indication on their website if it is sold as a pair or single.
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Do you guys know if RTiA1 Black are sold as a pair or single? I'm looking on amazon and a pair is $276 but polk has no indication on their website if it is sold as a pair or single.
They are only sold in pairs.
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Any recommendation of what to get for rears to my Polk Monitor setup? Monitor 70s and a CS1. Need rears for 5.1. Thanks
The Monitor 30s or 40s are what most people go with.
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RTiA9 or Klipsch RF-82II?

I can get the Klipsch for $400 each, the RTiA9s at $375 makes the price so close! What do you guys think???
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#165
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I listened to the GoldenEar.

Well, color me stupid!

I didn't know that Golden Ear was a hardware item.

I was thinking you were using it as the term that people use for having an audiophile's ear.

My apologies and yes my face is red!
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