Summary: The Polk RTi A1 is an outstanding speaker which delivers clear uncolored sound and is perfect for a medium sized room in apartment living. It is also perfect for classical music and there is no need for a sub woofer to expand the bass.
Pros: Good clean sound. Very nice construction and it looks good in a living room setting
Summary: I have had these speakers for over a year in a few smaller rooms, such as a bedroom and dorm. Let me say, for smaller rooms, these speakers are fantastic. Not only is the sound good, but the cherry veneer I have on my looks great.
Pros: Good bright sound
Bi-wire / Bi-amp design with solid binding posts
Great sound for your money
Cons: Lacks bass extension; easily fixed with addition of sub
Summary: I have vintage RT 7s. Let me say that these RTI A1s are absolutely fantastic and could even hold their own to the RT 7s. However, I am using these as surrounds. They do produce nice sound that does a great job for surround sound noises, and the drivers on these have no problem producing lows.
Summary: I have 7.1 surround with RTi A speakers and purchased these RTi A1's for front height speakers. Now it is nice to have 7.1.2 surround for Dolby Atmos with timber matched speakers. These will only get better when they are broken in. Great for movies & Music too.
Pros: Great sound & a good value. Glad I'm using them in my Front room & Bedroom systems.
Cons: Wish I could comfortably afford the Polk LSi M series for both rooms. These RTi A's make me curious.
Summary: The Bass is full and punchy with excellent upper bass fullness satisfying detail and tunefulness. The punchiness is such that in my bedroom that is relatively small it sounds like a much bigger speaker throwing a large image with good depth.
Pros: Great soundstage good transparency, veneer , Incredible Bass for a small speaker you may not need a subwoofer.
Summary: I spent a considerable amount of time online comparing options for bookshelf speakers. With this being my first quality speaker purchase, I couldn't be happier with these Polk's. For the price, the sound is tremendous. Fills the room with crisp, clear sound.