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Polk-audio-rti-a5.33293027
8.9 out of 10

Polk Audio RTi A5

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Overall 10
10

Balanced

dev1, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: Although we music fanatics know that speaker critiques are qualitative at best, we still try. The cherry RTiA5 is just beautiful. With the curved enclosure its quite a work of art. As for the sound, balanced is my best description. Highs, midrange and bass are just fine. Nothing exaggerated. Very natural. At low listening levels you can walk about the room and the speakers disappear. Dispersion is terribly wide.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic

A. Gornick, Amazon
27 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

What bass?

Mike, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Was expecting better.

Hank, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Like the title, I was expecting more. A Polk loyalist I was somewhat disappoineted with the overall sound. These were to replace my Polk RM5000 system which consists of 2 front satelite speakers and a non-powered sub-woofer. This system is over 20 years old and is driven by the Denon AVR-X4000. The RTi A5s just didnt offer the sound I expected. Not any noticabel difference from the old system. They did not sound clear at all.
  • Pros: Nice cabinet and Crutchfield advisors.
  • Cons: Muddy sound. Requires alot of power to drive these speakers.
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Overall 10
10

RTiA5 review

Joe, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
  • Summary: My system consists of a Denon X-4000 receiver, Polk RTiA5's up front, Polk RTiA1's for surrounds, Polk 660 pro sub & a def tech CS8040HD center (Polk CSiA4 was too big for tv stand cabinet). The A5's absolutely shine in multi channel use. I've tested with all kinds of movies on blue-ray, even movies on cable sound great. I was originally gonna get the A7's, but after some debating I got the A5's & I must say I'm glad I went with the A5's.
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Overall 6
6.0

What bass?

Mike, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Was expecting better.

Hank, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Like the title, I was expecting more. A Polk loyalist I was somewhat disappoineted with the overall sound. These were to replace my Polk RM5000 system which consists of 2 front satelite speakers and a non-powered sub-woofer. This system is over 20 years old and is driven by the Denon AVR-X4000. The RTi A5s just didnt offer the sound I expected. Not any noticabel difference from the old system. They did not sound clear at all.
  • Pros: Nice cabinet and Crutchfield advisors.
  • Cons: Muddy sound. Requires alot of power to drive these speakers.
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Overall 10
10

RTiA5 review

Joe, Crutchfield
1 January 2014
  • Summary: My system consists of a Denon X-4000 receiver, Polk RTiA5's up front, Polk RTiA1's for surrounds, Polk 660 pro sub & a def tech CS8040HD center (Polk CSiA4 was too big for tv stand cabinet). The A5's absolutely shine in multi channel use. I've tested with all kinds of movies on blue-ray, even movies on cable sound great. I was originally gonna get the A7's, but after some debating I got the A5's & I must say I'm glad I went with the A5's.
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Overall 8
8.0

Polk Audio RTiA5 Speakers

RandyW, Crutchfield
26 December 2013
  • Summary: just received one day ago. Have connected to a Yamaha RN-500 receiver (80 Watts/channel). Initial impression is very good. My biggest concern was if the combination setup (receiver/speaker selection) would produce enough bass for music (sans subwoofer). I am happy to report with the bass turned up on the receiver they satisfy in this regards. Great Sound and the appearance is also a plus.
  • Pros: Great Sound Enough bass with the right receiver (sans subwoofer) Attractive appearance Good Value - price/performance
  • Cons: None identified at this time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Polk Audio RTiA5 Speakers

RandyW, Crutchfield
26 December 2013
  • Summary: just received one day ago. Have connected to a Yamaha RN-500 receiver (80 Watts/channel). Initial impression is very good. My biggest concern was if the combination setup (receiver/speaker selection) would produce enough bass for music (sans subwoofer). I am happy to report with the bass turned up on the receiver they satisfy in this regards. Great Sound and the appearance is also a plus.
  • Pros: Great Sound Enough bass with the right receiver (sans subwoofer) Attractive appearance Good Value - price/performance
  • Cons: None identified at this time.
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  • See Product at Crutchfield ($399.99)
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