Summary: wonderful sound. big bucks, but it's worth it. The packaging was destroyed on 4 of the 5 polk audio products and one of the RTiA9s had to be replaced. But the sound is wonderful, the features are very complementary. I got the black instead of Cherry. I was concerned that the black might be too bland looking, but the cherry might be too flashy. the black is classy, real wood. Hooked up to a denon amp, and the whole package works very well.
Summary: These were an upgrade from the Monitor 70's. Right from the start you could tell this was a quality speaker, delivering more detail, depth and accuracy. I was using an Emotiva XPA-3, 200wpc amp to drive my M70's, so my A9's don't know what it's like to be driven from just my AVR, an Onkyo TX-NR807. I did experience the bright, almost shrill and fatiguing sound from the A9's musically. H.T. was awesome.
Pros: Great midrange, Powerful bass, Floor spikes included
Summary: These are my 3rd pair of Polk Floorstanders, I have always been extremely pleased w/ the Polks. I got a great deal& was quite pleased w/ the service I got buying these speakers. This was my first time buying them & having them shipped. They came from Las Vegas & I live in NH,They were trucked by pallet & it only took a week.Acoustic Sound Design will be my store from now on.