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Polk-audio-rti-a9.32805443
9.2 out of 10

Polk Audio RTi A9

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Reviews and Problems with Polk Audio RTi A9

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Overall 10
10

Great sound - terrible packaging

Colleen, Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: Great sound and overall quality. Terrible packaging. Received the first set if speakers but had to return due to poor package. Dents and scratches through thin cardboard and styrofoam.
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Overall 4
4.0

Better wrapping next time

Dylan Jones, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: The front of the speaker was damaged during shipping and some of the wood chipped off, only visible when front cover is off.
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Overall 10
10

Best Floor Standing Speakers I Have Yet Owned

Joe, Amazon
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Bought these 4 years ago and have used them daily since. They are powered by a Parasound Model 2250 (250 WPC) fed by a Parasound 2125 pre amp. My main listening pleasure is music from the late 1940's through the mid 1960's and volume level is such that conversation is not a problem. Speakers are about 6 ft apart and 18" from the wall. My listening position is about 9-10 distant and midway between speakers.
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Overall 10
10

Two years and counting... best speakers I have ever heard.

Brian S. Cook "ConsciousAndHuman", Amazon
20 April 2014
  • Summary: But of course, I haven't paid for some more expensive Polk speakers. After more than two years, I continue to marvel about how beautiful the sound is from the RTI A9s I have. I'm bi-amplifying them with a 100 watt Sony ES receiver. This is nothing elaborate or terribly expensive. And what comes out is the greatest sound I have heard from anybody's speakers, anywhere. You would think the sound in an IMAX theatre would put everything else to shame. But not my A9s.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't believe the hype

joe montague, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: These speakers do not image well and sound shallow at high volumes.Mid range is awful! Audio processing unit has helped a little. I have replaced 3 mid range speakers, blew them. Polk sent new ones that are gray instead of the original black..Mid range seem to want to explode out of the cabs at around 300 watts. I have read two other audiophile reviews with same complaints. But I'm dumb founded on the good reviews these get?
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Overall 10
10

As speakers go, these are the best

Kilian Kean, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: I have listened to many speakers over the years, these have great sound, yet are a bit weak on imaging. With the correct surround system, the imaging improves dramatically. These speakers are excellent at producing sound at high volume without any distortion. My kids keep telling me to "turn that down".
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Overall 10
10

WOW! RTi-9

MRI3T, Crutchfield
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Unbelievable sound, cabinet quality! These things are like a piece of art to look at!! Unlike me to spend this kind of money on a set of speakers, but I'm very satisfied that I did! Wish I were driving it with an amp with a little more punch (these babies can handle 500w continuous) I have them paired with a PA sub-woofer and it adds a great sound for movies as well. Separately these RTi9's are great, low-end thru high-end!
  • Pros: Everything about them! Probably be the last pair I ever have to buy!
  • Cons: Can't find anything yet... They seem to get better with time!
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Overall 10
10

These speakers ROCK!

Brewmonkey, Crutchfield
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I replaced a pair of Cerwin Vega CLS-215's with these. I was a bit worried when I ordered the A9's, that they wouldn't produce the type of bass I'm used to with the Vega's. These speakers produce PLENTY of tight, thumping bass! I listen to just about everything except country music, and I've put these speakers through a wide variety of music, and they are just awesome all around. Crystal clear, and very detailed they are.
  • Pros: Very detailed, not bright or muddy at all. Plenty of bass when you want it. Very appealing, and in no way an eyesore.(Cherry finish)
  • Cons: None. Some people list heavy as a con, but to me this is a pro.
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Overall 10
10

2.1 setup

VitaliyG, Crutchfield
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Let me first begin by letting you know my setup. I have a 2.1 setup with a Marantz 7701 Preamplifier and an Emotiva XPA-2 power amplifier. This amp is a beast and the clean power at 300 watts per channel is really opening these speakers up. I have not tried these speakers with only a receiver, but from other peoples reviews it seems that having an additional power amplifier gives you the true capabilities of these speakers.
  • Pros: Good looking and clean crisp sound
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

Big Bang Boom!!!!!

Big Bad Legs, Crutchfield
27 December 2013
  • Summary: I have been a music fanatic my whole life and I use different speakers for different types of listening. I have my Klipsch Cornwalls on my "Main" stereo. Thats for thumping my wife and kids out of bed on Sunday morning or when I want to get the most sound out of a recording without blistering the paint on the walls. I have a set of 901s in the basement for the drunks and the kids.
  • Pros: Sound great and I haven't even broken them in yet. Look like a piece of furniture. Too heavy for a burglar.
  • Cons: Don't leave them for your wife to move by herself or you will get skip for dinner.
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