Summary: Prior to purchase, I read every online review I could find. Most reviews were extremely positive. Based on that, we purchased a set. Even though my audition of them in an electronics store was awful, as they clearly did not have them set up correctly, or in phase. These replace a set of wonderful sounding, but small, award winning DIY designs that I had. The RTi-A9 does not disappoint.
Summary: I got the pair for sub $800, a definite steal for these gorgeous beasts. The finish is a bit darker than from the Amazon picture and is with a hue of "Burgundy" - looks simply classic! The driver layout is the classic WTW setup plus 3 additional 7-inch woofers for lows, which may require extra power to drive. For vocals, the woofers barely move but add the lower end to the entire playback. I've been using the pair for less than 6 hours and I am already impressed.
Amazing sound -- just position correctly and have enough power
Dave Ziegler, Amazon
9 August 2013
Summary: I'm definitely not an audiophile, but I know what I love, and I love these speakers. I purchased a pair of A9s because I've enjoyed Polk in the past and they were on sale for a great price. Using my existing Harman Kardon 3490 2 channel receiver and placing the speakers in the same position as my old Energy RC-70s (6 feet across, 9 from my chair), I thought the speakers sounded a little muffled and bit sharp and fatiguing on the high end.
Summary: These speakers sound incredible. Connected to a Marantz 7005 AV Reciever music sounds fantastic and they really shine when enjoying movies. The speakers deliver crisp highs, mids and lows without being power hungry. The wooden finish looks great and goes well in any room. I would recommend them to anyone looking to add a pair of great sounding speakers without braking the bank.
I was skeptical until I got some; too bad Polk does not make a good center to match
13 April 2013
Summary: After lots of research, I think that these might be the best stereo speakers you can get for the money. Great midrange, soundstage and detail. Previously, I had been conned by mail order speakers and on line reviews. I bought Aperion 633T speakers at $1000 a pair. A couple of on line articles claimed that they were better than any $2000 speakers you could buy in the stores. That is simply not true.
Summary: This speaker are great, sound quality is excellent I can hear sounds in the movies that I was not able to hear them with my old speaker (NHT) this are perfect I do not have to increase the volume almost all the way up to be able to hear them
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.
Don't Think Just By It. If You Don't Have The Money Collect It And By When You Can. Worth The Wait
Brazil D Uluwita, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: This is the best in this price range. Sound is just mind blowing... but make sure you have a good receiver to power this monster and enough room space. I am using it with Denon AVR-4520CI Networking Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay by Denon.I am in love with this Speakers.My Theater Set-Up is 7.1System as follows.
Summary: They are huge...and sound great! If you have a decent AVR and some quality speaker cables the pair of these will not disappoint... watch the price there are deals to be had if you watch for them... enjoy your music & movies like never before!