Summary: I haven't owned Polk speakers since the 80's but found a great deal on these RTI6's. To say the least, I am truely amazed by the quality of sound these speakers produce. I have been into audio for over 40 years and have owned many many brands of speakers, but these are some of the finest I have heard. As of now my Definitive Tech Studio Monitors have been replaced by these Polks and I expect the sound will improve as the break in period approaches. Great speakers.
Summary: Pros: Wall mountable Terminal for dual wiring Nice looks Excellent center speaker solution Mid/bass and treble drivers positioned close to each other Cons: Relatively low efficiency (89dB; needs quite a bit of amp power to drive) Extreme sensitivity to placement (high directionality) Not polished, but bright sound (improves the sound of cheap amplifiers) Deep, but narrow and low sound stage Sound image changes depending on the volume (this can change after drivers are...
Summary: These RTi6 speakers from Polk Audio are excellent. The quality of construction is superb-the real cherry wood is gorgeous, and these are some solid boxes. The sound is rich and full, with even response over the frequency range. You won't get room-shaking bass, of course(one 6 1/2" woofer per speaker just won't do that!), but you will get smooth highs, warm mids, and tight bass. Run a subwoofer with these babies and you'll be blown away.
Summary: These were my first polk speakers. I use them as sides along with a csi3 center, fxi3 backs, and a velodyne sub. They're okay, but in a medium-sized room, they definitely need the help of a sub (and I'm not the type who needs wall-shaking sound). Otherwise, they don't produce much bass and the sound is kind of hollow. These aren't bad, but maybe my expectations were too high.
Summary: I sat at American TV for an hour comparing these and the klipsch. Klipsch had great highs, but Polk sounded warmer and easier on the ears. I can turn these up as loud as I want and my amp overloads before they distort. One thing I don't like is their length. I am having a hard time finding a stand for them that I feel can hold them correctly. Match them up with a nice sub for the best experience.
Summary: I am extemely satisfied with my new Polk Speakers. These were to replace a pair of older and bigger Polk speakers. The new smaller speakers sound just as good if not better that the older bigger ones.
Summary: I am the happy owner of two prototype Monitor 7 Polk Audio speakers. I purchased 4 RTi6 speakers used as follows: Using the two monitor 7 speakers for left and right channels, 1 RTi6 for a center channel (These speakers sit on top of a large cabinet located in the corner of a log house close to the ceiling), 2 more of the RTi6 speakers are used for surround left and right and the remainig RTi6 is used for the rear channel.
Summary: Replaced front channel speakers - Pioneer 3-way 150watt speakers. The pioneers had a 10-inch woofer, so more bass then these. But I mainly use the system for 5.1 surround (for movies/HD TV), so towers were no longer needed. I played them side by side and they sounded much better. I have tested them w/both stereo sound (music), 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, and DTS sound. Winner all the way.
Pros: Great clarity and warmth for a 2-way speaker that is so small!. Nice bi-amp inputs.
Cons: Obviously a little light on bass, but what do you expect for this kind of speaker
Polk Audio RTi6 deliver. Great for the midrange...
8 March 2007
Summary: I ordered the cherry veneer model from Crutchfield.com for $379.99 w/ free shipping, on Saturday, they were at my door Tuesday afternoon. Fabric grills could get an upgrade for a speaker at the this price point. Most higher end models furnish something in metal. It would be nice on these since they are the higher of the midrange as far as quality and $$$. The veneer is nice to look at, and the wire connectors are quite substantial.
Pros: Good size. Not too big, not too wimpy. Delivers wonderful warm room filling sound at all levels. Blues, Rock, Electronic, even classical. No complaints
Cons: Sound wise no weaknesses. Do they really expect you to use the 2 supplied drywall screws when one wishes to mount these to a wall? Sure mount $400 speakers with 1 drywall screw! Wankers!!