View Full Version : RM6800 Speaker System. It´s really so good?
06-23-2006, 02:11 PM
Hi, everybody! Any comments about this system would be appreciated.
I´m changing my system. I have a pair of Acoustic Research AR15, JBL S center II, and JBL rears and never satisfied. So, I sell this units and I bought
the 6800´s. Actually I´m waiting to arrive and crazy to test this units.
Anybody here has listen the 6800? It´s really so good for music???
06-23-2006, 02:14 PM
Where do you live charlie? Did you never listen to the system before your purchased? If not, why? What are you running running the speakers off of?
06-23-2006, 09:51 PM
Hi Brett, I live in Argentina, and I don´t had a chance to listen this system here. I know the name Polk and I´ve listen other speakers like RM6000, RTI6, RTI8 and really like them. I know, that is not comparable but took a risk.
So, after thinking a lot and looking for my room that is 5m x 4m, and reading a lot of reviews including a very good CNET´s review, I´ll go for this system. I hope that the system to be great, I´m so ansious to receive them and compare to my old system and can say: WOW like the reviews stated in this site. :))
Did you listen to RM6800?
Well, this is my story.
07-15-2006, 12:53 AM
Hi everybody! Quite happy with system, Diana Krall´s DVD Live in Paris was so beautiful!!!. Even in low volume. I´m in the first tests and looking for the best HOOK UP METHOD for the sub :) . For now, I just tried left RCA input method and really like it. Then I´ll try "Y adaptor" and "speaker level cable".
Does anybody know if this kind of systems needs to be broken in??
07-15-2006, 08:38 AM
All new speakers have a break in. Play them for about 25 hours at moderate volumes.
Welcome to the club, and enjoy your new set.
I have the 6800s hooked to my Onkyo 603. For this setup I prefered using the subout instead of the "Polk Method" for my subwoofer, which I thought as better for movies LFE. Using the Onkyo's auto setup, it set my crossover to 125 (per response from Polk.)
Do a search as there were several threads discussing these options last fall - http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34881
07-17-2006, 11:55 AM
Somebody here tells that the crossover in this systems is fixed at 150. So setting at 125, Don´t you think that would exist a hole of 25 hz?
07-17-2006, 02:00 PM
I wouldn't worry about it Charlie. Sit back and have fun with your new setup and welcome to the forums.
07-18-2006, 09:43 AM
Ok Andrew. Thanks!
07-18-2006, 09:49 AM
Now the issue is sub placement. My only choice is beside the rear wall at the any ends of my couch. Really, the better place is the end near a corner but the woofer will fire very near of the adjacent wall. !?
Does anybody have any recommendations about settings for better performance in this scenario?
07-28-2006, 03:51 PM
Very difficult to find a setting that works well on movies and different kind of music. I need a lot of tweaks to sound well every time that I play any source.
I´d like to find out a solution for all!! Sub placement is very important.
Does anybody know if would be a good idea to hang up the sub on the wall???I´m seeing that I have a good space of wall behind the fronts, at 6´ from the
08-07-2006, 11:31 AM
Turning down the levelof the sub a little, much better!!!
08-07-2006, 11:56 AM
i don't think its a good idea to hang your sub, let alone any sub from the wall. try placing the sub up front in a corner and play around with it in certain areas on the floor
08-07-2006, 01:48 PM
I ran a sub behind my couch for quite awhile, it worked very well for me, it was surprising the guest because there was no sub to be seen in the room. I guess like it has been said, just keep experimenting.
08-07-2006, 04:35 PM
But... Firing direct against the wall??
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