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    You have a pretty nice setup now. If you were...

    You have a pretty nice setup now. If you were going to do anything I'd say get a better receiver. Everything starts there.

    Yes you'll probably hear a difference if you move up to i.e. RTi...
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    7.1 is sort of overkill already. I would...

    7.1 is sort of overkill already. I would definitely go with dipoles on the sides, they made a big difference in my room. THX and Dolby both recommend direct/monopoles for the rear, but if they are...
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    That doesn't say anything about height though,...

    That doesn't say anything about height though, just placement/layout relative to the couch.
    The height should be "2 feet or higher above the listener."

    THX shows a similar 7.1 layout here:...
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    The RTi 10/12s are in a different league than the...

    The RTi 10/12s are in a different league than the 8s. The 10/12s have 2 or 3 of the dedicated 7" bass drivers, where the 8s do not. I don't think you're going to get satisfactory soundtrack LFE...
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    Optimal height is 2-3' above ear level when...

    Optimal height is 2-3' above ear level when seated at the listening position.

    http://thx.com/home/setup/speakers/side.html
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    RTi150 (older model) crossovers?

    What's the deal here. The Polk specs page for the RTi150 lists the crossovers at 2.1kHz and 85Hz (they are 3-way speakers) but the PDF file linked from that same exact page lists them as 2.4kHz and...
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    The FXi are superior speakers in every way, and...

    The FXi are superior speakers in every way, and dipole mode is very nice for surround sound movies/etc.

    I had some R15s (small Polk bookshelf) on the side, then replaced them with the FXi3 (and...
  8. Thread: RTi with R series

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    I have the R15 (5-1/4" bookshelf) they worked...

    I have the R15 (5-1/4" bookshelf) they worked well as side-surrounds in a 5.1 setup (with RTi up front) and they work even better now as back-surrounds in a 7.1 setup (with FXi on side).
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    Looks like a great system (of course very similar...

    Looks like a great system (of course very similar to mine :)

    I would also recc. the dipoles on the side and bookshelves in the rear. Sounds great in my room.

    The 805 has more power, THX...
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    I have a large room with a window on one side...

    I have a large room with a window on one side wall and then the other side wall has a stairway, the entryway, and the kitchen. I went from 5.1 with bookshelves on the side to FXi3 on the side and I...
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    Yeah ... and there isn't even a Fry's anywhere...

    Yeah ... and there isn't even a Fry's anywhere near me (an hour+ drive at least, maybe 1.5)

    I picked up the RTi150s at CC a few years ago for $255 ea. :)

    CompUSA... of all places.. carries...
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    Ideally? FX on side and bookshelf in rear. ...

    Ideally? FX on side and bookshelf in rear.

    Not everyone has an ideal setup though.

    For example if your seating is very close (or ON) the back wall, might be better off with bi/dipoles at the...
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    Seems like Circuit City phased out the RTi line...

    Seems like Circuit City phased out the RTi line in their stores. They don't even list them online. One less reason (among a dozen others) not to shop at CC ...
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    I'm not real familiar with the SurroundBar but I...

    I'm not real familiar with the SurroundBar but I wouldn't use full-band. Even with large tower speakers it's not recommended to use full-band for various reasons (better use of amp power, less...
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    All the RTi are on sale right now because they...

    All the RTi are on sale right now because they are being discontinued. I was about to buy a pair of white FXi3 from Crutch for $300 (vs 350) but found them at J&R for $225 + 25 shipping!

    Look...
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    THX recommends dipoles on the side and...

    THX recommends dipoles on the side and monopole/direct on the rear in a 7.1 setup - at least when using THX Ultra2 processing.

    http://www.thx.com/home/setup/speakers/71.html
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    Yes I find that story quite suspicious. The...

    Yes I find that story quite suspicious. The Onkyo 805 is THX Ultra2 rated which means it must be able to drive 4-ohm speakers to Reference level in a 3000ft^3 room at rated distortion. Well the...
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    No no... the 805 is designed to allow bi-amping...

    No no... the 805 is designed to allow bi-amping of the fronts (others in the model line too). I have 5.1 speakers - you use the (otherwise unused) SB terminals to connect the fronts, and tell it so...
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    I have the 805, it's more than enough power in...

    I have the 805, it's more than enough power in bi-amp mode (5.1 setup but using all 7 amps - front L/R are bi-amped with the SB channels). The 905 has what 10 more watts? Should be plenty unless, I...
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    nevermind! bought a pair of new FXi3 from J&R...

    nevermind! bought a pair of new FXi3 from J&R for $225!!
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    Recommended setup for 7.1 is dipole...

    Recommended setup for 7.1 is dipole side-surrounds and monopole (regular speakers) for the surround-back.

    So, I would get the dipoles (FXi) and move the POS Pioneers to the back. Or get a...
  22. Thread: FXi30

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    -ignore-

    nevermind!
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    RM 200 (202, 201) opinons?

    Any opinion on these little guys? Haven't heard much about them, and can't find anywhere to audition...

    I just need a center channel for my computer setup. I.e RM 202
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  24. Thread: Back surrounds

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    Yeah they no longer make the 30's though. I've...

    Yeah they no longer make the 30's though. I've been browsing ebay but never seem to find any. Other problem is where to buy a single, since they are sold in pairs...

    The sides are mounted well...
  25. Thread: Back surrounds

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    Back surrounds

    What do you all recommend for a back-surround speaker, in a 6.1 setup (6ch amp only) that will be mounted on the ceiling?

    Do you think a dipole surround like a FXi3/etc will work well for this?
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