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  1. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    I'm using a radio shack 4-way audio/video...

    I'm using a radio shack 4-way audio/video selector switch to relay my TV, Roku, and Nintendo signals to my AVR. The manufacturer claims the switch is designed for composite and S-video sources. Is...
  2. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    My RX-V667 also runs hot - despite the use of an...

    My RX-V667 also runs hot - despite the use of an external amp. I also use 14 guage clear.
  3. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    My wife will appreciate another reason to replace...

    My wife will appreciate another reason to replace our family room drapes, thanks! By the way, the room is 8'x20'x20' with 1.5 of the walls open to a large kitchen, stairway, and hallway. It is far...
  4. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    I've read several articles (as I presume you...

    I've read several articles (as I presume you have, also) that refer to exotic cables as "snake oil." Simple inexpensive interconnects for digital signals are adequate, and analog cables should be...
  5. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    Very interesting. I didn't think the 'thinness'...

    Very interesting. I didn't think the 'thinness' issue could be coming from the AVR. I bought the amp because I thought it would add 'fullness', which it did, but not to the extent I had hoped. The...
  6. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    They're about 8' apart from each other and 16' to...

    They're about 8' apart from each other and 16' to the ideal listening position; the AVR is set accordingly. I will try the 'fronts' setting on the AVR and see whether that results in any improvement....
  7. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    Mains set to large, center set to small. Main...

    Mains set to large, center set to small.
    Main level set to 0, center level set to -3, subwoofers set to 0.
    Sub crossovers set to 60Hz.
    No surround sound, my system could be characterized as 3.2.
  8. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    I'm using Radio Shack interconnects (about...

    I'm using Radio Shack interconnects (about $6/each). The maximum run length between the components (TV, CD player, Roku receiver, TV converter, VCR) is about 3 feet - so I didn't see a need to get...
  9. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    Prior to your Parasound, what were you using?

    Prior to your Parasound, what were you using?
  10. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    - My speaker cables are Radio Shack 12 guage...

    - My speaker cables are Radio Shack 12 guage copper, and they run about 6 feet to the amp. I've run the YPAO repeatedly, and adjusted the parametric equalizer to reduce the 'thin'' effect, but with...
  11. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    Not sure whether to choose a 2-channel or...

    Not sure whether to choose a 2-channel or 3-channel amp: I'm presently running the center channel from the AVR - which is working fine. Again, HT is not a high priority. The EMO is rated at 150W, and...
  12. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    In retrospect, I probably should have picked a...

    In retrospect, I probably should have picked a more musical speaker than the RTi-A7, but I still mostly like them, and I might like them more with an amp with a dissimilar voice characteristic - as...
  13. Thread: Amp for RTi-A7s

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    Amp for RTi-A7s

    I now run RTi-A7s and an Emo XPA-200 amp for two-channel listening. The amp is my first venture into separates, and I did notice an immediate improvement relative to the AVR's amplification. However,...
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    I like HT, but I love music. I realize that I...

    I like HT, but I love music. I realize that I probably picked the wroing speakers, but I still like them. In actuality, my system is used 50/50 by the family.
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    Yes, I'm looking for a warmer sound. A quality...

    Yes, I'm looking for a warmer sound. A quality solid-state amp is more likely to fit within my price range than a well-built tube amp, yes? I'll probably take your advice and post a new thread. Thank...
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    Interesting, yet painful, thread. I run RTi-A7s...

    Interesting, yet painful, thread. I run RTi-A7s and an Emo XPA-200 for two-channel listening. The amp is my first venture into separates, and I did notice an immediate improvement relative to the...
  17. Thread: RTi-A7 Roll-Off

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    Need Help RTi-A7 Roll-Off

    Polk Forum Members,

    I apologize if this question has been asked before (I can see you already rolling your eyes). I think the +/-3db roll-off of the RTi-A7 is at 35 Hz, right? The roll-off of my...
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    Hi. About two years ago, I purchased my RTi-A7s...

    Hi. About two years ago, I purchased my RTi-A7s without knowing what I really wanted. They looked nice, fairly affordable, and got good reviews. After two years of system improvements and tweaking,...
  19. Thread: TSi500 vs. RTiA7

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    Need Help PrazVT: According to the Yamaha rep, bi-amping...

    PrazVT: According to the Yamaha rep, bi-amping the 667's "discrete" amplifers will produce a discernible improvement in audio quality. So I tried it out last weekend, and I do think that it resulted...
  20. Thread: TSi500 vs. RTiA7

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    Need Help Recenlty paired a new Yamaha RX-V667 receiver...

    Recenlty paired a new Yamaha RX-V667 receiver with Polk RTI-A7 fronts. The new receiver is substantially "warmer" than my previous Yamaha HTR-5560 receiver. Did you (or anyone out there) encounter...
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    Bass_Pedal: I'm new to the forum; this is my...

    Bass_Pedal: I'm new to the forum; this is my first reply. Hope you are well. Own a Yamaha HTR5560 and recently acquired A7s. Based on your experience, what would you recommend in terms of pre-amp,...
  22. Thread: Test First

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    Test First

    Test First
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