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    Default Oh hell yeah! New RTi and LCi!!!

    Wow! They are super cool looking!

    LCi:
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    and the main event....RTi!
    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/partne...NEW+RTi+Series
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    WOW.

    I'm just sitting here, mouth agape! Are these not the BIG, passive speakers we have been asking for?!!!

    HOO-RAH
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    If they are giving the RTi's the red carpet treatment like this, I simply can not wait to see what they do with the LSi's!

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    I really like the new look...the base of the speakers looks great, I like the spiked look...very aggressive move...

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    are these "real" pictures of the newbies or computer generated proto's??

    Nice looking, and to think i almost finished my complete RTi line and now they come out with something new, I can't keep up
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    The product image photos are usually pretty accurate. Only exception I've seen is the black LSi's instead of ebony.

    Here's more links for centers and surrounds.
    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/partne...st=Home/Center

    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/partne...=Home/Surround

    One interesting note is the availability of a cherry finished center.
    Also the FXi's look to have a glossy finish. The FXi5 has a bipole-dipole switch as well.
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    The new RTI's are still using the same Tri Lam tweeter? So will they basicly have the same sound as before, or do you think Mathew tweeked something else?

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    Default new Lsi's to come?

    Nice looking speakers. Though I'm not crazy of the silver face plate but Polk knows marketing and silver is in on almost anything that's audio/video !!


    Anyone know if there will be a new line of Lsi's anytime soon ????
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    If I remember right, there was rumor a few months ago about a new flagship in the LSi line. No, not the photoshopped ones! ;) But it was going to be a new price point, like $5k or something. We can only hope!
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    Default New Lsi's soon ??

    I'm just wondering if I should hold off on an Lsi purchase that's if there's going to be a new series soon.

    The Lsi's were introuduced in the 4th quarter of 2001 and the current rti's came out in 2002. It didn't take long for the Rti's to be revised......so do ya think the Lsi's are due soon ??
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    Thumbs up SWEET!!!

    Those look freaking amazing - I think I am in love.
    BUT all out of $$$$$$.
    Very COOL line - WOW!!!!!!!!!!
    NICE!!!
    The silver & black with the multiple drivers and those cool spikes.
    Great job POLK!!!!
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    Wow, those things look awsome, I love the spikes. Glad I haven't upgraded yet, looks like I will probably wait until these come out.

    Simply amazing looking!!!

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    Those are great looking speakers! would love to have silvery looking tower in the living room! great job...

    Any idea of the next LSi's line look?
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Before we go sucking their dicks pre-maturely, lets wait to hear how these perform, eh..

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    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    WOW.

    I'm just sitting here, mouth agape! Are these not the BIG, passive speakers we have been asking for?!!!

    HOO-RAH
    Sorry Russ, looks like the 10 & 12 need to be plugged in

    But these new speakers look GREAT
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    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    ATCVenon Thats the best way you could put that?
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    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    Originally posted by Janusch
    The new RTI's are still using the same Tri Lam tweeter? So will they basicly have the same sound as before, or do you think Mathew tweeked something else?
    I think it will be silk/polymer like the current ones.

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    Hoosier,

    Afraid so. In rare form this evening and speaking whatever comes to my mind without regard.

    Feels pretty damn good...may make a habit of doing this more often..

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    Hi:

    All well and good, but I still believe you need MASS to have the bass you need. You have to move air and a 6 or 8" just won't do the job. I don't care how many you have in the cabinet. You need a 12 or 15" woofer.


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    Originally posted by ATCVenom
    Before we go sucking their dicks pre-maturely, lets wait to hear how these perform, eh..
    you most likely won't be impressed by these either

    Kidding, ATC.. i am sure just because you didn't like the sound of the Rti's and the lsi's that the new rti's have hope with you :D :D :D

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    Originally posted by sgtgto
    Hi:

    All well and good, but I still believe you need MASS to have the bass you need. You have to move air and a 6 or 8" just won't do the job. I don't care how many you have in the cabinet. You need a 12 or 15" woofer.


    Gary
    They dont use 12's and 15's for speakers (midrange) because its muddy. If 12's and 15's were more accurate Polk would prolly use them. 6.5", 3 of them also, especially with 500 watts driving to them will match the volume of a 12 if not a 15. Then you have the mains, thats (6) 6.5" subs in the front soundstage without a subwoofer, thats more than a 15, it will also be more accurate. Smaller woofers are used on most speakers these days unless they are subwoofer, however Polk is going for accuracy, not boom.
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    The rti12 kinda puts me in mind of the rta15tl but just not quite as fancy, I think they are definently on to something here. I like the spiked base as well,looks like polk may have finally listened to the masses.:D

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    Sid,
    surface area of one 15" = 176.7 cubic inches
    surface are of SIX 6" drivers = 169.6 cubic inches
    so your statement is on shakey ground.

    This is not to mention that the one 15 is a point souce, so even if they had the same area, the 15 would produce more volume. and be able to go deeper.

    The reason I don't applaud the plethra of small drivers is the RTi150. That speaker is a waste of drivers and money. That had your Six Drivers, and our ONE 12" velodyne CHT would CREMATE it in bass output. Don't get me wrong I actually love the look of the new RTis, and I will surely give them a healty and most likely positive audition, but, To think that small speakers can compete with big ones for bass is to work for Bose.
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    Wrote Micah a note to see if was OK to post pic. Haven't heard from him, but can't see the harm now. RTi12 it be...
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    Originally posted by GuitarheadCA
    Sid,
    surface area of one 15" = 176.7 cubic inches
    surface are of SIX 6" drivers = 169.6 cubic inches
    so your statement is on shakey ground.

    This is not to mention that the one 15 is a point souce, so even if they had the same area, the 15 would produce more volume. and be able to go deeper.

    The reason I don't applaud the plethra of small drivers is the RTi150. That speaker is a waste of drivers and money. That had your Six Drivers, and our ONE 12" velodyne CHT would CREMATE it in bass output. Don't get me wrong I actually love the look of the new RTis, and I will surely give them a healty and most likely positive audition, but, To think that small speakers can compete with big ones for bass is to work for Bose.

    This would all be right if they were 6.5" drivers, but they are 8".
    And I also agree with the theory of a stand alone sub, but for pure HT impact I am willing to bet that they are awesome, especially with that 12" Velo you referred to :D
    These are something I would look into adding to my setup for sheer impact, I am building a great 2 channel setup right now so the musicality of my HT isn't as important, because it will likely see about 5% music use just during parties and stuff.

    Back on topic... Man these things are unbelieveable! If my calculations are correct, they will be almost 6 feet tall!!!
    WOOOOO HOOOOO
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    Sorry Mike... more like 4' tall.
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    Dangit, Polk needs to listen to me. They need to make a RT55i type speaker. Ill be all over it.
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    Originally posted by Tour2ma
    Sorry Mike... more like 4' tall.
    Only 4 feet?!
    man...
    What I did was open that photo in photoshop and cut and paste a bunch of those 8" drivers next to it, until I reached the top...
    Came to 8 and a little left over... Damn thought I was gonne be eye to eye with a polk speaker for the first time in my life.
    Guess Ill just have to wait on that one...
    Bummer.
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    Well Mike, if you're 5'6" there's always the SDA SRS/1.2 line...

    Sorry, but trust me, Micah is not 7'6"... :D
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    dthomps,
    Hey I totally agree with you- there are both pros and cons to running a big sub, I'm more of a music person myself- My favorite sub in the world is my SPL 800 (as you already know). However I was just appalled by the statement that the six small drivers had more volume than a 12 or 15, and had to clear that up. Like I said- that's Bose Thinking

    However, three powered 8"s should be very sweet and I can't wait to get my demo on.:D
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