Just want a few opinions here. I currently have RTi70's as mains and TRi28's for surrounds, PSW350 for the sub.. I have never been totally happy with the sound of the RTi70's when playing music. I guess I wanted them to sound like Monitor 10's. A friend of mine bought a set of what I believe are R30's (that was about 4 or 5 years ago, they are floor standing but pretty small. One 5-1/4" and the tweeter). I swear I think his sound better than my RTi70's. We have the same receiver driving them so I know that is not the difference.
I wonder if his have the tri-lam tweeter and that is the difference because I know mine are the silks. Anyway I was wondering about maybe finding a old pair of RT55i's and trying those instead. I kind of like the look of speakers on stands anyway. I have read on here that a lot of folks really like the RT55i's, some better than towers. My main concern in doing this is that the tweeter in my center channel (CSi40) won't match. Any comments on this from anyone. I have a sub so I am not really worried about losing low end by going to a bookshelf speaker.
Oh, and another thing. I really like my center and would like to not have to also find a CS400i to replace it with to match the TR55i's. I swear I think the CSi40 sounds better than the RTi70's. I thought that the day I hooked everything up and I still beleive it. I guess that is why I am thinking I might like RT55i's better.
I really wish Polk had made an RTi bookshelf with 2 6-1/2's like the CSi40. I guess I could buy two more CSi40's and put them on stands and use them for mains. Wonder if anyone has tried that before.
Anyway, look forward to hearing opinions.