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    Default Silk Dome Vs Tri Lam

    Can anyone give me an idea as to how well a pair of rti38's will work as rears to my current rt55's? How off will the timber be with these two different tweeters?
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    Subtle differences.

    In an HT setting, I doubt most would even notice that they aren't *perfectly* matched.

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    nvm
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    Sincerely, you think the difference wouldn't be perceptible in HT use?
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    not in HT...

    but music... hehe ya'll see
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    I agree with Russman, the difference would be minimal. Side by side, perhaps they would stand out, but otherwise you should be fine.

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    I will represnt the other side of the fence.

    While the difference was not vast, I would not consider it sublte either.

    There was a time when I hooked up a pair of RTi38's and a pair of RT600i's together. The trademarks of each speaker were apparent, albiet slightly. Just enough to off-set the synergy in that system.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Default sound right sometimes

    Sometimes using two different tweeters like that can make a cymbal sound exactly correct because the two different areas covered are blended into one-i have tried this before.. Some were kinda ****ty but some were breathtaking..i think that with the polks being from the same blood line will probably make a more accurate "OVERALL" sound- :)
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    Muahaha! Which is why I have mine stacked! :p
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    I don't think that comparing the RTi38 and RT600i is exactly accurate, same tweeter yes, but two different cabinets.

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    Ok, how about this then. How would a pair of rti38's sound when matted to rt55 fronts and a cs400i center?
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    EDIT:

    The RTi38 would do great as surrounds...
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    Originally posted by dorokusai
    I don't think that comparing the RTi38 and RT600i is exactly accurate, same tweeter yes, but two different cabinets.
    Different tweet. i38 silk (grey) dome, 600i last gen tri-lam. Right?

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    The center channel, CS400i, will be pushing most of the traffic for HT. I don't think you will notice a big difference.

    I think the most obvious audible differences with that setup, would be in multi-channel music. Trey has a valid comment now that I think more about it. If you do not listen to 5.1 Music, then it doesn't matter.

    Different tweet. i38 silk (grey) dome, 600i last gen tri-lam. Right?
    I should have said same TYPE of tweeter, but still the comparison is not fair. Those tweeters sound very similar to me.

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    You fatass.
    F you, you damn Texan.
    So much love in this board that exchanging pleasantries are still the norm....;)
    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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    Mark,

    It was actually the tweeters that didnt seem to match well, the rest was relatively fine.

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    Put me in the camp that says that you would honestly never notice the difference.

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    Sean,

    Really, it probably depends on one's ears, so that could very well be true.

    I went thru 3 years of loud explosions, so mine may be out of warranty.

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    Dangit,
    I'll be blunt. The i38 and 35i sound great. Both of em. However they both have their own traits. The i38 sounds like a friggin blanket grilled speaker with a major cold. It has more slam than the 35i. However still has its own appeal in sound.
    The 35i is a musical speaker. It likes it clear, natural and detailed. I have at my hands a RTi70 and a RT35i and I can not tell you how much better the RTi70 would sound if it had the old drivers in it.

    This is based on my opinion, not slamming any of the speaker. They both sound good in their own given way, but I must regress - I would buy the RT35 or RT35i. Just not the i38. Again, not slamming anything.
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    There is a tiny bit more to building a speaker than replacing drivers. I think that the design crew at Polk would string you up for a comment like that Trey.

    What form are you regressing to? Or do you mean digress? ;)

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    Call Polk cs in the morning, ask Ken Swauger if any 'common' man will notice a difference front your planned front to rear stage.

    Sid, shut the F up already. Go hit the playstation - ride your bike.

    Doro, Sean may very well have the ears of a bat.

    You fatass. Gravy Tits.

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    Just catching up on some reading from the weekend....

    I'll be blunt. The i38 and 35i sound great. Both of em. However they both have their own traits. The i38 sounds like a friggin blanket grilled speaker with a major cold
    Anyone ever hear of a speaker that sounds great yet sounds like it has a major cold and is covered with a blanket? I know when I get like that, I sound terrible.

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    Like they say Troy, " From the mouths of idiots ", I mean "babes"
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    Troy,
    I'm not even going to defend myself, if you wish to continue do so but my participation is no more.

    You read my post with a straight forward for word with absolutely no thinking involved. Thats all I can gather.

    I will comment though, that I never said the 35 or 38 is a good speaker. I said they were good in their own way. Which pretty much means, where one fails, the other succeeds, and so forth. See, if you would have read that and placed it together you would know this. However you didn't.

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    Default a little Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.....and viola!

    The i38 and 35i sound great.
    and

    The i38 sounds like a friggin blanket grilled speaker with a major cold
    I dunno, how much do I have to read into it?


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    Originally posted by Vr3MxStyler2k3
    Dangit,
    I'll be blunt. The i38 and 35i sound great. They both sound good in their own given way, but I must regress - I would buy the RT35 or RT35i. Just not the i38. Again, not slamming anything.
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    blanket grilled?

    Is that like oven roasted, or flame broiled?

    This kid should write for Stereophile.....

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    Oh yeah! Except I just slam things for free ;) They're paid to like it!
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    Well, they may be charbroiled but they sound great in a ****ty sort of way.

    Makes sense to me.

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