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    Default RTi A9 Still a Current Speaker?

    Haven't seen any deals on the RTiA9 in a while- at least no specials deals on PD/eBay.

    Am I correct that they are a current model? Otherwise any recent new Polks worth recommending? Will be using a 120 WPC amp that can do 2,4,8 ohms.

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    A9's are still current. You can find good deals hear in the FS section if you keep your eye's open.

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    Call Polk and ask about any refurbs they might have..

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    Yes its still current. In fact you can still find its predecessor (RTi 12) on sale some places.

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    I will try calling them. Thanks.

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    Any luck finding RTi A9's on sale?

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    Newegg had these on sale in December for about $700 a pair , but have since jacked their prices up to $1800 a pair, which is more than Polk sells them for. Although I would be weary buying from Newegg, as I think they use UPS so would be asking for some dings and dents, if not worse.

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    you won't see the replacement for a while. In fact, there is not much difference between it and the one it replaces. Same components, just different better looking box. The A9 is great, I am not sure what else can be done to improve it without approaching Lsim series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lan077 View Post
    Newegg had these on sale in December for about $700 a pair , but have since jacked their prices up to $1800 a pair, which is more than Polk sells them for. Although I would be weary buying from Newegg, as I think they use UPS so would be asking for some dings and dents, if not worse.
    Thanks. I am tracking these speakers on camelcamel... and I noticed that they were on sale back in December. Newegg increased the price of these even when they are out of stock. I will continue looking around, but for sure I will not pay $1800 for them.

    Anyone selling them? Please PM me.

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    The RTi A9's are really popular on more than a few boards I'm on. Therefore, no one needs to lower the price on the them. When I ordered a pair from Crutchfield, the were $750 a speaker with orders over $500 getting free shipping and a Polk PSW111 for free. I sold the extra sub for money.

    I think the same deal is still current.

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    I really do not understand why someone would ask the question the OP did.
    At the top of this page is link for Current Products, all you have to do is look.

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    Yeah genius it still says the LSi series is current...

    Just a simple question needing a simple answer... ;-)
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    Why rebuy when you can reject?

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    @SRTer

    Yep, the free subwoofer for the purchase of 499+ on Polk products is still available. But, Cruthfield doesn't have the RTi A9's "Black" on stock. :o(

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    Quote Originally Posted by VR3 View Post
    Yeah genius it still says the LSi series is current...

    Just a simple question needing a simple answer... ;-)
    Thanks for handling that VR3.

    I called Polk to inquire if they had any knowledge whether any special deals on the RTiA9 can be expected anytime soon but of course, they couldn't give an answer other than to say "keep an eye out". I only saw one pair of factory refurbed on PolkAudio ebay which was sold within a day for $995 including shipping. However I could buy a standard new pair for $1,500. I'll just keep watching.

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    @ 62caddy

    I'm tracking this thread, so I found a good deal on these speakers I'll let you know. Please do the same with me.

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    keep an eye on Fry's. I saw they have it on sale for 799/pair quite often, especially near any holiday.

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    @ nhhiep

    Really?!?!? Thanks for the input. I purchased a pair of RTi8 at $300.00 from them. But, I decided to returned, save a bit of money and go for the RTi A9's.

    I subscribed to Fry's email for offers, so I will keep an eye on that. No luck during Presidents Day. Next stop Memorial Day......man that's a very long wait :o(

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post
    @ 62caddy

    I'm tracking this thread, so I found a good deal on these speakers I'll let you know. Please do the same with me.
    Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhhiep View Post
    keep an eye on Fry's. I saw they have it on sale for 799/pair quite often, especially near any holiday.
    Will look in to the Fry's suggestion. Don't know much about the outfit. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhhiep View Post
    keep an eye on Fry's. I saw they have it on sale for 799/pair quite often, especially near any holiday.
    That was the discontinued RTi 12 this past Black Friday, not the RTi A9. Or at least in San Diego that is what they had for black friday.

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    @ DaveHCYJ

    You are correct and actually, RTi12's are back on sale @ Fry's for $798 (pair).

    http://www.frys.com/ads/page2

    In my case, I will wait for a good deal on RTi A9's (eventually stores will have them back on stock...........I hope!).


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    Is the main difference between the RTi12 and RTiA9 primarily the cabinet style?

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    Keep watching Newegg on the weekends. I picked up a pair for 999.99, but they only seem to run these sales on the weekends. They do use UPS and my boxes were pretty beat up but fortunately the speakers were in perfect shape
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    Quote Originally Posted by 62caddy View Post
    Is the main difference between the RTi12 and RTiA9 primarily the cabinet style?
    Some will say not really, though I think they sound very close. If you can land a deal on a pair of RTi12s, go for it. You could always go RTi10s with a good sub, or LSi15s as an alternate.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-RTi10-R...item35b92f2591

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    I am trying to remember but I believe the RTiA9 has a highpass on the midbass where as the RTi12 does not...

    Ahhhhh so many crossovers.
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    RTi A9s (Black) are back on sale at Newegg @ 499.99 each with FS (ends 4/1).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290158

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    2cr136124...Thanks for posting that link!..I don't need these but that is a really great buy on dem A9's!With the free shipping makes that a killer deal on them sweet speakers.

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    Tankman, indeed is a great deal! Specially due to we are talking about brand new speakers, with full 5 year warranty from Polk and you are totally right on the free shipping deal.....the boxes of these babies are huge!

    I personally purchased a pair of them from the egg a couple of weeks ago (they were running the same deal on a Sunday). So, I pulled the trigger on them...........I'm really glad I did.

    Now, I have to be honest with you. When I arrived home and saw the boxes at my front door, I was really scared about how the look of the boxes. Let me explain; it seems like they traveled all around the world until my home, boxes were dented, scratched, with some cuts, holes on it, etc.

    After the shock of seeing the boxes on that condition, next reaction was ......I need to take several pics of them just in case a claim will be required. However, luck was on my side that day; everything inside was in perfect condition....not a single issue with the speakers.

    I'm currently on the break in process (yep, there is a lot of people that is telling me it is not needed. But, I don't want to mess things up with these babies).

    By the way, I am driving them using an Emotiva XPA-3 amp.

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    You're boxes look good compared to what UPS delivered to me. I couldn't believe that the speakers had no problems compared to the way the boxes looked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zane77 View Post
    You're boxes look good compared to what UPS delivered to me. I couldn't believe that the speakers had no problems compared to the way the boxes looked.
    Really!?!?! Glad to hear your speakers were OK at the end. In my case, I was at least expecting that the grills will be messed up, but even those were in perfect condition.

    So, how do you like them?
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