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    Default Just got my CSI A6

    Hello Polkies,

    I had been asking about upgrading to the A6 from the A4 for awhile now. I was able to score a new one off ebay with free shipping for $275. It got here today and I ran the calibration at lunch.

    My first impressions holy cow is that a big difference in sound. If the A9's are that big of a difference from the A7's I may need to start thing of upgrading the fronts.

    The A6 is enormous its about a third the size of the A7's..I'll try to post pics later of the two centers side by side.

    Vocals are definitely cleaner and easier to understand. The A6 has a much, much, much wider sound stage over the A4 now after getting the A6 I realize that my A4 did not blend well. The A6 and the A7's sound like one uniformed presence almost like their all occupying the same speaker cabinet. Midrange is present front and center, lol cant say the same for the A4.
    This may sound weird but my sub seems to blend much better with the new A6, its hard to put into words but I feel like I have a system and not different isolated speakers now. The A4 always seemed very localized.

    Music is where this thing really makes a monstrous difference. It sounds so much better. I'll try to fill in the details on that later with a proper review. Heck this thing isnt even broke in yet.
    Living Room
    Fronts: RTi A7's
    Center: Csi A6 VR3 "Fortress Plus"
    Front Heights: Rti A1
    Surrounds: Rti A3
    Sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 Damn this is a good SUB
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    Nice upgrade.
    AVR-Onkyo TX-NR808
    Front amp-Adcom GFA 555>Polk Audio LSi9's(Vr3 Castle Mods)
    Center amp-Adcom GFA 5400>Polk Audio LSi9 bi-wired(Vr3 Castle Mod)
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    Sub-Velodyne SPL-1000R

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    Congrats on the upgrade. While I do not own an A4, I plan on purchasing the A6 as a center speaker within the next month.

    You may want to update your sig
    Current setup: Harman Kardon HKTS 30BQ

    Next setup: Polk RTI A7's
    Polk CSi A6
    HSU VTF-2 MK4 12" SUB
    Undecided on surround

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    I recently have upgraded to the A7's from RT600i's. I have had the A6 for about two years. While listening to my previous system the centers always seemed so much more brighter and noticeable. The 600i's blended well, but, I could tell, not really in the same league as the a6. I added the a7's and I was amazed by how different the whole system sounds. With the addition of the a6 and the HSU sub I can really tell the differnce in different sound codec's and how some sound tracks are really not as good as others. I like you am thouroughly impressed with the A7 + A6 combo.
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    Denon 3808ci Receiver
    OPPO BDP-93 Blu-Ray Disc Player
    Monster HTS 3600
    Polk RTi-a7 (fronts)
    Polk CSi-a6 (Center)
    Polk TC-60i (Rear & Surround Rear)
    HSU Research VTF3-MK4 (Sub)
    Logitech Harmony 900 (Remote)

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    Living Room
    Fronts: RTi A7's
    Center: Csi A6 VR3 "Fortress Plus"
    Front Heights: Rti A1
    Surrounds: Rti A3
    Sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 Damn this is a good SUB
    Pioneer Pioneer Elite: SC-35-> Emotiva XPA-3
    TV: Lg LW6500 55" Passive 3D
    Blu-Ray Panasonic BD 210
    XboX 360 Slim/Kinect

    Acoustimac red suede panels

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    Nice setup you have there. Congrats on the upgrade.
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    Tommy, way to go on the A6, and yes, the A9's are a great step up from the A7s' (so I've heard). Let me know when you snag those A9's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff4rfc View Post
    Tommy, way to go on the A6, and yes, the A9's are a great step up from the A7s' (so I've heard). Let me know when you snag those A9's.
    Thanks Geoff, Next purchase is the RTI A1's to replace my monitor 30's as front heights. Then a Amp and possible VR3 mods to the front 3. I would get the amp now but I have to be patience some of my audio money got redirected into remodeling a addition I built years ago and refinishing our balcony decks in redwood.
    Living Room
    Fronts: RTi A7's
    Center: Csi A6 VR3 "Fortress Plus"
    Front Heights: Rti A1
    Surrounds: Rti A3
    Sub: HSU VTF-2 MK4 Damn this is a good SUB
    Pioneer Pioneer Elite: SC-35-> Emotiva XPA-3
    TV: Lg LW6500 55" Passive 3D
    Blu-Ray Panasonic BD 210
    XboX 360 Slim/Kinect

    Acoustimac red suede panels

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