Greetings all -
I recently decided to hook up my old Polk Speaker system that I had purchased as a home theater system quite a few years back (Four RT20P's for front and rear and CS350 Center Channel)
I bought this system brand new and I remember being floored by them. Clean sounding, very nice low frequency, clean mids. Great highs. To say the least, I loved them.
Unfortunately my experience didn't last long. After several years the subs started dying... rattling etc...
I know what everyone is thinking - but honestly, I never really beat on them. I'm not one for super loud music, I don't think I ever had the sub volume level even halfway up on any of the four towers. The system was primarily for watching movies.
Long story short, I put a call in to polk and from what I can remember, I was out of luck. I believe they were out of warranty. I put the system away in storage, bought a house, had kids.... listened to my movies through tv speakers (yuck) until now.
I pulled the system out and tested everything agian. As I remembered, the rt20ps don't work right. Two out of the four towers have a strange rattle (that isn't always there, but when it is - it's impossible to listen without turning the subs off completely) the third tower,the subs dont work at all - and the fourth tower, I believe is ok. (I have to check again, but so far after 20 minutes of testing, I don't hear the rattle and the subs are working)
This speaker system cost me more than many of the cars I have owned, and it absolutely kills me that they didn't last - I would think for that kind of money they would have lasted forever. My dad still has his vintage JBLS from 40 years ago that still sound phenomenal - and he actually does crank them!
Does anyone here have experience with the RT20P's? - A few google searches and I found countless complaints about the subs dying, and I wonder if it was some kind of factory defect?
Is there a way I can fix them without investing a lot more money into them?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.