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    Hi everyone, I am from Argentina. Recently I got a central CSi A4 and a pair of RTi A1 (acting as surround speakers). I have a pair of floorstanding speakers Athena AS F1.2 and a receiver Yamaha RX-V350 (100W per channel), and a sub Klipsch RW 10D. I want to upgrade the floorstandings, so I have to choose between the RTi A5 and the RTi A7. I have to do a wise desition because of the prices here in Argentina ( pair of RTi A7, $1600 - pair of RTi A5, $ 1300). The room is 8m W (26,25 ft), 4m D (13,12 ft), 5m H (16,40 ft). Your advice, guys, is welcomed. Thanks to all.

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    Your ceiling is 5m high? Wow!

    Get the A7's and if your AVR has pre outs, get a power amp as that is a big room to fill with sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Your ceiling is 5m high? Wow!

    Get the A7's and if your AVR has pre outs, get a power amp as that is a big room to fill with sound.
    Yes, 1/3 of the room is occupied by a mezzanine. My AVR does not have pre outs. Thank you for your advice.

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    Vasco, welcome aboard!

    With the CSiA4 and no pre-outs, go RTiA5's all day and never look back.
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    I agree with Geoff unless you may possibly upgrade to another AVR with preouts later down the road. If you decide to do this your current AVR will run the A7s well enough for the time being.
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    Geoff and snake, thanks for your concern. I'll decide this week and I'll post my election.

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    Hello again! Finally I have the RTi A5! I have been testing them just one day, but I can say they do their job very well.
    I only listened music, but no movies so far. Thanks to all for your advice.

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    One question. Is it a good idea to use the provided spikes for the RTi A5 on solid ground?

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    I would buy some plastic or rubber feet. Spikes can damage your floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasco View Post
    One question. Is it a good idea to use the provided spikes for the RTi A5 on solid ground?
    Spikes are always a good idea. What exactly is your floor made of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Spikes are always a good idea. What exactly is your floor made of?
    I have the same question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Spikes are always a good idea. What exactly is your floor made of?
    My floor is made of reconstituted granite tiles. Thanks for you answer

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    My floor is made of reconstituted granite tiles.
    Spikes will be fine on that material. If you don't have any area rugs in the room, it would be a good idea to add some.
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    This is an endless story! Now, with all the speakers upgraded to RTi A series (except the SW), I want to upgrade my Yamaha receiver. I would like to be adviced from you, Polk community, about which brand and model are more convenient to my system. For instance, the Denon AVR3313 looks very interesting, for price and features. Thanks to all.

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    Congrats on your awesome HT vasco! I love my A5's and prefered them to the A7's for HT (I had both for a time, lol). That Denon would be a nice addition to your rig, and it matches up well to the similarly optioned AVR's from other brands like Onkyo, Pio and Harman Kardon, to name a few. The most important feature is the preouts, which that Denon has. I have the Pioneer Elite SC-55 and have taken my Carver 5 ch amp out of the rig and I love what I hear. Good luck with your HT!

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