Hello all. Just wanted to throw some opinions of my new towers out there. let me start by saying that I am very slightly "room challenged". My space is 15`w x 24` long. and would be perfect if there was not a window in the way. Anyhow, I have a 47" JVC, Pioneer VSX-01, Velodyne 3750 sub, Klipsch Qunitet SL (large ones) for surrounds and center(replacing center w/ CSiA4 soon), Sony BRP.
At first I was dissapointed in the Rti`s, but knowing they would take 100+ hours to break in. Well 200 hours has come and gone. I love these speakers! I heard a lot of talk about power and that these speakers love more power. Maybe they would sound "better" w/ more power (and I am not sure about that), but in stereo mode, these babys really rock! Female voices are crisp&clear, David Sanborns saxaphone is breathy and tight. I find that the bass is almost too much for music and I am working on minute placement adjustments to bring the bass down a bit. I never even turn the sub on for music. It seems current musicians are asking "how low can I go". I have not found the volume ceiling yet. If I had one critique, they are just a tad bright/forward. This, though will fade as break in gets longer and I refine my placement.
For movies, these guys do need a sub for explosions etc. They provide amazing room fill and never harsh or overpowering the center.
In short, if you are running an AVR like mine (110w per in stereo), that is definitely enought to push these speakers...unless your nieghbors are hard of hearing and want it louder.