I have had a pair of RT5's for roughly six years. For the second time, a driver (woofer) has gone bad. From a look in the parts section, it appears a new driver would cost me $60. It would be easy enough to replace.
After searching a bit, I get the impression that component reliability has been an issue with this model of speakers.
My conclusion is leaning heavily towards cutting my losses and moving on with a different/new set of speakers. I have to say that I'm surprised to hear of the problems with this model. I am dissappointed, and to be honest, I am also jaded on Polk Audio.
If I were to replace these speakers it would be with a set that is similar size and roughly the same price range. I would possibly pay more to stay away from Polk.
I would be very open to feedback on this whole subject. Thoughts on whether or not I should fix what I have, thoughts on the apparent reliability problems, or anyone else's experience would be helpful to me. I'm not posting my thoughts in order to vent or rant. I actually am looking for something to restore my faith in Polk. It's just that my impression of the component quality has taken a couple of discouraging hits.
Anyway, thanks in advance for your thoughts.