My fiance bought a set of these over the weekend for my birthday. I honestly wasn't expecting much, especially after a fairly scathing review from Audioholics 12 years ago. And I know most of you guys sort of dislike any of the RT floorstanders with the single 6.5" woofer. But I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. I honestly don't know what Polk was thinking with the height, or lack of, but they do sound really good. I initially hooked them up as surrounds and was so impressed, I tried them as fronts. Now, do they sound as good as the RT55? In a nutshell, no. But they aren't chumps, either. In a small room like mine, they do reasonably well. Good amount of warmth, decent sound stage, play loud enough with no noticeable distortion. Unfortunately, I have RT55's and that extra woofer helps considerably. So while I won't keep them up front, I am tempted to keep in the system as surrounds for now. I may have to build some stands to get them off the floor about 6 inches. Seriously, why would Polk make a floorstander where the tweeter is well below ear level?
Love these vintage RT's!