Quick question for the polk guys. I have had rti8's, rti10's back in the day but am now using the RTIa9's. I have always thought they were great but still needed a little more, so I emailed Trey over at VR3 for the upgraded cap's, which i'm still debating doing.
Yesterday I picked up a used set of LSI9's along with the LSIC. I plugged in the left LSI9 to compare it to the right RTIa9.
Little info on my setup. I have an Onkyo 3008 and also an Emotiva XPA5. I have the Emotiva sending 400w to each tower and 200 to my centre CSIa6.
When I unplugged the woofers on the rti and had the top play against the lsi, I have to say the rti was brighter and sounded way better. I had 200w sending to the top of the rti and both 200 and then 400 sent to the lsi. I had both the rti and lsi playing at the same time and there was no contest. The rti was louder, cleaner and you could hear the detail in the high end.
I had the amp set to stereo and I have to say the rti's out performed the lsi hands down. And I'm not talking about bass, just pure mid's and high's.
Am I doing something wrong because the should the lsi's be way more detailed and sharper than the rti's?
LSI9….. in closet at moment
LSIC…. in closet at moment