This is probally a dead subject. To not be awakened...
But, I have heard others say here "I would buy a HQ bookshelf before a similar priced tower."
I understand why now.
Tonight I turned on the RT5 only, NO SUB (can you believe that), and no RTi70. The treble set to -3 or so.
The bass of the RT5 falls short, nothing compared to the RT35i. The RT35i has incredible amounts of bass. Room moving bass in some passages. The high end is AMAZING. Incredibly smooth, detailed. The mids, are smooth and blended. The thing that stands out the most is how well the tweeter and midbass work together. They are smooth, no 2.2khz his in the vocals where the tweeter picks up or anything. Completely smooth (pending on recording). All in all, I honestly feel the RT5 is the back bone in my system in 2 channel. It is very tempting to just rid the RTi70 of my system and pick up another pair of RT5 and the SVS. This idea is still in the making. I am definetely considering selling it.