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    Default RT55i as fronts and RTi38 rear OK?

    Hi all,

    I just bought a pair of RTi38s, CSi40, PSW303 to go with my RT55i that I got a while back. The RTi38s were opened box items which cost about half the retail price. I also upgraded the free sub PSW202 to the PSW303.

    Receiver:
    Onkyo, TX-SR601

    Fronts:
    RT55i

    Center:
    CSi40

    Rears:
    RTi38

    Sub:
    PSW303

    Any info. is appreciated.

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    The 55i is a fine piece of equipment. A pair spent alot of time in my shelter over the weekend. Great IMHO!

    From what i have read the 38's will be fine in the rear and match with your 55i's. IMHO don't dump the 55i's. Its cool to see you building a fine system!

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    I would say it'll sound great. I sort of did the reverse of your tweeter combo, having a CS245i with RTi38's as mains. I couldn't tell a difference in sound across the front. I'd bet it'll sound great for you.
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    Default Re: RT55i as fronts and RTi38 rear OK?

    Originally posted by machit
    Hi all,

    I just bought a pair of RTi38s, CSi40, PSW303 to go with my RT55i that I got a while back. The RTi38s were opened box items which cost about half the retail price. I also upgraded the free sub PSW202 to the PSW303.
    Receiver:
    Onkyo, TX-SR601
    Fronts:
    RT55i
    Center:
    CSi40
    Rears:
    RTi38
    Sub:
    PSW303

    Any info. is appreciated.
    Great little setup - all matches and seems perfectly fine. ENJOY!
    Awesome bang for the buck setup -period!!!!!!
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    Cool,

    I feel better about my purchase. Thanks for everyone's input.

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    Default The 55i's are highly coveted!

    I once owned a pair of 55's... and I miss them to this day. I now have 70's for fronts, which are fine, but I regret not pushing the 55's to the rear. Instead I have 38's in the rear and they do just fine.

    Enjoy!

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    machit,

    Welcome to the Club...

    Gotta agree with everyone else, nice rig you've established there.
    More later,
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    I don't think the 55i's will really do what you want. It's an ok speaker and all but just doesn't match up with the 38's. Tell you what, I'll take the 55's off your hands and you can use the $ to put down for a pair of 70's. This way everything will be timber matched and seamless.

    ;)

    The 55's are so popular, and for good reason, I really wonder why polk doesn't come out with a newer version.
    Front----------Polk RT800i (BI-wired)
    Rear-----------Polk RT600i
    Center---------Polk CS400i (BI-wired)
    Sub------------SVS 25-31PCi (22Hz tuning port)... it's SubHuman
    Receiver-------YAMAHA RX-V1400
    TV-------------Mitsubishi WT-46807 HDTV
    HD receiver-----T i V o HR10-250

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