Sweet Mother of Pearl!!!
PolkThug, I owe you big time. Yesterday, after you told me about the CC upgrade plan, I called CC and they had 3 pairs of RTi70's left.
So, last night, I took in my beloved R30's (sad to see them go) and traded up for a pair of RTi70's. The best part is, CC sold me a pair of unopened, brand spankin' new speakers, for $300!! My R30's were purchased for $200/pair, so I laid out $100 and took home a brand new pair or 70's. Sweet!!
They also had 2 pair going for $240, but these were open box...
Upon opening these beauts when I got home, the first thing that struck me was these things are BIG. Much taller than my R30's. About the same width, and a little deeper, but they appear very much larger.
I got them hooked up, but only had the chance to listen to them for a short while. My immediate impressions were much deeper and louder bass, but very musical without being boooomy. The tweeter is also a huge improvement over the R30's. The treble is up to the same level as the mids. The R30's treble always sounded a bit recessed. They are also much louder. I usually listened to the R30's with the volume at -19, but now that same level is reached at about -22. I can only attribute this to the increased sensitivity.
Overall, I'm as happy as a pig in ****. CC has a great deal there with that upgrade plan. Thanks again PolkThug for bringing that to my attention.