I was over asking my Polk questions on AVS Forum when a poster named Marker sent me a link over here... Suffice to say I was happy to find this place!!
So anyway, I read through all the pages and tried to get answers for as many of my questions as possible, but I still have a couple more that are unanswered, so I figured I'd ask away in my own thread.
I recently purchased the Polk Audio RTi6 bookshelf speakers... which will probably be used as my rears, and getting either the RTi10s or RTi12s for my front left/rights. (I assume the RTi8s aren't worth it because they are only 2-way?)
Thing is, at the time I thought I'd be using my RTi6s for my fronts and FXi5s for my rear, now I've changed my mind. I suppose I should just return them if my plan is to get floor speakers? From what I gather the ideal setup is to have great floor-standing speakers, and then FXi5's for your rear & surround speakers?
I've read a lot about surround-specific speakers being better for music than direct radiating(?) speakers in an article on Paradigm's website...do they mean for the rears? Or do they mean "surround" as in on the side for a 7.1 setup?
Did I make a mistake by deciding to replacing my fronts with RTi10s or RTi12s and using my direct radiating RTi6s as my rears?
I'd say my interests are 50/50 for music/film. DVDA and SACD is also a pleasure I hope to indulge in and appreciate also when I get the equipment.
I assume that when I can afford to buy a 2 more speakers to complete my 7.1 setup that they should be the FXi5s at that point, right?
I really want the ideal Polk setup and hope that it can include the RTi6s that I already purchased.
Oh, if I have a 7.1 setup w/ FXi5s on the side, those won't used at all for music will they? Currently 5 speakers is as high as it goes for music? There's no 7.1 DVDA discs are there?