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    Thumbs up I bought a pair of RTi100's

    I just received a pair of RTi100's. It was tough to locate. Circuit City and Crutchfield still do not list them on thier web pages. I had to call them both almost daily from the beginning of February through early March. I went with Crutchfield because they have this no fee, 4 payment option. It makes shelling out this much cash easy.

    The RTi100's were definitely the right choice for me! I had a lot of requirements from my wife. Yes, making your wife happy with the purchase makes it all that much easier to enjoy. Her requirements were no external subwoofer, small footprint, and a nice cherry finish. Naturally, my requirement was sound quality and good looks, much like a good wife. :)

    I looked at several other manufacturers and Polk was the only one that fit the bill. I have to say the new RTi100's look great in addition to sounding great!


    In a few months I was thinking about getting the FXi50's. Too bad they don't come in cherry. Any comments about this Polk?



    Thanks Polk,
    Edric

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    I had the F/X 500i. I traded it for the RT800i.
    I greatly prefer the sound of a big speaker for surround music.
    The F/X50 & 500 are both relatively small speakers.

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    Get both types ! Okay if you can't get both then consider-
    If your preference is movies, I suggest the fxi50's. For multi-channel music, I'd go with bookshelves or towers.
    Considering that dvd audio hasn't exploded on the scene yet, get
    the fxi50's for now and when this new line-up of Polks clear out, get a pair of discounted directs !

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    I own both SACD and DVD-AUDIO.I have both rt35i's and fx/500's.I have switched between the 2 for rears and found shocking results.The rt35i's sound awesome in one word,but the fx/500's didn't fall off as much as I thought they would.They sound great producing music.I don't perfer them over the rt35i's for surround music,but Don'y buy them If you are going to do both.The fx/500's will shock you.
    Dan
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    I think the RT800i's at $600 are a MUCH better buy than the F/X500i's at $500. The sound coming from the 800's in DVD-A is MUCH MUCH BETTER than the F/X500i's. Its not that the F/X500 is a bad speaker... its just that it is a small speaker (125wpc). Whereas, the 250wpc 800 kicks some serious butt as a surround speaker. With discrete surround channels (DD5.1, DTS, etc)... diffuse surrounds are kinda silly. The music was recorded for a direct surround speaker. Diffuse goes back to the pro-logic days - in my opinion.

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    Can you explain what you're trying to say about the f/x 500 vs. the RT35 a little better? I'm not quite sure what you're saying about it.

    Aaron

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