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    Default Is it worth the big price difference?

    I can get 60% off of Polk RTi series but NOT the LSi series.

    I was wondering if the difference in sound quality between the two was worth passing up the 60% off and paying retail price.

    I saw the LSi9 around for $899 a pair

    I can get the RTi8 for $360 a pair

    I can get the RTi6 for $200 a pair

    Is it worth the extra money to buy the LSi9?

    Thanks.

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    You'll need to audition some 9's and decide for yourself.

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    Wish I could.

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    Personally, I'd go for some RTi8's and an SVS.

    www.svsubwoofers.com



    Someday, I wouldn't mind having a 2-channel rig with Lsi's or better.

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    You also have to consider the equipment you'll want if running the LSi series.

    With the RTi, you can do good with running a receiver, but the LSi will really require that you spend more money on amplification...

    I like the LSi, but it's not worth the increase in price to me right now...especially since you can still get a really good deal on RTi in some places...
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    Originally posted by PolkThug
    Personally, I'd go for some RTi8's and an SVS.

    www.svsubwoofers.com



    Someday, I wouldn't mind having a 2-channel rig with Lsi's or better.
    +1

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    Originally posted by Polkmaniac
    You also have to consider the equipment you'll want if running the LSi series.

    With the RTi, you can do good with running a receiver, but the LSi will really require that you spend more money on amplification...
    +1

    I have the 9's and when I compare them from my small Rotel amp to running them directly off my 3805, there's a world of difference. If I didn't have the amp to run the 9's, I probably wouldn't have got them simply because of the sound difference. It's like buying a classic vette all gorgeous with a blown motor and you swap it out with a real nice 4 cyl. Sure it moves down the street but it just isn't the same.
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    Originally posted by Toxis
    I have the 9's and when I compare them from my small Rotel amp to running them directly off my 3805, there's a world of difference. If I didn't have the amp to run the 9's, I probably wouldn't have got them simply because of the sound difference. It's like buying a classic vette all gorgeous with a blown motor and you swap it out with a real nice 4 cyl. Sure it moves down the street but it just isn't the same.
    Good point. I'll give that a "+1"

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