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    Default What do ya'll think of the New RTi line up?

    How do ya rate em?

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    I have demo'ed them at CC , I have only one word for what I heard.........they SUCK.
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    Default I havnt heard them but...

    I think they look REAL CHEESE-E, and cheap lookin with that all wood finish...im not a fan of silk tweeters either! But, i like the logo tho...lol

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    I posted a thread on this a little bit ago.. here is my opinon:

    1: I like the look of the new center channel.... its sexier looking that its thinner and longer- but do not like the sound.

    2: The sound of the newer speakers sound ok...not real impressed with it. The new look look is more of a sporty look...the older line looked sexier... mor elegant than the newer line.. cheezy is a good word for the newer look.

    3) I'm glad I bought the speakers I did when I did.. all RT---i series.

    matter of fact. .. finaly picked up a set of RT25i's yesterday- they were demo's in room barley used.. probably my last polk buy- unless I go to the LSi's

    sorry Polk...I'm not impressed...but this is my opinion :(
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    I dunno, I like the new wood.....the cherry is just plain cool....

    I've only done limited demos at CC ( be honest, how good of a demo can you get at CC?? ) but I don't notice dramatic differences in sound.

    You guys are getting harsh..

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    'I have had a bookshelf system before...a jvc...and it sounded great...2 subs and all...its was awesome'
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    Troy, consider the source.

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    I thought the finish wasn't bad at all, of course, as said, you can't get a good CC demo to save your life.... Interesting though, I'll have to get my listen on, surely they didn't change THAT much...but maybe so.....
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    Default consider a source...

    Heres a source...i never said they sounded bad i said they looked cheesy...

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    I did a a-b switching at cc cause the sales people were too busy chatting and I much preferred the old RT's. The high end was tighter while the new silk tweeter had kind of a SSSSSS to it.
    I am a long time polkster and am saddened. I have recommended Polk to many satisfied friends and my advice now is buy the old while you can.

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    the line was fine the way it was...why fix it?
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    my personal opinion........The wood is a GREAT touch. I prefer the grill, when on, to extend almost to the bottom but that's just my taste. Take a look at the speaker on the cover of the speaker specialist, IMO that's one of the best, if not the best looking naked speaker Polk has ever produced (SDA's not withstanding).

    The tweeter, I think is supposed to smooth out the highs....The tri-lam is a great tweeter but at high volumes can get harsh......

    I went to CC last night to kill some time and was listening to the new bookshelves.....obviously NOT a critical demo....the point is, I don't notice them being radically different than the old line. Give 'em a chance before you pan them fellas......People were saying the SAME thing when the RTi line replaced the RT line.

    Evolution is a natural thing guys.......we can't stop it....

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    Default tri lam tweeters...

    what in the heck do you mean harsh?

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    i dont like the new black stain on teh speakers it looks brown not black i did ent get ti hear them but the center and suround both has wood but the wood is ugly i mean realey ugly
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    what I mean by harsh is at high volumes (and I like the tri-lam tweeter and don't find this to be a big problem) the tweeter at times can sound, not smooth, but give a hard edge so to speak so some things.......Hard to explain but when you hear it you know it.

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    I can add to that,
    It can show it's face with brighter amps like Yamaha,its comes into play quicker.
    My rt1000p's did this at moderate levels when I owned Yamaha,I did everything to avoid it,I even bought the newer rt1000i tweater's and crossovers to calm it down.Swapped out receivers like they were going out of bussiness.
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    It can show it's face with brighter amps like Yamaha,its comes into play quicker.
    I wish I new what you are talking about? My Yamaha amps with SDA's sound great to me. IMO, I would like the upper frequencies to be a bit more "bright"?(this is a term I have heard on this forum) Maybe I am so old, fat, ugly, bald and "wanting to be" that I don't here what you do "all mighty final word on everything"!

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