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    Default Go with Rti series over Monitor series for bedroom setup?

    How do these two systems compare?
    Would it be worth the extra money to go with the Rti series?

    Monitor series system
    monitor 40 fronts
    monitor 30 rears
    cs1 center

    Rti series system
    rti6 fronts
    rti4 rears
    csi3 center


    The system will be used mainly for videogames then music.
    I will use an svs pb10 as the sub for either system.
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    Yes, it's really not that close. Better sound, better construction, better finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darknoc
    How do these two systems compare?
    Would it be worth the extra money to go with the Rti series?

    Monitor series system
    monitor 40 fronts
    monitor 30 rears
    cs1 center

    Rti series system
    rti6 fronts
    rti4 rears
    csi3 center


    The system will be used mainly for videogames then music.
    I will use an svs pb10 as the sub for either system.
    I would go with the rti's, the price is not all that much.


    rti-6 =350.00 vs M40=300.00
    Rti-4=259.00 vs M30=200.00
    Csi3=199.99 Vs CSi=199.99


    The Monitor series comes out to 699
    The Rti series comes out to 808
    Everything I own burned in the fire!!!!!!!!!!

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    No question about it. The RTi system will sound substantially different. Better? Thats up to your ears. Get both, one at a time. Put the first system in your room, listen for a week. Return it, get the other one. Compare. I suggest you start with the Monitor series, because once you hear it compared to the RTis, in your own listening area, you won't want to return the RTis.

    HOWEVER, for video games mainly - you won't notice as much a diff as with movies and music. (nice sub, btw)
    HT/music rig
    Panasonic PX60U 50" plasma
    Yamaha 5990 AVR
    Onix SP3 tube amp
    bunch of Outlaw 2200 monoblocks
    DUAL SVS PB12+/2 subs
    Denon 3910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A
    DirecTV HR10-250 DVR
    Onix Strata Mini mains
    Mirage OM10 surrounds
    Polk CSi5 center
    Polk SC80 rear surrounds
    Samsung BDP1000 blu-ray player

    Bedroom rig
    Jolida SJ302a tube amp
    Denon 2910 universal player
    Onix Ref 1 monitors
    Velodyne minivee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwingding
    ...Get both, one at a time. Put the first system in your room, listen for a week. Return it, get the other one. Compare...
    I must agree 100%; this is the same what I did, but for some it may be harder to do than for others.

    I actually ended up keeping a pair of Monitors for my small office, but RTi sounded fuller and cleaner to me, and overall, I think RTi is a better value than Monitors.

    Also, do a search. There are just SOOO MANY threads here comparing RTi and Monitor speakers, and while most aggree that RTi is better, at the end, YOUR ears and pocket need to deside which is better for you.

    - Val.

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    forget your ears in this case your pocket and eyes will tell you use the RTI's :)
    Chicomorales:)

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    yes they are two different sounds and the rti's have a tighter bass to them, to me they just sound better than the monitor series. in the long run you won't be dissapointed if you choose the rti's over the monitors.

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    I had that same setup with the monitors and was NOT happy with it. Infact, I'm in the middle of swapping up to Lsi's. Thr Monitor line is built with dollar value always in mind. The Rti line is more preformance minded. I would get the Rti's.
    Michael


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