K guys, I need a little more guidance.
Here is my thread in the last week or so talking about getting polks again.
I got some RTi70's that were damaged in shipping, and am now shipping those back to the seller. That leaves me in a bit of a pickle, and that is this:
Find another set of used RTi70's, or get RTi8's?
I can get a great deal on brand new RTi8's, CSi5, RTi4's, and FXi3's. I can get them all for about $900 delivered to my door. In black or cherry!
I am having a hard time finding a decent set of RTi70's for a decent price. I love the 70's and CSi40. I have FXi30's, and will have a set of RTi28's for rears. If I pay the going rate for RTi70's (if I can find some, and get them delivered to me!) I will be in this setup for almost EXACTLY what I could buy the brand new RTi system for.
I listed to the RTi8, RTi10, and RTi12 yesterday at lenght, and I really loved them all. With an AVR to power them, I think the RTi8 would be my logical choice. I thought they sounded great.
I love the look and sound of the older RTi line. I like the look of it (especially in black) over the new RTi stuff. However, I would be in a 3-5 year old system for the same price as the equivalent newer stuff, brand new.
I will be picking up a pair of RTi8's tomorrow, and will AB them alongside the RTi70's that are going back. That should really settle the issue for me, but I want to know the collective opinion of the polk forum.
PS, I am NOT an audiophile (obviously) and when I hear something I like, I can't explain why it sounds that way, or why something sounds better than the other. That is why I might need your help explaining it to me! ;)