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    Default CSi5 Committed Suicide

    While demoing our system to my mom today, our CSi5 launched itself off the top of our Sony SXRD and fell to the floor, breaking the front of the cabinet off and the top section of the speaker housing too.

    The drivers, crossover, etc are all fine, its just the cabinet that is busted up.

    I bought a new one, but then decided to go with another RTi12 as a center and took the new CSi5 back to the store.

    Does Polk sell replacement cabinets without any drivers or electronics for situations like this?

    It was a great speaker and I'd like to reuse it or sell it after restoring it to its former glory.

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Give them a call at 1-800-377-7655.
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    Will do. Thanks for the reply.

    I'll keep the forum posted.


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    You are welcome, sir and good luck.
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    I would love to see photos of an all RTi12 front end

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    Wow, who'd have thought. It seemed happy enough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnite Mick
    I would love to see photos of an all RTi12 front end

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    See this thread for pics. It's insane considering my amplification.

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...660#post553660

    600 watts x 3 for the front.
    240 watts x 3 for the rears.
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    What do you want for the suicidal CSi5?
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott
    What do you want for the suicidal CSi5?
    I want to fix it, but tell me your thought process.

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    I want a CSi5 but the space I have is only 24" wide which is the exact width of a CSi5. I could probably make one fit but I thought since your CSi5 was already showing us its gut's it would not be as hard to perform the necessary liposuction in order to remove @ an 1/8-1/4 inch from its width to get it to fit in my desired location. The CSi5 cabinet would be completly concealed in my entertainment center so if it had brad nail holes from re-assembly they would not be seen. Besides I am sure one could find a black cabinet wax crayon to fill in the brad nail hole. That is my thought procees from my perspective.

    From your perspective I would say that you could put humpty back together but you may see some battle scars. But since you have upgraded to a RTi12, I would say you are ahead of the game.

    My local Tweeter has a CSi5 that has a damage grill that they can not seem to get rid of so I might offer them a number for theirs if it is still around after the holidays.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    If you want it PM me a number. The drivers are perfect along with the rest of it sans the cabinet as the picture showed.

    I can take more pics if necessary.

    The unit was purchased via authorized dealer back in March of 2006.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Never thought of a rti12 as a center, thats wild. How does that sound setup like that?
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    Ummmmm,

    It's insane.

    I set the DA777ES to all large for the fronts since they are all RTi12's.

    The Soundcraftsmens I have are set to 600x2 for the fronts, and 600 Center, 200 and change each channel for rear. Bringing up the lows is a PSW1000.

    I've noticed some mid/low end punch (ehhh, I guess i would) with the Rti12 as the center.

    The speaker resting horizontally underneath the TV looks pretty unobtrusive and natural.

    It's really overkill for the room/house (the entire system is since I added the two amps) but sounds very nice, at least to us. I am pretty confident I could take this rig to a football stadium and play some pretty loud and good sounding music/whatever.

    I really can't "turn it up" because even at 9 o'clock its pretty damn loud, and that is nothing considering the power I have waiting there if I turn the dial to reference (haven't ever done that yet)

    Watching Ice Age 2 right now. Dialogue is unaffected by the offaxis tweeter location since the top end of the Rti12 center is towards the right side of the television.

    The one good thing about this is that I cleaned the Soundcraftsmen's out. After using them for the past 6 +/- months there was some dust built up around the fans and inside.

    T
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    Wow that's insane in a good way!:D Congrats XJR enjoy your system.
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