I am basically new to Polk Audio, I just picked up a set of RTi4s for my desktop music system.
First a bit of background.
I have an NAD c350 integrated amp, and I pretty much use my PC (with fairly decent sound card) as the source these days, though sometimes my modded Toshiba 3960 for CDs, and a low end NAD tuner. I used to live in a bigger place and had been using a pair of PSB Alpha Ts as my main listening speakers, but now in my smaller apt. I wanted a good bookshelf speaker.
The Polks seemed to be a great value and I am pretty impressed with them so far, however I thought I would ask you guys your thoughts. Considering that half my source material are Mp3s (192k and above), do you think the RTi4s are an overkill? I am just breaking them in now and the highs are still a little sizzly, and I saw the Monitor 30s for a bit less money... but they seemed to use the same silk dome tweeter... so I figured if I was going to go with that I would get a speaker that did better in the mids and lows. I just hope these don't end up so revealing that mp3s, even at the high bitrates, become unlistenable.
Actually... I could upgrade to the LSi7s too in about 6 months, boy that is an attractive speaker... but I figure they would reveal even more of the problems with MP3 compression.
I also compose music as a hobby, and the RSi4s seem to be as good a monitor as any for the price... This aspect I am very happy with.
Does anyone here do alot of listening from the PC? What kind of setup do you have? Is there a polk speaker out there that would mate better with my setup? (aside from the little blue powered nearfield ones)
Impressed with Polk so far!