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    Default Wanting to upgrade my fronts..

    I have a $800 budget, firm. I love Polk and only want to use Polk. Will be used for Movies/Music

    After reading about Polk for countless hours I have narrowed down my choice of fronts to:

    New - RTi12
    New - RTiA7
    Used - SDA 1C
    Used - RTA 15TL

    I am sure I am leaving off a few. Out of those 4 what would be my best choice? Also if you have some other Polk Front's that are better for under my budget (the budget includes shipping costs as well) please tell me!

    I really dig the RTi12's so if someone could also compare each set to the RTi12's that would be awesome!!!

    Thanks!!

    Edit: Also how do RTA 11T's compare to the RTi12's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shicks18 View Post
    I have a $800 budget, firm. I love Polk and only want to use Polk. Will be used for Movies/Music

    After reading about Polk for countless hours I have narrowed down my choice of fronts to:

    New - RTi12
    New - RTiA7
    Used - SDA 1C
    Used - RTA 15TL

    I am sure I am leaving off a few. Out of those 4 what would be my best choice? Also if you have some other Polk Front's that are better for under my budget (the budget includes shipping costs as well) please tell me!

    I really dig the RTi12's so if someone could also compare each set to the RTi12's that would be awesome!!!

    Thanks!!

    Edit: Also how do RTA 11T's compare to the RTi12's ?
    You can get RTi10's at Tweeter, they are having a buy one get one free special ($480 for the pair).They are basically the same as the RTiA7's, just with a different cabinet. Its not on your list but i figured i'd throw it in there.

    I'm new to all this but i picked up these speakers and they are nothing short of amazing.

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    +1 on the 10's. Go for it.
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    Hi Shicks! & Welcome to Club Polk!!!

    You need a pair of Vintage Polk SDA's

    Like mine shown here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_JdA4349VEQ

    For $1500 to $3000 you can a pair like these: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rHHLKERU0wo&feature=related

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...srs&category0=

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    so are the RTi10's better overall value than the RTi12's?

    EDIT: Also compare the SDA-II Speakers to the rest of the speakers, thanks!
    Sorry for being a noob.
    Last edited by Shicks18; 05-25-2008 at 03:30 PM.

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    would the rti10's be a good upgrade from my rm50t's

    i was thinking move the rm50t's to rear surrounds, the rm30's to surrounds and use the rti10's for fronts then get a matching center.
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    RTis are nice, but 1Cs are in another class entirely. Finding the right pair can be tricky though.

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    Onkyo NR1007 pre-pro, Carver TFM 45(fronts), Carver TFM 35 (surrounds)
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    My vote from the speakers mentioned would be the 1C's hands down. (put in the RDO tweeters and match with an LSiC center channel)

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    From what I have been reading the 1C's are great.. and the SRS 2's are nearly the same correct?


    What exactly makes these vintage models better than some of the newer models?

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    Yep. They both are great speakers. Just make sure you have the room for them. You need about a 16 foot wall to make them work right. The SDA's just disappear when you are listening to music. Normal speakers you can tell which speaker is in what location, but SDA's when implemented correctly are just mind blowing.

    http://www.polksda.com/pdfs/SRSTLBrochure1990.pdf
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    so is it the fact the older polk series' have more fire power that makes it better than newer models? im still not sure.

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    Not really. The new one's crank plenty, and have very good sound that is really hard to beat especially at their prices. It's just the older SDA's sound stage, and acoustical accuracy is bewildering.
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    gotcha, thanks for the insight! now to find someone with 1c's in my region =P

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    I think some folks prefer the SRS 2s to 1Cs. I wouldn't pass on either model if they came available. The 2Bs don't give much away either.

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    SDA 1C, CS400i, SDA 2B
    PB13Ultra RO
    BW Silvers
    Oppo BDP-83SE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shicks18 View Post
    I have a $800 budget, firm. I love Polk and only want to use Polk. Will be used for Movies/Music

    After reading about Polk for countless hours I have narrowed down my choice of fronts to:

    New - RTi12
    New - RTiA7
    Used - SDA 1C
    Used - RTA 15TL

    I am sure I am leaving off a few. Out of those 4 what would be my best choice? Also if you have some other Polk Front's that are better for under my budget (the budget includes shipping costs as well) please tell me!

    I really dig the RTi12's so if someone could also compare each set to the RTi12's that would be awesome!!!

    Thanks!!

    Edit: Also how do RTA 11T's compare to the RTi12's ?
    I didn't see where you live. yes come down Tweeter and see the killer deal we have on the rti10's. Come also and listen to all the Polks. If anything it will be a good time. Bring some cd's with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    Yep. They both are great speakers. Just make sure you have the room for them. You need about a 16 foot wall to make them work right. The SDA's just disappear when you are listening to music. Normal speakers you can tell which speaker is in what location, but SDA's when implemented correctly are just mind blowing.

    http://www.polksda.com/pdfs/SRSTLBrochure1990.pdf
    Ben's right, its just the strangest thing to hear for the first time. It takes a little while to actually comprehend what your hearing. I've never heard any of the true SDA's only the SRT's, and they just leave you in awe, so i could only imagine the bonfide sda's.....

    You just gotta hear it to believe it.

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