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    Default What do you think of the New Polks at Best buy

    Kind of expensive, Can't wait to go hear them. Looks alot like the monitors but just updated.
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    Those must be the new monitor series from polk

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    Are they in store already? It's been awhile since I've been to BB.

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    They are the TSi series, between the Monitor series and the RTiA series.
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    I still have $250 in BB gift cards to spend, maybe I'll go take a look this weekend.
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    I'm curious to see and here them myself! :D Now the only thing BB needs to do is get someone in there that knows how to sell audio gear.
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    hmm interesting to know....been a while since I've visited BB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimster74 View Post
    I'm curious to see and here them myself! :D Now the only thing BB needs to do is get someone in there that knows how to sell audio gear.
    HAHAHA Very funny. Like THAT'S gonna happen:p
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    Those towers look pretty sweet. If these are replacing the Monitors why the higher prices though? I guess that's just BB... They're selling PSW110s for $299 while Amazon has them for $150ish.

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    Does anyone know if they are in the stores yet?

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    As of two weeks ago they were "on order" at my local store.

    Your best bet would be to call your local Best Buy.
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    They have them here at the BB in AZ. I picked up a pair of the TSi100's for my bedroom. I think they sound better than the Monitor 30's I listened to at CC. Although it could be because my bedroom is smaller than the listening room of CC and the AVR I'm using. I also think they look better than the Monitors. I just need to get a small sub and I think I'll have a nice 2ch PC set up.
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    I ordered a pair of new-in-box cherry RTi A1s on eBay today for surrounds (or mains... we'll see)... shipped for what OneCall, BB, Amazon, etc are asking for TSi100s. Now I haven't heard the TSis, but it seems to me that Polk is crowding their sub-$500 bracket with similar but distinct choices and I stuck with what I know I like. More choice is always better to an enthusiast, and it'll be fun to see what TSis sound like on the cheap, but it's still confusing to have speakers with similar driver configs, cabinets, and prices from the same manufacturer.
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    The whole Polk line up is confusing. They have so many different models that is hard to know which is which. I just want a set of floor speakers that are not to bright and deliver good presence for HT. I may head over to Best Buy tomorrow if I can sneak away. I have been wanting to heat the Klipsch REF-82's as well.

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    The main line.....Monitor, TSi, RTi, LSi.....Mensa members only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    The main line.....Monitor, TSi, RTi, LSi.....Mensa members only.
    Do you also find it odd that the first three stops on that line are all priced within $100 of each other for equivalent sizes while the LSis shoot north $500+ on an uptown express?
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    I hope the BB deal works out. Per a Magnolia guy I talked to yesterday. The TSis will be out on the floor with the JBL and Klipsch entry level stuff. It's an awful setup, there's very little traffic/inventory movement...pretty much ignored by the public. Most of their speakers are sold in the Mags. I hope Polk negotiated some sort of sales support, but from his comment, I get the feeling the TSis will just get placed on the floor and forgotten.

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    Unfortunately, the BB I went to had the floorstanding TSi's on the floor next to the Klipsh and Pioneers. Not in the listening room. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDubFan View Post
    Unfortunately, the BB I went to had the floorstanding TSi's on the floor next to the Klipsh and Pioneers. Not in the listening room. :(
    Same here, with racks about 3' in front of them. At least they looked nicer than their neighboring Klipsch and Sony speakers.

    Then walked into the Magnolia section and tried to have a conversation with the employees there, they were absolutely clueless or busy playing on the computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersFTW View Post
    Do you also find it odd that the first three stops on that line are all priced within $100 of each other for equivalent sizes while the LSis shoot north $500+ on an uptown express?
    Different speakers for different tastes. You might find other manufacturers doing that if you turn your head and cough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Different speakers for different tastes. You might find other manufacturers doing that if you turn your head and cough.
    Does this mean... you're holding my... oh.
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    :D We just met, so no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    :D We just met, so no.
    Suit yourself, prude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersFTW View Post
    Do you also find it odd that the first three stops on that line are all priced within $100 of each other for equivalent sizes while the LSis shoot north $500+ on an uptown express?
    LSi's ARE that much better than the other lines, for critical music listening especially and also if you are using mid to upper end components in your system. LSi's aren't for everyone or every application but if you have some great gear and are into great musical reproduction the extra dough is very well spent.

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