I have been surfin this forum heavily for a couple days now. Here is my tale. I am an old school Polk fan. I just love their price to performance ratio. I bought my first set of 10B monitors in like 1986 a couple months after my 5jr's. A couple years ago I picked up a Yamaha RX-V795A Surround and a Polk CS 175 center. Couldn't have been happier.
Now I got a new house with a family room and a living room. So I put the 10B's down in the family room on an old Yammy R-7 and they sound great by themselves. I decided to upgrade my main surround system in the living room. No brainer, Polk Towers.
So I go to C. city and look for the open box deals and there is a pair of R-50's that come with a free PSW202 sub. I don't even listen to them, they're Polks right? I get em home, hook em up, start cycling some of my fav toons and there it is, MUDDY BASS from the R-50's.
So now I gotta return em, and I've been researching what to replace them with. I would prefer a tower speaker just for their fit in my living room. I read some posts that suggest the RT800i's have the same problem. Does anyone think the RTi70 is a better alternative. I am used to a smooth deep bass just effortlessly soaring out of my 10B. If you recommend the RTi70, you have to also dislike the muddy bass in the 800i. Then I know we hear the same;) .
If you guys feel the RTi70's are muddy too, I may have to go with plan B, which would be the LSi9 bookshelf, or the RT55i.
Please help out an old time Polk brother. Thanx