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    Default Polk Audio RTI A5 vs Monitor Audio RS6

    Polk Audio RTI A5 vs Monitor Audio RS6. Who is campare this speakers? What is you impression about monitor audio ?

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    Personally I like the way the MA sounds over the RTiA5. I listened to both several times (although not next to each other) and was about to get the MA. Then I found the RTi8's online and took advantage of the great offer - got a pair of them cheaper than I could get 1 MA RS6 for.....

    MA Advantages:
    -Not quite as bright.....still on the bright side
    -more detailed mids
    -better soundstage
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
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    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
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    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
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    oh ya.....and you'll need some good power for the MA's.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
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    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    Personally I like the way the MA sounds over the RTiA5. I listened to both several times (although not next to each other) and was about to get the MA. Then I found the RTi8's online and took advantage of the great offer - got a pair of them cheaper than I could get 1 MA RS6 for.....

    MA Advantages:
    -Not quite as bright.....still on the bright side
    -more detailed mids
    -better soundstage
    I understand that, monitor audio rs6 is better polk audio rti5? How monitor audio play with the onkyo sr 805?

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    And one more.... in my country price on RTI A5 and RS6 is the same.... what you recomend me go with the onkyo sr 805?

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    The Onkyo 805 is a great receiver. Give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    The Onkyo 805 is a great receiver. Give it a try.
    I know that onkyo 805 is a great receiver, but i don't know how it play with monitor audio speakers RS6. In my country is a problem to buy polk audio... But i hear from people, that monitor audio RS6 is better than polk audio A5. But I can't compare this speakers, because polk audio i can only order and buy without listening it :(. Ca you help me in my choise?

    Thank you

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    I have not listen to the Monitor RS6's , but I can tell you the RTI a5's sound great.
    Are you looking for a good music speaker or home theater speaker? 2 channel listening or 5.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    I have not listen to the Monitor RS6's , but I can tell you the RTI a5's sound great.
    Are you looking for a good music speaker or home theater speaker? 2 channel listening or 5.1.
    home theatre 5.1 , I read about rti A5 positive feedback, but I can't compare it's with monitor audio RS6

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    Lee - Flanner's has them in. Also check out the MA PL300 - INSANE!!

    I think you would be fine with your Onkyo, although I didn't hear it matched with an Onkyo so I can't be certain. Also, the RS6 is a 6 ohm speaker, so you Onkyo may run a little warmer than it would with the Polks.

    Either speaker, you can't go wrong....
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
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    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

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    I have both the rs8's and the rta5's in my home. the rs8 don't require a lot of power to sound great in my opinion. have listen to both sets of speakers on a b&K amp and a little nad stereo amp about 60watts. They sounded great with both. I prefer the rs8 for music. I haven't tried them in home theatre. If you can get the rs6 for the same price as the rta5's I say it's a no brainer. Go with the rs6's. The Onkyo is probably a better match them as well. Considering the they are less bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew_mac View Post
    I have both the rs8's and the rta5's in my home. the rs8 don't require a lot of power to sound great in my opinion. have listen to both sets of speakers on a b&K amp and a little nad stereo amp about 60watts. They sounded great with both. I prefer the rs8 for music. I haven't tried them in home theatre. If you can get the rs6 for the same price as the rta5's I say it's a no brainer. Go with the rs6's. The Onkyo is probably a better match them as well. Considering the they are less bright.
    Thank you!

    I think, I will buy monitor audio RS6 for my home theatre.

    Thank you for your advice!:)

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    Let me know how they sound when you get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Let me know how they sound when you get them.
    I had listen Monitor audio rs6 rs1 rs rlc and sub from this series... with yamaha v1800 and s2700, I don't know why may be yamaha not suits with monitor rs6 , but sound is the SUX I very disapointed in monitor audio :(. Some people told me that monitor rs6 good play with the marantz but not with the yamaha.

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    What kind of music do you listen to? Was it muddy, bright, too mechanical, etc?

    Get an amp with the RS6. Something a little more laid back sounding - NAD, Roksan, Adcom....
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
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    You may have to give it time to break in. I'd imagine if you are using a receiver, it might sound a bit bright on some. Marantz or HK might be a better AVR match. Or just grab a decent amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKsolutions View Post
    ... Marantz or HK might be a better AVR match. ...
    +1 ... harman/kardon, maybe Marantz or NAD also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1render1 View Post
    Polk Audio RTI A5 vs Monitor Audio RS6. Who is campare this speakers? What is you impression about monitor audio ?
    I don't believe the Silver RS series to be much better than the Polk. If I was to pick anything out...it would be the high end response. It's a bit smoother, which I believe was mentioned previously.

    I'd really like to hear the Platinum series from MA at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    What kind of music do you listen to? Was it muddy, bright, too mechanical, etc?

    Get an amp with the RS6. Something a little more laid back sounding - NAD, Roksan, Adcom....
    I listen the Lenny Kravitz.... sound from monitor audio have been sux .
    Recentrly I listen speakers DALI IKON 7, this speakers sound is amazing... CONCEPT 6 very good speakers for this price, but IKON series is a very ugly :D:D:D, but sound fantastic. :)

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    You can't compare the Dali's to the MA RS6......they are in a totally different price range - $2000-$2600. MA's will run $1000-$1200

    Let them break in a little - keep bass and treble at 0 or no +/- gain. If the recording is bad, you will hear it with these speakers. Very accurate reproduction - just a little on the bright side. With your type of music, I don't think you would be any happier with the RTiA5's.
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    I owned the MA RS6's for a few months, and was very pleased at the performance/price ratio. To some, they may sound a bit forward. but my opinion was that they were pretty well balanced overall. If you can find a dealer to give you a ~20% discount off MSRP, I think they're hard to beat for the price...

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    Quote Originally Posted by curved View Post
    You can't compare the Dali's to the MA RS6......they are in a totally different price range - $2000-$2600. MA's will run $1000-$1200

    Let them break in a little - keep bass and treble at 0 or no +/- gain. If the recording is bad, you will hear it with these speakers. Very accurate reproduction - just a little on the bright side. With your type of music, I don't think you would be any happier with the RTiA5's.

    In my country price on dali ikon 7 and monitor audi rs8 is the same, but concept series is more expensive than a monitor audio rs6, but sound is beter from concept. I don't know why rs6 with the yamaha v1800 sound have been sux...:( I very disapointed in this speakers.

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    I'm telling you to get a warmer amp and you'll love these things. If you're using Yamaha, I'm guessing it is very fatiguing on the ears - very bright!!

    Better yet, bring these into the store and find an amp that fits the bill. You can use the Yami as a pre...
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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