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    I am wonderring if there is any real significant difference in these two speakers. There specs seem identical to me. The price is significantly different here in Canada. The rti6 I can get new for $199.99 and the RTIA3's are $550.99.

    Just wonder if the price difference would be warented.

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    The cabinet and some argue that the RTi A series are a little less bright. If it were me, I would get the 6's and mod the xo.
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    I do believe they are the same basic speaker, just the RTi "A" series are the newer/latest release. The RTi6 originally had a MSRP around $450 US.

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    Curved put it rt. If u don't have A series or don't care to visually match the fronts w/ Center, I wud go w/ RTi6.

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    I started a thread a few months ago asking this same question -- I ended up getting refurb A3's because they were less than new RTi6's and I think the A3's are better looking. The overwhelming opinion is that the external appearance is the only difference and if you get a deal on the 6's you should jump on them. At $199 they're a steal.

    If, like me, you prefer the look of the A3's, give Polk Direct a call and see if they've got any refurbs around...

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    I have the RTi6 and have been quite pleased with them for almost 2 years now. I think the A3's are basically the same except for some cosmetic changes between the two series. 199.00 is an excellent price for a pair of 6's.

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    BTW where u getting at 199?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vijayl View Post
    BTW where u getting at 199?


    at futureshop in Canada

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    I do Have the RTIA5's as my fronts. Will they timber match ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renowilliams View Post
    I do Have the RTIA5's as my fronts. Will they timber match ok?
    Absolutely...;)
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
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    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
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    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
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    Quote Originally Posted by renowilliams View Post
    at futureshop in Canada
    Is this $199 Canadian??? An even better deal.... And yes, they will timbre-match fine, IMO.

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    Thanks guys


    I ordered them today, the last set they have in the warehouse. Can't wait to get them and listen to some Floyd.

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    Ah the Dark-side. Good choice!

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    Reno, you'll really enjoy the RTi 6's. I picked them up for that price when the first went on for Boxing Day. Great sound, you'll be surprised with the bass and clarity. What center are you using now, I had the A4 and ended upgrading to the A6, to me at least the A4 was missing a little clarity and bass after setting the 6's up. Enjoy. :)
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    If r looking for a brand new CSi5, here is the best price that I have seen in USD189 shipped with US

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    I don't have a center yet but I'm going to buy a new entertainment center to put my electronics in, before I get a center. I think I may get an A6. Is the csi5 its predisessor?

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    Yep. Just like RTi6 and RTi A3

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