This is my first post on here although I've had an account for over a year. I bought my first set of Polks about a year and a half ago and a decent Yamaha receiver to complete my first real 5.1 home theatre set-up. I listened to quite a few different speakers and I gotta say that Polk blew everyone else out of the water in that price range.
I Went with the Monitor Series low end :
2 Monitor 50 towers
1 CS1 Centre
2 Monitor 30 rears
1 Sinclair Audio SW10.3 Sub
1 Yamaha RX-V861 Receiver
Well, I find that I want to upgrade my speakers now and I wanna make sure that I make the right choice. I've been pricing some towers out and I've gotten some decent prices. I'm trying to decide between the following 3 models and depending on which one I get, it changes the rears selections.
1) 2 x RTi A7's Priced @ CAD$378 each (CAD$756)
2) 2 x RTi 10's (used) @ CAD$550 for the pair
3) 2 x RTi A9's @ roughly CAD$1000 (will be on sale in 4 weeks)
I've only heard the A7's and they sound pretty good but they didn't really blow me away. I can get similar sound and clarity with my Monitor50's. From what I've read, the RTi10's are basically the same speakers as the A7's. I think I'm mostly leaning towards the A9's but I haven't heard them because noone has them set-up in town to listen to.
So, if I get the A7 or 10's I'm considering the following Centre and rears:
- CSi A6
- FXi A4
If I get the A9's, I'm considering the same Centre but the FXi A6 for rears.
So, my questions are:
1) Which speaker should I go for based on performance and price?
2) Based on the speaker selection, which Centre and Rears should I get?
Thanks guys, i appreciate the help!