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    Default RTi 4 -> RTi A5 - Worth the Upgrade?

    Looking for some advice or experience from other users. I am currently running 4 RTi 4 as my front/rear speakers, and with a local sale on the RTi A5, I am considering upgrading the fron 2 speakers. Would I notice a substantial difference between the 4 and A5? Any suggestions or input on the differences? I am already very pleased with my setup, but am open to suggestions on this possible upgrade. Thanks.
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    I own the RTIa5's and i had a pair of rti6's the big brother to your rti4's.
    The change between the two is very noticeable. The a5's will give you a better midrange, more controlled highs and a ton more bass. Overall i would say it's a no brainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TouchOfEvil View Post
    I own the RTIa5's and i had a pair of rti6's the big brother to your rti4's.
    The change between the two is very noticeable. The a5's will give you a better midrange, more controlled highs and a ton more bass. Overall i would say it's a no brainer.
    Thanks for the input, I will keep the order and try them out then! I am already very impressed with the RTi4's, so I can only imagine how these will sound :) I will update on my impressions after some usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenger View Post
    Thanks for the input, I will keep the order and try them out then! I am already very impressed with the RTi4's, so I can only imagine how these will sound :) I will update on my impressions after some usage.
    Like i said i was using the rti6's to compare and they offer a larger driver than the 4's so the difference between them should be night and day.
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    Welcome to Club Polk.
    Stick around, it's a great place to be.
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    Just curious what are you using to power your setup? Are you running receiver or do you have a amp to do the dirty work?
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    M.Br. setup:)
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    Computer Rig:
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    Welcome to the Club!

    The A5s are very nice speakers, you will notice a big Difference!
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    Good to hear that I will notice a difference, and thanks for the "welcomes" :) I am using a Denon AVR-888 receiver and my center is a CSi3. I assume I will probably want to update that center shortly as well? I think I will turn this into a 7 speaker surround now.

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    The csi3 will be off a bit for sure. I'd change it up once the funds allow you to do so if the mismatch bothers you once everything is up and running.
    Living Room Rig:D
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    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
    Computer Rig:
    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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