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    Default RTiA5's v.s. TSi500

    Looking for everyone's thoughts on the RTiA5's v.s. the TSi500's. They would be used in a 2 channel setup with a Harman Kardon 3490, room is long and narrow (about 25 x 15) with no open entries and a 10ft cieling.
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    The RTiA5 will be much better on 2ch and movies. The A5s are great speakers
    at a good price.
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    I forgot the two were so close in price. I thought that was a pretty unfair comparison, but with the volume savings newegg is offering on the RTI they're pretty close. I guess the most I can offer in terms of opinion is that I love my Monitor 70s for both music and HT. Then again they aren't TSI500s, and I've never heard the RTIa5s....

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    The RT line more high end than TSi's.
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    The RTiA5's kind of lack in the low end department compared to the TSi500's. The RTi line is a bit on the bright side too, which some don't like. The TSi series by comparison has a slightly more laid back, mellower sounding tweeter.

    IMO, the TSi500's would probably make for a better 2 channel speaker. They've got more low end extension, and a slightly more musical high end(IMO).
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    For music look at some vintage Sda's

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    For music look at some vintage Sda's
    That's an even better suggestion.
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