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    Default RTi A5 or RTI8

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    I have a fully mismatched, pieced together 5 speaker setup (no sub). Looking to spend about 500 on fronts (currently RCA floor speakers), and up to 300 on a center or sub (which ever I decide to get first)

    I can get the RTi A5's for 450 shipped and the RTi8s for 430 shipped..... Are the A5's better?

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    Get the rtia5s. They're certainly $20 better. Looks alone and arguably better in sound.
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    BAH! FRYS won't ship the A5s but they will ship the RTi8s.... closests Fry's is about 5-6 hrs away! Boooooo

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    I would drive that for them. I has RTi12's and had a problem with one and Polk sent A9's....I would say there is a huge improvement with the A series over the former RTi's.
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    I thought they were the same speaker, only cosmetic differences?
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    I don't think I'll be able to make the drive anytime soon.... should I just get the RTI8s or wait for a deal like that to come up again (maybe Frys will ship it later) I have 500 bucks for new fronts... any other suggestions or deals out there...

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    Get the A5's from Polk Direct on Ebay. Mine were $480 shipped and you can't even tell they're refurb and they have a warranty. No brainer that the A5's are better then the 8's. Looks are infinitely better, IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by domflane View Post
    Get the A5's from Polk Direct on Ebay. Mine were $480 shipped and you can't even tell they're refurb and they have a warranty. No brainer that the A5's are better then the 8's. Looks are infinitely better, IMO
    Thanks, no A5s @ Polk Direct ATM, will keep checking.

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    I have the A5's and love them. I would go for the RTiA series over the older RTi's. Keep an eye on polk direct for them. they are basically the same speaker but there are a few differences namely the cabinet. I think the A series looks a whole lot better.
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