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    Well, they finally arrived. I have but 1 word to say..WOW!!
    I was pretty scared when I saw one of the boxes. It was beat to hell. I checked everything and they are absolutely flawless. Giving them a workout as mains right now since surrounds wouldn't be as good a "break in". Got Sammy Hagars latest, "Not 4 Sale" on and I am very impressed. What a deal for $200!!! Highs are nice and crisp but not harsh at all. Maybe even a bit crisper than the LS50's. Mids and bass are are also very impressive but I think the LS50's have the edge here. Got to be the extra driver (duh)
    Overall, very, VERY impressed. Best $200 I ever spent. It's going to be hard to move these to surround duty but that's still the plan.
    Hope all of you other guys who were lucky enough to snatch these up are as happy as I am.
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    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer Elite VSX01 AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

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    ken,

    I got these for $300 last summer from JandR music world, and I still say it's the best $300 I've ever spent on speakers :)
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    JVC 48WP74 (HDTV)

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    Are you using them as mains or surrounds? I just moved them to the rear and the kids are watching Monsters, Inc. What a HUGE difference!!!
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer Elite VSX01 AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Sony CDP-C8ESD CDP, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's

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    ken,

    I use them as mains paired with a velodyne sub.
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    Ken,

    Glad to hear you have had success with your new purchase. Although my mother does not care for the Maple finish, I believe its a nice touch. The RT600i's are giving me a hint of what the 2000p's gave me.....what a fool I was to ditch my 2000p's..... (though I had good reason).

    I have the RT600i's doing sorround duty, paired up with some SDA-2B's. The sound is great...a bit bright for my tastes, but powerfull. I just need a good reciever for flexibility and control. A new sub wouldnt hurt either.

    For 200 bones....... you can't beat it. Period.

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    Got mine today (well, my dads anyway) and they look awesome. We already had maple rt800i's and rt35i's so I knew what to expect as far as the finish was concerned, but they sound pretty good so far too. They still need to break in though.

    Funny thing happened when the UPS guy came to deliver them- He brought them to the door and rang the bell, and when my dad came to the door he was full of questions about Polk! It turns out he is in the market for a new home theater (his first nice one) and was looking at all the different speakers and had all but setteled on Polk Audio. My dad invited him in to show him our livingroom setup,and on the way in he said "I shouldn't come in, I can't go in here" but never stopped walking. Our ht blew him away- we have a pair of rt2000i's for the mains, a pair of rt800i's for rears, a cs400i for front center and a cs245i for a temporary rear center (it belongs in my dads bedroom ht) driven by my Denon avr-3801.
    He said that Polk's would replace the Pioneer speakers he was using and never knew a movie could sound so good (well the minute or so of what he heard) It was funny that he recognized the receiver he delivered to me about a month ago. Really nice guy, and soon to be Polk lover :D
    Mike

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    And another potential owner is snagged into the vampiric clutch of arms that is Polk Audio...........MUHUHUHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!

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    Mine also arrived in what looked like boxes used for parking curbs but the speakers were flawless cosmetically. Using mine for mains. Replaced R50's with mine and the sound became more alive, especially the tweeter with much better seperation in the mid to upper frequency range. Had the whole 2nd floor vibrating even without the sub and that was before I connected the Rotel 1075 to my H/K. By the way I'm selling the Rotel...just too much amp for my room!!(just kidding)

    abenedicto, what are your thoughts on your Velodyne. I have the PSW350 and it just sounds too loose...boomy no matter where I place it.

    If you hear your neighbor knocking it's not loud enough!!

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    gshisme,

    My family room is 14x14 and it blends very well with my rt600i's. Very tight. I looked at Polk SUBS before getting the velo and there was no comparison....I also considered Paradigm but the dealer wanted to much $$.
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    Gshisme, whatcha gonna do with those R50's?

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    gshisme,

    Saw your showcase pics, is that floor carpeted? If so, pull those rubber feet off and spike them pups.

    Cheers,
    Russ
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    Shizelbs,

    Right now they are just standing there looking pretty in the corner of my bedroom. Will probably sell the 50's and use that towards a DVD-A/SACD player or sub or both. Same thing with my PSW 350. Not quite sure what I will be asking yet.

    abenedicto, thanks for the feedback on the velodyne.

    Greg
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    Gshisme,

    Email me with what you would like for those 50's. I have an R system right now, and I am kinda regretting being cheap and getting the 40's instead of the 50's.

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    Russ,
    will do as soon as I'm finshed moving things around in the rack. Hmmmm, wonder if that will ever happen. Actually I should put the damn fronts on wheels...everytime I work on the back side of the components I have to move the R/F. What's up with the spikes anyway, I read it increases low end response but does it really?

    Man you guys don't miss anything.

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    Greg,

    The spikes will anchor and help isolate the 600's on your floor. The result should be a tighter, more defined low end.

    Shizelbs,

    I'll see your offer, and raise you an offer. Let me know if and when you ditch your 40's, I've been looking to step Mama Gates up to a floorstander (she's running S4's now).

    Cheers,
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    Russ,

    Done.

    And to reply to Ken's post...I couldn't be happier with the sound of th 600's! They seem to play and get along better with the RT25i's.

    Greg
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    Shizelbs,

    Your e-mail link is turned off.

    Greg
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    I got mine on monday in banged up boxes also. I had time to dial 'em in yesterday and they sound great. I finally moved the rt25i's to the rear and got rid of the useless cubes, now that everything transitions so smoothly it almost takes away from the surround effect. lol This is one purchase I'm truly happy with.

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    Glad to hear that you are enjoying the speakers Alan. :) Seems like as usual Polk handles the masses with ease........ ;)

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