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    Default Goodwill score! I think, yeah

    Hey guys! I haven't posted in a WHILE, so it's good to be back:) I thought I would share my accidental "score" today. I was hungry on the way home so, I stopped at the BK. While there, I realized there was a Goodwill store in the shopping center, so I figured what the hell...Anyway, I went straight to the electronics section and found some speakers hiding behind some various walmart electronics. I dug them out, and to my surprise it was a pair of RT35I! I removed the grills, and they looked perfect other than a little dusty. I walked out of there with them on my shoulder for $15! So did I do good or what? Also, how would you compare the sound of these to my other favorite Polks(m11T,w/xover/RDO). I know it will be a different sound, but I was thinking they would work great in the bedroom. I've just never had the pleasure of listening to any of the RT line. Thoughts and input would be appreciated:D
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    For $15...its a win win.
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    If they work I say they were definitely a score. Not sure of the sound since I have not heard this line either. Congrats and enjoy.

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    gosh.... thought that was an April 1 joke... that's is great find

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    IMO that was a hell of a score, one of polks very underated speakers.

    Great Find, you could flip them for a $100 easy.
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    Great find!!!!
    All you'll need is a sub to go up to 100hz and you'll be amazed. They don't have the airy sound of a peerless but not much does..Enjoy!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?...GOT SUNFIRE? ...GOT Maggies?

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    Thanks for the input guys. Maybe, I will be able to hook them up this weekend, and I'll give you guys my amateur input:o I've had a lot going on as of late, so I haven't been on the boards in a couple months or so. I'm glad I stumbled across these to get me back in, haha! I remember hearing good things about the trilaminate tweeters, but I don't recall what the general impression of the RT sound was. On that note, would a crossover upgrade be in order? I know it made a HUGE difference when combined with the RDOs in my 11Ts, I don't know about the RTs?
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    I think you should leave them like they are. They're really, really nice.;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?...GOT SUNFIRE? ...GOT Maggies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony millard View Post
    I think you should leave them like they are. They're really, really nice.;)
    +1000 agreed, I regret selling mine:( I had the RT55i's as well both sets were in mint shape, original box's and all.
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    Nice score!!!

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    Good find, can't beat that with a stick. Welcome back.

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    Thanks guys:) Technically, I never left, but I just haven't had to time to keep up with the boards and whats going on etc. It will be that way for a while longer to, but I will try and get back in here as often as I can. Like I said, hopefully, I can post in a day or three when I get these hooked up. I'm very curious to hear what their "sound" is. The only thing close to these I ever had was some infinity reference 2000.4 bookshelves. I can tell you one thing though, these are far heavier built than the infinitys. I was kinda wanting to do the xovers on these, just because it's fun and rewarding if the result is good, but if you guys say it isn't worth it, I guess I won't:D I still can't believe I got these for $15, LOL! It makes me want to go on a goodwill scavenger hunt to all the goodwill stores within 20 miles, which would be A LOT:D
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    Great score but ya know, no pics, didn't happen!:D

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    LOL! I'll see if I can get some pics up by tonight;)
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    The RT35i is a very nice small bookshelf speaker. Do you feel bad for stealing them @ $15? :D
    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    Man, I guess it's time to visit my local Goodwill. I've never even been in the place.
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    skynut...haven't seen him around in awhile...brought a pair over here along with 55is for a little GTG we had. I was more impressed with the 35is than the 55is...and more impressed with the RTxxi line than the RTi line. Nice score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadams View Post
    Man, I guess it's time to visit my local Goodwill. I've never even been in the place.
    Noah, you have to go often as things come and go through the store very quickly. When I was on the hunt, I would go to the two GW stores here twice a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallyshark View Post
    Thanks guys:) Technically, I never left, but I just haven't had to time to keep up with the boards and whats going on etc. It will be that way for a while longer to, but I will try and get back in here as often as I can. Like I said, hopefully, I can post in a day or three when I get these hooked up. I'm very curious to hear what their "sound" is. The only thing close to these I ever had was some infinity reference 2000.4 bookshelves. I can tell you one thing though, these are far heavier built than the infinitys. I was kinda wanting to do the xovers on these, just because it's fun and rewarding if the result is good, but if you guys say it isn't worth it, I guess I won't:D I still can't believe I got these for $15, LOL! It makes me want to go on a goodwill scavenger hunt to all the goodwill stores within 20 miles, which would be A LOT:D
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    Ok guys, here's some pics of the RT35Is I scored. The drivers are absolutely flawless, and the cabinets only have a few minor scuffs on them. Otherwise, they are in amazingly good shape considering I found them taped together with shipping tape under a pile of throw away surround speakers I haven't had the chance to put them through the paces with different music. I did give them a quick listen with a couple of CDs. My initial impressions are: Very detailed highs with crispy midrange, but not too bright. The bass guitar sounded quite nice as well. I was a little surprised at the amount of bass these things were able to put out. Does that sound about right? All in all, I think they will be keepers for sure:D This was definitely $15 dollars well spent! I will give a better description after I've had the chance to properly test them out.
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    WOW those are nice!

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    Great score! If I end up with some time, I will definitely hit my closest Goodwill the next couple days...
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    Awesome find. They are very similar to the Rti6, though they look more refined IMHO. Give em some good amplification - like the RTi6s - they will really open up with high current amplification.

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    With the pics. it looks like you did even better than we thought, very nice looking speakers.

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    Very nice score.........congrats and enjoy

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    Great score and I love your straw acoustic sound panel behind the right speaker.

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    Excellent score bro. You did well on that one.
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    How in the hell were those only $15?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadams View Post
    How in the hell were those only $15?
    LOL! That's what I'm talking about! That was the price(actually $14.91) they had on it and had them taped together with shipping tape, so most people probably walked right past them:D I didn't realize what good condition they were in until I got them home. I figured for $15, it was still a deal if they needed a little work, but they are functionally PERFECT. I still haven't had a chance to put them through their paces, but they sound very nice from what little I've listened so far. Maybe a little bright, but I'm not sure yet...I swear I will do a proper "review" when I get the time:)
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    They should sound a bit 'bright' on some equipment because of their tweeter. But that can be dealt with by tweaking.

    14.91.....unbelievable! The LOOK absolutely MINT!

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