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Floorstanding Speaker with built-in powered subwoofer.

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Real wood. Real high performance.

Discover the extra thrill of deep, precise bass when you get an elegant floorstanding speaker with a built-in subwoofer. The RT1000i is an excellent place to start for a medium to large room. Whether you're listening to stereo music, or using these powerhouses as the basis for a roomshakin' home theater system, you'll love with the RT1000i's explosive bass, lifelike clarity and 3-D imaging. If you're looking to fill an exceptionally large room with exceptionally powerful sound, think about adding an additional separate powered subwoofer to your RT1000i set up.

  • Designed for superior home theater and music performance
  • Ground shaking bass from a built-in internal 6.5" subwoofer in a patented High Velocity Compression Drive band-pass enclosure, with a downward-firing Power Port for low distortion; great performance even from low power receivers
  • Easily accessed front panel-mounted Subwoofer level control lets you adjust bass volume to best suit your system, room and taste
  • Low level (RCA type) subwoofer inputs
  • Composite Dynamic Balance Driver Cone for wide response and low distortion
  • Dynamic Balance Tri-Laminate Tweeter technology, with vapor deposited micro-layers of stainless steel and aluminum for clear, detailed highs
  • Available in three natural wood finishes, each standard and at no extra cost: Maple, Cherry and Black Oak
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement next to your TV without picture interference
  • Anti-diffraction driver bezel minimizes grille diffraction for open, spacious, 3-dimensional imaging
  • Slim tower design conserves floor space, the RT1000i occupies less than 1 square foot
  • Gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs for the most secure wire connections
  • Adjustable leveling feet/carpet spikes for the ultimate stability on any type of floor

Wood at Vinyl prices - The first thing you'll notice about the RTi Series is their luxurious real wood finishes: beautiful light Maple, inviting Cherry, and serious Black Oak. What will really surprise you, though, is that you won't pay a premium for these distinctive real wood finishes. Our in-house computer controlled woodworking factory, we can offer these rich finishes at prices you'd normally pay for vinyl.

After the look, there's the sound. Just like the legendary RT Series before them, the RTi Series fit the bill whether you're looking for excellent home theater speakers or truly exceptional and musical speakers (because we all know that home theater speakers really have to do a lot more than just provide good movie sound). These RTi Series speakers have the dynamic range and powerful bass response you want for extraordinary home theater sound, and the clarity, spacious imaging and smooth response necessary to make everything from the latest techno-grunge rock, to your favorite recording of "Don Giovanni" sound simply fantastic.

Driver Complement

Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® Tri-laminate dome tweeter, shielded 
Mid / Woofer
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® mid/bass driver, shielded 
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypeDynamic Balance® bass driver, shielded 


Total Frequency Response25Hz - 26kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit36 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Mid-High Array Crossover2kHz; 1st order low pass, 2nd order high pass. Plus 80Hz 6 dB/octave high pass filter 
Radiation PatternDirect radiating 
Subwoofer Crossover80Hz, fixed 
Recommended Amplifier Power30 - 250 watts per channel
InputsDual gold plated 5-way binding posts. Line level RCA subwoofer input 
OutputsLine level subwoofer output, RCA jack 

Amplifier Specs

Maximum Power Consumption100 
Maximum SPL110 dB
Power Requirements (voltage)110V, 60Hz 
Bandwidth30 - 200 
220V AvailabilityYes 
Continuous Average Output
Dynamic Power80 watts


Cabinet Dimensions
Height42 1/4" (107.31cm) 
Width8" (20.32cm) 
Depth13 5/8" (34.61cm) 
Enclosure Type
Mid-High Array Enclosure TypeSealed 
Subwoofer Enclosure TypeVented HVCD bandpass, Power Port 
Mounting OptionsFloor-standing only 
Width9 1/8" (23.18cm) 
Depth13 5/8" (34.61cm) 
Product Weight (each)50.00 pounds


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight87.00 pounds
Included AccessoriesAdjustable rubber feet/carpet spikes 


Speaker WarrantyLimited, 5 years parts and labor 
Subwoofer Amplifier WarrantyLimited, 2 years parts and labor 

Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.

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