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Our best non-powered floor standing loudspeaker.

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Real wood. Real high performance.

The RT800i tower speaker is ideal for music only stereo systems or for high performance home theater systems. Its dual 6" Dynamic Balance drivers provide extremely high dynamic range coupled with audiophile transparency, detail and spacious imaging. The RT800i makes everything from action movies to grunge rock to opera, sound fantastic.

The RT800i features:

  • Superior home theater and music performance
  • High efficiency assures great performance even with low power receivers
  • Composite Dynamic Balance Driver Cone for wide response and low distortion
  • Improved 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: choose from Maple, Cherry and Black Oak
  • A patented Power Port, with downward-firing port, brings you surprisingly powerful, low distortion bass
  • Smooth, natural midrange reproduction thanks to patented Acoustic Resonance Control technology
  • Magnetically shielded for safe placement next to your TV without picture interference
  • Anti-diffraction raised driver bezel minimizes grille diffraction for open, spacious, 3-dimensional imaging
  • Slim tower design conserves floor space, the RT800i occupies less than 1 square foot
  • Dual (bi-ampable) 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 industrial-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® drivers, shielded 


Total Frequency Response28Hz - 26kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit25 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit42 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20 - 250 watts per channel
InputsDual (bi-ampable) gold-plated 5-way binding post 


Cabinet Dimensions
Height40 1/4" (102.23cm) 
Width8" (20.32cm) 
Depth10 1/2" (26.67cm) 
Width9 1/8" (23.18cm) 
Depth11 1/8" (28.26cm) 


Unit of Measureeach 
Total Shipping Weight48.00 pounds


Speaker WarrantyLimited, 5 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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