Floorstanding

This product is a vintage Polk model and is not available for sale, but it may still be available in some stores as a closeout or used product. The following text is taken from the original sales brochure for this product and does not reflect current availability. If you happen to have any question or concerns about this product, or any other Polk Audio product, feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-377-7655 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm EST

RTi8

Three-speaker, two-way floor-standing speakers for music and movies

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Real Wood, Real High Performance

REAL WOOD, REAL HIGH PERFORMANCE

Why settle for vinyl speakers when you can have the warmth and beauty of real wood at the same price, with speakers from the RTi Series. They are wonders of industrial design: real wood, radiant with metallic highlights and racing car lines. Classic Polk performance in a design that speaks to today's high-end home décor. True performance art.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN

  • Dynamic Balance® polymer composite drivers for smooth wide-range response with low distortion.
  • PowerPort® bass venting for superior clean, low distortion bass that you can really feel.
  • Magnetic shielding for safe placement near video sources.
  • Mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency.
  • Acoustic Resonance Control (ARC Port) technology for more natural midrange reproduction.
  • 1" silk dome tweeter with a neodymium magnets for clear, detailed highs; heat-sinked (shown right) for superior heat dissipation, power handling and reliability.
  • Dual, bi-ampable gold-plated 5-way binding post inputs (with wide holes for large-gauge bare wire connections) for the most secure connections and the most versatile wiring applications.
  • Butyl rubber surrounds for high performance durability
  • Acoustically inert stamped driver baskets.
  • Floating anti-diffraction grilles minimize grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.

Anti-Resonant Enclosure

Cabinet resonance can ruin the sound of an otherwise well-designed speaker. You don't want to hear your speaker cabinets humming along with the music (they don't even know the words), you want to hear the uncolored sound launched by the drivers and tweeters. We take special pains to make sure that Polk speaker cabinets are resonance-free. All wood cabinet Polk Audio loudspeakers are constructed of costly low-resonance MDF instead of the cheaper and more resonant particle board used by many competitive speaker brands. RTi Series Speakers feature additional anti-resonance strategies, like asymmetric braces.
  • All-MDF construction with massive asymmetric cabinet bracing ensures resonance-free enclosures for accurate sound. (Cutaway view of RTi12 shown left, bracing is similar on other RTi models)
  • Adjustable leveling feet in an outrigger base to provide stability on any type of flooring.
  • Real Wood finishes at vinyl prices.

Driver Complement

Tweeter
Quantity
Diameter1" (2.54cm) 
TypeSilk/Polymer composite dome 
Mid / Woofer
Quantity
Diameter6 1/2" (16.51cm) 
TypePolymer Composite Dynamic Balance Cones with Rubber Surrounds 

Electrical

Total Frequency Response30Hz-27kHz 
Upper -3dB Limit26 kHz
Lower -3dB Limit40 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Efficiency90 dB
Recommended Amplifier Power20-250 watts per channel
InputsDual (bi-amp) gold plated 5-way binding posts 

Amplifier Specs

Amplifier Type

Dimensions

Cabinet Dimensions
Height41 5/8" (105.73cm) 
Width7 3/4" (19.68cm) 
Depth15 1/2" (39.37cm) 

Shipping

Total Shipping Weight55.00 pounds
Included AccessoriesOutrigger levelling/carpet spikes 

Warranty

Speaker Warranty5 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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