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Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)

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  • Pair of real wood bookshelf speakers with all MDF construction and resonance-free enclosures
  • Equipped with one 5.25-inch dynamic balance mineral/polymer composite cone driver
  • Features Power Port technology to reduce "chuffing" or "port noise"
  • Equipped with one 1-inch silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Features a neodynium magnet, low viscosity ferro-fluid cooling, and a heat sink on the back of the magnet
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Product Specifications

Color: Cherry
Brand NamePolk Audio
Speaker TypeBookShelf Speaker
Color NameCherry
Item Display Height12 inches
Depth11.5 inches
Driver Configuration1x 5.25" mid/woofer, 1x 1" Tweeter
Frequency Response Curve50 Hz - 27 kHz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)11.5 inches

Technical Details

Color: Cherry
  • Brand Name: Polk Audio
  • Model: AM1172-C|4
  • Color Name: Cherry
  • Speaker Type: BookShelf Speaker
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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Product Details

Color: Cherry
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 12 x 7 inches ; 15 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000V2UBSI
  • Item model number: AM1172-C|4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,173 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

Color: Cherry

Polk Audio RTI A1 Cherry Bookshelf Speaker - The new RTI A series feature several upgrades. From the incorporation of our latest Dynamic Balance Cone drivers and 1 inch tweeters to an elegant restyling of the cabinets in keeping with the latest styles. The floor-standing models feature "Power Port Plus" an enhancement of Polk's patented Power Port technology. As you would expect from this highly popular line, the performance is classic Polk.

Customer Reviews

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The sound is very clear, specially the upper mid and high frequencies.
Great sound from a small package, look to be very well made, quality product.
Some of the best sounding bookshelf speakers I've heard in a long time.
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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Foley on October 11, 2009
Color Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
I researched bookshelf speakers for two months. I wanted a speaker that would fill the room with clean, rich sound for all types of music, especially jazz, classical, bluegrass, and rock. Everything sounds great on these speakers. I had Boston Acoustic floor speakers. I still love the the BAs, but I have not lost anything with the Polk and I have gained space. The speakers sit on top of a bookcase, about 6' off the ground, in a 14' x 14' room. I could not be happier.
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102 of 106 people found the following review helpful By W. Ballard on December 1, 2011
Color Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
This may sound a bit like a Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 review, but read on, be patient, and you'll see where I'm going with this...

When researching which new speakers to buy, I read a number of reviews. I eventually waffled between the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1s and the Polk RTi A1s - both overwhelmingly favorably reviewed. In the end, I decided to take a chance on the Wharfedales. I spent hours trying to find them for sale online in the US, finally did find them, and made the purchase. There are no dealers that carry them in Oklahoma, and due to a lack of Stateside online retailer options, I paid full price, which made me a little nervous. To make matters worse, the day after I purchased the Wharfedales, Amazon slashed the price on the Polks by $75. Not wanting to pass on a great deal and knowing I could return whichever speakers I liked the least, I went ahead and got them too. The speakers arrived within a day of each other, and the first thing I did was test them in head to head competition to see if I had chosen wisely. Kind of fun, and quite revealing...

The Diamond 10.1s totally exceeded my high expectations and validated the flowery reviews I had read. These speakers not only look fantastic, more importantly, they also sound phenomenal. Even with a premium Onkyo receiver, I couldn't turn the volume up high enough to distort the tight, controlled, and vibrant sound emitted from these speakers before they blew out my ear drums. Simply amazing.

The Polks are also superb and performed nearly on par with the Wharfedales. When compared back to back, the Polks were ever so slightly brighter and harsher, if that makes sense. The Wharfedales seemed warmer and more refined; just as hard hitting, but more capable when handling the softer stuff.
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59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By B. Lee on June 13, 2008
Color Name: Cherry
I also own the previous generation RTi6 bookshelf speakers by Polk and was able to do a direct comparison. The 6s have larger drivers so their slight mid-bass advantage is to be expected, but in all other ways the RTi A1 is an improvement. The sound projects further outside of the cabinets, or rather the cabinets disappear and throw a great, wide sound-field outward. Instruments sound like they should, male voices aren't nasal or chesty, and the highs are soothing rather than sibilant and tinny (as the previous RTis could get under pressure). I have never heard a speaker this nice at a price this low.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By brooklen on March 30, 2012
Color Name: Cherry Verified Purchase
I was already familiar with the quality and value of Polk Audio products and particularly appreciate Polk is based in Baltimore, MD. I still own and have enjoyed my Polk RT10 tower speakers for the past 14 years. These RTI A1 speakers Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry) were purchased to replace my Bose cube satellites and Acoustimass subwoofer module which I have gotten really tired of due to their lack of musicality and the overall richness of sound I had become so accustomed to getting from my towers. After reading all of the user (thank you, again, Amazon customers!) and a good number of expert reviews, and not really having room in my new residence for my towers, I chose to go with these for the price point, flexibility and quality everyone claimed they offered. I took them out of the box and were truly impressed with the awesomeness of the real Cherry wood finish. Exquisite! The overall shape of the unit (not boxy but curved toward the rear for acoustic reasons) was extremely beautiful. They were solid, not overly heavy or bulky and could easily be placed on a bookshelf. They can also be placed directly on the wall via the enclosed screws and the hook located on the rear port hole cover. However, when placed on my newly purchased Vantage Point adjustable speaker stands Vantage Point SSB-30BB Adjustable Bookshelf Series Speaker Stands they are stunning to behold and allow for the flexibility of placement I desired.

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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful By F. funches on August 29, 2008
Color Name: Cherry
i have had these in just over a week and with the hours i have played them i would say that i am entering the break in stage. right out of the box they sounded a little bright, now they sound a little more laid back and smoother. most reviewers on here pair their speakers with a receiver and a sub. i would suggest that you use neither. in stereo i would suggest you use more superior hardware to get more from these gems,such as a good amp,a preamp and a good cd player,or turntable. now for my review.i listened to the polks well into the late hours of the night each night. as my preamp and amp got warmer the polks fell deeper into the sound stage as the sound stage got wider. i turned the lights off and i was conviced they were full range speakers.from the sometimes thunderous bottom end to realistic midband and the smooth highs.as the hours went on i plunged deeper into my cd collection,and the sound stopped comming from the speakers and were placed in locations in the air between and the outer edges the speakers. when i kept on looking at each speaker it did not appear that sound was comming from them. this has happened to me before on a larger scale with my legacy signatures (130lbs each beasts , a little over five feet tall and almost 4grand more).will downing's pleasures of the night (cd) is my usual reference cd for male voices and his voice came so close to me in that center stage i know i could have slapped him if i had reached out my hand. maxwell's cd embroya is my bottom end test cd and wow the gut they had was tremendous. i continued to listen to more cds from jazz to some classic r&b and classical and they got better and better. i love'm. and by the way did i say they were a very good looking pair of speakers.
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