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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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- Brand Name: Polk Audio
- Model Number: AM1172-C|4
- Color: Cherry
- Speaker Type: BookShelf Speaker
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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|Item Dimensions||12 x 11.5 x 7 in||7 x 10.2 x 11 in||14.75 x 14.25 x 7.75 in||7 x 11.75 x 15.4 in|
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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So for performance.. The yamaha puts out 100w/channel which can drive these things well beyond sane volumes without a hint of distortion (crossover set to 90hz). High end is a little bright when new(though not ice picky, brittle or fatiguing) but gets smoother and more balanced with use and time.. at least a hundred hours or so. All in all great for movies and music. I listen to prog, metal, classical, hip hop and classic rock in 2.1. The little polks reproduce acoustic and electric guitars well, as they do the upper register of the bass guitar. Snare drum, hat and toms sound natural. The crash sticks out at first but does mellow eventually. Vocals tend to lack throatiness when listing to compressed files. Voice reproduction is way better from analog. When positioned properly they have good instrument separation and image well. The speakers don't seem to color the sound in any way, or have annoying nasally resonant frequencies. Very musical speakers. I recommend using a sub with these unless you only want them for background music. They do sound great loud without a sub but the small mid bass drivers can only push so much air.
I live in a condo where I can't be loud all of the time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good, clear mids and treble. But low-mids and bass are weak. OK for classical and jazz, not so for anything else. I returned them.Published 13 days ago by Kazie Satoh
Great speaker - don't expect deliver in two days - ignore what you're reading - you might have to pay extra to get it in two days as promised - as estimatedPublished 25 days ago by huntertl
I got this with these speakers with the Pioneer VSX-530-K 5.1 Channel AV Receiver and they work really well.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
RTI A1 bookshelf speakers are well worth there retail price ! They introduce great imaging from a good source recording. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin