- Brand Name: Polk Audio
- Model Number: AM1172-C|4
- Color: Cherry
- Speaker Type: BookShelf Speaker
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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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|Output Wattage||Information not provided||100 Watts||Information not provided||Information not provided|
|Frequency Response Curve||50 Hz - 27 kHz||53 Hz - 25 kHz||40 Hz - 27 kHz||43 Hz - 25 kHz|
|Impedance||8 Ohm||8 Ohm||8 Ohm||8 Ohm|
|Dimensions||7 inches x 11.5 inches x 12 inches||11 inches x 10.2 inches x 7 inches||7.75 inches x 14.25 inches x 14.75 inches||15.4 inches x 11.75 inches x 7 inches|
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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
Today I received the Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers as a gift to myself, and I was totally caught off guard and blown away by the sound produced by them. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Warrior4Life
I must be spoiled by the JBL studio monitors I'm used to. These are decent. Some might even say good. They do need to break in, as has been reported by others. Read morePublished 20 days ago by StitchThis
Sounded somewhat bright, even strident, for my taste. Excellent clarity and imaging, just too bright. Read morePublished 23 days ago by brian3i
Tired at looking at reviews? Buy these speakers, you can't go wrong. I bought these as replacements for my computer main speakers, mainly so my subwoofer doesn't have to always be... Read morePublished 26 days ago by David Conway
After hearing these speakers in a popular furniture store, I knew immediately that Polk engineers had designed a quality product, and now, I am a proud owner of these speakers. Read morePublished 28 days ago by TwitorTweet
Using these as front height speakers! Work just fine! No problems!Published 1 month ago by babaoriley
Once again very happy with Polk product. This is my 2nd set of bookshelf speakers (the first are still in service as well). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bryan Bain