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Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)
- 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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|Item Dimensions||12 x 11.5 x 7 in||14.75 x 14.25 x 7.75 in||7 x 10.2 x 11 in||9.45 x 6.89 x 5.71 in||7 x 11.75 x 15.4 in||7 x 10.2 x 11 in|
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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.
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Initially the plan was to secure a new AV receiver and floor-standing speakers for the front. After much thought and research, this plan was reduced to only front bookshelf speakers. The decision to not purchased the floor-standing speakers related to the power requirements being higher than my present receiver. Most speakers of interest to me quoted a power range of 25 to 400 or so watts. My current receiver has a maximum of 65 watts and the replacement receivers I was interested in had similar power levels.
As a result, the decision was made to purchase only new bookshelf speakers and, if needed, a sub woofer. After much investigation, it was decided to go with the Polk Audio RTiA1. Fortunately these were on sale after Thanksgiving.
The speaker has the capability to utilize a bi-wiring set up but my receiver does not so only a single pair of wires were connected. Whether this results in any loss of sound quality I have no way of measuring.
The balancing system on the receiver is manual so it took a little time to adjust the setting to a satisfactory level. In most cases a 30 to 40 per cent power level creates comfortable listening.
At first there did not appear to be much difference between the original front speakers and the new Polk's. However, after several days the difference became very pronounced. (Apparently there really is a break in period.) Both high and mid range tones were crisp and clear on both music and movies. The bass was not as pronounced as with the old speakers due mainly to the fact that the AAL speakers contain a large woofer. Also, during movies, as the sound moves around, this movement was much more obvious than with the old setup. Since the same receiver was used for both setups, the improved sound has to be related to the new Polk speakers.
To offset the loss of some bass, a Polk Audio PSW 10 sub woofer Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Single, Black) was added. Now there is a much better surround sound performance than before. The only negative is that since these are bookshelf speakers, and I do not have any bookshelfs, placement can be a problem. Right now they are on top of the old speakers while I decide whether to mount them on the wall or purchase speaker stands. There are pros and cons to each approach and my early view is to go with the wall mount.
In general I am very pleased with the Polk speakers. The sound quality is excellent and the price very reasonable. I certainly recommend them.