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Polk R50's and CSI3?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Quinn, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Quinn

    Quinn Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any experience with these fronts and center? I was at Circuity City and they were on sale for $199 each. They sounded pretty good with the sub and surrounds off but was wondering what others think about the quality and price?

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    Lev-S Well-Known Member

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    I had the R50s w/ a CSi30 and was quite pleased. I recently upgraded from R50s to RTi6s and the I thought that the improvement was quite drastic. (The R50s use a crummy tweeter).
     
  3. Quinn

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    The RTi6 is a bookshelf, correct? How does it differ soundwise from the R50 as a floorstanding speaker?
     
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    Lev-S Well-Known Member

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    much clearer, more transparent sound. bass wise i noticed no difference because I was running a sub along with them, but from running the frotns large (with the sub off) it was impressive.
     
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    If you have a Fry's near you, they regularly have the R50 for $99 each. That's a really good deal, even with a "crummy" tweeter [​IMG] ! (and the R30 for $69). Gene
     
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    I am in Portland, OR and called Fry's. They are the same price as CC ($199).
     
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    I have a good friend in McMinnvill who bought a pair from Fry's in July for $99 apiece. And I have seen the same price several times since. And remember, $199 is Fry's regular price not their sale price. $199 is a fair price. $99 is a steal! Good luck with your decision. Gene
     

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