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Polk R50's and CSI3?


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Quinn

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Posted March 30 2004 - 07:54 AM

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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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Lev-S

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Posted March 30 2004 - 09:40 AM

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).
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Quinn

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Posted March 30 2004 - 09:52 AM

The RTi6 is a bookshelf, correct? How does it differ soundwise from the R50 as a floorstanding speaker?

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Posted March 30 2004 - 02:36 PM

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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Posted March 30 2004 - 05:10 PM

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 Posted Image ! (and the R30 for $69). Gene
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted March 31 2004 - 03:16 AM

I am in Portland, OR and called Fry's. They are the same price as CC ($199).

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Posted March 31 2004 - 03:57 AM

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
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.