Polk Audio RTi10 (break in)

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Antonio_B, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Antonio_B

    Antonio_B Stunt Coordinator

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    Do you guys have an idea how much time or how many hours it would take for my speakers to sound better?
     
  2. Frank Zimkas

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    What are you driving them with?
     
  3. Antonio_B

    Antonio_B Stunt Coordinator

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    Harmon Kardon 630 but i don't feel that my setup is very powerful.
     
  4. Frank Zimkas

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    I'll go out on a limb and recommend a more powerfull receiver or a seperate amp. Give those speakers some gas and you'll be quite impressed!!
     
  5. Antonio_B

    Antonio_B Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok so you think that those speakers are sounding weak and are not delivering a crisp sound because of the receiver?

    Then what would you recommend in the same price range(for a receiver)?
     
  6. Shiu

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    I listened to the RTi10 several times, powered by the AVR430 one time and the 630 other times. It did seem to sound much better with the 630, in the terms of mid, bass, and overall clarity.
     
  7. Frank Zimkas

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    What's your budget?
     
  8. Wayne Ernst

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    Antonio, Just use the AVR-630 that you have. It would be too costly to move to another receiver. However, you could consider getting a separate 2-channel amp to drive your Polk RTi10 speakers. Going the separate amp route might be the cheapest way - vs. going with a new receiver that would provide possibly only a nominal difference in power.

    I have the little brothers to the Polks that you own - I have the RTi8 speakers. For me, it took a few months of using them before they loosened up and started to sound pretty decent. Had I sent continuous power to them, I'm sure they would have been broken in within a week's time-period.
     
  9. ScottCHI

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    what's wrong with the way they sound?
     
  10. Wayne Ernst

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    Speakers take time to loosen up a bit so their true sound can be revealed. Nothing is essentially wrong with the sound of a "just out of the box speaker." However, the sound can, and does, improve with time.
     
  11. Chu Gai

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    Well it takes them about a minute or so to loosen up. As to whether the sound improves, that's a function of you getting used to them or not. A lengthy thread on speaker break-in can be found here.
    Not every speaker is going to work for you despite that thousands may feel otherwise. My general position on this is if you don't like the way the speaker sounds after working with it at home, don't keep holding on to it past the store's return policy so you can get your money back.

    Apart from that, you may need to work on the speaker placement. A series of articles regarding that can be found in the thread Can You Make Your Sound Better.
     
  12. ScottCHI

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    o, i understand that idea.

    he seems pretty confident that they will get "better". i was just curious to know exactly what the poster was unhappy with about the speakers' sound and where they might be expecting an improvement.
     
  13. Chu Gai

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    Wasn't much to go on here.
     

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