polk vs. klipsch speakers

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  1. tim ivan

    tim ivan Auditioning

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    hi guys....i posted this on audio review and got only a few responses,so here it is....
    i am trying to make a choice on what type of speakers to purchase(klipch rf3II or polk rti70)i plan to also purchase center and surrounds to match the brand.i also plan to get a pioneer elite receiver shortly after that.i plan to use the speakers for home theater use mostly , but i want it to play my cd music also.i presently have a pioneer d3s and mb quart speakers(raw speakers in a diy enclosure),B&W center,mb quart surrounds(also in diy enclosures)and a klipsch sw10 sub.please give me any positive or negative remarks that will help me make my choice.i really want to stick with either of the 2 brands.thank you....tim
     
  2. Mark R. Ososkie

    Mark R. Ososkie Stunt Coordinator

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    Klipsch hands down, the RTi70s really wont compare imo. I own a pair of RF-5's and absolutely love them, but if you can test them both out, let your ears decide.
     
  3. Paul Seyfarth

    Paul Seyfarth Stunt Coordinator

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    Polk LSi series you need to listen to those, they are lots better than the RT series.

    Let your ears decide, go test lots of speakers.
     
  4. JordanS

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    I have the RF-3 II with Adcom Seperates (100 x 2) and it gets obnoxiously loud and the speakers mantain their composure.
     
  5. Chris Tabor

    Chris Tabor Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the klipsch rf7's and love them. They absolutely ROCK. I upgraded from a full polk setup and will never go back. But definately listen for yourself.
     
  6. tim ivan

    tim ivan Auditioning

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    any other opinions??
     
  7. Manuel Delaflor

    Manuel Delaflor Supporting Actor

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    Another one. Klipsch. Without second thought.
     
  8. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

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    IMHO the Lsi's are a much better sounding speaker, but then again you need to let your ears figure out what they like! Try to audition a set before you buy anything else!
     
  9. Matt Jesty

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    The Elite rcvrs are nice sounding, but run better with more efficiant speaker designs...Klipsch will give the Elite more dynamics.....
     
  10. Cam S

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    Klipsch, no doubt about it. I'm using RB-3's for fronts untill I upgrade to the RF towers, and they are just amazing for such small speakers!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Phil Mays

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    I have both, and like both. I had the rt's in my main room
    until I purchased the RF-3's. The 3's were so dominate that I went complete Klipsch in my main room and retired the rt's to the bedroom. I have since even upgraded the rf-3's.

    Don't get me wrong. Again I love the sound of both, in a different way. I simply went with the Klipsch in my main listening area as they were much more effecent.

    You may be able to save some money if your B & W center is decent as it would match the Polk's better and you may be able to save some dough there.

    Listen for yourself and get what you like!
     

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