polk vs. polk!!

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  1. daveJOS

    daveJOS Auditioning

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    hello audiophiles....I need some help. I am building a home theater system to be used mostly for tv and movies. I am going to get the pioneer 1014 or the yamaha 5760. I was looking at polk surround packages...the rm 6700 and rm 6800. I have heard the 6800 and they sounded decent. But I havent found a place to listen to the 6700's...but I did see reviews of the 6700 that were good, only problem is I can't find reviews of the 6800!! I can get both for around the same price...anyone know which are better??? My room is about 13X15.

    Thanks....any input you may have would greatly be appreciated...please help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Dennis Gardner

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    I would think both systems would be close in performance. The 6700 has been around for a couple years, in fact the satellites have been in their systems for 4 years or so.

    The 6800 does have a 10 inch sub instead of the 8 inch 303 model that the 6700 has.

    Enjoy your new Polks, alot of us here do,

    DG
     
  3. Joey_V

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    Polk on polk violence is not condoned at HTF! LOL....

    Enjoy your Polks! Soon you will become one of us, another Polkster or Polkie or Polkatese... whichever!
     
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    I have used Polk speakers for the past 8 years and have never considered anything else since. Good luck and great choice on Polk system.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    IMO, I'd look at an RTi setup at least. They are better than the sub/sat systems. I find most people who buy sub/sat systems end up upgrading very soon.

    What's the budget? There are a lot of good deals out there.
     
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    I'd look at an RTi setup at least.
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    Not a bad idea....here's my take: Just look at Fry's Outpost deals on the R series. The price of a pair of R15s is cheap, cheap, cheap, but the quality is not. Get four of those, a Dayton 10" sub, and a CSi3 and you'd have a good setup for $400.
     
  7. Dennis Gardner

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    I agree with John, upgrading from a set of 6600s awhile back to a full set of towers and dual subs to match my 8 foot front projector setup.

    If you are looking at the system for a living room setup that has to be discreet, then the sats are great. If you are looking for the most sound for your $$$, look into bigger speakers that carry at least a 5 inch woofer.
    An RTi6 setup with FXi3 surrounds and CSi3 center would rock. I second the Dayton sub idea also, as it will lay the Polk sub to rest.
     
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    Dennis, I agree, towers are nice. I just got the R50s (
     
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    I had a setup of RM6700's and later upgraded to RTIi's and FXi's combination. A whole lot of difference between them, would suggest you check them out. Circuit City had a close out sale a month or two back with the RTis, if u get lucky you might be able to pick them up.
     
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    RTi would be SWEET! If you can swing it, do it. Even if you have to start with only 2 speakers - I would still do it.

    Starting off right with 2 solid speakers and building around it as money and time permits is a much more satisfying road to take, IMHO.

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  11. Dennis Gardner

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    Consider used, The RTi lineup has been good for the past 5 years or so. The looks stayed the same until just this past year, just try and match tweeter material types if you can to get a timbre (tone) match. Polk carries all replacement parts of you should ever need it.
     
  12. daveJOS

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    hello polkies....

    Thanks for all the input. Although I'd love to get a floor stand or bookshelf system I can't fit them in the room. The only thing that would work is the satelites and sub set-up. I was able to listen to the 6800 today...but the Frys I went to only had it with the 6900's sub...so i still havent heard the true setup.

    I did see a good deal on Onkyo reciever...I know this isnt the right place for this....but....whats the best 7.1 reciever for less than $500??? I saw and Onkyo, HK, Pioneer and yamaha...all for about the same. Any difference on which would drive the polks better??

    thanks.
     
  13. Dennis Gardner

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    At the $500 pricepoint, I would go with the one that offers the features you want. You won't hear a great difference in sound in any of those you mentioned through the sub-sat setup you chose. Any of those receivers will drive the setup to its limits.
     
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    Try Yamaha HTR 5760, its 7.1 and blends nicely with the Polks. If you are willing to go up a little bit in your budget you can get yourself a 5790 as well.
     

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