Will I miss the mid-bass?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Conrad Ebel, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Conrad Ebel

    Conrad Ebel Agent

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    I'm putting together a new 7.1 system. I already have most of the pieces, including 2 Polk RTi38s (fronts), 4 Polk RTi28s (surround and rear), and the CSi40 for the center. I also have 2 10" subwoofers from my old 5.1 system that I was going to use. Now I'm wondering if the RTi38s will provide enough mid-base. My 5.1 system had pretty weak main cabinet speakers (old ~50w Technics), but they had 8" woofers in them to go along with the sub.

    I should be receiving my new receiver in a day or two. I have heard all the speakers individually, but never all together. I guess I'm crossing my fingers and hoping they sound good together. From the research I've done, they should.

    From those of you who are familiar with these components, will I be disappointed or miss any of the "mid-bass" from the RTi38 fronts? Feel free to give input or comment on my setup as well (as I can still return the speakers if I wanted to).

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    This is my first post BTW. [​IMG]
     
  2. Ron Daily

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    Conrad, I have a set of RTi38's for mains on 31 inch stands powered by the onkyo TX-SR601 along with a polk PS-202 sub. I am very happy with the midrange of the Rti38's. I don't yet have any surrounds or center speakers and just listen to music mostly. I have noticed that the high end seems to distort before the midrange at high volume levels. My plan is to get a pair of Rti-70 towers to use for mains and then use the 38's for surround. The extra driver in the Rti-70's should add quite a bit more midrange.I noticed you have a TX-SR800 so maybe the extra power you have over my receiver will give you a little more midrange. Please let me know how your setup sounds when you get it finished.
    Ron
     
  3. EricSm

    EricSm Stunt Coordinator

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    With the RTI38's you shouldn't be missing any mid bass at all. Naturally, you will be missing the lower bass region, but that's to be expected with a bookshelf speaker. Placement is key. Find the right spot where the bass, mid range, and highs sound just right to you and enjoy them. I have a very similar set up and am quite happy.
     

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