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Polk Audio RTi A3

Polk Audio RTi A3
alaScore 83

57 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Polk Audio RTi A3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Polk Audio RTi A3

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Polk Audio RTi A3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polk AM3372-A RTi A3 Bookshelf Speakers - CherryPolk AM3375-A RTi A3 Bookshelf Speakers - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Polk Audio RTi A3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Polk Audio RTi A3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Polk Audio RTI A3 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)Polk Audio RTI A3 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)

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Polk Audio RTi A3

 

If you're building a medium range stereo or surround system, the RTI A3 speakers would make an excellent choice as bookshelf speakers for a stereo system or as surround speakers. From faithful bass reproduction to crisp, clean highs, sound is...

6.5 inch composite cone driver1" silk/polymer tweeter40Hz-27Khz frequency response89dB efficiencyReal wood cabinet

The RTi A3 feature a frequency response of 40Hz-27KHz and a power...

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Very nice for the price

 

I bought these when the price dropped to $249.99 with free shipping. I don't think there's a better speaker out there for $250.

First, as a level-set... I consider myself a novice audiophile. I've put these speakers through quite a bit of testing and have been quite pleased with the package overall. I read reviews that the sound gets a little "nasal" at high volumes. I...

None that I'm bothered enough by to write them here

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don\'t judge this book by it\'s cover!

 

This product is used a seven(7.2) hook-up and also for music

Affordability","Attractive Design","Easy to Mount","Easy To Setup","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

NONE

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don\'t judge this book by it\'s cover!

 

The thing great about these speakers are from the family of Polk Audio

Affordability","Attractive Design","Easy to Mount","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

NONE

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the beginnings of an audiophilliac start here

 

Powered by a Yamaha C-2x preamp, Yamaha M-70 power amp. Amp has to hit just under 200 watts out consistent output to the speakers before distortion in certain harmonics are possible. I recalibrated the output meters for 6 ohm output. I am pretty...

I purchased a set of these speakers after spending many hours in a box box chain sampling everything they had in my price range which was <$500 USD pre tax. Where the TSI 200 wasn't crisp the RTi A series (both A1 and A3) where brutally detailed in...

For best imaging in my setup it seems necessary to place these speakers at or slightly below listening levels for the best imaging. IN this sense they have a kind of narrow window for their sweet spot

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Great Bookshelf Speakers

 

Great bookshelf speakers, I upgraded from monitor 40's and couldn't be happier. Wood finish is also very nice, big improvement in aesthetics over the Monitor line as well

None

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Horrible speaker for music

 

You'll find tons of reviews raving about these speakers and has a theater speaker they do sound great but I'm looking for a music speaker not a theater speaker.

These are great for home theater so don't get me wrong

Everyone raved about the bass for music and such but I highly disagree. The bass sounds somewhat distant and muddy. I was looking for An open sound stage which these do have but I wanted it to cleanly hit 50hz these sound like muddy and distant 70hz on...

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Excelent natural sounding speakers

 

I have always had large Altec speakers in my living room. After retiring and moving into a small apartment, my speakers took half the living room. To downsize, I purchased two Polk Audio speakers. I was delightful suprised how a speaker, a fraction of...

Attractive Design","Crisp Sound","Easy To Connect","Great Sound Quality

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Excelent natural sounding speakers

 

I have always had large Altec speakers in my living room. After retiring and moving into a small apartment, my speakers took half the living room. To downsize, I purchased two Polk Audio speakers. I was delightful suprised how a speaker, a fraction of...

Attractive Design","Crisp Sound","Easy To Connect","Great Sound Quality

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Amazing

 

I can only say how happy Im with the purchase of these speakers, amazing sound and clarity. They also have a great look and fit in well with my home.

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Product Specifications

All RTi models feature the latest generation Dynamic Balance drivers and tweeters. The bass/midrange drivers used throughout the RTi range use polymer/mineral composite cones. The 1-inch tweeter is a silk/polymer composite dome for smoother response and better detail than the tweeter used in the previous RTi Series. It features a neodymium magnet, low-viscosity ferro-fluid cooling and a heat sink on the back of the magnet for better power handling and reliability. All models feature Polk's patented Power Port technology that reduces turbulence at the mouth of the port. Power Port vastly reduces "chuffing" or "port noise" and provides deeper, more powerful, lower distortion bass than could be achieved with conventional ported or sealed designs of comparable size. The RTi models are magnetically shielded to allow safe placement next to televisions or video monitors. All models feature gold plated 5-way binding posts with dual inputs for bi-amplification or bi-wiring.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.4in
Height:14in
Width:14.8in

Header

Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Model:A3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polk Audio RTi

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Cherry

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Speaker System Type:Speaker
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