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Polk Audio RTi A5

Polk Audio RTi A5
alaScore 90

87 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Polk Audio RTi A5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

design, price, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Polk Audio RTi A5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Polk Audio RTi A5 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on People really like the size and price. The usability and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

design, usability, price, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Polk Audio RTI A5 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Cherry)Polk Audio RTI A5 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Cherry)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (

Polk Audio RTi A5


With the Powerport and ARC port design the bass output in the RTi A5 series is quite impressive in the low and mid ranges. With only 1 tweeter there is not a lot to offer in the mid and high range sound output, though in a basic home theatre setup it...

Tear drop style designTwo 6.5 inch driversPowerport and ARC port5 Year Warranty

Lacking in the high end

The speaker has two 6.5 inch midbass drivers that are made from...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Greg (

Great looking and great sounding


Apart from their great sound, the quality of the fit and finish (in Cherry) really blew me away -- absolutely PERFECT. They look like they ought to be much more expensive

Nothing against these beautiful speakers, but I ordered what I thought would be matching Cherry subwoofers from Polk (Polk Audio PSW Series PSW110 Cherry Powered subwoofer), and they don't match at all. The RTI A5s are a deep highly polished Cherry,...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great Value


A giant killer. They retired other "famous brand" much more expensive speakers I had. Highly recommended, and I've heard lots of speakers.

Detailed and clear sound, good looks with high wife acceptance factor, strongest performance/price ratio


Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Foot Flyer (

Fantastic Speakers


The speakers are about 4 years old now and sound better then when purchased.

Great sound, Good looks


Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Genetic Mistake (

For some tastes, nearly perfect


Main setup: Front RTi A5s connected by 12 AWG copper wire to a Sunfire TGR-3 receiver measured at 238 wpc stereo, 165 wpc in 5.1, Yamaha SW 315 subwoofer, Polk CS2 center and Polk Monitor 50 surrounds Other: Polk Monitor 70s similarly connected to an...

You don't hear these speakers. All you hear with the A5s is every note, sound, effect and nuance, in crystal clear clarity and detail, that is in the recording. The ring of a lightly tapped triangle drifting off in a classical crescendo, the resonance...

None for my tastes. But others will prefer a different sound. By design the A5s don't have the speaker enhanced fullness of the Monitor 70s (which I also have). The mids and highs are clearer and more pronounced in the A5s which might not appeal to...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: GABRIEL TELLO a Casual Listener (

Polk Audio RTi A5 (Black) Floorstanding Speakers



Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: zimbad (

update on the rtia5 speakers


This is an update to my last review, (zimmy), and after having these in my living room for a while, and adding a Polk audio psw111 sub, and an ONKYO HT-RC 560, receiver I am just loving these speakers now, the sub is very helpful and the new HT-RC560...

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: zimmy (

Polk Audio RTiA5 Black (Ea) 2-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker


I ordered a pair of these speakers from Crutchfield after to talking to someone at Polk audio, whom I explained I wanted something with a nice look, and they do look nice, and sound pretty good, but the cherry color is no-where near the lighter color...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Brendan (

Polk Audio RTiA5 Black (Ea) 2-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker


I recently purchased these to replace a pair of 26 year old vintage Polk 5 Jr bookshelf speakers. The RTi A5 has a tweeter design that's different enough from my old speakers that its taking a while to get used to it. The frequencies are all there, it...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex (

Polk Audio RTiA5 Black (Ea) 2-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker


These speakers blew me away. For the price I couldnt believe how these speakers combine sound quality with the ability to get so loud.

Jun, 2011

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. RTi A5 is a floor-standing model and features "Power Port Plus", an enhancement in Power Port technology. Power Port Plus uses two ports (one front, one rear) and internal "plates" to further reduce air turbulence and increase bass efficiency.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Suitable for outdoor use: No



Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

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