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Polk Audio RTi A9

Polk Audio RTi A9
alaScore 83

48 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Polk Audio RTi A9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Polk Audio RTi A9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Polk Audio RTI A9 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Black)Polk Audio RTI A9 Floorstanding Speaker (Single, Cherry)

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Polk RTi A9 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

 

The big boy of Polk Audio's famed RTi series of loudspeaker the A9 is everything Polk has learned over its storied history applied in a single, affordable design. Capable of running with costlier competition the A9 begs the question why spend more if...

The RTi A9 provides a superboverall level of performance and musicality, with great soundstaging, asmooth and detailed high end and midrange, and punchy, extended bass ; The RTi A9 provides an impressive amount of design and technology, and looks...

The RTi A9 has a somewhat forward tonal balance ; The RTi A9 needs good quality power to perform optimally ; The RTi A9 needs some space around it to sound its best

The Polk RTi A9 provides a remarkable level of performance andmusicality for its affordable price. It also earns its way there,packing a ton of design into its large enclosure. Its minor sonic flawsnever interfere with its excellent transparency,...

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True Audiophile grade speakers at a bargain price

 

the RTI A series is an amzing sounding speaker and great bang for the buck. I listened to a lot of speakers before finally deciding on these and hands down these were the best bang for the buck. I did try them with just my receiver, but they really do...

Excellent sound full spectrum sound

Big ; You really need an amp to truely enjoy

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True Audiophile grade speakers at a bargain price

 

the RTI A series is an amzing sounding speaker and great bang for the buck. I listened to a lot of speakers before finally deciding on these and hands down these were the best bang for the buck. I did try them with just my receiver, but they really do...

Excellent sound full spectrum sound

Big ; You really need an amp to truely enjoy

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Awsome tower speakers.

 

You will not be disappointed. These speakers are as pretty to look at as they are to listen too.

Clean sound. Wonderful bass. Speaker provides an amazing sound stage that matches the rest of the RTI series speakers

None really

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NOT BAD AT ALL

 

if you have questions about anything you can email me pavlovskyrepair@gmail.com

So, these speakers have been amazing, I am currently running them only on 65W of power to each ; but will be going up to 145 this weekend ; I have found them to be VERY sold and they just SOUND AMAZING ; i do recommend having a BIG room for them as if...

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mis information

 

For the price either these or psb image t6 or kef r series(a bit more but a jump up in quality)

the rti 7 has only one midrange driver,the a9 has 2...these are really great speakers if you have the amp to get them to sing properly..if using anything less than 200 watts you aren't getting the cream these can produce

very heavy,but that's actually a good thing as the cabinets don't resonate

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AMAZING

 

GET THEM!!!

Ok, so i bought these to replace my yamaha 777 s , and boy are these amazing. By far the best speakers ive ever owned ; they have amazing bass (no sub needed even thought i have 2) ; the highs are amazing at 40 percent power it sounds like some one is...

they might be heavy for some but heavy means real wood so im not sure if thats a con or pro up to you

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Rti A9

 

One of the speakers came with the bass port that fell off or had been knocked off. Other than that great speaker. Shipping took about 1 week to my door and for 399.00 each you really can't complain.

Great sounding speakers across the spectrum ; Beautiful design

Heavy. If that's a con

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WELL WORTH IT

 

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Awesome Audio

 

MSRP is 1,500.00 a pair @ Polk Audio

Fantastic

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Product Specifications

The RTi series occupies the "Better" position in Polk's "Good" (Monitor Series), "Better" (RTi Series) and "Best" (LSi Series) freestanding speaker positioning strategy. The RTi products feature all-new drivers and tweeters and striking contemporary cosmetics. 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 A9's midrange driver and tweeter are housed in a sealed enclosure that is isolated from the woofer enclosure to prevent interference effects that would degrade midrange performance. The larger floor-standing model RTi A9 uses multiple long-throw 7" woofers to combine the wide dynamic range benefits of a single large woofer with the tight, punchy, accurate bass response of small woofers. Combined with Power Port Plus, these multiple woofers deliver deep high impact bass with speed and accuracy. 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:21.4in
Height:48.8in
Width:8.8in

Header

Manufacturer:Polk Audio
Model:A9
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:3-way
Speaker System Type:Speaker
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