Well i went to demo the polks this morning. Wow, i like them allot, i think my dad will too. after all they are for christmas for him. is 899 a good price for the RTi8's? the 10's are 1299 lol. stupid dumbass sales person kept rushing me in the demo. i got about 10 good mins of listening to a movie, and they didnt even have the free sub for me to demo! 1 of the many reasons why i hate future shop! the guy had the nerve to ask me if im gonna put it on my future shop card. after i told him no ill pay cash he flipped out and wanted to sign me up and spent more time then the actually demo proccess trying to get me to sign up for a card. BS.. that was NOT a nice demo experience. now enough about my rant lol. is that a good deal? 899, and 1299 for those speakers? ill need to get him a center channel aswell, i need reccomendations.
Ill stick to visions with my demoing and buying stuff.. the pr!ck. cant beleive that.
I did the samething this morning (Future Shop in Montreal), listened to both the RTi8 and RTi10 on HK AVR430. I was quite impressed too with the RTi10, even in 2-channel musics (w/o sub). Soundstage was excellent. $1299 is the regular price. There was a $200 mail rebate 2 weeks ago for the RTi10. The sales person saw no problem to let it go at $1099. For the center, he recommended the CSi3 as opposed of the CSi5 (he indicated that the mids of the CSi3 were closer than the CSi5 to the RTi10). They were out of stock on both, so I could not listem to them.
haha yeah man they used the HK 430 as well. did they play jurassic park? they played that with me. i wanted them to go to the scene where the t-rex is chaseing the jeep, "uh, i dont know what that is". why would u use a disk you dont know anything about.. is beyond me. i agree with you though for the amount of time i listend the soundstage was incredible! yes 2channel music is what he demoed me with, without the sub as well. sounded great. he tried to turn on the sub and it wouldnt work.. lol the guy was.. ah..
what did the sales person tell you? i talked to the guy after and told him if i buy the fronts, sub and center all together what is the best deal he can get me, and he didnt say anything. so i dunno if this is a thing or... ill haveta look more into detail about the center channels.
lol i still stress enough, visions is the way to go. would u agree MB?
cuz the american speakers sound good lol. i dont really care if they are american or canadian.. just my dad needs slim speakers, the athenas are a big too big, and prety much allot of speakers are too wide.. so the RTi's were a nice fit. need to try the Energy's though. you would think they would be cheaper.. their not.. trust me lol
Energys are Canadian made. Small company = high prices. The Veritas are beautiful speakers but for the $4000 price tag for the floorstanders it's rediculous. Same thing with Paradigm, while they would probably have been my purchase, the American Polks were a lot cheaper.
I haven't had a chance to audition the Paradigms, but are you saying you think the Polks are of comparable quality?
Which models of Polks and Paradigms are you comparing? The only ones I heard that impressed me were the RTi8s adn above.
where on earth did you see the RTi8 for $154? I usually see them going for around $350 EACH, a price point that I have a hard time justifying---at least until I get a chance to hear their competition in that price range.
$350 each speaker. $700US for the pair. So $850 CDN. Not a bad price, but it's hard to get a good deal out of the States, you still get screwed on the border tax, not to mention most places won't ship outside the US.
yeah, the sales dude tride to tell me that the 8" tiny subwoofer came with the speakers. i told him no and he refused i was wrong. proved him wrong and he shut up and looked like a fool. heh. i really didnt hear a difference between the 8's and the 10's. 10's had more bass is the only thing i found.
need some reccommendations on a sub to go with the 8's.
The CSi5 will not make up any midrange lost by the 10s, since the major difference will be noticed in 2 channel music but there is really no loss, just a question of preference. I find the bass from the 8s is great, I have my receiver's crossover set to 40Hz and they perform great with accurate bass.
The Fxi3s are excellent surround speakers, no complaints, if your Dad has a larger room, or if you get the Csi5 over the Csi3, I would recommend moving up to the Fxi5.
Between the PSW404 and SVS there is no comparison, SVS will win in every single regard, especially musically, the Polk subs all have a delay finishing a the final note in a sequence which can drive you crazy in some musical pieces. In home theatre use it definitely does not disappoint, and matches well with the 8s, not drowning them out. Some of the SVSs may be too much sub for a moderate system.
Since he doesn't listen to music, they should be fine, the times you'll notice the speakers not timbre matching will be in sequences where the sound is passed off to another speaker, such as a plane flying through the soundstage.
Why not see how they fit first, I believe JBL and Polk have a similar sound, they do use the similar materials in their drivers and tweeters. For perfect timbre matching you will want Polks all around, and I'm very fond of speakers with the angled drivers/tweeters, really capable of moving the sound through the stage when compared to a bookshelf.
ok, well i drew a lill plan of his room and found out the perfect place for the big jbls, so i think ill try that one. if it doesnt sound to good ill just pick him up the other polks. any suggestions what to do with the jbls?