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Infinity or polk, which one is better?

 

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Username: Aqua

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-05
i saw two speakers are on sale on two different stores. one is infinity PRIMUS 360, and the other is polk rti8. the price of infinity is about $699 and that of polk is $899. cause they are in different stores, i cannot place them side by side and compare. is there anyone here has the experice on these two speakers? which has better sound and which one is better to choose?
 

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Username: Tevo

Chicago, IL USA

Post Number: 57
Registered: Feb-05
IMHO, in this price range there are better alternatives.

$800 can net a pair of PSB Image floorstanders. $900 can net a pair of NHT ST4s. Just to name two.

The only true measure should be by your own ears... go to the store and listen.
 

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Username: Aqua

Post Number: 3
Registered: Feb-05
oh, this is in canadian dollars and for a pair.
 

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Username: Tevo

Chicago, IL USA

Post Number: 58
Registered: Feb-05
IMHO, for < $500 or less CDN, I tend towards bookshelves as I haven't found a floor stander in this price range that does anything better than a bookshelf- except play louder and have deeper extension in the lower octaves.

Go to the stores and check them out- one after the other. Bring music you are familiar with and have the sales associate play it for you.
 

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Username: Aqua

Post Number: 4
Registered: Feb-05
thanks for your suggestion. but i still want some opinion between these two speakers. their regular prices are same: CAD$999 but in different two different stores.
 

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Username: Tevo

Chicago, IL USA

Post Number: 59
Registered: Feb-05
Google.com and google "Infinity Primus 360 reviews" and "Polk RTi8 reviews".

You should find some links and sites (like avreview.com) with opinions from people who have these systems. A search of the forum here at ecoustics.com may also yield some threads regarding these two speakers.

Cheers.
 

edster922
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I saw the Primus 360 on ebay for about $450 shipped and brand new a few months ago, I'd look there first if I were you.

The RTi8s are nice but way overpriced for what you're getting. For $900 you'd be way better off with Internet-direct speakers like the Ascend 340s plus a cheap sub.
 

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Username: Dmwiley

Post Number: 43
Registered: Feb-05
Kelly, I don't understand why you keep insisting on the opinion of others on this topic. You have been given the right advice: go listen for yourself. That is the only way to intelligently shop for speakers. Of course, I did say intelligently. If you want to do something dumb, go right ahead.
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