New RTiA's in the House

dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
edited June 5 in Speakers
After many many good years in the House the RT2K's and Cs1000p have been upgraded.
Musically they are a big upgrade but it will be the movies that will tell the story for this room. William Bell is breaking them in right now.
I also installed 4 RT-70 Ceiling speakers for Atmos.

The UPS guy was glad he didn't live next to me.
Now I can only hope the DLP will die for the next Phase of this room.
SVS might see a sale before that happens.
It never ends does it.
Love the Polks!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    Very nice space!
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 827
    Very nice setup. Dark Knight trilogy time on them?

    Agree on the SVS or an HSU
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    mrloren wrote: »
    Very nice setup. Dark Knight trilogy time on them?

    Agree on the SVS or an HSU

    That sound like a good plan. We watched the 2 hour season ending of Gotham tonight. No better time to continue the fun.
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    Question with the center.
    What should I run it as? Large or small. Also what crossover do you guys recommend.
    With the 1000p it was full range and then adjust the sub volume.
    I am going to save for the sub next but I am happy with how well the PSW1200 blends with the 9's.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,319
    You might want to try bringing them out from the back wall and toe them in a bit. You may also find that amp and speakers to not be the best match.

    Try the center both ways. One will sound better than the other.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 6,841
    The rear channels are faced into the room too much IMO.

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,058
    dbloyd, I bought speakers from you. Awesome to see you've upgraded. I look forward to your impressions as I've had both too! Get an amp for the A9's and they'll really sing!
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    dbloyd, I bought speakers from you. Awesome to see you've upgraded. I look forward to your impressions as I've had both too! Get an amp for the A9's and they'll really sing!

    I remember that. Good to see you on here. You welcome to come by and give me your opinion on things.

    Thanks for all the tips I am still messing with the set up for sure.
    I like the speakers with the Emotiva so far, but I have a Adcom GFA 7500 I am going to try with them too.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,058
    Oh you have an one! Power is gooood to have for the A9's.

    An audio sampling is definitely on order.
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    Oh you have an one! Power is gooood to have for the A9's.

    An audio sampling is definitely on order.

    Definitely find some time I'm down.

    I also moved the speakers around to day. Pulled out the fronts a bit and toed them in to the center.
    Sound is improved. good call F1nut.

    I also moved the surrounds.

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  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 60
    That's a pretty impressive Polk setup! RTiA9 for front and surrounds!
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    mpitogo wrote: »
    That's a pretty impressive Polk setup! RTiA9 for front and surrounds!

    Thanks.
    Its overkill but fun.
    I have a very chill wife when comes to this hobby for sure.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 827
    edited June 6
    dolbyd wrote: »
    mpitogo wrote: »
    That's a pretty impressive Polk setup! RTiA9 for front and surrounds!

    Thanks.
    Its overkill but fun.
    I have a very chill wife when comes to this hobby for sure.

    Lucky you :)

    My wife was a little upset at the S60's. I know she likes how they sound but won't admit it.
  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 86
    Great looking room. Bet the 9's sound sweet. Enjoy.

    Love the boot prints on the sides of the boxes. Thank goodness for UPS. :|
  • adabroadabro Posts: 179
    Very nice setup - I loved my 9's for movies - paired them with an SVS sub and shook the whole house - enjoy!
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    Manticore wrote: »
    Great looking room. Bet the 9's sound sweet. Enjoy.

    Love the boot prints on the sides of the boxes. Thank goodness for UPS. :|

    UPS can go both directions with their service for sure. One of the four speakers was delivered a week earlier. The UPS driver was concerned about the speaker and stuck around to make sure I was OK with its condition.
    Cool guy.
    The other 3 came when I wasn't home. My wife was concerned about the condition of the boxes when she saw the foot prints.
    The drivers response was "Hey lady we're just a delivery service. Please sign"
    She made him note the damage to the boxes. Luckily everything was good.

    Years ago my PSW 1200 was delivered three times before I got one in good shape. One had a forklift hole right through the speaker. Crutchfield loved that call.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,792
    ^^UPS,I received a delivery of Polk speakers last Friday, I being the last stop almost 7:00pm. Driver asked "you waiting on something good" ? He remarked, out of this whole truck these speakers were the only thing worth delivering today, the rest was all junk. He carried all 4 large cartons in the front door and parked in the foyer.
  • if it had boot prints someone probably stood on it or walked on it.

    i worked for a delivery company.. the things your packages go thew are often horrible they get thrown, kicked, walked on, they slide down big steep chutes and slam into the other packages at the bottom.. they get jammed on conveyor belts and if that belt doe snot get stopped right when it jams packages keep piling up on the jam and poorly packed packages burst open and the contents often flys all over the place. packages are stacked in containers as they show up.. it may be a 5 lb tiny package but it goes in the container in any old spot and the next package to be stacks is 120lbs it just gets stacked onto of that little flimsy box anyways. if the container is stacked up close to full which is above yoru head and a small package comes they just fling the small package into the gap on the top of the container. those are just a few of the things your packages go the at the sort facilitys.

    its basically grab that package as it come down the belt, get it in the container and out of your hands as fast as possible. if it says fragile chances are the people at the sort facility are moving so fast they do not even see the fragile sticker or they just dont have time to pay any attention to the fact its fragile.

    the delivery drive just drives your packages to your house, and if you get something that you get looks damaged or beat up definitely make sure the driver puts a note about that if you sign for it.

    most packages make it thew just fine especially if they are properly packed, poorly packed packages on the other hand..

    ups is one of the worst for beating up packages too.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 6,575
    I deal with them all, all day everyday NONE of them are any worse or better that the others. To say UPS is worse than Fedex, DHL or USPS is just not true. Beat on USPS all you want a lot of their packages are delivered to the local PO sorting centers by UPS and Fedex. I watched a driver throw and smash packages in their truck and asked him

    How would you like it if that was you item ?

    They looked at me with a straight face and said If I can't go pick it up at the store I do not need it.

    To which I asked

    Just how do you think it gets to the store ?

    Once again with a straight face they asked

    Have you ever dealt with ( insert any of them here) their damage claim folks? Yep that's why I go to the store I can take it back with absolutely no hassle or argument as to what happened.

    yep they're some real great drivers that care then there is ALL the others that give them all a bad rep.

  • dannylightningdannylightning Posts: 87
    edited June 7
    there are actual stats out there on how many packages each year on average get damaged by each company.. ups damaged way more packages each year that the other company's did. they all damaged allot but ups by far was the worst.


    according to my buddy who owns a business its almost impossible to get a refund for something they damaged no matter which company it is, its always your fault, you did not pack it properly.. so i can understand why the driver said that.

    i know once i shipped a package and it was lost, they basically said to go screw my self when i tried to make a claim.. every place i called told me to call some other number and they would send me around in circles i never did get refunded for the package they lost.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,792
    My son works at UPS, you gave quotas you must meet. He loads semis half his shift, and works sort the other half. Great company to work for and they make you earn it, no slackers.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 827
    When I got my S60 I had UPS hold them at the sort facility by my house. When I drove over there the guy was like "we will deliver these" I said no these are big boxes and I want to pick them up. When I picked them up there was a little damage to the boxes but other than that they were fine. Guy @ UPS said I now see why you wanted to pick them up.

    I am a warehouse manager, I see UPS and FedEx everyday with overloaded trucks. They will move big packages to get to smaller ones. it's how these big boxes are moved is where damage caused.
  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 86
    I worked ups part time as a college student, main hub across from the Air & space museum NY. There were three jobs available; stacker, sorter & loader. I was a sorter.

    Man were they busy. Packages were purposely dropped, kicked, thrown etc. hey look a bundle of playboys for delivery to a news stand. If dropped just right the bundle would pop open & hey look... something to read. Fragile??? whats in there?? Funny in a sort of way but, now as an adult...not so funny.

    They were great at letting you work & just before you made book(union & benefit status) they would fire you & then call you back two weeks later. Was a great paying job for a student.

    Enjoy your new sounds!!
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 1,792
    ^^My son has worked there 10 years and was just hired 1.5 years ago full time. People have to retire or die before a full time position opens. UPS nearly paid for his college in full via tuition reimbursement. He respects position and takes his work serious. They do have a revolving door when it comes to part time for sure. Most people can't or don't want to work so hard.
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    A lot of insight into shipping and what we don't want to know is going on with our stuff.
    With everything we buy being shipped these days I'm afraid it probably will get worse.

    Loving the new set up. I'm leaning towards upgrading the sub in the fall to complete the speaker upgrade.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,058
    Come hear my setup before you do...Might give you some thoughts. ;)
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    Come hear my setup before you do...Might give you some thoughts. ;)

    Sounds good. We should set up something.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,058
    Yes... i've got some time off in the next two weeks and a friend with my old RT 5000 set up, we could do our own little audio tour !
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 36
    Yes... i've got some time off in the next two weeks and a friend with my old RT 5000 set up, we could do our own little audio tour !

    Sound good I'm in!
    I'm available any day but Tuesday.
    I'm free after 4pm and anything on the weekends.
    Let me know what works for you guys.

  • marcpamjocemarcpamjoce Registered User Posts: 40
    edited June 11
    dolbyd wrote: »
    Question with the center.
    What should I run it as? Large or small. Also what crossover do you guys recommend.
    With the 1000p it was full range and then adjust the sub volume.
    I am going to save for the sub next but I am happy with how well the PSW1200 blends with the 9's.

    I would definitely set all the speakers to small so that you can set each xover point and start by putting the center around 80hz. I would recommend something more capable than the Adcom 7500 at 150/channel. I am running Emotiva XPA3 3-channel (275/channel on my front A9s/CSI6 and running XPA3 4-channel (260watts/channel) on my sides and rears. The headroom and dynamics that i am getting is astonishing. Love the room!!!!

    Drop me a PM if you are interested in obtaining a different subwoofer.
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