POLK RTIA9 receiver??

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  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,039
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    oscar6220 wrote: »
    one more question, if I buy a basic 14-Gauge Speaker Wire - 50 Feet, can I cut them in half, 25 to the left and 25 to the right?

    Personally I'd go with 10 or 12 gauge if just using basic wire. Why would you need 25ft. to each?
    Go for the 10 gauge. 10 gauge will fit all Polk speaker' binding posts.
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 4 Evidence - 1 at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped early 2018 (I hope)
  • oscar6220oscar6220 Posts: 14
    edited January 15
    alright :) I'm just waiting for my receiver to come and I think i'll be gd for a little while... any specific brand for speaker wire (10 gauge)that you recommend? last but not least, do I still need an optical digital audio cable when I have an HDMI 2.0 connecting the TV and the receiver?? TY
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,039
    edited January 15
    Cable: Blue jeans or Douglass.

    Blue Jeans is less $ but Doug* will discount to Polkies - still more* $ w/the discount.

    If you go BJ, have them attach their spade
    lugs. See my...

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/174880/tri-amped-rti-a7#latest

    ...thread for pics
    oscar6220 wrote: »
    ...do I still need an optical digital audio cable when I have an HDMI 2.0 connecting the TV and the receiver?? TY
    No. The HDMI does it all.

    Tony

    Post edited by gp4jesus on
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 4 Evidence - 1 at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped early 2018 (I hope)
  • oscar6220oscar6220 Posts: 14
    What volume is acceptable for the setup right now? I don't want to blow it up, Is -30dB okay or what's the maximum. I'm just doin bi-wiring straight from the SR5011
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,038
    oscar6220 wrote: »
    What volume is acceptable for the setup right now? I don't want to blow it up, Is -30dB okay or what's the maximum. I'm just doin bi-wiring straight from the SR5011

    Different variables will determine that answer, but as a general rule of thumb, keep the volume below say -20, -15 tops. If testing those numbers, listen carefully, when the sound starts sounding shrill or congested, back off the volume....fast.
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
  • oscar6220oscar6220 Posts: 14
    -37 is kinda loud to me haha, I don't think I'll push it that far, ty XD will it be okay if I make it 5.1 w/o amp?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,653
    Would not recommend, especially w/o a sub
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures, Simaudio 780D DAC
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Modwright LS100, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,038
    oscar6220 wrote: »
    -37 is kinda loud to me haha, I don't think I'll push it that far, ty XD will it be okay if I make it 5.1 w/o amp?

    Sure, but then keep the volume even lower because you'll be taxing the receiver more by adding more speakers.
    ERA D-5
    B&K 1403
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    SVS SB-2000 SUB
    Sony 4k bdp
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
    Wireworld eclipse 7 Ic's
  • oscar6220oscar6220 Posts: 14
    Let say if I'm looking for an amp right now, what would u guys recommend to run this setup? I don't really have a real budget in mind just yet, 50 movie 50 music... is there a specific brand that fits best??
  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,039
    edited January 16
    Your music/movie ratio is irrelavent.

    Parasound 1200 or 1500 would do nicely.

    Perhaps a P'sound 1205 - all channels driven 140 WPC

    A crazier suggestion: 2 P'sound 1000 or 2 Rotel 98X series amps - one amp per tower - 200+ per side!

    Tony
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED
    Outlaw Audio 975 Pre/Pro
    Samsung BDP, DirecTV Rcvr, Xbox 360, Dennon LDP, Phillips CD chgr

    Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside; CC outside
    BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside & out
    8 ga Powerline - LR woofers, inside & out

    LR: tri-amped RTi A7. Woofers, Rotel 98X amp; M & T, P'sound HCA-1000
    CC: Rotel RB985 -> tri-amped CSi A6
    5 Audio Pro Subs: 1 B1.39: 4 Evidence - 1 at each corner
    Surrounds: Hafler XL280 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3*
    Power Conditioning & Distribution:
    3 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 4 Furman Miniport 20s
    *Bi-amped early 2018 (I hope)
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