WTB: Single RT800i

pietpiet Posts: 8
Looking for ONE RT800i (black) to replace a CS400i.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,404
    edited April 2004
    Why?
    Just wondering man.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited April 2004
    Originally posted by piet
    ....to replace a CS400i.
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,998
    edited April 2004
    ...i wasn't gonna say anything... :p
  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,294
    edited April 2004
    i think he means why do you want to replace it....
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,998
    edited April 2004
    I know, I was being a dickhead.
  • HBombTooHBombToo Posts: 5,335
    edited April 2004
    an 800i is better for bass....
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  • pietpiet Posts: 8
    edited April 2004
    I recently purchased a projector (Sony HS20) and have built myself an acousticly transparent screen
    using a fabric called Coated Celtic Cloth from Dazian.
    This screen is in front of all my front speakers and I think it would improve the soundstage if all the
    front speakers are identical.
    If I'm able to replace my current center with an RT800i, I would have 5 RT800i's (front l/r/c and
    rear l/r) and two fxi50's (couldn't find the 500i's) as surrounds, which should sound quite nice :D
    I actually like the CS400i, I think it's a very nice center, I just like the idea of having all RT800i's in
    the front.
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited April 2004
    piet,
    Sounds like a great set up. Since Sony recommends 5 identical speakers for SACD-Multichannel playback, you're just about ready to rock.

    BTW, Excellant choice on the HS20!
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  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,294
    edited April 2004
    ur prolly gonna have some trouble findin 1 rt800i, good luck tho, sounds like u have a great setup
  • dorokusaidorokusai Posts: 25,453
    edited April 2004
    Piez - Look like a great setup, and plan of attack you have under way.

    Sony, and a host of others, recommend alot of things, that aren't exactly neccesary....but determine what is best for your application.
    CTC BBQ Amplifier, Sonic Frontiers Line3 Pre-Amplifier and Wadia 581 SACD player. Speakers? Always changing but for now, Mission Argonauts I picked up for $50 bucks, mint.
  • warlocks1warlocks1 Posts: 1,191
    edited April 2004
    I tried a RT800 for my center a couple of years ago. It didn't sound even close to as good as the CS400. You might want to try one of your 800's on its side for a center before you buy one. Polk makes their centers to be placed horizontallly, the 800's are meant to be vertical. I lost the imaging when it was placed on its side. Just my opinion! Jeff
  • pietpiet Posts: 8
    edited April 2004
    Originally posted by warlocks1
    I tried a RT800 for my center a couple of years ago. It didn't sound even close to as good as the CS400. You might want to try one of your 800's on its side for a center before you buy one. Polk makes their centers to be placed horizontallly, the 800's are meant to be vertical. I lost the imaging when it was placed on its side. Just my opinion! Jeff

    Wasn't planning on putting it on it's side.
    Currently I have the center on top of my tv, but I'm going to move the tv out of the room and want a floorstanding speaker to replace the center.
  • scottvampscottvamp Posts: 3,297
    edited April 2004
    Interested in the cs400i if your going to sell it.
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....:rolleyes:
  • warlocks1warlocks1 Posts: 1,191
    edited April 2004
    Sounds like a great setup. Good Luck!
  • PolkWannabiePolkWannabie Posts: 2,763
    edited April 2004
    Then again you could by a pair and have dual centers or a 6th to use in the back. Also much easier to deal with at resale time.
  • pietpiet Posts: 8
    edited May 2004
    My local CC had some open box rti70's.
    Managed to get one for only $119.
    I just was not able to find any 800i's anywhere,
    and I think the rti70 will match pretty well.
    Will still check ebay etc. for any 800i's that might
    show up, but I'm sure I'll manage with this set-up.
    Going to hang on to the cs400i, will probably use
    it in the bedroom.
    The only thing that remains now is dragging my
    175lbs tv out my livingroom and swap it with my
    tv in the bedroom (small 20").
    This 20" is going into the corner of the living room
    which forces me to trade my SVS 20-39 PC+ for a
    PB2+ so I don't have to put the tv up so high :D
    I have a very intelligent wife so she completely
    understands :)

    One more thing; I'm really pleasantly suprised by
    the good nature of most people on this forum,
    there are several other forums I frequent and I
    must say this is by far the most pleasant one.
  • VoorheesVoorhees Posts: 15
    edited May 2004
    I just saw a single on Ebay. I'm looking for a pair myself. Good luck in your quest.
  • pietpiet Posts: 8
    edited May 2004
    Thanks Voorhees.

    That's pretty funny, I've been checking Ebay practically daily for the last two weeks,
    for some reason I never saw this listing.
    I don't know about shipping from Canada though,
    will probably cost quite a bit.
    Might check it out.
    Thanks again.
    By the way, somebody is offering a pair of 800's see:
    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18860
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