Is RTI A series discontinued?

I am new so I apologize if this has been discussed.

I am seeing the RTI A is not listed on the website under home theatre products.
However, many are still available on amazon. Are these models the last new products that will be available?

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  • KexKex Posts: 4,264
  • so.. theyre discontinued?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,939
    edited December 2019
    chijimi wrote: »
    so.. theyre discontinued?

    How did you come to that conclusion? I'm able to add them to my cart from the Polk homepage and order them.
  • Its like i said, they are not listed under the product lineup on the website.

    sure the product page is available if you use the webaddress, but the product lineup shows all others just not RTIA series.

    lots of retailers have low or no stock of cherry speakers on the web. those usually sell better so i am wondering why
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,470
    chijimi wrote: »
    Its like i said, they are not listed under the product lineup on the website.

    sure the product page is available if you use the webaddress, but the product lineup shows all others just not RTIA series.

    lots of retailers have low or no stock of cherry speakers on the web. those usually sell better so i am wondering why

    I don't why you can't find them, took me 5 seconds.

    https://www.polkaudio.com/home-audio-speakers/floor-standing-towers
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  • chijimichijimi Posts: 10
    edited December 2019
    Your link:
    https://www.polkaudio.com/home-audio-speakers/floor-standing-towers
    very conveniently is missing the link every other product listed has. You know the link i speak about, the one that would otherwise say "Shop RTiA Series"

    Next is the dedicated Home Theater Products Page:
    https://www.polkaudio.com/home-audio-speakers/home-theater-systems
    This page has absolutely no information or imagery pertaining to the RTiA Series. This is strange since the RTi acronym means Reference Theater Improved. Why wouldnt they list the Reference Theater Improved products on their Home Theater product page unless they are phased out?

    Last are merchants on the web, selling what remains at firesale prices, practically identical to the pricing of the TSi series. Unless you want RTiA9s in cherry, you can get them for MSRP but stock is LOW! The black wood however can be had 55% off (for a limited time)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,424
    Yes, we were previously told by people no longer at Sound United that the new lines would be streamlined for good, better, best:

    1. Good = t series
    2. Better= signature series
    3. Best = legend series

    Based on that info I assume the RTiA series is being phased out along with the LSiM series. I do think that might be a bit shortsighted as there is a HUGE price and performance gap between the signature and legend series. But I sure it’s based on sales data and market research. More people are interested in lifestyle products that good ole big box speakers...
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Yes, we were previously told by people no longer at Sound United that the new lines would be streamlined for good, better, best:

    1. Good = t series
    2. Better= signature series
    3. Best = legend series

    Based on that info I assume the RTiA series is being phased out along with the LSiM series. I do think that might be a bit shortsighted as there is a HUGE price and performance gap between the signature and legend series. But I sure it’s based on sales data and market research. More people are interested in lifestyle products that good ole big box speakers...

    In looking at Craigslist Polk offerings, have found most are of the lower Level polk lines, not the Rti or Rtia, or Lsim or even Lsi.

    Maybe they know more than we do
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,424
    I’m not sure I understand what Craigslist has to do with it? The question is whether or not Polk will continue to manufacture these lines verses just unloading old stock...
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  • I think he is suggesting that people are holding onto their RTI and LSI series.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,939
    chijimi wrote: »
    Your link:
    https://www.polkaudio.com/home-audio-speakers/floor-standing-towers
    very conveniently is missing the link every other product listed has. You know the link i speak about, the one that would otherwise say "Shop RTiA Series"

    Are you looking on the mobile site or something?

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  • Thats strange, mine looks like this:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,939
    Oh I see what you mean now. That's strange. Maybe try a different browser.
  • I just checked it on my iphone and its how my screengrab on my PC looks. WEIRD!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,939
    Haha. For some reason they really don't want you to order them!
  • KexKex Posts: 4,264
    ^^^^

    😂
    Alea jacta est!
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    edited December 2019
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I’m not sure I understand what Craigslist has to do with it? The question is whether or not Polk will continue to manufacture these lines verses just unloading old stock...

    Which ones people tend to keep or get rid of over a few years...may partially drive which lines they keep going or not.
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Haha. For some reason they really don't want you to order them!

    The entire site, on 2 different computers and 3 different browsers, does not load efficiently and is a bit confusing.

    Other speaker companies have FAR more intuitive sites, where you just look under "Products" and see each speaker "line" listed..click on it and then see the whole line at once.

    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • gp4jesusgp4jesus Posts: 1,412
    Well I need to shop & pop for my second (last) pair of RTi A3s while I can. Can’t wait (3-4 years) till I move to complete my 7.X system to buy them
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  • chijimichijimi Posts: 10
    edited February 19
    ...and its gone! I dont have links for the A9's on amazon. The last few speakers are in black and harder to find. Its was a good run. RIP RTIA

    RTIA7 Cherry Pair - Unavailable
    RTIA7 Cherry Single 1 available used from Amazon Warehouse
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,264
    Still available from This Link, provided at the very start of the thread.

    Maybe their distribution agreements have been discontinued with some suppliers?
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,264
    P.S. Availability from that link includes the cherry color.
    Alea jacta est!
  • appo2396appo2396 Posts: 1
    edited March 24
    I am currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the rtia speakers are available here on lazada.com. the rtia 5 sell for 21k and the rtia 7 sell for 29k. Divide the price by 31 to get the price in dollars.
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