600i or 800i or 1000i

dmamsadmamsa Posts: 80
edited February 2002 in The Clubhouse
I currently have the 600i (got it for 149 each from frys brand new)....but I am tempted to go for the 800i (should have gotten it when they were $199 each a week back) or the 1000i

my current set up

600is front
245i center
f/x 300i rear
Onkyo 787
Celestion S8 powered.

also I am debating about my rear center 15i or the 25i.

FYI: if you are in the bay area checkout the Good guys stores they have some great deals on Polks
Lsi9s front
LsiC center
artison surrounds and surround back
Panny XP30 DVD player
HD-DVD - Toshiba HD-A1
B&K 507
SVS CS Ultra (powered by samson 1000)
Pioneer 503CMX plasma
Panny PT-AE900U proector
Lumagen HDQ video processor
Monster HTS 5100
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  • schumachschumach Posts: 199
    edited February 2002
    dmamsa,

    I would look at the 800's or 1000's they will give you a fuller sound. The 800's are a great sounding speaker, but I decided on the 1000's. You have to be careful when listening to the 1000's in a store, the store usually has the bass set too high and it won't sound clean. Whichever one you decide, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

    Greg
    Fronts: Polk RT1000p
    Center: Polk CS400i
    Rears: Polk F/X300i
    Receiver: HK AVR500
    DVD: HK DVD50
    TV: Sony 36" Wega

    Greg
  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited February 2002
    i have the 800's and they are great! it was between the 800s and 1000s for me, and i liked the sound of the 800's much better (of course, as mentioned above, i am sure that the 1000's weren't set as accurately as they could be), they sounded muddy and a little boomy. the 800's had a much fuller presentation in the midrange, i am going with a stand alone sub for the bass that the 800's can't reach...
    ...the fOrce is strong with this one.
  • kanickerkanicker Posts: 86
    edited February 2002
    Go with whatever you can get the best deal on. I too have been extremely happy with the 800i.
  • dmamsadmamsa Posts: 80
    edited February 2002
    I ended up getting the 800i from CC, got a great deal on them.

    Used the AVIA guide to set my HT and now I am ready for my movie experince.

    my f/x300i look too big-but I guess I wont get the perfromance by going to a different band.

    Thanks for your recommendation.

    How many hours do I need to "burn in" my speakers?
    Lsi9s front
    LsiC center
    artison surrounds and surround back
    Panny XP30 DVD player
    HD-DVD - Toshiba HD-A1
    B&K 507
    SVS CS Ultra (powered by samson 1000)
    Pioneer 503CMX plasma
    Panny PT-AE900U proector
    Lumagen HDQ video processor
    Monster HTS 5100
    Dish Network VIP211
  • trubluluctrubluluc Posts: 2,067
    edited February 2002
    dmamsa-

    Although I think your last question will elict all manner of exotic reponse.
    And this reply will surely bring the wrath of many, burn in is a myth.
    Take it easy on them the first few listens.
    Vary the volume, but never strain them.
    After a week or so they'll be ready to play harder.

    -luc
    "I'm sure it's better than it sounds."

    Mark Twains' response, when asked what he
    thought of Wagners music.
  • hamzahshhamzahsh Posts: 439
    edited February 2002
    In my opinion RT 800i's are the best full-range tower spearkers from Polk Audio. If someone is looking for the speakers go for RT 800i's. They are the best speakers with dual mid/bass drivers. Add an external sub then they'll beat any system or any speakers with built-in subwoofers.

    I love my RT 800i's!

    Hamzah.
    Panasonic TH-50PX80U Plasma HDTV
    Polk Audio RT800i (fronts)
    Polk Audio CS400i (center)
    Polk Audio F/X1000 (side surrounds)
    Polk Audio RTi6 (back surrrounds)
    Velodyne CHT-15 (subwoofer)
    Yamaha RX-V1400 (Pre/Pro)
    NAD C272 (2-ch Amp)
    Adcom GFA-7605 (5-ch Amp)
    Toshiba SD-3109 (DVD/CD player)
    Malata DVP-580 (Multi-region DVD player)
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