Rt7 Vs. RT800i comparison

scotta2zscotta2z Posts: 10
edited August 2002 in Speakers
I am wondering what some of your takes are on a RT7 and RT800i matchup. I have no complaints for the 7's I own but cannot find any 800i's anywhere to test. So I hand my battle over to the forum for popular opinion. My receiver is an Onkyo 777 model and I also use a Cerwin Vega HT15 subwoofer along with my center and surrounds from Polk.

RT7 or RT800i, the good . . . and not so good of each?
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    IMO, I would stick with the RT7's. I feel they are a better overall speaker.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Roger that. If for almost 100% HT use, either would be a fine choice....

    Musically, I'll take the 7.
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    hmmmmm.....I wonder what Russ is going to be doing Friday night????

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,403
    edited August 2002
    like most Fridays - cheeto's and ****
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Nope, I will be re-united with my long lost love, the one, the only, Polk RT7. Friday night, I will have music in my sole. Life is not suck.

    Cheese PUFFS man, PUFFS. Big ole 12lb food-club bad of em...
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  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    Well, the BOX says RT7 anyway........

    I mighta got all Forrest Gump on you 'you never know what your going to get'....

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    All I know is there better not be used ****-paper and furry hot dogs that smell like **** in the box like the last package you sent me.....
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    tell Brandy to quit asking for it then.....

    BDT

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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Linda? Bowling ball bass, beaver hunt Linda?
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    'you took the words right outa my mouth.....'

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Hey, its all good with me as long as the carpet matches the curtains, if you folla' me there good buddy.....
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    yeah, two out of three ain't bad.....

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Seeing a lot of 800 votes, with no posts to reflect their thoughts....

    I'd be curious to know how many people who voted for the 800, have ever heard, or even seen an RT7......
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    good point......I echo the sentiment for HT, it's a wash but musically, no contest.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,403
    edited August 2002
    Jensen bookshelves....the ones with the emblem with the eagle

    Saw those at the CC, WTF was Jensen thinking?? that every red blooded American would buy these because they are patriotic?
    Dodd - Battery Preamp
    Monarchy Audio SE100 Delux - mono power amps
    Sony DVP-NS999ES - SACD player
    ADS 1230 - Polk SDA 2B
    DIY Stereo Subwoofer towers w/(4) 12 drivers each
    Crown K1 - Subwoofer amp
    Outlaw ICBM - crossover
    Beringher BFD - sub eq

    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

    "I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us have...very hard to explain why you're mad, even if you're not mad..."
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    Scott,
    I don't think that this thread is going to provide you with the kind of responses that you are after. Unfortunetly there are a few people around here that consider every thread to be their own personal chat room. Maybe they do not understand the reason that you set up this poll may have been to decide where and how to upgrade your system and that you may be looking for valid opinions. But then again maybe they do and just don't care.
    You might want to post another poll at one of the other HT sites like AVSForum or Home Theater Forum.
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    FrankZ, you got a problem you need to get off your chest? I think there a couple valid opinions posted up 'there', and the poll seems to reflect some votes....

    Do you have anything to add on the RT7 vs 800, I didn't see your opinion stated, maybe I missed it.... You own the 800's don't you? No thoughts?

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    As Russ said, our opinions are there.....as far as the rest of it goes, consider it a bonus. If you don't like it, don't read it.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    Russ,
    I do own Rt800i's but can't give an opinion regarding the comparison of the 800 vs Rt7 because I have not listened to the 7's.

    As for wanting extra "stuff" being posted that has nothing at all to do with this thread....

    wouldn't the Off Topic area be a better place for it?
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Yeah, I agree, OT would be a better place, but once the post starts to go wheels-off (even with a common theme 'rt7'), its pretty hard to get it to stop....

    Cheers,
    Russ
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,136
    edited August 2002
    well, you know, first ammendment and all that....


    BDT
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited August 2002
    No first ammendment here. Privately owned forum. Micah can lock us up whenever...
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  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited August 2002
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  • Dr. SpecDr. Spec Posts: 3,780
    edited August 2002
    FrankZ:

    That's what's so damn GOOD about this forum - the segues and digressions. If we all stuck to the rigid format of just answering the question, the forum would be boring and have no spice. These guys MAKE this forum - it's the most fun to read of any of them, hands down.

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  • scotta2zscotta2z Posts: 10
    edited August 2002
    Hey now, I didn't mean to start any ill will, just want to know if people feel the 800's are a worthy replacement for the RT7's. Is there any difference other than the athstetics (spelling?).

    AZ
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    No ill will man, I just see 2 posts above saying the RT7 is a better speaker, yet the poll is tied 6 to 6, with no rhyme or reason....
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,455
    edited August 2002
    Always a fight/arguement in here.

    Well I for one have heard both speakers on countless occasions.
    The Rt7's have I will call it an older school sound.Warm and nice feeling.I like them alot.They actually where one of the speakers I looked at when I started my upgrade along time ago.They have a big driver at 7 1/2.I think they have a Trilamate tweeter but I can't remember.They don't have the bottom end like the rt800i's, but the rt800i's are sloopy in compare.The Rt7's bass as I recall was tight and clean.They are a pleasing speaker to listen to..........My vote is for the rt7's.
    Dan
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