Going from tsi500 to rti12 I worth it?

pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
edited January 2014 in Forum Testing Area
Hey Guys, I'm thinking of upgrading my home theater and I currently have tsi500's front, cs20 center, tsi200's for surround rear I am thinking of changing all my speakers to tsi12's front, csi5 center, rti6 surround, do you think it's worth it or not, my receiver is a denon avr-3311ci 125watts per , thanks for any help
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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited January 2014
    Welcome to Club Polk!

    Absolutely! I run a system similar to yours and if I were going to do a Polk HT upgrade. I'd definitely move up to the TOTL Rti or Rti-A towers and the larger center. They also sound nice on Denons!

    However, in order to "really" hear the Rti-12s you're going to need a power amplifier hooked up to that Denon as it does not have enough power to make the 12s sing the way they should!

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,220
    edited January 2014
    Seconded. Was horribly unimpressed with the A9's on AVR power. 200wpc from a separate amp made them sing.
    Down
    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
    Parasound HCA-3500 - HCA-2003A - Marantz SR7005
    Sim2 D60 - Dragonfly 106" Panny 500

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    LSi15 LSiC - RX-V3000
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,609
    edited January 2014
    And fourth singing the praises of the A7's matched with Parasound amp. What a difference !!!
  • pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    That is exactly what I wanted to know, I'm not able to preview the speakers here and very much needed you guys help to make a decision, so it looks like I'm going with the rti's I really like the look of the rti-a the entire set of rti's for $1325.00 which seems like a good deal, the set of rti-a speakers would run a lot more but it might be worth it just for the look of them, what amp would you recommend to drive them?
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,609
    edited January 2014
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Isn't the synergy between RTiA7s and Parasound amps amazing ? Night and day diff between receiver power and Parasound power...
    Indeed it is. To the OP, if your looking for a recommendation. Just look at the last three. Parasound, Parasound and Parasound. I don't think you'll go wrong.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,611
    edited January 2014
    Parasound or B&k amps for cheaper alternatives on amplification for RTI series. I don't know one person who wasn't happy with either choice.
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  • pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    I'll check into both,thanks. how many watts per channel would be a good amp to drive these speakers 300? or more since they are rated for 500 watts per
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,609
    edited January 2014
    What speakers did you decide on ?
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,220
    edited January 2014
    In my experience 200wpc is plenty adequate for my 17x35' room and easy on my ears. For me that was the point of diminishing returns.
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    RTiA9 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - Dual HSU VTF-15H Mk2
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,611
    edited January 2014
    I'll check into both,thanks. how many watts per channel would be a good amp to drive these speakers 300? or more since they are rated for 500 watts per

    Please.....take those "manufacturers suggested watt" ratings and forget you ever saw them. Means nothing really. You need quality current that well made amps bring to the table. Watt ratings on speakers is just plain useless.
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    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    i decide to go with the rti a9,csi a6,rti a3, and i have a psw505 and a psw125 subwoofers the room these are going into is 25x22 that is open on 2 sides that extend to 40x36, i know not my original question but when i looked at the rtia line I (or should i say my wife) just liked the way they looked better and the price difference was well worth it.
  • pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    a guy i work with said he uses a PylePro PT8000CH Amplifier - 1000 W RMS - 8 Channel do you think this would be a good amp to drive the rti a9's ? i don't know anything about using an amp or what to look for.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,548
    edited January 2014
    a guy i work with said he uses a PylePro PT8000CH Amplifier - 1000 W RMS - 8 Channel do you think this would be a good amp to drive the rti a9's ? i don't know anything about using an amp or what to look for.

    Pro amps aren't the way to go. Look for a nice used Parasound, B&K, Adcom, etc.

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  • seabeerob213seabeerob213 Posts: 1,753
    edited January 2014
    no, pyle is just that, a pylee of s***, look into getting a used parasound or B&K, check out Audiogon.com, ebay, and your local craigslist
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  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,776
    edited January 2014
    i decide to go with the rti a9,csi a6,rti a3, and i have a psw505 and a psw125 subwoofers the room these are going into is 25x22 that is open on 2 sides that extend to 40x36, i know not my original question but when i looked at the rtia line I (or should i say my wife) just liked the way they looked better and the price difference was well worth it.


    Very nice selection, you will love those speakers. I did pretty much the same thing you did, only Monitors to RTiA's.

    The first thing you'll notice is detail, you will hear more than what you did from your 500's, especially if you use them for 2ch. music.

    Don't worry about "too much" power, you can throw anything at the A9's. I have a couple of Emotiva XPA-2's that I run in bridged mode, which makes them mono blocks, so, one amp per speaker........the power on tap for them??? 860w

    Of course, I don't utilize all that power, but the headroom is off the charts.

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  • pharmdaddydpharmdaddyd Posts: 8
    edited January 2014
    Thanks for all your input and help guys, I've learned a lot over this and will be putting your advice into practice
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