WTB: Pair of RT 800i in blk

gacole2000gacole2000 Posts: 255
edited August 2005 in Wanted (WTB) Classifieds
If anyone is has a pair of 800i's they are wanting to get rid of, I am switching out my RT 55's. I am very interested. Please let me know.

Thanks! Greg
AVR: Yamaha RX-V661
DVD: Yamaha DV-C6480
BR: Samsung 1600
Mains: Polk RT55 (bi-amped)
Center: CS300
Sides: FX1000
Rears: RT/FX
Subs: SVS 20-39 PC+ 12.3 & DIY SVS 12.2
Projector: Optoma HD70 w/ 106" Elite Screen
Power: Panamax MAX 5100
Remote: Harmony One
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  • markermarker Posts: 1,084
    edited August 2005
    No affil:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-RT800i-Speakers-MINT-Condition_W0QQitemZ5800448391QQcategoryZ71571QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Why would you replace a set of RT55 with RT800 though? IMO, at best, that is a lateral move, if not an outright step back.
  • gacole2000gacole2000 Posts: 255
    edited August 2005
    Thanks for your reply. I saw those, but CP is always my first choice. 2 reasons: 1) my daughter is starting to walk and I am afraid that she may hurt herself (and the speaker) if she knocks one off the stands and 2) I would like for my mains to have the tri-lams (800i) to match my center and the RT55's do not.

    Thanks again- Greg
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V661
    DVD: Yamaha DV-C6480
    BR: Samsung 1600
    Mains: Polk RT55 (bi-amped)
    Center: CS300
    Sides: FX1000
    Rears: RT/FX
    Subs: SVS 20-39 PC+ 12.3 & DIY SVS 12.2
    Projector: Optoma HD70 w/ 106" Elite Screen
    Power: Panamax MAX 5100
    Remote: Harmony One
  • faster100faster100 Posts: 6,247
    edited August 2005
    The very reason we sold our RT55i's years ago, My daughter was just starting to crawl, she is now turning 7 next month.. how time flies
    MY HT RIG:
    Sherwood p-965
    Sherwood sd871 dvd
    Rotel 1075 amp x5
    LSI15 mains
    LsiC center
    LSIfx surround backs
    Lsi7 side surrounds
    SVS pb12/plus2


    2 Channel Rig:

    nad 1020 Pre-amp
    Rotel 1080 stereo amp
    Polk sda 2B
    kenwood grunt Tuner
    realistic lab 450 TT
    Signal cable IC
  • markermarker Posts: 1,084
    edited August 2005
    gacole2000 wrote:
    Thanks for your reply. I saw those, but CP is always my first choice. 2 reasons: 1) my daughter is starting to walk and I am afraid that she may hurt herself (and the speaker) if she knocks one off the stands and 2) I would like for my mains to have the tri-lams (800i) to match my center and the RT55's do not.

    Thanks again- Greg

    Oh, I see. Very valid reason. The RT55 does have tri-lam tweeters though.
  • gshismegshisme Posts: 1,038
    edited August 2005
    2000,

    I have a pair available. Unfortunately I have no boxes to ship in.
    suds, suds and more suds!
  • gacole2000gacole2000 Posts: 255
    edited August 2005
    Marker: The RT55i has the tri-lam, not the RT55 (a year older model).

    gshisme: How much are you looking for and what kind of shape are they in?

    Thanks for your replies!

    Greg
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V661
    DVD: Yamaha DV-C6480
    BR: Samsung 1600
    Mains: Polk RT55 (bi-amped)
    Center: CS300
    Sides: FX1000
    Rears: RT/FX
    Subs: SVS 20-39 PC+ 12.3 & DIY SVS 12.2
    Projector: Optoma HD70 w/ 106" Elite Screen
    Power: Panamax MAX 5100
    Remote: Harmony One
  • markermarker Posts: 1,084
    edited August 2005
    The RT55 DOES have tri-lam tweeters (also as does the RT55i), unless, of course, somebody switched out a set on a given pair of them.
  • gshismegshisme Posts: 1,038
    edited August 2005
    gacole2000 wrote:
    gshisme: How much are you looking for and what kind of shape are they in?

    $275 picked up. Condition is 8/10. Just a couple light wear marks on the top side edges from moving them around.

    Greg
    suds, suds and more suds!
  • gacole2000gacole2000 Posts: 255
    edited August 2005
    Marker, I'm an idiot. You are 100% correct. You know when you somehow get something in your mind and think that is reality...

    I was thinking about my RT25s and somehow applied that to my 55's. Sorry, please accept my appoligy. I went and looked and was like...I'm a dork :-)

    gshisme: I don't think I'm going to be in Jersey anytime soon, so I will defer to another CP member if they are interested.

    Regards- Greg
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V661
    DVD: Yamaha DV-C6480
    BR: Samsung 1600
    Mains: Polk RT55 (bi-amped)
    Center: CS300
    Sides: FX1000
    Rears: RT/FX
    Subs: SVS 20-39 PC+ 12.3 & DIY SVS 12.2
    Projector: Optoma HD70 w/ 106" Elite Screen
    Power: Panamax MAX 5100
    Remote: Harmony One
  • markermarker Posts: 1,084
    edited August 2005
    No need to apologize gacole2000, and you are not an idiot. We are all wrong occasionally, even me! :eek: :D :cool: ;):p:o

    If I'm not mistaken, your RT25 should also have tri-lams.

    Also, if anyone is interested in gshisme's RT800i, I just wanted to say he is great to deal with and you can do so in the highest of confidence.



    PS- those RT800i on ebay end in about 7 hours, and the price is currently at about $200. That would be a sweet price, even counting the shipping if you could swing them for around that.
  • gshismegshisme Posts: 1,038
    edited August 2005
    Greg,

    Just beware of shipping those sucka's without the original packing. Especially when he states they will be "professionally" packaged. Hmmm...by whom? I wouldn't let anyone package my speakers besides myself. That extra care just is not there. And something that large, heavy and bulky tends to receive less care than a package that is easier to handle by the shippers.

    Hope you grab a pair of 800i's. You won't regret it. They are everything the 55's are with a bit more bass extension.

    And Marker, thanks for the kind words!

    Greg
    suds, suds and more suds!
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