differences between 55's and 55i's

caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
edited August 2002 in Speakers
Besides the i. What was improved/changed? Better/worse/no real difference?
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  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,397
    edited August 2002
    Most has said no big change.

    But Polk changed the tweeter and crossover for something.
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    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!

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  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    i dont know for sure but didnt the rt line not have real wood...not sure...and the drivers are different colors..lol
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,397
    edited August 2002
    good call, I forgot about the older black woofer and the newer blue ones. You are correct on the wood finishes also.
    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..."
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    didnt the old ones have silk tweets...new ones have trilaminate...or are dey the same....and im about positive the old ones didnt hit as low or as high as the 55i...but i could be wrong....probally plays louder tooo 91 db...and probally is wider and taller...and probally looks alot better...which i know if a fact...lol
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    they also didnt have a raised bezel....ummm...what else...umm i dont no...i bet the crossover is diff. too...theres alot of things thats different...
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    not sure but on the lower rt line models...they dont have power ports or arc port....so theres another difference...lol
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    if you didnt notice....IM REALLLLY BORED!
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
  • caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
    edited August 2002
    RT55's do have "power port" and trilam tweet. It looks like their cabinets are "real" wood also.
  • MxStYlEpOlKmAnMxStYlEpOlKmAn Posts: 2,116
    edited August 2002
    POLK AUDIO RT55I

    Mid/Woofer 2 - 6-1/2" Diameter (16.51cm)
    Dynamic Balance® drivers, shielded
    Tweeter 1 - 1" Diameter (2.54cm)
    Dynamic Balance® Tri-laminate, shielded


    Electrical
    Overall Frequency Response 35Hz - 26kHz
    Lower -3dB Limit 47Hz
    Upper -3dB Limit 25kHz
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 200 w/channel
    Efficiency 91 dB
    Crossover Drivers 2nd order Low Pass Filter @ 2kHz. Tweeter 2nd order High Pass @2kHz
    Inputs Dual (bi-amp/bi-wire) gold-plated 5-way binding posts


    Dimensions
    Cabinet Size 21-1/8" H x 9-1/2" W x 14-3/8" D
    (53.66cm H x 24.13cm W x 36.51cm D)


    POLK AUDIO RT55

    Smooth response, incredible detail and three-dimensional imaging add up to true high-end performance.
    Designed for superior home theater and music performance.
    Exceptional deep bass response provided by patented Power Port venting technology (Power Port mounted on the back of the enclosure).
    Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance technology for wide response and low distortion.
    Smooth, natural mid-range reproduction thanks to patented Acoustic Resonance Control technology.
    Anti-diffraction bezel and grille system minimizes grille-edge reflections (diffraction) for more open, spacious and life-like imaging.
    Clear, detailed highs from Polk's Tri-laminate dome tweeter made of polymer with vapor deposited micro-layers of stainless steel and aluminum.
    Magnetically shielded for safe placement next to TVs without picture interference.
    5-way binding post inputs for the most secure wire connections.

    Details
    Brand Polk
    Estimated Price $350 to $500
    Frequency Response 47Hz - 25kHz
    Impedance Rating 8 ohms
    Peak Power 200 Watts
    Product Height 21.1 inches
    Recommended RMS Power Range 200
    Sensitivity 91 dB
    Type Bookshelf Speakers
    Damn you all, damn you all to hell.......
    I promised myself
    No more speakers. None. Nada. And then you posted this!!!!
    Damn you all! - ATC
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