FS: Polk RTi12 speakers (pair)

gradofan Posts: 6
Hi everybody. I've had this pair of Polks for about a year, and I'm in love with them. In very good condition with manuals, original boxes, etc., these speakers sound incredible and will look great in any room (well, unless you "accidentally" put them in a room where a spouse/parent didn't let you ;). I'm going to post pics soon, but I can't find my digicam in my shoebox-sized apartment.

The RTi12s are the top of the line in Polk's RTi series, and they're amazing. I'm selling these speakers for two reasons: I moved out of my parent's house in June, and now live in a small apartment. I don't have room for these speakers, and if I did, my neighbors would kill me because the landlord took serious shortcuts on wall thickness. Second, I have an internship in Germany over the summer, and three months later, I'm moving to another apartment. These speakers have been unused for over half a year.

I'm asking $800+shipping. And if you live around Toledo, OH, you could do a local pickup. To sweeten the deal, I'll add my Sonic T-Amp. Please, someone, give these speakers a good home and help finance my trip overseas. PM me if you have any questions.

Also, I have been a member of Head Fi for more than two years. My screen name there is gradofan, and strohmie, gerG, and Hirsch can vouch for me.
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  • sucks2beme
    sucks2beme Posts: 5,144
    edited February 2006
    You may want to post some pictures. If you have any buyer/seller feedback
    from Ebay or Head Fi, also post include it in your post. Good luck!
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,672
    edited February 2006
    I'm from headfi and I can vouch for him.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • gradofan
    gradofan Posts: 6
    edited February 2006
    Thanks Joey. Also, thanks for turning me on to this forum.
  • chrisrud15
    chrisrud15 Posts: 48
    edited February 2006
    gradofan wrote:
    Thanks Joey. Also, thanks for turning me on to this forum.

    That almost sounded sexual:eek: J/K welcome to the forum
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  • gradofan
    gradofan Posts: 6
    edited March 2006
    Lol! Yeah, I have to say, it's a good thing we have commas in English; if you put 'em in the wrong place, it's pretty weird.
  • gradofan
    gradofan Posts: 6
    edited March 2006
  • asearls
    asearls Posts: 18
    edited March 2006
    Are these the cherry or black speakers? I went to school at UT and live in Zanesville. How is Carty Finkbeiners $10,000 shower stall coming? LOL
    Did you use the Sonic T-amp with these? Just wondering how well these sounded if so. I have a pioneer 1014 but i'm afraid i'd need to get a dedicated amp to make these babies sing.
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  • criverajr
    criverajr Posts: 1,675
    edited March 2006
    Pics would help:confused:

  • gradofan
    gradofan Posts: 6
    edited March 2006
    These are the cherry speakers, fortunately for me :). They're gorgeous. Ah, Carty's $10,000 shower stall is probably going to be upgraded right after he moves the deaf people near the airport. (For those of you who haven't heard of Toledo, OH's mayor, he has three entries in a book of the 1,001 stupidest things ever; he also wanted to make the old side of downtown Toledo the next Hollywood).

    Anyway, I did use the Sonic T-Amp for these and it sounded okay. However, there wasn't the dynamic range I need and that, mind you, was in a small 13x13 room. So I think you'd definitely want to have a standalone amp of some sort, but this is my only pair of speakers, so I couldn't give you much advice. I used a mid-80s NAD amp that I bought for about $100, and it was incredible.

    I'm heading to Chicago and New York in a few hours, so I won't have pics posted until after then.
  • gradofan
    gradofan Posts: 6
    edited March 2006
    Back in Toledo. Bump!
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,584
    edited March 2006
    Back to asking for pics :)
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