RTE series

caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
edited September 2002 in Troubleshooting
Just received some RTE35's in the mail sat and was wondering why they say RTE series on the grille plaque? My RT55's don't say anything like that. I don't see any obvious differences except the 35's are light (birch?) and the 55's are black. Any comments/info from the experts?
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  • scottvampscottvamp Posts: 3,297
    edited September 2002
    Show us a picture if u can!
    PS3 and HD Front Projection, life is good. Too bad Blu-Ray and the PS3 are already obsolete.....:rolleyes:
  • caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
    edited September 2002
    I'll try to get a photo but the speaks look exactly like the RT55's except the polk plaque not only says polk audio but beneath says RTE series in red (I think).
  • caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
    edited September 2002
    Mabye Ken can shed some light on this?
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,846
    edited September 2002
    The RTE series was originally intended as an export speaker (hence the "E" designator), the same performance as the "regular" RT55 but with a real wood veneer. A few domestic dealers decided they wanted to be able to offer this version as well. Then the RTi series was introduced incorporating the cabinet changes (replacing both "standard" and "E"), different wood finishes, but still real wood.
    Regards, Ken Swauger
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • caseymoucaseymou Posts: 327
    edited September 2002
    Thanks Ken and everyone else who replied. Resolving yet another of life's mysteries...
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