CS400 & CS400i

marvelousmarvelous Posts: 38
edited November 2002 in Speakers
Are there any differences between the two? They look very similar and I believe the original price for them were similar as well. Is the CS400i a later version of the CS400?
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  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    i do believe so myself. Not 100% sure though. I have the cs400 myself. The only diff I see is the cs400 has the blackish/grey midwoofers and the cs400i's have the blueish woofer....as for the drivers themselves..i think they are the same...
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
  • TrappedUnder IceTrappedUnder Ice Posts: 975
    edited October 2002
    400 has the silk... vs. the 400i wich has the trilaminate metal tweeter.... wich matches the RT_ _i series...not the new ones. I imagine the 400 would match up better with polks newer line...then the one it just replaced
  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    Thanks for the 411. I didn't know that either. I have the cs400 for the front....but i have the rt1000i in the rears for surround. i think they ought to match pretty well.....i hope
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
  • TrappedUnder IceTrappedUnder Ice Posts: 975
    edited October 2002
    wow...1000i's for rears..impressive. I thought I went overboard with having 800i's for surround. I dont think you will have any issue since its center to rears...mix... maybe if you ran 5.1audio..you may notice a diff... but other than that...

    have fun
  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited October 2002
    The only reason I have rt1000's for rears is that I found them at Good Guys(audio video store in so cal) for such a good deal. They were floor models. I used to have a set of rm6200's and was only using 2 satellites for the rears. I bought the rt1000's, so I sold the rm6200's on ebay a couple of weeks ago. I really wanted a fuller sound out of the rears, especially since I was playing SACD multichannel and DD movies. I also thought about the rt55i's, but it didn't make sense. Get the rt1000's with no stands for the same price as a pair of rt55i's with stands. The rt1000i's had subwoofers...that was the deal breaker...

    I like you rt800i's too. I had a chance to snag those up, but unfortunately the pair they had were damaged.

    The only difference I can tell running 5.1 SACD audio, is that I have to have the subwoofer volume control down on the rear subs. If I have them turned up, it kinda sounds like exagerated bass from the rears. I listen to the James Taylor CD Hourglass, abd on song # 4 Gaia at 4:09 secs. The bass that rumbles through all the speakers is spactacular. That is why I love my Polks
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
  • TrappedUnder IceTrappedUnder Ice Posts: 975
    edited November 2002
    I started with the 1000i's and they are exceptional speakers..but I traded them in for the 2000i's and never looked back....The sub was just a little weak for me on the 1000i's..but always thought they would be killer for surround. I still might find a sub on discount and put on my rears..since i run them large anyway.

    Stuff gets addicting..:)

    peace :eek:
  • capitan100capitan100 Posts: 172
    edited November 2002
    i have actually been considering getting rid of my sda's up front and getting some rt2000's or rt3000's. i've been looking for a pair on ebay for a good price.
    Home Theater
    Sony DA7ES 7.1 A/V Receiver
    Sony DVP-NC80V - SACD/DVD player
    CS400 - Center channel
    RT2000i - Fronts
    RT1000i - Surrounds
    a/d/s MS3/u - subwoofer
    Hitachi 62 inch HD TV

    2 Channel Room
    Niles HDL-4 Speaker Selector
    Niles HDL-6 Speaker Selector
    Sony V555ES receiver
    Sony DVP-S7700
    Polk SDA-2B
    Polk Monitor 5
    Thiel 03a
    B&W 2001 ZMF
    Signet SL-250 B/U
    a/d/s L400e
    Wharfedale Valdus 100SE
    Polk PSW 350 - subwoofer
    Pioneer Elite Big Screen
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