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Old 11-18-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Would you guys say there is a substantial difference between the two? The polk audio store has the RTI10's for $495 for a pair and $675 for the RTI12's. Between the two do you think its worth the extra cost?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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I have the 12s and I think they are great. I don't think you would have a problem with them although I have not seen or heard the 10s. Can you audition them?
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I also have the rti 12's they are great speakers but they require alot of power to really sound their best.I've never heard the 10's but i bet they would also sound good and wouldnt need as much power.But just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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If for hometheater use the RTi 10 would be plenty of speaker, if for 2 channel then the RTi 12 would be the choice to go with. Nothing but my personal opinion here. Never heard the 10's , I used to have the 12s.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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I also have the rti 12's they are great speakers but they require alot of power to really sound their best.I've never heard the 10's but i bet they would also sound good and wouldnt need as much power.But just my 2 cents.
They are rated up to 500 watts but they must be very efficient bc I'm using a very old cheap receiver to power them probably less than 80 watts per channel and they sound great.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Would either be a decent upgrade over my monitor 70s? it wouldnt cost much since i could probably sell my 70s for $200 (pair)

So $300 to upgrade to the 10's and $475 to upgrade to the 12s
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #7
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They are rated up to 500 watts but they must be very efficient bc I'm using a very old cheap receiver to power them probably less than 80 watts per channel and they sound great.
I see,i just wasnt getting as much bass out of them as i expected,before i got my subs.They do sound great though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #8
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lindsay, purple, i've owned the 10's before. i loved them, they were great, but, i always wished i had gone ahead with the 12's, always!

that's why when i went with the axioms, i went for the flagship of the line at the time. remember, you can always dial them down, you can't really dial them up!

if you have the opportunity to get the 12's and you can swing it $, get the 12's and don't look back; trust me, you won't have too!

as mentioned, you are gonna need to supply them with some power to really make them sing.

think about a 2 channel amp, 200wpc or better if your receiver has pre-outs and if you can swing it of course.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #9
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I see,i just wasnt getting as much bass out of them as i expected,before i got my subs.They do sound great though.
I was using them in 2.0 channel mode only so the receiver could use as much power as possible and then they woke up I guess I could say.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #10
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if you have the opportunity to get the 12's and you can swing it $, get the 12's and don't look back; trust me, you won't have too!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #11
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I see,i just wasnt getting as much bass out of them as i expected,before i got my subs.They do sound great though.
Just saw you have an amp! Ar you using it for your 12s and the center channel only? I'm surprised they haven't opened up your 12s the way I assumed an amp would! Very odd
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Just saw you have an amp! Ar you using it for your 12s and the center channel only? I'm surprised they haven't opened up your 12s the way I assumed an amp would! Very odd
Yeah just for the front 3 channels.I was surprised too,they sound good just not a whole lot of bass.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #13
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Just a quick update,i turned off my subs and set the receiver to full band.Did a little 2 channel music listening and was able to crank it up louder than i had before.The 12's sounded good and did have some nice bass response.I guess i was treating them unfairly since i usually leave my subs on.So in short,i would recommend the 12's if you can get them. Happy Thanksgiving all !
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #14
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Just a quick update,i turned off my subs and set the receiver to full band.Did a little 2 channel music listening and was able to crank it up louder than i had before.The 12's sounded good and did have some nice bass response.I guess i was treating them unfairly since i usually leave my subs on.So in short,i would recommend the 12's if you can get them. Happy Thanksgiving all !
That's what I meant going full band or setting them to large with subs off. And obviously they will have some bass but I want to know if they had that earth shattering bass I feel with my 12s! did they? You try a movie with good lfe?
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That's what I meant going full band or setting them to large with subs off. And obviously they will have some bass but I want to know if they had that earth shattering bass I feel with my 12s! did they? You try a movie with good lfe?
No i only tried music,but they definitely had some better bass than i realized.And with the amp you can really crank them too,without clipping.With movies,i just don't think i could go without subs for the lfe,there job is just too important in my opinion.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #16
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That's what I meant going full band or setting them to large with subs off. And obviously they will have some bass but I want to know if they had that earth shattering bass I feel with my 12s! did they? You try a movie with good lfe?
One scene in xmen first class I can feel my pillow behind my head shaking but I don't hear anything and I sit about 15 feet away from the speakers and this is only with the towers!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #17
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One scene in xmen first class I can feel my pillow behind my head shaking but I don't hear anything and I sit about 15 feet away from the speakers and this is only with the towers!
That is impressive,i really didnt think they could sound that good,even with my receiver that puts out over 100 w/channel.If you got an amp i imagine you would be blown away
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:56 PM   #18
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Purp have you looked into getting a csi series for your center channel? I see that you have a cs2! The upgrade might be a big difference! But I'm sure your setup right now rocks too!
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One scene in xmen first class I can feel my pillow behind my head shaking but I don't hear anything and I sit about 15 feet away from the speakers and this is only with the towers!
15' away, how big is your screen?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:06 PM   #20
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Purp have you looked into getting a csi series for your center channel? I see that you have a cs2! The upgrade might be a big difference! But I'm sure your setup right now rocks too!
No i havent,the cs2 is huge,so i'd never even considered it honestly.
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