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Hi, I am new to speakers that require an amp/receiver and I have seen people recommend the Polk monitor 40's a few times here.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290202

I then looked at my frys ad to see whats going on and i see the Polk RTI4 and RTI6 on sale for $120 and $180 respectively

http://www.frys.com/product/6895196?site=sa:adpages%20page:p5
http://www.frys.com/product/6895256?site=sa:adpages%20page:Wed_2Day

Since I'm new to these types of speakers I don't know how to compare them to decide on what is the better deal. What do you experts recommend?

I currently only have cheap logitech pc speakers and don't have a receiver yet.
Edited by sickx - 1/4/12 at 7:18pm
post #2 of 11
This man needs help with this, also so do I.

Nice to finally see you on the forums
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holy... those polks are cheap! i own the smaller of the two and they are pretty nice.
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The Monitor 40s regularly go on sale for ~$110. As for the RTI4/6, I'll hazard a guess and say the RTI6 will sound better than the M40 based on product hierarchy and xover point (2.8khz). I own the M40s and while they sound ok for their price, there are some design deficiencies (understandable i guess for cost-cutting). What will you be using the speakers for? Dedicated home theater stuff, casual music listening, or as computer speakers?
Edited by Eugenester - 1/4/12 at 7:49pm
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The speakers would be mostly for my computer, but I would eventually use them for a home theater in the future.
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The speakers would be mostly for my computer, but I would eventually use them for a home theater in the future.

Hmm. Do you have a budget cap and do oyu already have an amp?
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post #7 of 11
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I do not own an amp and about $100-200 is about where i want to spend for the speakers. The onkyo TX-NR509 is what I have been eyeing on for a receiver http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120176&Tpk=onkyo%20nr509
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I do not own an amp and about $100-200 is about where i want to spend for the speakers. The onkyo TX-NR509 is what I have been eyeing on for a receiver http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882120176&Tpk=onkyo%20nr509

Ok receiver is good and as for speakers.........errr the RTi6 will be the best sounding pair. You can also look at the BR-1 from Partsexpress. Is bass output a big concern for you or will you be buying a subwoofer later on?
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post #9 of 11
The Onkyo TX-NR509 is a great receiver, I love mine.

As for the speakers I suggest these. I will also be going with this set. They are an excellent speaker for the money thumb.gif

BIC DV62si

Or for a few dollars more: BIC FH-65B
Edited by Mudfrog - 1/5/12 at 5:01am
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post #10 of 11
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Bass is not that big as a concern right given that I'm living in an apartment currently. So a subwoofer would be something to consider later on.
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