Polk Audio RTi A3 loudspeaker Review System

Sidebar 2: Review System

Initially, I connected the RTi A3s to my NAD C316 BEE integrated amplifier ($380) using the Kimber 8VS speaker cable. Source components were my Rega P3-24 turntable ($1295, discontinued) and my NAD C515 BEE CD player ($300). When playing vinyl, I used the outstanding Parasound Zphono•USB phono preamplifier ($349). All interconnects were Kimber's PBJ.

I spent some time experimenting with speaker placement, but found that the Polks performed best when placed exactly where the PSBs had been: about 8' from my listening position, 30" from the sidewalls, and 42" from the front wall. I began with the speakers' grilles removed simply because I wanted to expose their pretty baffles.—Stephen Mejias

Polk Audio
5601 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
(800) 377-7665

kevon27's picture

Is there anyway to fix the lively cabinet issue? Fiberglass stuffing? Add some cross bracing?

Gulfvet's picture

I am using a Marantz AR6007 with

RTiA3's Front Bi-Amped

RTiA1 Surrounds

PSW125 Sub

Can you reccomend crossover settings?