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Rti A9 Black High Performance Floor Standing Speakers

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  • The proprietary curved, 6-layer DAHLI enclosure design creates the optimal shear damping for a more rigid, acoustically inert enclosure and minimal cabinet resonances.
  • Three 7-inch bass drivers, two 5 1/4-inch midrange drivers and a 1-inch high frequency dome tweeter
  • Dual gold-plated, professional-style 5-way binding posts, for the most secure connection options.
  • Dual binding posts allow bi-amp or bi-wire connections, for the ultimate in customized high performance audio.
  • 500W Power Capacity
  • 8ohms 50-500 W/ Channel, 90 db

  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews
Polk Audio RTiA9 High performance floorstanding loudspeaker

Overview


Stunning Performance. Classic Beauty

The RTiA9 is a high performance powerhouse and the ultimate manifestation of our RTiA Series. Featuring Dynamic Balance® transducers—three 7-inch bass drivers, two 5 1/4-inch midrange drivers and a 1-inch high frequency dome tweeter—the RTiA9 will fill even the largest room with energy and excitement. With a mind blowing 500 Watt power capacity, these speakers can take everything you can give them and more. Watch high octane action movies in their full grandeur, or delight in an intimate jazz performance.


Features


Polk Audio
  • The proprietary curved, 6-layer DAHLI enclosure design creates the optimal shear damping for a more rigid, acoustically inert enclosure and minimal cabinet resonances. RTiA9 cabinets are designed for clean, accurate sound.
  • The two 5 1/4-inch midrange drivers are housed in their own tuned internal enclosures for increased clarity and lifelike detail.
  • Klippel motor optimization uses laser measurement technology to ensure a smooth excursion path at either end of the volume spectrum for uniform performance at both low and high volumes.
  • Polk's proprietary, patented Dynamic Balance technology allows our engineers to design out distortion-causing driver and system resonances, so you only hear the good sounds.
  • Durable, computer-modeled, injection-molded butyl rubber surrounds suppress unwanted cone resonances for a lifetime of reliable sound.
  • The RTiA Cascade Tapered Crossover eliminates the comb filtering and beaming, common to multi-driver speakers, which degrades the quality of the audio and collapses the soundstage.
  • Beautiful curved furniture-grade hardwood veneer cabinet finishes, with sleek trim accents in black or cherry.
  • Computer-modeled anti-diffraction grilles enhance the good looks while minimizing sonic interference.
  • PowerPort® Plus bass venting is our patented design for smoothly transitioning the air flow from the port into your listening area, eliminating turbulence and distortion, for bigger, more musical, deep bass impact.
  • All Polk loudspeakers are timbre-matched within their series, designed with the same components throughout, to achieve seamless speaker-to-speaker blending effects in multi-channel systems.
  • Dual gold-plated, professional-style 5-way binding posts, for the most secure connection options.
  • Dual binding posts allow bi-amp or bi-wire connections, for the ultimate in customized high performance audio.

Specifications


Dimensions - Product Weight (each) 75 pounds
Dimensions Cabinet Dimensions - Depth 21 3/8 (54.29cm) "
Dimensions Cabinet Dimensions - Height 48 5/8 (123.51cm) "
Dimensions Cabinet Dimensions - Width 8 7/8 (22.54cm) "
Dimensions Enclosure Type - Mid-High Array Enclosure Type Sealed
Dimensions Enclosure Type - Subwoofer Enclosure Type PowerPort Plus bass venting
Driver Complement Midrange - Diameter 5 1/4 (13.34cm) "
Driver Complement Midrange - Quantity 2
Driver Complement Midrange - Type Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds
Driver Complement Subwoofer - Diameter 7 (17.78cm) "
Driver Complement Subwoofer - Quantity 3
Driver Complement Subwoofer - Type Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds
Driver Complement Tweeter - Diameter 1 (2.54cm) "
Driver Complement Tweeter - Quantity 1
Driver Complement Tweeter - Type Dynamic Balance silk polymer composite tweeter
Electrical - Efficiency 90 dB
Electrical - Inputs Dual 5-way binding posts
Electrical - Lower -3dB Limit 30 Hz
Electrical - Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Electrical - Recommended Amplifier Power 50-500 watts per channel
Electrical - Total Frequency Response 18Hz-27kHz
Electrical - Upper -3dB Limit 26 kHz
Electrical Crossover - Midbass/woofer
Crossover Frequency
120 Hz
Electrical Crossover - Tweeter/midrange
Crossover Frequency
1.8 kHz
Shipping - Total Shipping Weight 80 pounds
Shipping - Unit of Measure Each
Warranty - Speaker Warranty 5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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5/ 5
Beautiful speakers requiring TONS of power 12/3/2016 4:17:06 PM

Pros: Sound GREAT. LOOK GREAT.

Cons: Shipping. Weight. Need for a BIG amplifier

Overall Review: These are beautiful looking and sounding speakers. My second set of the were damged by UPS. Newegg RE-sent a pair and this time it was a catered, white glove event. It was an EXCEPTIONALLY nice gesture on the part of Newegg. I am greatly impressed with the company.

The "problem" with larger speakers and this speaker in particular is that they're power HOGS.

It will be impossible to get the best sound out of these speakers using a receiver alone. I use a Class D Audio power amp providing 600 watts/speaker and a Marantz 8000 series preamp(Ebay!). Using anything less in power wont move the 6" drivers and will give the speakers a trebely sound, as those smaller drivers are all that can be moved by low wattages.

I have my speakers in a large, vaulted ceiling room. The sound impresses ALL, especially musicians(me being one).

But if you plan on getting these speakers factor in a preamp(or a way to send a signal via an "out" on your receiver to an amp) and a powerful amp. NONE of today's receivers are capable of properly pushing these beasts. And the wattages stated by almost every manufacturer on their receivers is ridiculous: they are lies.

I have found that Crown's musicians amps are a great source of power and sound EXCELLENT. They are inexpensive as amps go: I paid $350 for mine(XLS 1502) on Ebay. The power/weight ratio of these class D amps is unmatched. I use TWO of them to power a set of rtia9 speakers.

I also use a Class D Audio Brand amp on my other set up. This big boy puts out the 600 watts and is of the finest build quaility.

In summation; these speakers have excellent build quality and sound. They are HEAVY...but thats typical of great speakers. And factoring in a GOOD preamp and amp they are expensive. But relative to the world of high end audio they are almost CHEAP, even when factoring in the cost of a preamp and amp. Many home theater enthusiasts are selling their "old" preamps on Ebay for relatively little. The preamps are usually are in excellent shape. The home theater crowd is selling their preamps to make everything 4K compatible. If you are more interested in SOUND than theater, then a "used"(nearly new) good manufacturer preamp(marantz is what I have but there are others) and a CROWN DRY-CORE amp(the more POWER the BETTER)will get you these speakers to sing at their fullest!!.

Anything else is just wasted money.

Do as I say and you'll be incredibly happy with your speaker purchase. POWER isn't just about being loud but also a FULLER sound. You can have NO weak links in your system if you want to hear these beauties SING!.

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5/ 5
Poor packaging protection for bulky heavy Item , no fault carrier if delivery damaged 10/10/2016 4:35:37 PM

Pros: This Speaker sound amazing , the low frequencies are rich , natural very realistically reproduce the sound no need to use powered subwoofer , the midrange frequencies are outstanding dialogue and music natural sound and to complete this Speaker Tower look fantastic it really catch the eye

Cons: Poor packaging protection , easily to get damaged during shipping

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1/ 5
Don't risk it 9/1/2016 1:48:14 AM

Pros: If UPS hadn't destroyed them they probably would have sounded good.

Cons: These speakers are very large and heavy at 81lbs each shipping weight. Both of the speakers I ordered were destroyed by UPS and so far I have been trying for a month to either get a replacement or a refund. if you like throwing away 1000 + dollars then by all means go ahead and order these.

Overall Review: Order if you dare or if you like jumping though hoops with email and chat sessions and pictures and waiting to get your money back.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5/ 5
NOT BAD AT ALL 3/1/2013 10:15:31 AM

Pros: So, these speakers have been amazing, I am currently running them only on 65W of power to each

but will be going up to 145 this weekend

I have found them to be VERY sold and they just SOUND AMAZING

i do recommend having a BIG room for them as if you have them in a tiny room you may just go with rti 5s or 7s

Cons: none

Overall Review: if you have questions about anything you can email me pavlovskyrepair@gmail.com

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5/ 5
mis information 2/20/2013 8:02:10 AM

Pros: the rti 7 has only one midrange driver,the a9 has 2...these are really great speakers if you have the amp to get them to sing properly..if using anything less than 200 watts you aren't getting the cream these can produce.

Cons: very heavy,but that's actually a good thing as the cabinets don't resonate

Overall Review: For the price either these or psb image t6 or kef r series(a bit more but a jump up in quality)

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5/ 5
Great 1 1/24/2013 2:35:14 PM

Pros: AMAZING SPEAKERS!! Sound is as clear as i've ever heard. Hearing things in music and movies I haven't heard before. Just be warned these speakers are HUGE. Big and heavy. If you have the room and the coin they are worth it!

Cons: No cons except for maybe the size.

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5/ 5
Excellent audio 10/21/2012 6:27:38 AM

Pros: Great speakers

Cons: None

Overall Review: Keeping them as they are, did a minor fix.

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4/ 5
Beautiful speakers 10/10/2012 7:01:34 PM

Pros: Solid, well-built, beautiful speakers. Unbelievably excellent sound, but that was expected at this level of speaker. Bi-amping is even possible with the dual set of binding posts.

Cons: Packaging is not adequate to survive freight handling. Both Polk Audio and Newegg should understand this by now.

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