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Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker - RTi A9

Abt Model: RTIA9BK | UPC Code: 747192113087
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Polk Audio RTi A9 Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker, Model RTIA9BK (Sold As Each)

Don’t be fooled by its great looks. Over three years in development, the RTiA Series represents the essence of the famous Polk sound—inviting, natural, lifelike audio reproduction. Why “natural” instead of “accurate?” Some speakers touted as “accurate” can be antiseptic—interesting at first but become fatiguing. There’s a name for it: listener fatigue. Often it’s subconscious; you’ll find that as weeks pass you are listening to your system less and less. On the other hand, the RTiA’s are natural sounding, engaging and comfortable for long listening sessions yet detailed and revealing. 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:

  • 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
  • All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime

Specifications:

Driver Complement

  • Tweeter
    • Quantity: 1
    • Diameter: 1"
    • Type: Dynamic Balance silk polymer composite tweeter
  • Midrange
    • Quantity: 2
    • Diameter: 5-1/4"
    • Type: Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds
  • Subwoofer
    • Quantity: 3
    • Diameter: 7"
    • Type: Dynamic Balance drivers with polymer composite cones and rubber surrounds

Electrical

  • Total Frequency Response: 18Hz-27kHz
  • Upper -3dB Limit: 26 kHz
  • Lower -3dB Limit: 30 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohm
  • Efficiency: 90 dB
  • Crossover
    • Tweeter/midrange Crossover Frequency: 1.8 kHz
    • Midbass/woofer Corssover Frequency: 120 Hz
    • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50-500 watts per channel
    • Inputs: Dual 5-way binding posts

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 48-5/8"
  • Width: 8-7/8"
  • Depth: 21-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 75 lbs
  • Shipping: 80 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer): 5 years parts and labor (original purchaser)
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ConnectivityBinding Posts
Frequency Response18Hz - 27kHz
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance8-Ohms
Magnetic shieldingYes
Midrange Size (inches)5.25
Power500W
Sensitivity90dB
Speaker Design3-Way
Speaker TypeFloorstanding
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)7
Height (inches)48.63
Width (inches)8.38
Depth (inches)21.34
  

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Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Perfect fit for my Living Room.

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from Pleasanton, CA

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

  • Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home
  • Home Theater

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I was looking for cherry finish speakers, which will go well with my hardwood floors and as well as sound great. Based on my budget , I zeroed in on RTi7 and RTi9 and I eventually went with RTi9 . I have set them up as bi-amp and sound is amazing.

Service and delivery comments:

Since it was special order, Abt kept me posted on every stage. It had a lead time of 4-6 weeks , but I got delivery in 2 weeks. The freight carrier ipilot was also courteous and was flexible to reschedule as per my availability.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful clear sound.

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from Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

Bought new, had just a week, listen to classical in about a 18 x 25 room. Using Yamaha 701 amp @ 100 w p/channel. Can't imagine needing more power, at least for my needs. No doubt these speakers have the ability to punch you hard if desired.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ULTIMATE speaker!!!!

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Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I just purchased 4 RTIA9 speakers, 2 DSW660 subs, and the CSIA6 center speaker. All I can say is WOW!!!. This is the best system I have ever owned. I have been an audio guy all my life and have owned some very good high quality audio, but this system surpasses anything I have ever owned. These RTIA9 speakers will beet any speaker in its price and beyond. They are very detailed and very smooth to listen to. I am running this system with a Marantz SR7009 receiver and let me tell you.... I have plenty of power to spare. Some will say ... your crazy... you don't need to have back speakers so big. But what I can tell you is this... Having 4 RTIA9s is completely mind blowing. The sound is so full and fills the room with no localization of where the speaker is.... which I find that you will have with small speakers. So if you are looking for the ultimate system.... go out and purchase the same set up as me and you will be in your own music world filled with sound you have never heard. Also with the rest of my set up... The subs... you will not find a better sub period... you would have to spend twice the amount to even come close. The center speaker... is in a class of its own. Very detailed and smooth and again you would have to spend way more to equal the sound. Polk... you guys have a winner... and I have already brought family and friends to love your product. They also will be making a purchase soon. Polk Audio... The legendary makers of true HI FIDELITY.

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my Polks!

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Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I have owned this pair for 2 years now.I have always played them loud.I currently have them biamped with Emotiva amps.I have the highs amped at 200 watts and the lows amped at 300 watts.These speakers play clean and loud.

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(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've had Polk speakers ...

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from southeastern connecticut

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I've had Polk speakers ever since the early 1990's. Highly recommend them. I listen to classical, jazz & rock music.

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5.0

Love the look

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from Belize City, Central America

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

Got these about two weeks ago and all i can say is WOW love it love it has crazy bass and i have no need to go to the movie house i have this at home. RTi A9 front , center CSi A6 , sub PSW505 and RTi A7 rears all black on a Yamaha RX-A2020 with a Sony Sony KDL-65W950B tv and all i can see I'M IN LOVE thanks Polk audio thanks very much for some wonderful products.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Power

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from Edmonton, AB, Canada

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I bought these a couple of years ago to use as my mains, but only recently have I bi-amped them, effectively doubling the power input. It made quite a difference. They have really come alive with the addition of current. Not sure how to describe it but the sound is effortless. Next step is a dedicated two channel amp to really drive these properly. Great sound but need real power.

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5.0

POWERFUL/SOUND GREAT

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from RI AND FLA

Comments about Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker:

I BOUGHT 1 YEAR AGO FOR VACATION HOME AND LOOK FORWARD TO LISTENING TO THEM EVERY TIME I VISIT.CAN'T WAIT TILL THE WIFE GOES SHOPPING OR TO BEACH TO CRANK THEM UP JUST STARTING TO BREAK IN AFTER 6 VISITS.

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Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker

Polk Audio Black High-Performance Floorstanding Loudspeaker

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