Polk Audio RT fx Floorstanding Speakers

4.33/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $449.00


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul James a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Had a chance to pick up a pair of these at a runout cheap price. Only colour available was white which suited me anyway. Disappointed to find that the bass driver in the right surround crapped itself right out of the box. Was impressed however with the tweeters, very clear & natural sounding highs. Not at all harsh or fatiguing. A friend also purchased the same set at another store only to have to replace both tweeters within a couple of days. Must have been a bad batch made as they were from the same stock. This unfortunately must detract from the rating, other than the obvious build quality or lack thereof they are a great surround, if not outdated speaker. They sound great in dipole & bipole modes. Unless you can get them at a steal price, go for the current versions e.g. FX300i, FX500i etc etc.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Stereo Supplies - Gold Coast



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These make you feel like you're surrounded by the action when in Dolby 5.1. Amazing for the price, I have them paired with Polk RT400's and a CS245 with an Onkyo TX-DS555 powering them. Polk Audio is a great product. Value and they sound good!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RALPH a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2000

Bottom Line:   
USE THESE FOR SURROND ONLY FIND A 3/2.1 AND TURN IT UP YOU WILL JUMP OUT OF YOUR SEAT.PAY THE EXTRA $100 AND GET THE 500'S IT IS WELL WORTH IT.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   CRUTCHFIELDS



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kent a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I got these as an open-box buy from Circuit City, paid $100 for the pair. Replaced Polk RT3 monopoles as surrounds, added to RT55 fronts and CS400 center, was using a Polk PSW120 sub, but moving to a Velodyne CT100 for more oomph.

After reading about the advantages/disadvantages of dipoles vs. monopoles as surrounds, I decided to give these a shot. I have been very impressed with the enveloping feel the RT/fx's give me, compared to the RT3s. My main concern with the fx's was that some of the directional effects in 5.1 tracks would be less noticeable than with monopoles. This has proven not to be the case. While still feeling more like I'm inside the action with DVDs using the RT/fx's, directional effects are still very directional. Overall, they're a big improvement over the RT3s.

The RT/fx's aren't quite as impressive with music as they are for HT, but I'm still very satisfied with them. They do a good job with the 5-channel Stereo DSP mode on my Onkyo TX-DS676 receiver. Overall, for the price I paid, I feel like I got a steal.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tuananh Nguyen a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Well I must say that they are some of the best surround speakers short of being THX certified. They produce clear sound in Dolby Digital and are very good at diffuse in Pro Logic.
The guy above me seems to be using them for the absolute wrong purpose, as main speakers. These speakers are to be used as SURROUND ONLY. Sure, you can hook it up in front, but that's obviously messed up, they are meant to be surrounds.
Any who, they're great speakers, and I got them for $200 a pair at Sight n' Sound.. if you see them that cheap buy em, you'll love em.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998




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