RTi A5 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Polk Audio. It features a 1" Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Polymer composite Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 40-26k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB.
RTi A5 is a member of Polk Audio's RTi series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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Polk RTi A5 has a Frequency response range of 40-26k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 40 Hz, RTi A5 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
Here we have a comparison of how RTi A5's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Polk RTi A5's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms and has a sensitivity of 90 dB.
Is the Polk Audio RTi A5 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Polk Audio RTi A5 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of Polk Audio RTi A5 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
RTi A5 has 5-way post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Polk RTi A5 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Polk RTi A5 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 39-5/8 x 10-9/16 x 15-7/8inch (1007.0 x 269.0 x 404.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 18.18kg / 40lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Polk RTi A5 is approximately 1086.8cm2 / 168.5inch2.
Here we have a comparison of how RTi A5's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Polk RTi A5 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and Real wood veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Polk RTi A5 comes with Screw-on spike feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on.
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Polk RTi A5 is a front-firing port speaker which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
Polk RTi A5 is available in Cherry.
What's in the Box of Polk RTi A5?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RTi A5:
Cherry floor-standing speakerDetachable black cloth grille4 Screw-on spike feetOwners ManualOnline registration sheetPolk Audio product brochure
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.