LSi and RTi series. After that, forget it. My opinion.
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Haha...I tend to agree...Polks RT don't really excel at things audiophiles crave...transparency, speed,detail, etc...at their worst they can sound dark and boxy...at their best smooth and non-fatiguing...I found their imaging and soundstaging to be about average for their price range...nothing remarkable but highly listenable...to put things in perspective...I have some early 90s Infinity Reference Twos which were at the same price point...and even with the polarizing polycell tweeter...are a far more open, detailed, and engaging speaker...a bit ragged on vocals...which brings back the Polks secret...they really don't do anything fundamentally wrong...
Correction- after listening to PF WUWHere...I have to concur with Stereophile...the imaging qualities of this speaker is rather special...the L-R panning on many tracks came across with precision, speed, and focus...polk has no snob appeal...and is not found in hi end boutique stores...but for a mainstream company...they do offer value, build quality, borderline audiophile sound
I used to own the RTiA3s - nice bookshelf. Good imaging, spacious soundstaging, and sparkle on top that I like for low to mid level listening.
I've moved on - but if someone is considering bookshelves and has a limited budget, you can find some decent values for these.
Oh - still have the RTi4s for my surrounds - great deal.