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Polk Audio RTi A3

Bookshelf speakers (Black)

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio RTi A3

The Polk RTi A3s prove that you don't need big speakers to get good sound. These bookshelf speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers for smooth accurate response. The woofers and tweeters undergo careful laser testing to help identify and eliminate unwanted resonances that can hinder a speaker's performance.

Enjoy rich, dynamic sound from compact bookshelf speakers

The Polk RTi A3s prove that you don't need big speakers to get good sound. These bookshelf speakers feature Polk's exclusive Dynamic Balance® drivers for smooth accurate response. The woofers and tweeters undergo careful laser testing to help identify and eliminate unwanted resonances that can hinder a speaker's performance.

Thoughtful cabinet design

Cabinet cross-section

The asymmetric cabinet helps fight vibration for clearer sound.

The RTi A3 sports a newly designed asymmetric cabinet that helps deliver rich, clear sound by combating vibration and increasing rigidity. You'll enjoy remarkably clean mids and highs for a well-defined soundstage, along with tight bass. Plus, the cabinet's curved edges give the speaker a polished look, enhanced by a real wood veneer finish.


Great for home theater or stereo music setups

The RTi A3s do a great job with stereo music on their own, but you can team them with a powered subwoofer for even better bass. Or use two pairs as your home theater's front and surround speakers for dynamic, detailed movie sound. For larger rooms, the RTi A3s work perfectly as surrounds in combination with RTi tower front speakers.

Recommended center channel speaker: Polk CSi A6.
Recommended surround speakers: Polk RTi A3.


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Product Highlights:

  • video-shielded
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response 50-26,000 Hz (-3dB)
  • handles 20-150 watts
  • 1" Dynamic Balance® silk/polymer tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance polymer composite woofer
  • PowerPort® technology improves bass response without introducing distortion
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • dual 5-way binding post terminals
  • real wood veneer finish
  • 8-3/8"W x 14-13/16"H x 14-3/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    What's in the Box:

    • 2 Black bookshelf speakers
    • 2 Self-tapping screws
    • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
    • Owner's Manual
    • Template
    • Online registration sheet
    • Polk Audio product brochure

    These are wonderful speakers! I used them to replace existing Sony speakers that were 10+ years old. The sound on these speakers is a clear and has solid bass! Quit thinking and just buy them!

    Ron, Marietta, GA

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    Features and Specs

    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    Video Shielded Yes
    Tweeter Type Dome
    Tweeter Size (inches) 1
    Midrange Size (inches) ---
    Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
    Woofer Composition Polymer composite
    Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
    Power Range 20-150
    Sensitivity 89 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 50-26k Hz
    Connector Type 5-way post
    Bi-amp Inputs Yes
    Height (inches) 14-13/16
    Width (inches) 8-3/8
    Depth (inches) 14-3/16
    Weight (pounds) 16
    Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
    Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-31
    Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Labor Warranty 5 Years

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    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Connections
    Mounting Options

    Driver Technology

    Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

    Polymer Composite Woofers: Each speaker features a 6-1/2" polymer composite woofer for smooth wide-range response with low distortion. For high performance durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

    Silk/Polymer Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" silk/polymer dome tweeter that provides clear, detailed highs. Each tweeter features mylar bypass capacitors in the crossovers to extend high frequency response and improve detail and transparency. Each tweeter features low viscosity ferro-fluid cooling with a heat sink on the Neodymium magnet for superior heat dissipation, power handling and reliability.

    Frequency Response: The overall frequency response is 40Hz-27kHz and the -3dB frequency response is 50-26kHz.

    Enclosure Design

    Damped Asymmetric Hex Laminate (DAHLI) Cabinet Design: All-MDF construction with massive asymmetric cabinet bracing ensures a resonance-free enclosure for accurate sound. The asymmetric design is made from a 6-layer laminate with 5 viscous layers to create the optimal shear damping (OSD) system. The elegant styling aside, curved cabinets not only result in a stronger, more rigid and acoustically inert enclosure, but the curved walls also produce less audible coloration from panel resonances.

    Power Port Venting System: Each speaker has a rear-firing Power Port venting system built into its back plate for precise deep bass response. This venting system allows air velocity to slow gradually, vastly reducing air turbulence, and delivering greater bass efficiency than conventional ports.

    Acoustic Resonance Control (ARC): Internal cabinet resonance can impart a "thick" character to voices. Polk's patented Acoustic Resonance Control port system overcomes this problem. In addition to the Power Port venting system, each speaker has a front-firing port that is tuned to suppress the internal cabinet resonance, resulting in smooth, natural midrange reproduction.

    Anti-Diffraction Grilles: The floating anti-diffraction grilles minimize grille diffraction for spacious, 3-dimensional imaging.

    Connections

    Dual 5-Way Binding Posts: Each speaker has two sets of gold-plated 5-way binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual 5-way binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers.

    Mounting Options

    Wall Mounting: The Power Port back plate on each speaker has a keyhole slot, allowing the speaker to be mounted on the wall using the supplied 2-1/2" wood screws.

    Magnetically Shielded: The speakers are magnetically shielded, allowing you to place them near your television without distorting the picture.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Looking for small speakers that have sound quality for music like Dire Straits etc. [ TUULA  Oct 31, 2018 ]
    Because Polk Audio is some of the best audio equipment I have ever heard! [ Lawrence Spence  Oct 16, 2018 ]
    great deal! I love polk audios speaker sound im hooked [ barry  Oct 08, 2018 ]
    Already have a pair and wanted another to use as height speakers. Can't wait to hear how they sound with my 4 RtiA7's & 4 RtiA3's. 7.1.2 Polk Audio customer for life ! [ Robert  Sep 29, 2018 ]
    I have Polk TSi200's and wanted to upgrade to a 6 1/2 in speaker with the smooth 1 in. silk tweeter. The composite polymer main speaker should last a long time. [ Michael  Sep 18, 2018 ]
    polk experience previously [ David  Aug 11, 2018 ]
    I have the rti a9 and rti a5 and wanted to match system. The sale price was a big factor plus buying from crutchfield has been a excellent experience. [ Hernan Aguirre  Aug 05, 2018 ]
    Pound for pound the best speaker in this price range. [ A  Jul 25, 2018 ]
    Because of the great help from customer service rep Nemo [ david  Jul 01, 2018 ]
    Have always used Polk speakers. And will continue to do so. Until they prove they no longer are the best for the price. Don't expect that to be the case this time. Consistently great product. At least my fifth Polk purchase. Good stuff. [ J  Jun 30, 2018 ]
    These are quality Polk speakers that I can mount on the wall in my garage. I am going to pair these with the Yamaha R-S202 stereo receiver for radio and bluetooth capability. It should be a good setup for what I want. [ J  May 23, 2018 ]
    Currently as REAR speakers for my 7.1 Surround System that may also serve as stereo bookshelf speakers in the future. [ Myron  May 19, 2018 ]
    Unbeatable price for a pair of speakers with sound specifications comparable to the most expensive speakers. The sensitivity, watts and frequency response range really compete with the best speakers. [ ALBERTO  May 13, 2018 ]
    Based on a Crutchfield advisor this pair of Polk speakers were the best match for my Polk center speaker. [ James  May 07, 2018 ]
    Looks like the best deal for size and sound [ Michael  May 05, 2018 ]
    Good reviews and prior experience with Polk Audio speakers. [ Anil  Apr 30, 2018 ]
    awesome sound for what I needed. [ Stephen  Apr 02, 2018 ]
    i have the ts-100 and i'm looking for more wattage [ Felix  Mar 24, 2018 ]
    recommended companion to the rtia7 [ Terry  Feb 22, 2018 ]
    For many years my speakers have been Polk. The RTi Series are well constructed and sound output compares with speakers that cost 2 or 3 times more. Warranty is 5 years. I have only had one Polk speaker fail after 3 years and Crutchfield replaced it with no questions asked. Customer service is excellent at Crutchfield. [ JOSEPH  Feb 12, 2018 ]
    Great price on just what I want, clean and clear sound reproduction from a pair of bookshelf speakers. [ Conrad  Feb 12, 2018 ]
    Advisor suggested [ Gloria  Feb 11, 2018 ]
    received very good ratings and recommended by Co worker [ Joe  Feb 09, 2018 ]
    Great reviews and thought the price was right. [ David K.  Jan 14, 2018 ]
    I am upgrading a pair of Polk Audio bookshelf speakers that I've owned for 20+ years. The RTi A3 should provide an improvement while remaining more or less voice matched to the rest of my Polk Audio 5.1.2 system [ stickywicked447  Jan 10, 2018 ]
    Prior experience with Polk Audio and online chat with a Crutchfield rep. [ JEFFERY  Jan 07, 2018 ]
    Small footprint and performance of 6,5" woofer in this product [ David  Jan 02, 2018 ]
    I was desperate for affordable speakers and hoped the deep discount on these would get me a great product. I love my other Polks and hope these will do the same. Can you find me a fine turntable and cartridge for $500 or less? [ Paul Di  Dec 31, 2017 ]
    I already have the TSi 200 and these have great reviews also. [ Paul  Dec 17, 2017 ]
    Great experience with like product from Polk in the past and great price. [ Jerome  Dec 08, 2017 ]
    size and performance for bedroom [ David  Dec 04, 2017 ]
    Good promotional price. Good reviews by users. Reputable brand. [ James  Dec 04, 2017 ]
    HUSBAND TOLD ME TO [ CHERIDAN  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    Bryce advised that the amp I wanted needed 8 ohm speakers instead of the 6 ohm I had planned to get. He recommended this item, and I liked the reviews I read, both on your site and on others. [ Gerard  Nov 03, 2017 ]
    Value [ Carl  Jun 13, 2017 ]
    After watching many online videos comparing several bookshelf speakers, the Polk Audio RTi A3 seem to be what I need for my living room. [ Juan P.  May 30, 2017 ]
    I chose these RTi A3 because it was time for me to upgrade from my Polk M1 which has been with me for the last 17 years. Since i also bought the new floor standing speakers i figure these RTi A3 would work perfect as well. [ Judy  May 22, 2016 ]
    I have a set of these speakers already, that I've had for about a year now. Great speakers. [ RICHARD  May 01, 2016 ]
    These speakers had the features that I wanted and the reviews were good. [ Steve  Feb 21, 2016 ]
    price [ Forrest  Nov 04, 2018 ]
    I feel it sets most other speakers apart with the look and they have great reviews [ Don  Oct 28, 2018 ]
    The Best of the Best, you get what you pay for, and in this instance you are getting a terrific bargain. Previous owner - best sound reproduction I have ever heard! [ Sean  Sep 20, 2018 ]
    I have owned two pairs of P.A. speakers over the past 27 years, i am hoping they are similar sonicly [ TSB Shipping (F  Sep 14, 2018 ]
    I heard my first Polk audio towers about 40 years ago in a music store. I've never forgotten that exp. When Nate suggested polks to me based on info I e-mailed him, I thought this advice is on the money. Stereo shops don't exist around here. So this is a blind purchase for me. These will likely be my rear speakers for surround sound system. But will listen to them for awhile as fronts before deciding on 2 more or Polk towers. Considering A7 or A9. Main use will be music. Thanks Nate! [ James  Sep 14, 2018 ]
    I have the rti A9's [ chad  Sep 12, 2018 ]
    Based on the recommendations of buyers and Crutchfield, whom I have trusted for over 20 years. [ Brian  Sep 08, 2018 ]
    Good speaker at an incredible price.It matches my RtiA9's towers and CsiA6 center speaker. The cherry finish is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!! Got it on sale, plus open box, plus used my reward points. [ Steven  Aug 08, 2018 ]
    I like the sound of my Polk Tsi 100 with my stereo and I'm hoping these will sound even better. I also like the real wood finish. [ R. Mark  Jul 19, 2018 ]
    Just heard these speakers at a friend's house and was very impressed [ Gilbert  Jul 10, 2018 ]
    Great sound and look for the price [ Frank  Jul 07, 2018 ]
    I have always heard good things about Polk Audio and these have fantastic reviews. [ Michael  Jun 19, 2018 ]
    surround sound [ Shailesh  Jun 18, 2018 ]
    Bi amped at 8 ohms, look great and nice sale [ cal  Jun 09, 2018 ]
    I already have several speakers in the Polk Cherry RTI line and this will allow me to add additional surround speakers. [ Alan  Jun 08, 2018 ]
    I love Polk Audio quality and at a good price. I'm sold on Polk. My whole H/T setup 8.1 is all Polk with a Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A770 [ C  May 14, 2018 ]
    These are on sale and I wanted to match my center speaker that I already have, CS2 series ii with 6.5" woofers, and leave open the possibility of moving these to surround speakers and upgrading my front speakers to floor standing speakers. These have real wood cabinets and Polk speakers are very good for the price. [ Martin  May 12, 2018 ]
    They will go well with the receiver I just purchased this week. [ Harold L.  Apr 27, 2018 ]
    my brother told me to [ Suzy  Apr 21, 2018 ]
    I've always wanted to get a set of nice Polk bookshelf speakers, these came on sale and the time was right to pull the trigger. I read all the favorable reviews and then talked to a knowledgeable Crutchfield advisor (Doc) who help me make an informed decision. [ Douglas  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    to complement the Polk RTi A7 floor standing speakers and center speaker of which are 5-stare rated, made with real wood veneer, and magnetically shielded. [ Dale  Mar 29, 2018 ]
    Amazing reviews [ Diane  Mar 05, 2018 ]
    Reviews and pricing. [ Quentin  Mar 04, 2018 ]
    I just bought the RTi 7 floor speakers last week and the center channel , I just couldn't leave the rear surround speakers black I needed to complete the set now everything is cherrywood!!! [ Frank  Mar 01, 2018 ]
    Reviews by others, plus brand reputation. [ Don  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    Recommended by Crutchfield staff experts for use with a vintage Marantz receiver. Great price, free shipping! [ Benjamin  Feb 14, 2018 ]
    I have had Polk products before and have always been a fan of there sound quality. [ Curtis  Feb 01, 2018 ]
    Great review good specs for my needs and a great price. [ Mike  Jan 27, 2018 ]
    Choose these to pair with my Polk Audio ATi a7 speakers. [ carolyn  Jan 11, 2018 ]
    Looks like a good replacement for my 20 yr old Infinity surround speakers. And a good value [ Phil  Jan 07, 2018 ]
    To Compliment my Rti A7's and a gift for friends [ Paul  Dec 25, 2017 ]
    Customer Reviews and previous experience with Polk Tower Speakers that I truly enjoy! [ ETHAN  Dec 23, 2017 ]
    quality and value [ Gregory  Dec 16, 2017 ]
    I listen a lot to classical music and these speakers seem to have very good reviews regarding sound quality. [ Catharina  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    Reviews are great. [ George  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    Size (small apartment) and word of mouth. [ Lance  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    Positive reviews. [ John  Nov 24, 2017 ]
    ive read the reviews and decided to purchase [ Paul  Nov 15, 2017 ]
    I own the RTi A7's and the RTi A1 speakers, and love the way they sound with my systems. These Polk Audio speakers are amazing. [ Craig  Nov 10, 2017 ]
    There cool - sound awesome [ Chris  Nov 02, 2017 ]
    Great product sounds great super price [ Kurt  Nov 02, 2017 ]
    I have owned a pair of Polk Audio speakers since 1975. They are great! [ Kris  Oct 20, 2017 ]
    great sell and was open box [ Brian  Oct 13, 2017 ]
    My husband had a pair of speakers that sat in a storage tub for twenty years. When he finally connected them you could hear the music but they had a strange wobble, bubble-like sound. These look like a very close replacement. I'll let you know how it goes. [ Mary  Oct 10, 2017 ]
    Very nice looking and customer reviews were almost completely favorable. Price was also attractive for what the product represented. [ David  Sep 27, 2017 ]
    Polk makes the best speakers on the market. I've been a customer for many years. [ Douglas  Sep 08, 2017 ]
    Like the way they sound [ G  Jul 18, 2017 ]
    It was love at first sight for the RTi A series. The Cherry finish was irresistable. I had been enjoying the RTi6 (BLK) for several years and just had to upgrade based on the very positive reviews for both the RTi A3 and A1. I actually started with the RTi A1 and just could not warm up the sound. I then auditioned the RTi A3 and was wowed initially, but after some very serious A/B, the RTi6 won out. Sadly, I retuned the A3 with minor negatives, just personal preference for the RTi6. [ LOWERY  Mar 19, 2017 ]
    Gift for musically talented son. [ John  Mar 05, 2017 ]
    Fantastic sound!! Great balance between sound and physical footprint. These are smaller speakers that have a nice BIG sound! [ Christopher  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    Based on my budget, and discussion with a rep at Crutchfield, they seem to be the best speakers for the money. [ Aaron  Sep 12, 2016 ]
    High quality, good price, great customer service interaction with Lucy. Lucy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=119 [ jakie  Aug 13, 2016 ]
    Recently bought the Polk matching center channel speaker and am loving it, so decided to get these for my surround and back channels.. [ Jackie  Aug 08, 2016 ]
    View the review, excellent Base performance and power efficiency for the price. Can compete with speaker of $1000.00. They sound really great. [ Juan  Aug 03, 2016 ]
    Have always been satisfied with Polk Audio Speakers . Excellent value. [ David  Jul 30, 2016 ]
    my son did the research and told me to buy the best. [ Geoffrey  May 23, 2016 ]
    To match my front and center speakers from the same line. [ FREDRIC C  May 20, 2016 ]
    I bought these as a wedding present, I have a pair of them myself and they are great speakers. [ LINDSEY CLYDE  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    Perfect compliment to my Polk Audio Center and Floor standing speakers in Cherry - These will be L/R Rear channels for a 7.1 Surround set up [ Gregory  Mar 21, 2016 ]
    These were bought for a room that has all four walls full of books on shelves. They fit the shelves (barely), sound very good (paired with a scratch and dent Polk subwoofer), and look really nice too. [ THOMAS R  Mar 13, 2016 ]
    It was a mistake buying these because they have no bass for their size, but the overall sound is clean and accurate. They are better used in surround (which I use mine) because the noises running through this channel are truly amazing to the point of surprising me often. [ Audiolad  Mar 09, 2016 ]
    Price for performance based on ratings and internet reviews. [ Joshua  Feb 04, 2016 ]
    Long-time polk audio fan, but used my last bookshelf sized speakers for TV surround sound. These are a more modern replacement. Not the highest quality Polk, but more than good enough for a living room system. Enjoys excellent reviews. [ David E.  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    Surround speakers to match my rti towers. [ Christopher  Dec 17, 2015 ]

    7 questions already asked

    Thanks for your question. Crutchfield can only send items within the U.S. and U.S. Territories. We are not able to ship to international locations. [ Kenny  Nov 09, 2018 ]  Staff
    I have 2 pair of these using 2 Denon receivers. different rooms one 90 watts, one 95 watts per channel. great sound! [ RICHARD  Jun 22, 2016 ]
    One hundred watts per channel and they sound great. I had them originally connect to a Yamaha amp that put out about 30 watts per channel in my living room (this was temporary) and they sounded fine at low volume. But, on my new Denon receiver, they seem happier and sound really good. Probably could take 120 with ease. [ John  Jun 21, 2016 ]
    I have a Marantz SR7009 125w. They really could handle them. [ ANTONIO A  Jun 21, 2016 ]
    95 amps [ JAMES  Jun 21, 2016 ]
    Connected to Denon 3311c 125Watts per. I re-allocated my in ceiling Front for Height and bought these to use as Front speakers. Mixed with surround and surround back in wall speakers (all Polk) sounds pretty good when the right content is playing. [ THOMAS C  Jun 21, 2016 ]
    I am powering the Polk RTi A3 with a Yamaha RX-S600 which has 55 watts per channel at 8 ohms. I have no complaints [ Bill  Jun 21, 2016 ]
    This will depend largely on the room and system the speakers will be used in. Contact an Advisor by phone or chat for help choosing the best components for your system. [ Jeff  Nov 24, 2013 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Aug 06, 2018 ]  Staff
    The sides of these speakers are cu4ved so, no, they can't be used on their sides. However 5hey are great sounding speakers and they look great too. [ G. Scott  Apr 22, 2018 ]
    No, if you look from the top down onto the speakers they are somewhat tear-drop shaped and would rock instead of laying flat. [ Michel  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    I would not; they are curved on the sides. I would presume also that sound dispersion (radiation pattern) is designed for vertical orientation. Side positioning would not be harmful in my estimation however. [ HARRY D.  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    CHARLIE,YOU CAN PROBABLY POSITION THEM ANY WAY YOU WOULD WANT TO, I USE MINE AS HEIGHT SPEAKERS AND THEY SOUND GREAT. I WOULD BUY THEM AGAIN,GOOD LUCK. [ ANTHONY T  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Well you could, nothing preventing it. But it would look funny as the overall shape is quite rounded toward the back. [ Steve  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Not ideal, curved sides make very difficult. Best sitting up, They can be mounted to wall also. Awesome sounding speakers, punch way above their price point! [ Craig  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Yes, you can place them on their side (so it might fit in a shorter space?). If you do so, I would place the bottom/side on a protecting surface. Perhaps a small placemat, or piece of carpeting, would protect that beautiful cherry side from scratches. [ RONALD E  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    No. The sides of the speakers are slightly curved front to back, and not meant to be positioned that way. [ ELROY  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    No. They are wedge shaped. They do sound great! [ Mike  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    The speakers have curved sides so that probably won't work. They are great speakers and I would highly recommend them. I also bought the matching center channel and they all sound great. [ MICHAEL  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    First, these speakers are amazing. They have the best sound of any speakers that I have purchased in the last 35 years. I just took a good look at the speakers. The simple answer to the question is "No". Here's why: the speakers are curved from from to back. The speakers curve outwards from the front grille, then the curve continues around to the back of the speaker. (like the hull of a ship) That said, if someone were creative, he/she could design a custom mounting support system so that the speaker could be positioned on its side. Hope that this info helps. Rob C. [ ROBERT T  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    Mine are straight up but yes, I believe they can positioned on the side. Crutchfield, would you confirm? [ Rafael A.  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    No [ Jerome  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    While I have mine standing, I don't see any reason they can't be laid sideways. They're pretty great. [ JEFFREY  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    There is no provision for mounting on it's side but you can probably rig something with a little creativity. [ KELLEY  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Charlie - The RTi's have curved side panels. If you were to place them in a horizontal position, they may rock a little and, therefore, may be a little difficult to maintain a consistent position. With that said, I love these speakers. They are beautiful and sound fantastic. [ Mark  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    I think you could, I have mine standing up. Just have to be careful with the curved sides. [ BRAD  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Theyre rounded on the sides so not unless you put something under them to stabilize them and absorb the vibration. [ Ben  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    No, because the sides are curved. Great speaker though! [ RONALD D  Apr 15, 2018 ]
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