Polk Audio LSi9 Crossover Modification Thread

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2012
    I can upgrade the 7s... you can email me Vr3Mods@gmail.com to go further on those!

    I would probably still stack them and do point to point wiring - why not right? :)
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  • RickTfromAZRickTfromAZ Posts: 122
    edited June 2012
    Excellent job on those LSi9 crossovers. I love the use of the all-thread to keep everything clean and orderly.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited June 2012
    Thanks Rick!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2012
    A cool budget Castle mod!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited January 2013
    The crossovers going into the recorded speakers... :)
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,443
    edited January 2013
    Sweet taters those look good!
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited January 2013
    Thanks! :-D
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited January 2013
    Check it out! :)

    [video=youtube_share;ytpas7MfwKg]
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  • monepolkmonepolk Posts: 732
    edited January 2013
    Wish I could get my hands to move that fast :lol:
  • @@@@@@@@@@ Posts: 115
    edited January 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Check it out! :)

    [video=youtube_share;ytpas7MfwKg]

    This is great.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    ESA caps! They finally fit!! :-D
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  • cincycat13cincycat13 Posts: 802
    edited August 2013
    Looks nice. Those for a customer or for your personal evaluation?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2013
    Thank you sir!

    These were for a customer!

    We are constantly trying to fit nicer stuff on our Fortress stack! I think after seeing the 400v MR we may try sticking them on there every once and a while! :)
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited October 2013
    I am really liking the overall look now, I feel like "it" is "there"
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  • cincycat13cincycat13 Posts: 802
    edited October 2013
    Those look great! I think I have finally figured a layout to work the ESA into my tweeter circuit and make it all fit through without making them even taller.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited October 2013
    Thank you sir!

    That is going to be a massive crossover...

    Are you changing the 260uf with ESA as well? That has gotta be massive
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  • FaceFace Posts: 14,712
    edited October 2013
    VR3 wrote: »
    Are you changing the 260uf with ESA as well? That has gotta be massive
    In that case, I'd recommend going external.
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  • cincycat13cincycat13 Posts: 802
    edited October 2013
    No...not doing the LF that way. Just going to do a bennic with an ESA by-bass similar to your pictures. I looked at DarkNight's mod where he did a replacement, but did not want to spend that kind of money at this time. And I still am not a fan of the LSiC so I grabbed some LSiM703/706c to try so not even sure why I am doing this, other than I had already started the process and it should be a fun project. Not looking forward to stuffing something into the LSiC space....that is small. I was leaning towards the LSiM due to the 8 ohm rating and an AVR configuration, but I am seeing some other threads questioning the 8 ohm AVR friendliness of the LSiM line. I have the Fortress 9's hooked up to a NAD 2600 and they sound great. Hope to get these 9's modded over the next 2 weeks and see how things go from there.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited October 2013
    The ESA would definitely be external with the 260 - that would be probably 3"x3"x7" of just caps!

    Make sure you post pics of the ESA mod, it will be nice for sure!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    edited August 2014
    Whole lotta crossover for a little speaker :)rzppe6az06bp.jpg
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,808
    Gotta <3 them VR3 mods....

    I was listening to my SDA's today (stock xover) vs the VR3 LSIM 703's and they can hang.... The tweets in the 703's sound better than the SDA's but SDA's just push so much more air on the mid and bottom... I should probably get the xovers in the SDA's to you sometime soon tho... but they do sound very good even now.... I am going to check them to see if they were upgraded...

    You da man!
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Budgie Phono Pre | Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thanks Mike!

    Which sdas do you have?
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 4,808
    sda srs 2.3 (not tl's)
    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7702 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo BDP-103D | Sony PS4 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 64" Plasma | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A23 x2 Amps Parsound Halo A21 Amp & P5 Pre | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's| Usher BE-616 Center|KEF T100 Surrounds | SVS SB2000 Sub |Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | Marantz SA8004 SACD | Bluesound Node 2 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Budgie Phono Pre | Samsung 50" SUHD TV

    Patio Polk Atrium 8's |Marantz 2252B |

    Office Bluesound Node | Audioengine P4 | Peachtree Nova 125SE |

    Closet | SDA SRS 2.3's | Monitor 5B's Yamaha M80 | Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2385
  • gcegce Posts: 2,122
    Those are beautiful Tray!!!
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    2 Channel: Rogue RP-5 / WireWorld Electra power cord / Marantz TT-15S1/ Ortofon - Quintet Black MC / Marantz NA8005 DAC / W4S mAmp's / Synology DS 216+ll-4TB / Polkaudio LSiM703
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thank you sir :)
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  • Trey! Its awesome things are going well! Dude those mods are sick! What wiring you using for those p2p connections?
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thanks man!

    90% of the PTP connections are from component to component, infact - all of them are except for the +/- from the plate and from one side of the lead on the 1uf. Those wires are a generic stranded 16 awg OFC. The wires from the crossover to the drivers are Supra Classic.
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,889
    Ok...now I'm afraid to send anyone my crossovers for modification...I wouldn't know how to hook the darn things back up without labeling...such beautiful work Trey!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 21,818
    Thank you:D
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