Polk LSIM Open Box Speakers:- Adorama

gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 335
edited October 9 in Speakers
I truly wish i was in the market.
Insane prices!!

Not sure about their condition or how long the sale lasts.

Must really be tough for anyone trying to offload their LSIMs and having to compete with these prices plus free shipping.

https://www.adorama.com/pklsim705ba.html?sdtid=10637112&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

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https://www.adorama.com/pklsim705bb.html?sdtid=10637112&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

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SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 6,091
    Yowsa!!! 70% off and free shipping. These days the shipping is getting to be killer for a normal person. Great bang for buck.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,746
    Wow!
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,136
    nice and bummer

    nice sale price

    bummer I don't have the cash to get them. then I would need the cash for a big amp too.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

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    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 3,908
    That is nuts!
  • halenhalen Posts: 194
    Wow. If I were a dealer I would buy from these guys. Talk about royally **** your network. Either that or they are still mass producing for margin. Either way. Idiots from top to down.
  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 440
    Quite the deal. Instead of ordering the above choices I went with the LSiM707 combo package with the Yamaha receiver .

    https://adorama.com/pklsim707chc.html?sdtid=10637112&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    My wife is gonna flip, but it's too sweet of a deal to pass up.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,003
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    Quite the deal. Instead of ordering the above choices I went with the LSiM707 combo package with the Yamaha receiver .

    https://adorama.com/pklsim707chc.html?sdtid=10637112&emailprice=t&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_source=rflaid62905

    My wife is gonna flip, but it's too sweet of a deal to pass up.


    Wow, that's a legit $1,600 receiver. You're going to enjoy that!

    Can't figure it out though... That's well under what even the Signature series should sell for. I can't understand how Polk allows their top tier product to be dumped out there like this. Shipping and handling all those boxes costs money too, especially the big towers. Baffling.
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,813
    I think the "Open Box" heading lets them get around the dealer rules for pricing the products, which is why they are offering them so low.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,180
    edited October 10
    Since an item can be marked as "Open Box" for many different reasons (i.e., returned without original packaging, writing on the original packaging, or manuals, packaging and items opened and tested) they may not include all accessories, manuals or original packaging. We recommend that you inspect and test the product immediately upon receipt. Open Box items are covered under original manufacturer's warranty

    These are gray area goods that cannot be sold as new. Sorta gives you an idea of the markup involved. I doubt they are losing money. May not be making any either.


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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,136
    I got my Signatures in one of those deals. I would go for one of these LSiM packages if I had the funds.

    These might seam like crazy deals but I did get my RTi-8 for $100 each new in box @ Fry's in 2007.

    Open box, model end close out and over inventory sales are great for the consumer but suck for the rest.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,645
    edited October 10
    DaveHo wrote: »
    It's great for those of you who get in on one of these Adorma deals, but for those of us who paid considerably more, our speakers are pretty much worthless on the secondary market. Pisses me off. I'm at the point where I'm ready to upgrade but refuse to take a bath on the speakers, so I sit & wait & hope that one day my speakers will be worth something. It's not really Polk's fault I suppose, but I doubt I'll ever buy anything Polk again.

    They are only worthless if you insist on constantly upgrading. These speakers are built to last for years, so changing them out just to try out something new is a problem of your own making.

    So Adorama should let these open boxes just sit in their warehouse so you can get a good price for your speakers on the secondary market?? Really? And you won't buy from Polk again because of YOUR choice to sell what you have.

    We choose to buy either new or used depending on our wallets.

    One allows us to get brand new with warranty that we know that the manufacturer will have our backs if something goes wrong. All of that comes at a higher price tag.

    But once they are in our possession, there is NO guarantee that we will ever get back what we paid out for them.

    The other involves taking a chance and hoping everything works as described but cost us less money up front.

    That's the price/risk you take by constantly wanting to upgrade.

    That's not Polk's or Adorama's fault/problem.

    If you are that interested in buying low and selling high, I suggest the stock market. Sometimes you just can't have your cake and eat it too.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,140
    The way of the world according to cfrizz......shakes head.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,003
    cfrizz wrote: »
    So Adorama should let these open boxes just sit in their warehouse so you can get a good price for your speakers on the secondary market??
    Do you really think these are true open box items? Nah, Adorama is just throwing that label on them in order to undercut just about everyone. It's their scheme. If these boxes have been opened, it's because they opened them. Great deal for consumers, though. And yes, I do feel sorry for folks who paid significantly more. These prices make Polk's friends and family deals look expensive. It's sad that Polk allows its flagship product to be cheapened like this. But hey, if I were in the market...
    7.1 - polk RTi10 x 3 (LCR) : FXi3 x 2 : RTi4 x 4 : Sunfire SDS-12 : Yamaha Aventage RX-A2040 : Adcom GFA-7500 : Squeezebox Touch : DIRECTV : Roku SE : Panasonic PT-AX200U PJ @ 120"
    5.1 - Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800 x 4 : ProCenter 1000 : Klipsch Sub-10 : Pioneer Elite SC-91: DIRECTV : LG OLED55B6P : Roku Premiere+
    Garage Duty - polk Monitor 10s : Pioneer A-717 Integrated Amp : Squeezebox Classic
  • gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 335
    edited October 10
    Thank god for Polk's occasional 50% off deals and places like Adorama.

    Heck, thank goodness for the internet. So much deals can be had with just a little patience and persistence.







    Receiver: Denon AVR 4520CI
    Speakers:Fronts:Polk RTI A7 /Center: Polk CSiA6 /Surrounds: Polk Fxi A6
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO BDP-103D
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,180
    I know, even us peasants can afford good audio.


    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,645
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    So Adorama should let these open boxes just sit in their warehouse so you can get a good price for your speakers on the secondary market??
    Do you really think these are true open box items? Nah, Adorama is just throwing that label on them in order to undercut just about everyone. It's their scheme. If these boxes have been opened, it's because they opened them. Great deal for consumers, though. And yes, I do feel sorry for folks who paid significantly more. These prices make Polk's friends and family deals look expensive. It's sad that Polk allows its flagship product to be cheapened like this. But hey, if I were in the market...

    I don't see why you should feel bad, they didn't get ripped off, they got a brand new set of speakers that will play just great for years to come. No one put a gun to his head and ordered him to buy them at full price, he chose to do so.

    If you miss Polk's F&F sale, are you going to complain the following week that it is over that you now have to pay full price?

    Do try to make up your mind MD. Is it right or is it wrong?

    "It's sad that Polk allows its flagship product to be cheapened like this. But hey, if I were in the market..."

    I'm sure Polk is getting a cut no matter what price the speakers are being sold at. What's important is that they are selling.

    The only problems that arise are for people who are looking to sell what they bought, at whatever price they were at the time, but are now significantly lower. Unfortunately that's how the market works.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,136
    If it was not for the Adorama dead I would not have my signature S60 and S20 right now.

    Would like to get in this LSIm deal but my wallet says no.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Cathy, its a surefire way to kill your business in the long run. Nobody will ever pay MSRP for your speakers, thereby eliminating your dealer network. I'm a dealer for them but I only act as an ambassador because I can't in good faith sell someone a pair of speakers when my price is well above what Adorama sells for. People don't realize that when a sale happens, the only one LOSING money on that sale is the dealer - our prices very rarely change as the distributor needs to maintain their price to stay in business. I've actually gotten into arguments with customers about this before because they refuse to believe me when I say I can't go lower.

    This in turn kills the used marketplace and if someone ever wants to upgrade, they sure won't throw their $$$ at brands that do this because they would get zero return on investment. This deal puts those who paid more in a worse position than a new car sale.

    Adorama has shady practices. That I can assure you.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,645
    Well then I guess it is up to Polk to stop Adorama.

    Everyone just wants the best deal for themselves. Since people don't want to pay MSRP from anyone, they all look for the best deals, which I guess is Adorama right now, but from what you said, they won't be able to maintain it forever either.

    But I don't look at speakers, cars, or even houses as investments. For me speakers and cars are luxury items, not necessities. As for my condo, that is a necessity of a secure roof over my head that I can afford to live in. My executor will have to worry about the investment of it!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    I understand Cathy. I know some of Adorama's tactics and they are tougher than you think to stop.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • alan78alan78 Posts: 77
    I just got a signature package from them and it was labeled open box. All my stuff is in original packaging and looks great. So I can see that they just throw that out there to lower the price. I'm cool with it as it helped me out.

    But that is with everything from cars to houses, to consumer electronics. Someone always gets a deal better than you and that's just the way it works. I've paid through the nose on stuff that later I found a buddy got half off. Oh well because at the end of the day I paid for the enjoyment. So no need to hate, sell when you want I don't think speakers are an appreciating asset so you will always lose anyway thinking of it like that.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Select deals and mass sales are two different monsters. Clearance items always happen but this isn't clearance. I have no beef with the consumers who take them up, but I do feel bad for those who bought for more and any dealers trying to sell these speakers. It's a loss for both.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,136
    I think the LSiM will be getting replaced by a newer LSi line soon, but this is still not clearance.

    One thing about this LSi deal is an amp is needed to go along with it. So there is another $2k+ added to the cost, unless a crazy deal is found on a good used one. Don't think I would use an Emotiva or Monoprice amp on these.

    I am happy with the Signature deal I got from Adorama but as it has been said it's almost too crazy and other dealers can't compete. In the long run it will cause the brand more harm than good.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Actually, these can do quite well on a nice AVR. They are much easier on the power side than the Lsi were. This is a banging deal for those in the market.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,136
    DSkip wrote: »
    Actually, these can do quite well on a nice AVR. They are much easier on the power side than the Lsi were. This is a banging deal for those in the market.

    Why did you have to say that man? Now I might start thinking about buying them... no no no they need a big amp doubling the price making them out of my price range.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Panasonic BDT460, DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk TSX250C
    Front High TC80i
    Rear: Polk MC80
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S30
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,017
    Come on man take a swing. These are Big Boy speakers, you know you want them. Besides you work hard all year long it's time to treat yourself. >:)
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    You've got nice speakers man. I actually like the timbre of the Signature better. No doubt the LSiM are better, but you are at a good place as well.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 6,870
    mrloren wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    Actually, these can do quite well on a nice AVR. They are much easier on the power side than the Lsi were. This is a banging deal for those in the market.

    Why did you have to say that man? Now I might start thinking about buying them... no no no they need a big amp doubling the price making them out of my price range.

    An SR5010 can do an admirable job pushing a pair of 705s. :)
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  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 440
    DaveHo wrote: »
    It's great for those of you who get in on one of these Adorma deals, but for those of us who paid considerably more, our speakers are pretty much worthless on the secondary market. Pisses me off. I'm at the point where I'm ready to upgrade but refuse to take a bath on the speakers, so I sit & wait & hope that one day my speakers will be worth something. It's not really Polk's fault I suppose, but I doubt I'll ever buy anything Polk again.

    No argument here about how it hurts resale, but if it wasn't for this sale I could never own them. I'm on a fixed income due to a 4 level neck fusion, a 3 level lower lumbar to pelvis fusion, every remaining disc in my back being degenerated, having a benign brain tumor and more. I was just told at my 3 month cancer follow up I had after chemo that everything looked great, and my credit card offered me 0% for 18 months. I figured I'd celebrate some when I saw this deal, it's pretty much a once in a lifetime chance. I may not be able to lift them but I just couldn't pass this deal up. It's as far down the rabbit hole I can go, no money left for real speaker wires or anything. At least until after I sell off the cheap cheesy stereo stuff I have collected and learn how to refoam the 10-12 pairs of speakers I've had stored for years so they can go. Hopefully I won't have to sell much of my current systems, I really want to keep my SRS 2.3's, CRS+'s and my monitor 7's. It took me ten years to score them.

    I do know how you feel, I had a 2 year old car I was going to sell when I couldn't work anymore and the manufacturer put a 5k rebate on the new ones. That put me upside down value wise. I sold it for over a grand less then what I owed... I sold my two pairs of mint 1c's and some sweet 2b's to help cover that.

    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

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