Polk LSIM Open Box Speakers:- Adorama

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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,006
    I'm happy for anyone who gets into these fine speakers at such a bargain! That was definitely not the point of my comments. LSiM is a no-brainer at this price. Can't imagine what could beat it.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,148
    la2vegas wrote: »
    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. >:)

    Just went over the funding and it say's no way. To top it off no place to put the 703 unless I spend more and make a 2 channel out in the living room. Wife would kick me out.
    nbrowser wrote: »
    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. :)

    I have the SR5010 driving the surrounds and center. I picked up a Emotiva BasX-A300 to power the S60
    DSkip wrote: »
    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.

    I just spent the last two hours listening to some tunes, Yes Skip you're right stick with the S60
    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.

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  • nguyendotnguyendot Posts: 3,561
    That's the free trade market man. Good for consumers, bad for people who are vested.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,648
    Wow TNT, you are certainly going through a lot. I wish you all the best, and that your health improves.
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  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 451
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Wow TNT, you are certainly going through a lot. I wish you all the best, and that your health improves.

    Thanks.

    It is what it is, I try to make the best of it. Being online helps and music is my great escape. Actually I'm doing pretty good right now and I'm working on improving that.
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,123
    If I had been a little more patient, I could have gotten the 7 speaker deal (inclusive of a pair of 703s), for $530 less than what I paid for a 5 speaker package (LSIM 705/706C/702 f/x). :'(
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  • gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 335
    If I had been a little more patient, I could have gotten the 7 speaker deal (inclusive of a pair of 703s), for $530 less than what I paid for a 5 speaker package (LSIM 705/706C/702 f/x). :'(

    Ouch. That really hurt$!!!
    So how do you like them thus far?
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 2,761
    I love my LSiM705s in the stereo for music, but if these were going in a dedicated HT I would still recommend the RTI/As. Great deal though and would be excellent if they are to serve double duty in a family room or wherever.

    IMO the RTI/A are the best current Polks for HT.

    Haven’t yet heard the signature though.

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  • PatchouliPatchouli Posts: 5
    edited October 22
    Polk won't do anything.

    My gut says they will be replacing the LSIM series and are working hand & hand with Adorama to dump stock quickly.

    Saves Polk money as they can load up trucks and make large scale deliveries to a single company who then dumps them out to the market.

    On the plus side I would be keeping an eye on E*Bay as it's about to get flooded with "New In Box 703's" for real cheap from all the people who were thinking they'd get some 705's or 707's and dump the 703's on CL/E*Bay

    Same thing happened with Canon used to do their "Buy a Canon XYZ SLR get a free $500 printer!!" about a month later there were loads of $500 Canon printers for sale no one could sell and you could pick one up with free shipping for $50

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,154
    Look at that, the first time poster has it all figured out.
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  • F1nut wrote: »
    Look at that, the first time poster has it all figured out.

    Thank You :)
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,071
    Polk is most likely not going to replace the LSiM line.

    They have made it clear that the Polk brand is going to be value/budget targeted and Def Tech on up will handle high end for them.

    Polk reps have already been on here telling us how they can’t move the LSiM unless it’s with a massive sale...

    At best, we might see an updated RTi line, maybe something that helps bridge the gap between RTi and LSi.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,669
    edited October 23
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    At best, we might see an updated RTi line, maybe something that helps bridge the gap between RTi and LSi.

    good, better, best, that was said multiple times. The T series replaced the M series and the monitor line, the signature line essentially replaced TSi and RTi, and the next will replace the LSiM, although I think I agree with what you are getting at in that it will be less expensive than the LSiMs and probably be closer in build quality to the RTi but hopefully with a little more refined sound...

    edit: wow holy run-on sentence lol...
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    You must be an edumucator.

    The problem with comparing to current lines is the line 'levels' are changing as well. The best will have prices likely above the RTi was, but well below the LSiM. They reached out of their comfort zone with the LSiM and started playing with the big boys. Unfortunately, Polk doesn't have the reputation (or the sound, honestly) to compete with these boutique brands at those prices. The LSiM line is hard to beat at their sales prices though, especially current Adorama pricing. I can't think of anything I'd rather have for $2k.

    To put it into perspective, the original pricing on the LSiM 707 competed directly with:

    Usher Mini Dancer One
    Rosso Fiorentino Elba
    Salk Song3-A
    Focal Aria 936
    Sonus Faber Venere 3.0
    B&W 703 S2

    There are a plethora more. That is tough competition.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,148
    Now it all makes sense to me.

    Good = T
    better = Signatures
    best = ?

    When I was at Polk a while back, well it was covered by a tarp. NDA will keep me from saying anything else.
    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.

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    Samsung UN60H,
    Marantz SR5010, Emotiva BasX-A300
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony 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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  • PatchouliPatchouli Posts: 5
    edited October 25
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    Polk reps have already been on here telling us how they can’t move the LSiM unless it’s with a massive sale...

    Well part of that is probably all the folks who bought the LSi speaker line and remembered how Polk totally cheaped out on the crossovers.

    Let's see LSi9 when new, 15 years ago, was like $500+ each so a pair in 2017 dollars would be say $1,500

    Suppose you bought a pair of speakers today for $1,500 and in four years found out that bits of the crossover were failing or needed replacing because Polk decided to spend $1.22 on a component instead of $2.34? That they preferred instead to save $6 a speaker? Ok, say $20.

    If you got a deal on F&F sale or the Polk E*Bay refurb storefront you're probably giving them a pass. You paid MSRP or standard retail small discount you're peeved.

    I know it all adds up spending an extra buck here or there but let's face it some of the components on the LSi 9 crossover were truly marginal (if that) when driven to their stated power handling levels.

    What would your thought be come 2025 when you're thinking about upgrading?


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,503
    I wonder if this means the long rumored return of the SDA is dead as well.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    EVERY major speaker manufacturer 'cheaps out' on crossover components on speakers under $5k. As far as failure, the failures were not caused by quality of said components.

    The RTxxi series with powered subs did have a mass amount of failures, but that wasn't Polk's fault. The Elna power supply capacitors used were compromised and it wasn't known until after their production that they were. Elna is still used today and has a good reputation, but that generation was very poorly designed.

    Also, LSi9's retailed for $999, not $499.
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  • DarqueKnightDarqueKnight Posts: 6,123
    gumbay13 wrote: »
    If I had been a little more patient, I could have gotten the 7 speaker deal (inclusive of a pair of 703s), for $530 less than what I paid for a 5 speaker package (LSIM 705/706C/702 f/x). :'(

    Ouch. That really hurt$!!!
    So how do you like them thus far?

    I like them a lot, for both music and movies. I reviewed my LSiM 705 speakers here (sorry about the missing pictures--Photobucket is holding them hostage):

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/176867/another-lsim-705-review

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    "Polk SDA-SRSs are hopelessly out of date both sonically and technologically... I see no value whatsoever in older SDA speakers."~Audio Asylum Member
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  • DSkip wrote: »
    EVERY major speaker manufacturer 'cheaps out' on crossover components on speakers under $5k. As far as failure, the failures were not caused by quality of said components.

    I didn't say Polk was the only one doing it. Everyone can put cheap OEM tires on a their new cars that wear out in 25k miles, but the avg joe buying his first new car, remembers it was "Manufacturer X" that sold him the cheesy OEM tires. Even if the reality is everyone does it.

    And you're right it wasn't caused by the quality of said components it was caused by Polk using marginally rated parts. They went with what's the lowest capacity part X that should generally withstand Y watts. And it turned out to straddle being marginally enough and marginally not enough.

    It wasn't quality, it was underspec or "barely"spec parts. Was it oh every other one broke? No but a fair number who used their speakers, enjoyed them, played them loud, and listened a lot found parts breaking down.
    DSkip wrote: »
    Also, LSi9's retailed for $999, not $499.

    My post said a little over $500 each or bit more than $1000 a pair. You're saying the were $2,000 a pair? I don't remember them being quite that much.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,537
    The LSi series crossovers failed because people tried to run them off receivers. These were never intended to be run on receivers but Polk had to make a decision that made this an inevitability.


    Sorry I missed the each - I'm so used to seeing them listed in pairs instead of individually.
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    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
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  • gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 335
    gumbay13 wrote: »
    If I had been a little more patient, I could have gotten the 7 speaker deal (inclusive of a pair of 703s), for $530 less than what I paid for a 5 speaker package (LSIM 705/706C/702 f/x). :'(

    Ouch. That really hurt$!!!
    So how do you like them thus far?

    I like them a lot, for both music and movies. I reviewed my LSiM 705 speakers here (sorry about the missing pictures--Photobucket is holding them hostage):

    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/176867/another-lsim-705-review

    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoyed reading your review!!!
    Receiver: Denon AVR 4520CI
    Speakers:Fronts:Polk RTI A7 /Center: Polk CSiA6 /Surrounds: Polk Fxi A6
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO BDP-103D
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,154
    edited October 25
    Patchouli wrote: »
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    Polk reps have already been on here telling us how they can’t move the LSiM unless it’s with a massive sale...

    Well part of that is probably all the folks who bought the LSi speaker line and remembered how Polk totally cheaped out on the crossovers.

    Let's see LSi9 when new, 15 years ago, was like $500+ each so a pair in 2017 dollars would be say $1,500

    Suppose you bought a pair of speakers today for $1,500 and in four years found out that bits of the crossover were failing or needed replacing because Polk decided to spend $1.22 on a component instead of $2.34? That they preferred instead to save $6 a speaker? Ok, say $20.

    If you got a deal on F&F sale or the Polk E*Bay refurb storefront you're probably giving them a pass. You paid MSRP or standard retail small discount you're peeved.

    I know it all adds up spending an extra buck here or there but let's face it some of the components on the LSi 9 crossover were truly marginal (if that) when driven to their stated power handling levels.

    What would your thought be come 2025 when you're thinking about upgrading?


    It appears you are only here to bad mouth Polk, so here's a bit of free advice. Stop.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,006
    I wonder if this means the long rumored return of the SDA is dead as well.
    Dude, you're not going to believe this, but it's coming soon!
    https://www.polkaudio.com/products/magnifimaxsr
    Patented SDA digital surround technology creates an expansive, multi-dimensional sound experience
    (Emphasis added)
    :p
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  • PatchouliPatchouli Posts: 5
    edited October 25
    F1nut wrote: »
    It appears you are only here to bad mouth Polk, so here's a bit of free advice. Stop.

    No not at all. Came here as I saw the deal on Adorama and bought the 705/703/706 package they came in today. I stumbled across it on a deals website and searching "705 vs 707" brought me to this thread.

    I have the LSi 9's and 15's and to say something good they are nice sounding speakers with a few weak points the crossover being one. The choice Polk made on the ring radiator tweeter in them was very well done and vocals and strings sound great.

    I think my message while it is down on the crossovers isn't out of line with the conversation. I'm not bashing them it was in response to someone talking about how Polk couldn't move LSIM models. I thought that a possible reason Polk may be having some problems moving the M's is many people remembered the weak crossovers in the LSi models. It crossed my mind before I clicked buy.

    The LSi also had rather nice cabinets for their price point. Other than the crossover the LSi9 didn't have much competition at it's on sale price. And Upstate made a good point it's probably everyone at this price point doing the same thing.

    Breaking in the 705s now! For anyone else reading this I'm not bashing Polk and if you're on the fence I recommend you buy at this price right now.

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,148



    Patchouli wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    It appears you are only here to bad mouth Polk, so here's a bit of free advice. Stop.

    No not at all. Came here as I saw the deal on Adorama and bought the 705/703/706 package they came in today. I stumbled across it on a deals website and searching "705 vs 707" brought me to this thread.

    I have the LSi 9's and 15's and to say something good they are nice sounding speakers with a few weak points the crossover being one. The choice Polk made on the ring radiator tweeter in them was very well done and vocals and strings sound great.

    I think my message while it is down on the crossovers isn't out of line with the conversation. I'm not bashing them it was in response to someone talking about how Polk couldn't move LSIM models. I thought that a possible reason Polk may be having some problems moving the M's is many people remembered the weak crossovers in the LSi models. It crossed my mind before I clicked buy.

    The LSi also had rather nice cabinets for their price point. Other than the crossover the LSi9 didn't have much competition at it's on sale price. And Upstate made a good point it's probably everyone at this price point doing the same thing.

    Breaking in the 705s now! For anyone else reading this I'm not bashing Polk and if you're on the fence I recommend you buy at this price right now.

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    If I had the extra cash I would get one of these LSiM packages. So now after reading this I am going to have to go listen to my signatures and get this crazy thought out of my head.

    Now if you could be a pal and take a vertical measurement of the 706C that would be cool. I know the spec say 9" but a real life measure would be nice.
    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,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony 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
  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 266
    [/quote]
    Now if you could be a pal and take a vertical measurement of the 706C that would be cool. I know the spec say 9" but a real life measure would be nice. [/quote]

    706c is 8 and 15/16" height at the front, without feet. Just over 8" in the back.


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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,503
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    I wonder if this means the long rumored return of the SDA is dead as well.
    Dude, you're not going to believe this, but it's coming soon!
    https://www.polkaudio.com/products/magnifimaxsr
    Patented SDA digital surround technology creates an expansive, multi-dimensional sound experience
    (Emphasis added)
    :p

    Kiss my patootie... you know I meant the good stuff. :D
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  • Yes, the LSIM series are getting into 'rarified' air territory. DSkip, I certainly haven't had the opportunity to listen to all those you listed as direct competition for the price point. But, from my sampling, seems it's more of a personal preference.

    Since the days of my first Cerwin Vega 6x9s, to entertaining the thought of owning more boutique speakers than I can remember, the LSIM speakers do present a very clear pleasing sound. Or, perhaps, my ears are not so discerning after a few decades of CV and the like.

    mrloren, all I can say, sold my Signatures! They are very good with some differences from the LSIM.

    One difference I see thinking back a few decades, it's more difficult to audition a lot of the great speakers. Once upon a time, a broke small town college kid could audition speakers all day long if he wished. Maybe this is the fate of hi-fi.

    Ain't technology great? We benefit from improvements and lower cost - that's value. Makes life harder for boutique brands though, must find something to differentiate themselves and provide perceived goodness to create a brand value.

    If the LSIM were at their high value proposition level, would never have purchased, haven't heard anything that good yet.

    As much as I like (or want to like) the towers, I believe the 703 are the gems. They can stand alone for music.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,148
    edited October 26
    the opening in my TV stand is right at 9" for the center speaker. Might have to build a new stand.

    I'm soooo tempted to get one of these sets but funding is saying NO. Christmas is coming, if I put it on a CC I would be homeless before the speakers arrived. Just don't have the dollars to make it work. I did drop the links to family members are a birthday gift next week but don't think that will happen.

    another note; selling used home audio in San Diego sucks. So it will be real hard to sell my signatures.

    I guess I will try to forget about this great deal and enjoy my Signatures.
    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,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony 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
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