Black LSiM 705 pair with center for 1K @ Adorama

DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
edited July 6 in Speakers
Awesome deal. Peace. https://www.adorama.com/pklsim705bi.html
Add coupon code Inspire18 to see new price in cart.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,596
    holy moly
    price has really dropped!
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  • ukcolin99ukcolin99 Posts: 276
    Makes me sad...
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,037
    Wow. Might be why Polk is heading a different direction.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    Haha, I had this up on my phone earlier and my wife walked by and looked over my shoulder at what I was looking at, and immediately said NOPE!
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,745
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Haha, I had this up on my phone earlier and my wife walked by and looked over my shoulder at what I was looking at, and immediately said NOPE!

    Women for some reason hate great audio deals. Go figure. :/
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,563
    She didn't even see the price I don't think, because I told her it's actually only 1k and she still said NOPE.

    I would consider jumping on this if I had adequate room to really let the 705s sing, but I'm not going to cram them into too small of a space.
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  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 305
    Looks like the deal is gone. Probably better off I didn't catch it in time.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    Still on sale. You have to put in your cart and fill in name and address and put promo code inspire18 in box . Peace. Dglygknjald2x.png
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,208
    That's weird when I tried it it was 999

    The worst part is this is actually their current street value used or new...
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    Maybe they roll in some more shipping to me because you are closer? I am in the Twin Cities area. Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 305
    You guys aren't helping me resist the temptation :)
    I feel these would be wasted in my HT setup to replace the 703's.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,832
    edited July 7
    Mine showed $999.99 as well.. I don’t need them but is a hell of a deal..

    It is kinda concerning how Polk has pretty much been giving away the LSiM series for about two years now..
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,545
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Mine showed $999.99 as well.. I don’t need them but is a hell of a deal..

    It is kinda concerning how Polk has pretty much been giving away the LSiM series for about two years now..
    I think it devalues the brand. Notice this is the practice of only one dealer, however...
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    They are a Polk authorized go to dealer. Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,832
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    Mine showed $999.99 as well.. I don’t need them but is a hell of a deal..

    It is kinda concerning how Polk has pretty much been giving away the LSiM series for about two years now..
    I think it devalues the brand. Notice this is the practice of only one dealer, however...

    All the friends and family sales Polk had as well, and last I checked they have showed out of stock/on back order on the LSiM’s since the last FnF sale..



  • DForemanDForeman Posts: 443
    Wow - just placed an order. How did you find out about that coupon code?
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    DealNews Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,009
    At least they are selling, rather than sitting around collecting dust, not making Polk any money at all. You can't have it both ways. I don't get you guys at all.

    You will scrounge around looking for the lowest prices, buy used, or take advantage of the F&F deals that Polk offers, then frown when Adorama sells brand new LSIM speaker pkg deals for an outstanding price. Speakers that YOU and no one else will buy at full purchase price. Ken even came straight out and said it.

    I remember being in a store and a lady came up next to me admiring the LSi 9s stating they were beautiful, then looked at the price and proclaimed them expensive and kept stepping. That is the reality of most people and most of you as well.

    These sales will put Polk's best speaker in peoples homes, and give them a good experience and if they decide they want new speakers, they will most likely look to Polk again for their speakers.

    People will see these speakers in their friends homes, and want a pair of Polk speakers for themselves, and look at the beautiful Signature series which is much more affordable and buy those instead. Polk makes money and people get much less expensive brand new speakers that they can feel good about.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    Could not have said it better myself. Peace. D
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,545
    There are different perspectives.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,227
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    There are different perspectives.

    Yes there are and lessening the value of a product is never a good idea.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,009
    edited July 7
    I don't have a problem with different perspectives so long as it doesn't make you a hypocrite in doing so.

    You either want Polk to make money anyway they can or you don't. If that means that their TOTL speakers get sold at prices including some on here will buy at hugely discounted prices or within a great pkg deal so be it. At least Polk is making money and getting their brand out there.

    But if you are not willing to call Polk up and pay their full price for them, and wait for a F&F sale or buy them used from someone on here, then you have no room to frown on the Adorama sales.

    The Brand will only remain high so long as they are being sold, and being talked about and recommended to other people.

    The truth is that if the vast majority of people have to choose between getting a brand at full price vs low price, they will go for the low price even if it means getting it at a sale or used, or buying a different brand altogether.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,208
    There is nothing healthy for Polk selling the lsim at these prices.
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  • DForemanDForeman Posts: 443
    Who’s the bad guy here, Polk or Adorama?
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,009
    Since Adorama is an approved seller of Polk speakers, I'm sure they are well aware of what Adorama is doing with their approval. Better to be sold in a package deal rather than collecting dust.

    Value is in the eye of the buyer. Obviously most people are NOT seeing a good value/deal in the LSIM series speakers by themselves, including some people on here, otherwise we would have been reading about purchases right and left when they first came out.

    Instead the only time we see an uptake on here in buys is a F&F sale.

    Polk is doing just fine by probably selling their T, Signature, and RTIA series a lot more than they are selling the LSIMs.

    The value of those speakers are far higher than the LSIMs for the majority of the buyers.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,440
    Sooner or later Polk will not be selling LSIM series. I am surprised they have not dropped them yet. Some time about a year ago it was floated the Polk is going to go to 3 lines of speakers

    "T" series
    "Signature" series
    ??? series.

    The ??? is to be at a level between the RTi and LSiM series.

    Other reason to have these sold off is inventory. Less inventory on the book is better. When manufacturing Polk will pay a flat rate to have let's say 10,000 units built. Only 8,000 sell so the other 2k go on sale. Get them out of the warehouse before new product arrives.

    I don't have the funds or need for these even though they are a great speaker at a great price point.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    I would jump if they were cherry. Peace. D
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  • ukcolin99ukcolin99 Posts: 276
    cfrizz is not wrong, Polk has been selling this model for a long time. They have paid back all the R&D, probably any other expense related to invention, innovation, testing, trials, salaries & travel, they are selling at production cost plus transport plus minimal markup to expand the brand. What is the value of enjoying these speakers for 5 years after buying F&F at 50%? I want to be unhappy but it’s tough, I presume these are identical speakers to the ones I bought in 2013.
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,189
    edited July 8
    As good as the LSiM line is, I don't think the line totally pushed the brand to where it deserves to be . Just look around the web and its quite clear. At a $3000 list price for the 705's, there are audiophiles with money in hand that will consider 3-10 other brands before considering..or further more.. finding a location to demo the LSiM line and ultimately paying the $3K for a set. There's a lot of competition in the LSiM category...the buyers are more picky than the average consumer. It would take a lot of marketing, R&D, new products to sway them!

    I wouldn't mind jumping in on this deal myself. However, I've acquired another American brand speaker that went through similar path. Boston Acoustics, another group of scientist that dipped their feet in the higher end arena with their Lynnfield, VS, M-series lines. I don't think they set their mark in that arena as they no longer offer any higher end products.

    Such a shame....

    Post edited by WLDock on
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,316
    Are we forgetting that Polk is no longer a stand-alone company? This decision comes from the parent company Sound United. However they choose to distribute their Polk product line is entirely up to them. :)
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