Polk LSIM Open Box Speakers:- Adorama

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  • Nice, congrats on the purchase.
  • WLDock wrote: »
    Many here on the forum (I was not one of them) had a chance to sample the LSiM models very early on before or during the initial release. Many have said that the 705 is the most accurate speaker in the LSiM line. Some have said that the 707 is not as balance from the top "Sonic engine" down to the woofer range.

    Still, the 707 is a very nice set of speakers. I really liked the 703's I had in the HT and have only heard the 707 in a HT setting. The 707's are the ones that I originally wanted but it would be nice to try a set of the 705's. I found an unheard of deal on a set but the guy backed out and decided to keep them for his basement system.

    Thanks for the explanation. I am really enjoying my 707’s and 706. I would have to say that the 706 has made the biggest difference in my HT but the 707’s are beasts when it comes to music. Now I’m debating picking up 2 pairs of Polk OWM3’s for an atmos setup. Only problem is I have to use them as upfiring because I cannot mount them to the ceiling.

    @gumbay13 - They are beautiful! Congrats.
    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • gumbay13gumbay13 Posts: 354
    hlshure wrote: »
    WLDock wrote: »
    Many here on the forum (I was not one of them) had a chance to sample the LSiM models very early on before or during the initial release. Many have said that the 705 is the most accurate speaker in the LSiM line. Some have said that the 707 is not as balance from the top "Sonic engine" down to the woofer range.

    Still, the 707 is a very nice set of speakers. I really liked the 703's I had in the HT and have only heard the 707 in a HT setting. The 707's are the ones that I originally wanted but it would be nice to try a set of the 705's. I found an unheard of deal on a set but the guy backed out and decided to keep them for his basement system.

    Thanks for the explanation. I am really enjoying my 707’s and 706. I would have to say that the 706 has made the biggest difference in my HT but the 707’s are beasts when it comes to music. Now I’m debating picking up 2 pairs of Polk OWM3’s for an atmos setup. Only problem is I have to use them as upfiring because I cannot mount them to the ceiling.

    @gumbay13 - They are beautiful! Congrats.

    Thanks!
    For some inspiration in your Atmos quest here is a link from AVS featuring the LSiMS at CEDIA 2015.
    Interesting read.

    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/2182753-polk-dolby-atmos-7-1-4-demo-cedia-2015-a.html#post38393257
    Receiver: Pioneer SC-1522
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 484
    I have read that the Blackstone TL3's are timbre matched with the LSiM speakers. Might be a better choice than owm3's
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,189
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku 3 : Oppo BDP-103 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • hlshurehlshure Posts: 48
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • hlshurehlshure Posts: 48
    Earthy wrote: »
    I have read that the Blackstone TL3's are timbre matched with the LSiM speakers. Might be a better choice than owm3's

    Thanks @Earthy. I ordered 2 pairs and they should be here Thursday. My buddy is coming on Friday to help me set them up. I’ll post the results. Really excited. Hoping atmos gives me the immersive experience I’m looking for.

    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,189
    hlshure wrote: »
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Thin, strained sound. No real useable extension below 100hz...

    The ProMonitors has a more full, accurate sound reproduction. Overall a smoother, more balanced sound.

    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku 3 : Oppo BDP-103 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Parasound HCA 1500A : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Sony XBR 55X810C Monitor :
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,326
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    hlshure wrote: »
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Thin, strained sound. No real useable extension below 100hz...

    The ProMonitors has a more full, accurate sound reproduction. Overall a smoother, more balanced sound.

    Yeah, the DT PMs are great - won't be parting with my 5.1 set for quite a while, if ever! The Polk TL3s are designed to be crossed over at around 110Hz, plus or minus maybe 10, so I wouldn't expect more from them.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Dolby Atmos channels are filtered below 180Hz. So, I don't see why the TL3s wouldn't work well in that role, as long as you can mount and position them properly.
    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
  • hlshurehlshure Posts: 48
    edited January 3
    @Upstatemax
    Thanks for the input. I’m thinking they should be fine for ATMOS.

    @mdaudioguy
    I appreciate the info.
    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 484
    I agree, several people on AVS Forum use them and seem happy.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 484
    Those show as refurbished.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,116
    Yep, refurbs. But the 703s I just ordered directly from Polk's F&F deal back in November also seemed like refurbs. Schmutz on both tweeters, dent in one of the grills even though no shipping damage, slight imperfections in the veneer, not consecutive serial numbers etc.

    Shrug.
    Earthy wrote: »
    Those show as refurbished.

    Got Dayens?
  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 624
    edited February 6
    That’s a good price for used. At least you know somebody at Polk checked them out first. Grabbed myself a pair. Thanks for the heads up.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; LSiM 703 ; LSiM 704C ; FXi4s ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Polk PSW 350 Sub

    "And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through."
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,121
    edited February 9
    How did the ATMOS setup workout?
    FAMILY ROOM
    HDTV - Sharp AQUOS LC-70LE600U 70" | AVR/Streamer - Onkyo TX-NR3008 | Amp - Parasound HCA-1203A
    Blu-Ray/Media/Gaming - Sony PS3-320GB / Microsoft Xbox One | Broadcast - Xfinity X1 Platform
    Front Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Center Spkrs - Coming...DIY Statement II | Rear Spkrs - Artison Portrait LRS
    Sub - DIY Stereo Integrity HT 15 | Sub Amp - Dayton Audio SA1000
    Wire - Audioquest Type 4, BJC Belden 5000 | HDMI - BJC Belden | Power Cables - Pangea | Surge - Monster
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