Are the LSiM speakers discontinued/all gone?

New24kNew24k Posts: 49
Are the LSiM speakers discontinued/all gone?

According to Polk's website - they have been on "backorder" for more than 6 months.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,834
    Call Polk and ask them, and then report back here with what they say.
    Got Dayens?
  • New24kNew24k Posts: 49
    I sent them an email...

    And, of course, they didn't respond.

    I will try calling and see what BS they give me.
  • New24kNew24k Posts: 49
    Well, according to Ken at Polk - they are expecting new shipments of LSiM speakers (from wherever they are made) in July and August...
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 3,834
    Wow, guess they had another batch built and they're on the ship coming over from China. Interesting!
    Got Dayens?
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,027
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Wow, guess they had another batch built and they're on the ship coming over from China. Interesting!

    Whoa can't imagine the Tariff on that
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,149
    edited July 12
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.
    Post edited by msg on
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,382
    edited July 12
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.
    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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    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    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 S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,962
    edited July 12
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    tease...
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
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  • New24kNew24k Posts: 49
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    Should I hold off and not get the LSiM setup?

    Will it be comparable (or better) than the LSiM speakers?

    Or is it going to be something below the LSiM?

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,027
    Legally he cannot say one way or another without being in violation of the NDA.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,453
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    I agree. Didn't sign any NDA, but yes, the next series should be eye opening (but with your ears).
  • halenhalen Posts: 340
    edited July 12
    Edit...

    If you want LSIM’s there are places out there. If you want used, many more.

    Cheers
  • New24kNew24k Posts: 49
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    I agree. Didn't sign any NDA, but yes, the next series should be eye opening (but with your ears).

    OK, if you didn't sign any NDA... what's all the secrecy? lol

    Just like to know if it will be comparable (or better?) than the LSiM series... :)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,207
    New24k wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    I agree. Didn't sign any NDA, but yes, the next series should be eye opening (but with your ears).

    OK, if you didn't sign any NDA... what's all the secrecy? lol

    Just like to know if it will be comparable (or better?) than the LSiM series... :)

    Supposedly many times better is what I’ve heard...
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
    sure it has a flat response, and sure it has a lot of detail, and yes, it has good and clear lows. But is it enjoyable to listen to? Does it make you grin ear to ear? That’s what really matters.
    Seen somewhere on AudioKarma (I think)
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,149
    70x better.
    Wait, that's the new 15" MacBook Pro. Sorry, mixed those up.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,453
    New24k wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Good speaker, glad they're still in production, but I wonder what will be next.

    Something nice :)

    Bummer I signed a NDA. If it's what they gave me a glimpse at, you all will like it.

    I agree. Didn't sign any NDA, but yes, the next series should be eye opening (but with your ears).

    OK, if you didn't sign any NDA... what's all the secrecy? lol

    Just like to know if it will be comparable (or better?) than the LSiM series... :)

    I agreed to not spill any beans to the community, so what am I worth if I can't keep to my word? Maybe I can get away with saying that Polk is moving forward by looking back... The end result should be staggering.
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,382
    The Polk tour I went on was over about 17 months ago, I was only given a small glimpse, very small glimpse. Who knows maybe they moved to something different.

    There was a post a while back that Polk was going to 3 main speaker series. Only Polk can tell us when they are ready.

    I do know that if you're looking for a new set of speakers. Deals on the LSiM's are fantastic for a very good speaker. I also doubt that they will offer deals on a new line of high end speakers like they are for the LSiM.

    Bottom line is who knows other than Polk.
    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 CSi-A6
    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 S35
    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
  • halenhalen Posts: 340
    edited July 13
    edit
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,683
    edited July 13
    The REAL burning question about a new series from Polk is not if they are better than LSiM, but whether or not they are better than a set of SRS 1.2TL's with all the mods and upgrades. >:) o:)
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • rburgess714rburgess714 Posts: 249
    What are the thoughts on an homage to the old SDAs with interconnect cable and all? I would love to see that.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,806
    You're not going to see a big speaker. That's all I'm saying.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,683
    The don’t need to be huge gorilla coffins to take things to a new level.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    msg wrote: »
    70x better.
    Wait, that's the new 15" MacBook Pro. Sorry, mixed those up.

    This thread got me to thinkin' -- when it comes to loudspeakers, is better linear or logarithmic?

    ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    The don’t need to be huge gorilla coffins to take things to a new level.

    "A new level" of what, exactly?

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,149
    No more posts from you Doc, not until you confirm purchase of those Altecs!
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,453
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're not going to see a big speaker. That's all I'm saying.
    Define "big"...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    FestYboy wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're not going to see a big speaker. That's all I'm saying.
    Define "big"...

    8 cubic feet or more puts one in "big" territory, as far as I am concerned.
    Anything smaller is pretty much bookshelf.

    :)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    edited July 13
    msg wrote: »
    No more posts from you Doc, not until you confirm purchase of those Altecs!

    I have been so actively resisting them...
    I hope they got sold... but I may go over tomorrow and see if they're still there (the place is only open on Saturdays).


    In fact, someone do me a favor, buy 'em and put 'em on a boat to Asia or take 'em home or... whatever. Save me from myself. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/BlowMeDownGrange.TheAtticShop/

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,667
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    No more posts from you Doc, not until you confirm purchase of those Altecs!

    I have been so actively resisting them...
    I hope they got sold... but I may go over tomorrow and see if they're still there (the place is only open on Saturdays).


    In fact, someone do me a favor, buy 'em and put 'em on a boat to Asia or take 'em home or... whatever. Save me from myself. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/BlowMeDownGrange.TheAtticShop/

    Don't you even want to know what he'd take for them??? May not even be a crazy price
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,985
    yes, but... have you seen my hifi room?

    :/
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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