Help with LSiM's / Amp

all4usaall4usa Posts: 4
edited October 2013 in Forum Testing Area
Hello all, I'm new to the forum and a recent new owner of some nice LSiM's that I got for a great price but it's a mixed set Mahogany towers, cherry center and surrounds not lsi series). Anyway I'd love to glean some knowledge from those who may know a thing or two. I came from rti a7's which were probably better sized for my 16'd x 20'w room. Eventually I'll be building a media room in the bsmnt where I'll have more room for the lsi's to breathe. My Yammy rcvr claims 140wpc but 2 channels driven. I currently have zone 2 set to bi-amp the towers but they still seem like they need more. I'm still using 12ga monoprice cables and not sure if my $ should go toward better cabling OR, what I'm leaning towards, a 5ch 200wpc amp which used seems to be in my price range (600ish). Sunfire cinema grand for sale locally, or rotel 1075 or adcom 555. Or do I need even more?!! like a 2ch x 300wpc? which might take me a while, maybe an emotiva? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Oh and I love 2ch music but the system is mostly used for HT. Thanks
yamaha rx-a2010
parasound 2250
sunfire cinema grand
polk LSiM 707 towers
polk LSiM 706c center
polk F/XiA6 surrounds
polk 65-LS rears
polk DSWmicroPRO 3000 front sub
polk DSWmicroPRO 2000 rear sub
bluejeans cabling
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    edited October 2013
    Buy an amp first, then better cables. FYI, you're not getting 280wpc from ghetto bi-amping. You're probably getting close to the same wpc from ghetto bi-amping as you would running as normal.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    edited October 2013
    Welcome to Club Polk & congrats on the speakers. Definitely go for the Sunfire amp, It will ensure that your speakers will operate to their full potential. Then take your time and make other upgrades to wire and such when you have funds and the time.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,589
    edited October 2013
    Sunfire amps and polk speaks play very well together. I love mine, and it is more musical than i thought it would be. For HT it is the shizzle.

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  • all4usaall4usa Posts: 4
    edited October 2013
    F1nut wrote: »
    Buy an amp first, then better cables. FYI, you're not getting 280wpc from ghetto bi-amping. You're probably getting close to the same wpc from ghetto bi-amping as you would running as normal.

    Thanks for the quick replies. I'm leaning toward the sunfire amp but wasn't sure if it would be a big enough bump over the 140wpc I currently have. I knew I wasn't getting 280wpc by "ghetto bi-amping" but I was thinking it would be like 140w reserved for lows and a separate 140w for mid/highs. But I guess since my yammy is only 140w with 2 channels driven it is probably can't drive two towers with 4 channels, maybe even robbing the speakers of wattage. I'll get an amp!
    yamaha rx-a2010
    parasound 2250
    sunfire cinema grand
    polk LSiM 707 towers
    polk LSiM 706c center
    polk F/XiA6 surrounds
    polk 65-LS rears
    polk DSWmicroPRO 3000 front sub
    polk DSWmicroPRO 2000 rear sub
    bluejeans cabling
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,080
    edited October 2013
    Also, next time post in a more appropriate section such as Electronics or Speakers. You might get a few more answers.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    edited October 2013
    knew I wasn't getting 280wpc by "ghetto bi-amping" but I was thinking it would be like 140w reserved for lows and a separate 140w for mid/highs.

    That would be 280wpc.
    maybe even robbing the speakers of wattage

    That's exactly what is happening.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,227
    edited October 2013
    Get rid of the biwiring in the mean time.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,703
    edited October 2013
    Ummmm.....he's bi-amping, not bi-wiring.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,227
    edited October 2013
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • all4usaall4usa Posts: 4
    edited October 2013
    I will thanks. I figured since it was my first post I should put it in the testing area.
    yamaha rx-a2010
    parasound 2250
    sunfire cinema grand
    polk LSiM 707 towers
    polk LSiM 706c center
    polk F/XiA6 surrounds
    polk 65-LS rears
    polk DSWmicroPRO 3000 front sub
    polk DSWmicroPRO 2000 rear sub
    bluejeans cabling
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