LSiM703 Bookshelf Speakers - Cherry and Mahogany - Minty – $300 each, delivered

stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
edited September 2018 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds

From the Pallet o' Polks:

Offered for your listening pleasure are eleven LSiM-703 speakers, six Mt. Vernon Cherry and five Midnight Mahogany.

I have not fully removed any of these from their boxes simply because I don't want to risk putting a mark - nay, even a fingerprint - on them. The photographs are of one of the speakers I have partially unboxed.

With that said, the two speakers I've seen so far are as close to mint condition as they can be. I won't call them mint because to me "mint" means "untouched since originally leaving the factory." But damn, these things are beautiful. There's absolutely no sign of use or wear anywhere. The grills are perfect. They're 10/10, as close to mint as you'll ever find on the secondary market.

Each box is marked with a label like the one you see in the photos, indicating that these are Polk-refurbished speakers. The boxes and packing foam do show signs of stress from shipping and, apparently, having been stored for a good length of time in the warehouse of an authorized Polk dealer, Acoustic Sound Design, in Nevada. If you're interested in the speakers' provenance, the dealer has been on eBay since 2000 with nearly 11,000 transactions and 100% current positive feedback. Their eBay store is at https://www.ebay.com/usr/acousticsounddesign?_sp=p2488212.m41214.l9763

If you'd like me to fully remove a speaker from the box and photograph it for you I can do so if you're seriously interested in purchasing. I could even hook them up to my system if you'd like. But for obvious reasons I'm probably not going to unbox more than a couple of speakers at a time.

As I've said before, 10% of my net profit from the sale of these speakers (and the LSiM-705 and LSiM-702f/x that were also included on the pallet) will go to @helipilotdoug 's son and grandson via their GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/5rde6zc And... get this... I ended up getting the entire pallet for $1700 rather than the $2000 in the original listing due to a shipping snafu on the seller's end. So there should be a good bit of love to go around.

If you're within a couple of hours or so drive of Champaign, IL, we can discuss meeting somewhere mutually convenient for hand delivery. I can also double box the speakers for shipping if you'd like. I will not ship internationally and will only ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico if you pay the actual shipping cost on top of the price of the speaker.

The price of $300 per speaker, delivered, is fixed, regardless of delivery method. I just don't want to get into a lot of negotiating and number crunching to figure out how much shipping would cost vs. the cost of gas to drive them somewhere, yada yada yada. I've spend a good amount of time over the last several days looking at how these sell on eBay and had a very informative conversation with @Glashub about his recent purchase of 703's. I think $300 each is quite a fair price. I've listed them for $375 each and $725 per pair on eBay.

Payment should be made to [email protected] via PayPal and marked "friends & family."

Finally, I am not an authorized Polk Audio dealer nor am I in any way associated with Polk Audio other than as a very satisfied long time customer.

** NO WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED ON THESE SPEAKERS **

If you're interested in the Pallet o' Polks backstory, it started with a post by @scubalab on August 20 in Looking for Misc. Audio Deals of the Day: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/50838/looking-for-misc-audio-deals-of-the-day-updated-info-here/p252 and continued with this thread: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/183259/pallet-o-polks/p1

Thanks for reading. I hope these are soon in the hands of a bunch of folks who will enjoy them for a long, long time.

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  • "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • GlashubGlashub Posts: 38
    edited September 2018
    @stretchl I really like you. You are so honest. You're an uncommon man in this day and age. I wish you only the best. $300 for a refurb 703 is an incredible deal. Polk wanted $372.00. And the buyer knows where to find you. Unlike the guy who bought 4 items on eBay and is now trying to sell a 706c as new. May well be true. He could be a grand fellow -- but a smart buyer will always line up to do business with a man like you with a sellers history like yours.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Well, thank you! Again, @Glashub, I'm just sorry I didn't get working on moving these before you had to make your purchase decision. I owe you one. (not literally a speakers, but you know what I mean...) :)
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,469
    Lotta bang for the buck good speakers ‘ere
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Friday Bumparoonee
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,448
    Trustworthy seller folks.
    If anyone in WI or MN wants a set, I can help deliver the week of October 13th.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    Those look to be in flawless condition! And no tweeter schmutz!
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,448
    Beautiful. Polk did a fantastic job on the looks of them.
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    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Those look to be in flawless condition! And no tweeter schmutz!

    What’s tweeter schmutz???
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    Wow. That’s nuts that they came new like that. What did u end up doing after you called Polk?
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,235
    edited September 2018
    I ended up doing nothing and have just been listening to them as is. I don't believe it affects the high frequency reproduction, as I cannot discern any difference between the speakers.

    The 703s are an enjoyable listen, and easily revealing enough to showcase/highlight changes made upstream with source components, ICs, SCs, etc.

    The only thing limiting them is my space. I highly recommend anyone on the fence to pick up a pair from @stretchl - at this price it's a no brainier.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Tjcd89Tjcd89 Posts: 18
    How much more for a pair shipped up to Brampton Ontario L6Z 1G5
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 474
    I'm REALLY enjoying my 703's. I'm glad I have mine.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    @Tjcd89 - I'll check and get back in touch soonest. Mondays and Tuesdays are my busy days so may be Wednesday. I only have Cherry left, no Mahogany. Thanks.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    edited October 2018
    @Tjcd89 Looks like $140 or just under for the two packages to your zip via FedEx Ground. I'm averaging $100 per pair shipping domestically, so it looks like an extra $40 shipping, for a total of $640 for the pair, would work. Thanks.
    Post edited by stretchl on
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,469
    Not sure I follow your math in last line.
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    dromunds wrote: »
    Not sure I follow your math in last line.

    Thanks, @dromunds. Corrected now.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    @Tjcd89 PMing you now.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    @Tjcd89 - Please check your messages. A line has formed for these speakers. We need to finalize the sale or I need to make the speakers available to other parties. Thanks.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    @Tjcd89 Last call. At 5pm today central time they go to the next person.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,469
    I still can't believe any of these are still around. This is a no brainer.
  • tophatjohnnytophatjohnny Posts: 2,045
    If they were ebony I'd use em for sides. Great deal.
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  • stretchlstretchl Posts: 1,121
    @jumpindick You're up.
    “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'
    - Isaac Asimov

    Hi-Fi
    Apple Lossless --> Squeezebox Touch --> Joule Electra LA-100 Mark iii --> MIT AVT2 IC's --> Adcom GFA-555ii --> MIT EXP S2 Cables --> LSiM-705's
    Visuals
    http://StretchPhotography.com
    http://Vimeo.com/channels/stretchphoto
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,840
    I told one of the guys on the Polk Fb group about these for sale. Hopefully he posts a little and inquires.
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  • ctransjctransj Posts: 29
    I sent a pm but no response. Are the speakers still available? thx
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