Latest LSiM Adorama deal

Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 285

Living room HT - 12.2 LSiM: 3x 707's - fronts, front wides, and rears | 2x 703's - surrounds & front highs | Dual 706c's centers (high & low) | Onkyo 3010 | Oppo UDP-203 | 2x Parasound 5250's, Parasound 5125 | Dual SVS PB12-Plus subs | Two 20 amp dedicated circuits | Black Mamba II ICs | Mitsubishi 92" DLP TV
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,580
    The receiver is far inferior than the previous deal.. But not a bad deal
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,652
    edited February 5
    Adorama Deals: Single-handedly destroying LSiM resale value, one fire sale at a time.
    • "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."
  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 309
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Adroama Deals: Single-handedly destroying LSiM resale value, one fire sale at a time.

    Agreed.
    I just offered a guy $1100 for a new 705/706 set. He is thinking about it with no offers at $1500.

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,884
    I dunno. Bought my 703’s for $699 new. Two years later sold them for $599. Bought my 705’s new for $799 and I feel they are still worth pert near that?
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,652
    I've had no interest locally in my perfect condition cherry 703s at $600.
    • "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."
  • pawelmwopawelmwo Posts: 51
    dolbyd wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Adroama Deals: Single-handedly destroying LSiM resale value, one fire sale at a time.

    Agreed.
    I just offered a guy $1100 for a new 705/706 set. He is thinking about it with no offers at $1500.

    $999 shipped if you dont mind Cherry. For what it's worth I got my 705's from Adorama and they arrived in one piece.
  • pawelmwopawelmwo Posts: 51
    The only question is if Polk is somehow feeding Adorama some B stock with less than ideal manufacturing. I can't say I have noticed any issues with mine but I didn't exactly tear them down to look either.
  • I am thinking they are clearing house. Probably still some good ones out there, but I think sooner than later it will be down to only B-Stock, Refurb, open box and As-Is.

    Some of the As-Is units they have listed on Ebay are a bummer to look at. Just sad to see such a solid speaker literally beat up.
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  • dr1978dr1978 Posts: 237
    What's a fair price on a pair of used 702 f/x's? Can't imagine it'd be much less than $600.

    I'm sure I'll take the plunge with them at some point, I just figured I'd be a while from now when just the right deal popped up.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, B&K Ref 2220, AMC 2100, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk RM8, Polk PSW450
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,040
    I will buy a pair of 705's MM @999 if ever offered on Adorama.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's with ZU Audio IBIS jumpers; Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; ZU Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,334
    I thought my mm 705s were a steal @ $1500, but that was 2016, got the matching center and surrounds for another $600. $2100 all in isn’t bad. I couldn’t get maybe half that selling used, but I think they’ll be around awhile...a long while.
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  • tlainharttlainhart Posts: 40
    pawelmwo wrote: »
    The only question is if Polk is somehow feeding Adorama some B stock with less than ideal manufacturing. I can't say I have noticed any issues with mine but I didn't exactly tear them down to look either.

    I've been wondering that as well.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,937
    A good sub intead of the AVR
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,441
    I am thinking they are clearing house. Probably still some good ones out there, but I think sooner than later it will be down to only B-Stock, Refurb, open box and As-Is.

    Some of the As-Is units they have listed on Ebay are a bummer to look at. Just sad to see such a solid speaker literally beat up.

    Some of their as-is models are truely hard to look at. But they are selling them for $200 a tower? So if you are handy you could get two lf those and fix them with parts from Polk directly.
    That is something I thought about doing a while back... :)
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,032
    While those are good deals, all but the 703s have been cheaper at some point FYI...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
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  • adabroadabro Posts: 199
    I ordered a 706 from them before Christmas, first one was double-boxed, but one side looked like it had been hit with a sledgehammer during shipping. Shipper picked it back up and a new one was one it's way about a week later. this one was single boxed also completely wrecked.

    It looked like someone had somehow reached in from the back and pushed both the woofers out from the inside. This one also went straight back and I requested a refund.

    I can't blame them for the first one, but on their second try it was like they dug up the worst B stock they could find and sent it to me.

    Anyway I got my refund, but wasted a month. I seem to be cursed when it comes to the 706, Future Shop sold out of them immediately when they were selling off the LSIM line, Polk wouldn't sell me one during their F&F event because I'm Canadian and now I've had two smashed ones in my possession briefly. If my 704 could talk it would be laughing at me....
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,567
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I've had no interest locally in my perfect condition cherry 703s at $600.
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I've had no interest locally in my perfect condition cherry 703s at $600.

    Maybe because they can buy them brand new with a warranty for 6 bones.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,652
    tonyb wrote: »
    Maybe because they can buy them brand new with a warranty for 6 bones.

    Yeah, I'm aware of the current sale price.

    I listed them back when they were still being sold for $750 each on Adorama.

    I've since lowered the price to $500 for the pair and still no interest. Do I have to lower to $400? Give them away as Karma?
    • "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."
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,580
    Why not just list them on ebay? Average rate is 750 shipped, sells within a week
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,032
    They won’t be available forever. When adorama either stops selling them or is out of stock that is the time to sell them. I sold a pair on eBay for what you are asking a little over a year ago. So if you can sit on them you are fine. If you need to sell right away then you will have to take a hit...sorry...
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    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,652
    VR3 wrote: »
    Why not just list them on ebay? Average rate is 750 shipped, sells within a week

    Don't have original boxes.
    • "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."
  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 285
    Clipdat wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    Why not just list them on ebay? Average rate is 750 shipped, sells within a week

    Don't have original boxes.

    Could you get boxes/packing from JimBrick or Skip? Or Polk CS?

    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/51908/boxes-and-packing

    Living room HT - 12.2 LSiM: 3x 707's - fronts, front wides, and rears | 2x 703's - surrounds & front highs | Dual 706c's centers (high & low) | Onkyo 3010 | Oppo UDP-203 | 2x Parasound 5250's, Parasound 5125 | Dual SVS PB12-Plus subs | Two 20 amp dedicated circuits | Black Mamba II ICs | Mitsubishi 92" DLP TV
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,580
    meh...

    HD - 1" foam sheet ($15) - cut them into 4" strips, enclose each speaker at all seams... make sure the corners are 2" thick - box it - rip and rock!

    HD sells boxes that will work maybe 2 bucks a pop.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,884
    Thanks Ken for quelling the rumors. Adorama has always done me right.
    Love yours. D
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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,296
    edited February 6
    VR3 wrote: »
    meh...
    HD - 1" foam sheet ($15) - cut them into 4" strips, enclose each speaker at all seams... make sure the corners are 2" thick - box it - rip and rock!
    HD sells boxes that will work maybe 2 bucks a pop.
    Yes, one can always find boxes and foam to ship stuff. When folks tell me they don't have boxes it tells me that they are not willing to go through the trouble.

    pawelmwo wrote: »
    The only question is if Polk is somehow feeding Adorama some B stock with less than ideal manufacturing. I can't say I have noticed any issues with mine but I didn't exactly tear them down to look either.
    I seriously doubt they would do that. I'm sure they spent a ton on R&D and tooling so why would they let their largest retailer underhandedly sell the top-of the line B-Stock gear as new? Not a good look for the company.

    I simply think they had a hard time moving the speakers off the shelves at the MSRP. Fast forward to the present with Adorama buying these by the truck loads and selling them to those that did not even have Polk LSiM on their radar ... the LSiM line is gaining interest via deal sites like www.slickdeals.net. Lower prices and more volume can make money...

    I wonder what the sales history looks like for the LSiM line?

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  • mark090852mark090852 Posts: 845
    Hello all,

    Adorama is the only authorized online dealer of LSiM for Polk Audio. We are selling them brand new pieces, no B-stock.

    Per Ken earlier in this thread. They are not not B-stock or refurbished.

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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,754
    I get rid of boxes pretty soon after getting items. Not everyone has Uber storage for empty boxes.
    Elac boxes went bye bye within a day.

    Only ones I kept are ones that I thought I might sell and actually ship without a freight company getting involved. IE ps stellar gain.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,652
    WLDock wrote: »
    Yes, one can always find boxes and foam to ship stuff. When folks tell me they don't have boxes it tells me that they are not willing to go through the trouble.

    Pretty bold statement to make when you don't really know anything about me or my shipping & selling practices.

    You know that 703s routinely get damaged in transit even WITH their original factory packaging, right?

    I'm simply not willing to risk some schmuck off eBay making a claim/dispute and fvcking me over because of shipping damage.
    • "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."
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