Speaker question

oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
Been out of the loop for way to long, time to get back in with something new.

Curious about the LSiA9 versus the LSiM707 by way of better sound for 2 channel music only setup.

Currently
Amp Parasound 2250 v2
Pre 2100
Crappy CD player
Basic cables
SDS SRS
Room 16 X 22
2 chairs, I ottoman, nothing on walls
Various music, mostly rock/hard rock
$1000 to $5000 budget

Doesn't have to be Polk but I do have soft spot for them.

I don't crank the volume anymore "too much."

Visually, the 6X9 drivers in the 707's remind me of rear deck car speakers.

Am concerned about distance from rear walls and toe in situations.

The days of possibly jumping in the rabbit hole are over for me, just want something new that sounds good for music.

Thanks all
David






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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,770
    Do you mean RTiA9??? If so, LSiM all day for two channel. I wouldn’t even consider the reference theater line for two channel; those tweeters are grating unless you spend a lot of dough taking them like @F1nut has...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; 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
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Dammit.

    Yep meant RTiA9.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,958
    Agreed LSIM over the RTI ay day of the week.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,179
    Are the Adorama deals still on? Tremendous deals on LSiM (w/ free shipping)
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,595
    upgrade crappy cd player and call skip.
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,768
    Sounds like it’s time to make some DIY sound panels!
    "....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)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Sounds like it’s time to make some DIY sound panels!

    I got enough problems typing so a DIY is out of the question :D
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Talked to Jim at Audio Advisor, they have some Monitor Audio Silver 500 speakers he recommends.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,617
    I'd look at Monitor Audio, KEF, and Dali, all are brands I've heard and VERY much like.
    I've not actually heard any new Polks other than the T series, which is not what you are looking at. :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD 1152 preamp and 4452 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

    Resident Child of Club Polk
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,768
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Sounds like it’s time to make some DIY sound panels!

    I got enough problems typing so a DIY is out of the question :D

    Then head to ATC Acoustics website and order some. Might be able to save on shipping as they are based in Springfield IL IIRC...
    "....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)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Well RATS!

    Spoke to a Mike at polk and he said the 707 is being discontinued and can not be purchased through polk.

    He recommended adorama as they still have some. Never bought from that place.

    Anyone have problems purchasing items through adorama?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,587
    I've bought camera stuff from Adorama (and B&H) -- no problems with either.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,770
    My LSiM703s and LSiM FXs came super fast from adorama with no damage. Buy with confidence!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; 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
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Cambridge Azur 551r; Definitive Technology SM45, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo (original), Squeezebox Touch
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Thanks.

    It's either polk's or monitor audio. Just gotta decide which.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,458
    Adorama is Polk's authorized online retailer.
    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."


    President of Club Polk

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,179
    I’ve also had good experiences on several occasions
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,298
    Had great experiences with Adorama. Great customer service the one time I needed it.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Tried the Reva 4's, Kef Q950's and now on the Monitor Audio 500's.

    The Kefs went back, did not work for on the mids for me. Never developed a blend, if that makes sense. Had close to 80 hrs on them. Probably needed more time....

    The 4's were horrible at start and I almost sent them back also but since giving them more hours, they seem to blend better than I expected. The bass seems to be coming out better also.

    Soundstage on the 4's has been a trial and error as the slightest toe in here/there really makes a diff.

    Safe to say I HATE room layouts you can't alter much.

    The 500's seem somewhat better at only the 40-50 hour period. Mids and highs have tapered off but the bass has not got there yet.

    AA has some Martin Logan 60xt's I want to try. I've never had anything with a folded tweeter, know nothing bout them. Have read they take up to 150 hours to settle in. More of a dome style tweeter guy only due to lack of experience.

    I am still planning on visiting a place in Indy that has some Sonus Faber.

    This is all subjective I know, just taking a different approach.

    I did speak to westmassguy before I had the electrical mother nature ugly head rearing, so that's an option also.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,243
    Lets see...your a rock fan, love the mids and lower bass, decent size room....

    Check out Legacy speakers. If you can find an older pair of Legacy Focus 20/20's, you might crap your shorts at the lower bass and mids they put out.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    tonyb wrote: »
    Lets see...your a rock fan, love the mids and lower bass, decent size room....

    Check out Legacy speakers. If you can find an older pair of Legacy Focus 20/20's, you might crap your shorts at the lower bass and mids they put out.

    Certainly would like to get my ears on some. Legacy seems to have lots of good comments about user satisfaction.

    Kinda hard to get the whole try em for 30-60 days.

    Do the 20/20's have that folded tweeter thing?

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Audio mart has a set for 2200.

    Says 7 out of 10 on condition. No boxes, manual with some bumps and bruises.
    Located in Ohio which is an easy drive from IN.

    Might call Legacy to see if 20/20's are something they could work on if any repairs are needed.
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,958
    They do and they don't. When I had my legacy and had questions on replacement parts or repaid of a midrange, they referred me to meniscus audio if the mid needed a rebuild.
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,

    Living Room:,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, High Fidelity Reveal RCA, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11, W4S recovery, Wireworld Platinum Starlight, PS Audio Direct Stream JR.

    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,243
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Audio mart has a set for 2200.

    Says 7 out of 10 on condition. No boxes, manual with some bumps and bruises.
    Located in Ohio which is an easy drive from IN.

    Might call Legacy to see if 20/20's are something they could work on if any repairs are needed.
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Audio mart has a set for 2200.

    Says 7 out of 10 on condition. No boxes, manual with some bumps and bruises.
    Located in Ohio which is an easy drive from IN.

    Might call Legacy to see if 20/20's are something they could work on if any repairs are needed.

    Anyone could work on them, just the same as buying older Polk speakers. 2200 is a bit high if you ask me, I'd offer 1800. Mine were close to mint and I sold for 1600, on the low side I know, but given the condition of 7/10, 1800 seems fair.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    Get this in the right place.

    Did send back the 500's & the 4's.

    Got one of these today.
    Wharfedale diamond 11.5's.

    I know the pics suxjucn0whlxv2p.jpg
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,587
    My little hifi garret is photography-hostile in terms of lighting, too -- if that makes you feel any better. :|
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    I want my camera back, my old beater computer back.

    Darn lightning strike.

    And tomorrow I'm supposed to decide on a car for the wife.

    I CAN'T WIN!!!!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,587
    16134309809_954627a2da_h.jpgNikon F micro mono by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Enjoy the car shoppin' :)
    It's certainly one of my least favorite activities in the whole scope of human endeavor. :|
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,458
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Get this in the right place.

    Did send back the 500's & the 4's.

    Got one of these today.
    Wharfedale diamond 11.5's.

    I know the pics suxjucn0whlxv2p.jpg

    TL those 2B's along with the rest of the mods and you'll stop looking.
    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."


    President of Club Polk

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,211
    I have no doubt being modded they'd satisfy most things.

    For me, my only issue is the visuals of the SDA polks. Not that I hate em, just not quite my favorite.

    Not sure what it is specifically about the visuals for me but meh, I'm glad I own some and I don't plan on selling them anytime soon.

    Now the Sonus Fabre visually works for me for some reason.
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