LSiM Purchased during the Adorama Blow Out

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  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 1,786
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Or as the would say in Washington St
    It depends on how high you are
    ;)

    JK

    LOL, yes yes, we are very high all the time here in Washington however, being a fellow Texan, I can take a joke...….wait, what were we talking about???
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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,481
    I still have the original boxes for my 2.3TL's. The giant plastic bags too. Supplemented by several pieces of rigid foamboard of various thicknesses.
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,014
    All of my boxes are filled with Russian brides.........

    Ahh, so that's how they get here!
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,481
    All of my brides are filled with Russian box.....nevermind.
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    DaveHo wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    I don't keep my speaker boxes, no room. Then again I'm 20 minutes from Polk's Vista HQ

    Do they stock boxes if you needed some? I would think they are boxed in China and just dispersed from there. Maybe I'm wrong.

    No if I have a problem with my Polk speakers I'll just take it to them.. I do still have my Oppo, AVR and Amp box.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,128
    edited August 2019
    mrloren wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    I don't keep my speaker boxes, no room. Then again I'm 20 minutes from Polk's Vista HQ

    Do they stock boxes if you needed some? I would think they are boxed in China and just dispersed from there. Maybe I'm wrong.

    No if I have a problem with my Polk speakers I'll just take it to them.. I do still have my Oppo, AVR and Amp box.

    I think the question concerns what you do when you want to sell them...boxes are both easier to ship meaning you can sell them for more potentially and increase the value even in the instance of a local sale.
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    DaveHo wrote: »
    mrloren wrote: »
    I don't keep my speaker boxes, no room. Then again I'm 20 minutes from Polk's Vista HQ

    Do they stock boxes if you needed some? I would think they are boxed in China and just dispersed from there. Maybe I'm wrong.

    No if I have a problem with my Polk speakers I'll just take it to them.. I do still have my Oppo, AVR and Amp box.

    I think the question concerns what you do when you want to sell them...boxes are both easier to ship meaning you can sell them for more potentially and increase the value even in the instance of a local sale.

    I agree with that. I never really sold speakers so I've never given it thought. Sold my RTi to a friend and that's about it.

    I'm loving the 705's, it will be hard for me to afford something better.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    I just listened to Pink Floyd wish you were here on SACD... eeerrr ogh ugh. The CSiA6 just totally was out of wack. Went to AFD from Pure which engages Audyssey and still yuck yuck. The 705's are so warm and mellow then there is this bright in the face center. Tried a few other SACD all the same yuck. The CSiA6 did well in movies but going to multi channel, epic fail.

    Need the 704c to go on sale again. I would like to get the 706C wife said no way am I building another stand.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,416
    Loren, try putting the S35 in and see how that sounds.
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  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,317
    edited August 2019
    704 is on sale again right now. Midnight Mahogany . Peace. Dxxmmake5ehgy.png
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,891
    God bless the enablers.... or have mercy on them, depending on your point of view. :p
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  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,291
    mrloren wrote: »
    Need the 704c to go on sale again. I would like to get the 706C wife said no way am I building another stand.
    Sounds like it’s time for you to trade up!





    The sweet sound of that new 706C will make you forget her in short order... 😎
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    WOW! Wake up and what do I see...

    Before I spent any more money I pulled out the TSX250C. A little better but not that great. I was going to try the S35 but that is perfect in the bedroom.

    I told the wife and I got the evil no, no more new speakers. Then she gave me the line If I build a new stand you'll be sorry be sorry. Oh no she knows I want the 706. Last time her mom moved in when she said "you'll be sorry",

    I have enough of my fun money and just ordered the 704C

    The CSiA6 worked great on movies in this setup, 100% different direction in music. It was just a bright in the face harshness totally drowning out the 705's. I did turn it down by -3db helped a bit but still too bright and quiet.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Romo11
    Romo11 Posts: 101
    That’s a great price and I’m sure you will enjoy the new 704c!
    I can’t wait to hear your reaction.
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,192
    Congrats, I think you'll like it. I like mine with my 705's
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,396
    Cool seeing you guys enjoying your LSiMs. I still like mine too, and fantastic grabs at these prices.

    Hahaha, this made me laugh
    mrloren wrote: »
    I told the wife and I got the evil no, no more new speakers. Then she gave me the line If I build a new stand you'll be sorry. Last time her mom moved in when she said "you'll be sorry."

    I have enough of my fun money and just ordered the 704C
    I disabled signatures.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,128
    @mrloren you are a beacon of patience and self-control
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    26 years of marriage. I guess we understand each other

    Should have the 704 on Monday. I used my daughter account at Adorama for two day shipping. If it gets to the UPS hub before Saturday I l'll try to pick it up
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • Nothing wrong with the 704; I think it’s the right speaker for the 705s.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,876
    edited August 2019
    mrloren wrote: »
    26 years of marriage. I guess we understand each other

    Should have the 704 on Monday. I used my daughter account at Adorama for two day shipping. If it gets to the UPS hub before Saturday I l'll try to pick it up

    Dude, you have the 705. Any lady should understand that you would want matching speakers...they look pretty together! High WAF!

    What ever works... lol!
  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    edited August 2019
    I received the 704C today, Nice heavy speaker for it's size.

    Unboxed it and inspected it. Clean not a scratch. Hooked it up and played a few minutes of some tunes in all channel while I cut the boxes up for the bin. Ran Audyssey 6 point, house was dead quiet. Audyssey said it was out of phase as with my left speaker again. Hit "ignore" and carried on. Played some movie trailers then put on Dire Straights Brothers in arms, seamless matched perfect sweet. I let it play for the last 3 hours and it kept getting better.

    Here is the 704C, doesn't look that funny
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    Here is the S30, with the S60, Looks a tad funny small speaker in the big opening
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    CSiA6 is the perfect fit. but it's an oh man in your face center
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    I also checked out a movie for a tad. Way different than the CSiA6. Laid back and mellow like the 705's

    As for Audyssey saying my left and center are out of phase, I'm just going to ignore it. Bass keeps increasing with these out of phase warnings. With my Signatures Audyssey would set the sub out of phase. I think it has to do with the room layout and the hall going around to back of the kitchen.






    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,396
    Nice, Loren! That's not a bad fit at all. Just get some viking figurines to stick in there! (be sure to Sorbothane their feet)

    I had the same sense when testing Signature Series against LSiM for TV - slight preference for Signatures since they seem a little more detailed. For my personal listening preferences for 2ch, I like the LSiM. They're not awful for TV, though.
    I disabled signatures.
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,481
    msg wrote: »
    Just get some viking figurines to stick in there!

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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,367
    edited August 2019
    msg wrote: »
    Nice, Loren! That's not a bad fit at all. Just get some viking figurines to stick in there! (be sure to Sorbothane their feet)

    I had the same sense when testing Signature Series against LSiM for TV - slight preference for Signatures since they seem a little more detailed. For my personal listening preferences for 2ch, I like the LSiM. They're not awful for TV, though.

    The S30 is a good center, it did well with SACD and not bad with movies as with the rest of the Signature line. It was too small for the space.

    CSiA6 matched the S60 great in movies and did well with SACD playback. Nice speaker that filled the custom space I made for it.

    Toss the 705's in the mix the CSiA6 was still great in movies but toss in a SACD and EPIC fail, it was just gross.

    704C from the few hours I've had with it is seamless. It's not in the face like the A6 which is great on SACD and does go with movie voice very well. It was like it just disappeared blending in. That is what matching is all about.

    My experience so far with the LSiM are very favorable. Outstanding on music and hold their own on movies. Like my wife said they have a big sound to them. For her to comment on my sound system is highly unusual.

    @cfrizz at these prices you might want to rethink getting a set, they are awesome.
    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 UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,291
    Anybody have a link for the best priced 704C? I’m only finding the $750 price, even when added to the cart.
  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,128
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    Anybody have a link for the best priced 704C? I’m only finding the $750 price, even when added to the cart.

    Go through slickdeals.com
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    Game Room HT: Denon AVR-X4200w; Sony UBP-x700; Definitive Technology SM450; Definitive Technology LCR2000; Definitive Technology StudioMonitor350; Mirage Nanasats; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5
    Master Bedroom
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  • teekay0007
    teekay0007 Posts: 2,291
    Thanks, roofie!
  • DarqueKnight
    DarqueKnight Posts: 6,645
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    I'm enjoying my new 703s. I bought them strictly out of curiosity.
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  • Dabutcher
    Dabutcher Posts: 2,317
    edited August 2019
    Everything looks neat and great together. Enjoy. Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, LSiM 702FX x 4, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
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