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  • adb3daadb3da Posts: 495
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I'm completely happy with my HT system. I wanted the 703's strictly for music, but that center is hard to pass up. Would that front three sound better for HT than my RTi8/CSi5? I really wanted to start building a dedicated music system.

    If you buy the center and don't like it, I would gladly purchase it from you.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,324
    adb3da wrote: »
    If you buy the center and don't like it, I would gladly purchase it from you.
    Where are you located?

  • adb3daadb3da Posts: 495
    Hermitism wrote: »
    adb3da wrote: »
    If you buy the center and don't like it, I would gladly purchase it from you.
    Where are you located?

    St. Louis, but I will be driving through Nashville next week.
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Nesmith98 wrote: »
    VPI HW-16.5 Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine-San Antonio TX

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/45591487

    @Wardsweb ...Luther you interested, maybe John????

    I have a SOTA record cleaning machine.
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,324
    High five! They're so much bigger in person. That's what she said!

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    The King just arrived home. I'm into class...it's my new thing!

    3.25 hour drive there in the rain and darkness. Fun. My **** got puckered a few times trying to see the road. Then another 3.25 hours driving home. Good times. I want to thank scubalab and all the others that take the time to post great finds. I had found it before he posted it, but if I hadn't I frequent this thread often. It's how I found my sub a couple years ago.

  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,959
    WOOHOO! They look awesome Hermitism! Glad you got them now let us know how they compare to the RTi's.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,324
    It's gonna take some time before I get stands. I'm gonna get some good ones and do it right. I want to hook these up and play with them to see what they sound like with my equipment. The seller, who was as nice as can be, was powering them with an Emotiva amp. No external amp here, just the SC-05. Also the center won't fit on the shelf, gotta raise the TV again. I'm going to feel like I'm almost looking up at the ceiling to watch a movie. Had no idea the center was even bigger than the CSi5. The center was an afterthought. I just wanted a used pair of 703's for music, but...

    Sent Polk Customer Service an email about purchasing a Polk badge that's missing. If I don't hear from them within a week or two, I'll call them. No rush.

    I could keep the Rti's and hook the 703's up to zone 2 for music, but I don't think the sub will play that way. I heard the 703's put out good bass with good power, but I'm lacking there. I'm anxious to try out the center and see what it sounds like. I gotta go take some Pepto and go to sleep now. Every time I spend money, I get sick to my stomach. Been that way since I was a kid.
  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 457
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 14B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton Reference
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Bryston BCD-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65Z9F

    Home Theater
    Pre: Marantz 8805
    Amps: Parasound JC5, A21+, A51, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 707 (FL/FR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), LSiM 703 (SL/SR), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, AQ Niagara, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR85Z9G
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,488
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/pioneer-elite-dvd-player-dv/6387521318.html

    A 79 avi for 40 bucks. Buy it for it's cdp and SACD function, which is pretty darn good. A budget audiophile alert.
    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 1420
    lsi 9's
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,290
    tonyb wrote: »
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/pioneer-elite-dvd-player-dv/6387521318.html

    A 79 avi for 40 bucks. Buy it for it's cdp and SACD function, which is pretty darn good. A budget audiophile alert.

    Ooo that would be nice pick up
  • Rich502Rich502 Posts: 123
    edited November 2017
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    I think they would have been better turned on their sides and speakers mounted on the bottom and using the cap as a tuning port.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,436
    Clipdat wrote: »
    W..T..F...
    I know!!! You would think for 80 bucks that the jugs would at least have the SAME EXPIRATION DATE!!! :(
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    Did y'all see the response graph??? What is that, 30-20k +/- 20dB!!!? Eewww
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,858
    Maybe some color to match the port plugs?
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,457
    Clipdat wrote: »

    A pair of jugs you listen too?.......thats not right at all. Not...at...all...
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • mrbiron wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »

    A pair of jugs you listen too?.......thats not right at all. Not...at...all...

    Well there is something that can be said about a nice pair of jugs.... and listening to them isn't it.

    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,378
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,532
    Hermitism wrote: »
    High five! They're so much bigger in person. That's what she said!

    0nc445vmz7m5.jpg

    The King just arrived home. I'm into class...it's my new thing!

    3.25 hour drive there in the rain and darkness. Fun. My **** got puckered a few times trying to see the road. Then another 3.25 hours driving home. Good times. I want to thank scubalab and all the others that take the time to post great finds. I had found it before he posted it, but if I hadn't I frequent this thread often. It's how I found my sub a couple years ago.

    That center is massive, I just got mine last week, can't wait to hook her up as well..

    You stole those for that price..

    Congrats!!

  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,324
    edited November 2017
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    That center is massive, I just got mine last week, can't wait to hook her up as well..

    You stole those for that price..

    Congrats!!
    Thanks! I know the "great deal thread" isn't the appropriate thread to comment on my speakers. I've always had trouble with "forum structure". If I'm sitting with a group of buddies talking and someone changes the subject, I don't ask everyone to get up from the table, walk into another room, sit back down and start discussing topic number two. In this instance, I'm replying to a comment, so it's ALL Larry's fault, I'm innocent in all this!

    I read your thread a couple days ago where you are replacing your RTi or RtiA setup with the LSiM so you have a more dual-purpose system in your HT room. I've been looking forward to what you have to say regarding the LSiM for HT, especially the center. I don't have stands yet, so I've got the 703's on the floor next to my RTi8's and have them tilted up so I could at least play with them a little. The seller gave me some sealed Emotiva speaker cables that came with his amp so I used those just to hook them up and test the speakers to make sure they made the trip home safely. Doug's cables are cable tied to the outer sides of the rear ports to take stress of the connections, so I didn't have access to those. I was very careful handling them when purchased. I brought three large beach towels with me and three garbage bags to prevent them from getting wet (raining) and a big roll of bubble wrap. Literally ten minutes into my return trip, the light came on in my dash notifying me of a light out somewhere. I needed to stop and get fuel outside of Nashville and discovered it was my left rear tail light. One tail light in the dark, in the rain. The whole way home I kept yelling, "Please don't rear end me!" every time a car came up on me. I'm someone that gets overly nervous about stuff. I didn't care about the car, I just didn't want the speakers flying across the inside of the car like projectiles. Anyways, the next morning I hooked them up, with the center also sitting on my floor, with the inexpensive cables, not re-calibrating my AVR, and played some music. I literally could have won top prize for the worst possible way to hook up and listen to speakers. I had a thumb drive full of flac files and I ended up listening to music for about four straight hours. Keep in mind everything was adjusted for my RTi's, first thing I noticed is that the 703's weren't nearly as loud, either that or I could tolerate raising the volume knob to what I call an "easy relaxing level". Second thing I noticed was I thought the tweeters weren't working. I was literally only seconds into the first song and lowered the volume and stuck my ear next to every part of the speakers. Everything was working! By the end of the song I had already gotten used to the welcomed toned down highs. A much more relaxing experience. I even listened to music in the multi-channel mode to hear the center and make sure it was working as well. I don't normally listen to music that way, but the vocals sounded very nice coming through the center. Third thing I noticed, even though everything was sitting on the floor, is that my room felt wider. I've got my HT system set up in a spare bedroom. My family room has hardwood floors, 50% windows on wall space and it opens up into the kitchen (separated by a counter, and I have to keep the center of the room open for a walking path to get to a hallway on one side and the kitchen on the other, so the sectional is much further from the TV than I'd like. So spare bedroom is my best choice. Not a big room, but the music just made it sound wider, it was projected out to the sides much farther than I was used to. Neat to experience. Also the vocals were much more pronounced in the center, when playing with the 703's only, no center channel. I'm actually going to try to watch a movie with them on the floor just to get an idea of what the center is going to sound like.

    I'm going to take a little time on the stands. I've been looking for used 703's for some time now and Jesse always mentions in 703 related threads how important stands are. Jesse recommended some to me. I got out my calculus handbook and computed I have a .00762% chance of finding anything he recommended on the used market, but I'll give it a try before placing an order. I'm going to stick to my guns and not "settle" for something cheaply made. Plus it would be pretty cool to make my first decision in five years that gets the F1nut Gold Star approval. He's very reserved when it comes to passing out the gold stars. Then I can sit down with my buddies and say, "Yep, I'm an audiophile. You can shake my hand and tell your friends that you know me, but you're paying for the beers because I have no money." After I get a movie in on these, I'll store the center in another room, until I purchase stands and then setup things up appropriately and get a real idea of what they sound like.

    Once the newness wears off, I've got two square feet of Dynamat sitting on the shelf waiting to be stuck to something. I read a thread previously about taking apart the LSiM series that said a plastic spork is the tool for the job to remove the rubbery surround to reveal the screws. I'll reread that thread. Looks like my next trip to Popeyes, I'll be ordering some Cajun green beans with my chicken in order to get my much needed spork. If I do this, I'll take pictures of the removal process and add it to that thread if I can find it again. The speakers were purchased new from Polk in March of 2016, but since I'm the second owner, I don't have to worry about voiding the warranty, because it's already void.

    I've read a bunch of LSiM threads in the past because I wanted the 703's. Some have mentioned that the color was mismatched between the speakers or that the cherry color was too orange. I think msg mentioned that his were too orange for his taste. Maybe it's just the brand of flood lights in my ceiling, or maybe the color varies, but I wouldn't consider them a strong orange. The ash floor in the family room is a strong orange, but these look like a much darker shade, with a lot of red hue. I think Nikon installed a tactical weapon's light on my little camera because every time I take an indoor photo, everything looks ten shades brighter and the colors aren't accurate in the photo. My room is much darker than it appears in photos. But if a take a picture at an acute angle to the horizontal plane of the cabinet top to refract the camera flash, it allows for a more accurate depiction of the color. (sometimes I like to throw out "mathy" words in my comments so Mark can understand me)

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,324
    note: just found out there is a character limit per post.

    I took a slightly damp towel and rubbed a section at a time and then used a dry towel to get all the smudges and prints off, especially the piano black finish that's revealed around the grills. I think they are very rich looking. In the future I hope to have a more appropriate HT room and always wanted the wall behind the TV or projection screen to be black. So that's why I made some of my acoustic panels and bass traps black, so they'd disappear against the wall. Always liked my black RTi's for that same reason. Now this happened. Cherry. Anyone know what wood it really is?

    I've known for a long time that I have OCD tendencies. The whole time I was listening to music Thursday morning, I kept being bothered by the fact that the Polk badges are on the bottom of the bookies, but the top of the center. The grill for the center looks like it's upside down. From a marketing standpoint, I have to say I can't read the Polk name on the badges unless I'm about two feet away. I'm just glad they don't have a heart on them. I'm single, clean and neat, I don't need someone drawing the wrong conclusions. "Not that there's anything wrong with that." ~Jerry Seinfeld One of the bookies is missing the silver shell that goes over the badge. If Polk doesn't have any spares to sell me, I'm going to have to go to the doctor and ask for some OCD medication. It has to be badges on all three or all badges have to be missing. If the center's badge was the one missing, I'd be a happy camper.
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,856
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,488
    https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/ele/d/bw-801-speakers/6399617273.html

    Hard to pass up for you crossover dudes. 375 for 801's is unheard of.
    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 1420
    lsi 9's
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,284
    What a deal! Deleted now. Thanks anyways Tony. Peace. D
    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,488
    Someone needs to go grab these before they're gone. I would myself if I had the scratch. Dyne's for 700....no brainer.

    https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/d/dynaudio-audience-72-floor/6400466934.html
    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 1420
    lsi 9's
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,989
    tonyb wrote: »
    Someone needs to go grab these before they're gone. I would myself if I had the scratch. Dyne's for 700....no brainer.

    https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/d/dynaudio-audience-72-floor/6400466934.html

    Great deal!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,290
    Wow i didn't think i could dislike B&W more but that white proved me wrong i can those are as fugly as they sound sterile
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