New Speakers & Updated Site

Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweebPosts: 5,967
edited September 2002 in Speakers
Well I finally got my Lsi's setup and calibrated. Take a look if you don't have anything better to do.
9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited August 2002
    Very nice Frank!
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,922
    edited August 2002
    You've got alot to be proud of and I like how the photos fade into the next one....COOL.
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  • begbiebegbie Posts: 630
    edited August 2002
    we're not worthy !!!

    awesome setup !
    Polk Rt800i -Fronts
    Polk cs400i -Center
    Polk fx500i -side surrounds
    Polk rc60i -rear surrounds
    Onkyo TX-NR 1009 (9.2) receiver
    Velodyne cht12
    Polk psw111
  • begbiebegbie Posts: 630
    edited August 2002
    Frank,

    Understand you had the rti line before- but if you could, what one thing that musically jumps out at you that separates your LSi's from your last setup?
    Polk Rt800i -Fronts
    Polk cs400i -Center
    Polk fx500i -side surrounds
    Polk rc60i -rear surrounds
    Onkyo TX-NR 1009 (9.2) receiver
    Velodyne cht12
    Polk psw111
  • SPEAKER7SPEAKER7 Posts: 355
    edited August 2002
    Frank Z,

    Very nice set up!


    How much difference do you notice in the sound quality from your RT800i's to the new Lsi line?

    is there almost NO comparison? night vs day?



    dc.:D
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    Speaker7,
    The Lsi series sounds much better than the RT series in very way. Imaging, especially with an SACD is beyond belief! Not only does the sound stage extend to sides a great deal, but there is also a very distinct depth that I did not heat from my RT800i's. DVD-A playback is also incredible!
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited August 2002
    Frank,
    Have you tried moving the speakers farther away from the side wall? I would think that would greatly help their sound.

    Aaron
  • begbiebegbie Posts: 630
    edited August 2002
    speaker7

    is there an echo in here?;)
    Polk Rt800i -Fronts
    Polk cs400i -Center
    Polk fx500i -side surrounds
    Polk rc60i -rear surrounds
    Onkyo TX-NR 1009 (9.2) receiver
    Velodyne cht12
    Polk psw111
  • burdetteburdette Posts: 1,205
    edited August 2002
    First... I'd love to have a system of this quality, and a dedicated room to put it in.

    Since you posted the pics, I have a question (for anyone with an opinion)... I noticed that you have the left main almost blocked in by the fluffy couch. Are you worried that the couch is blocking or absorbing any of the output from the speaker? Also, as far as seating position.. if you're sitting on that side couch, do you still get a balanced stereo image from the fronts? I'd think that position would be dominated by the left front sitting there...?
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  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    Burdette,
    The drivers are above the level of the couch so there really is not a problem. As for the sound when you sit on the couch.....I don't let anyone else into the HT! Just kidding. Any serious listening takes place from the two chairs opposite the speakers.

    Aaron,
    We like the way that the system looks with the speakers farther out. They are slightly toed-in which really helps.
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited August 2002
    Lookin good Frank, REAL good.
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  • mark g. nelsonmark g. nelson Posts: 134
    edited August 2002
    Frank,
    Nice set up. I can see you did your homework. All quality stuff. How does that sunfire blend with the LSi's?
    RT2000p-mains
    Cs1000p-center
    RTi1000-rears
    PSW1200-sub
    tci80 back surround
    panasonic 3000u projector
    ELite 23,Sony 360 Blu-Ray
    Adcom 7500 Amp,Adcom5400
    Dish 612 HD
    Monster HTS5100 Sig.
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    Mark,
    The sub works great with the Lsi's! I was really impressed with the sub when I auditioned it at the local A/V store. I got it for 1/2 price because it was the store demo and still has the full factory warranty!

    When I was calibrating the new setup I found that I could turn the volume up to reference level and had ZERO distortion. A wise purchase me thinks!!
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • jmasterjjmasterj Posts: 327
    edited August 2002
    Nice Frank, real nice, what did you do with the RT's ? how long did
    you have them before you upgraded ? Why did you pick the bipole
    dipole's instead of LSi9s or Lsi7s ? I believe the Lsi 15s are 4 ohm
    are the surrounds/center 4ohms also? I'm planning to change over too. Just wondering !!!
    JmasterJ Polk to the Death
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited August 2002
    JmasterJ,
    I have a potential buyer for my "Old" RT800i speakers as well as the others that were replaced by the Lsi's.

    I decided on Bipole/Dipole speakers for the surrounds after listening to the FX300's when they came out. The Bipole speaker provides for a more envolping sound field for movies and Multi-channel music. I do have the Lsi7's doing rear surround duty though.

    You are correct with regards to the 4 ohm rating for the entire Lsi lineup.

    If possible go and give a listen to the Lsi's, and bring your checkbook!
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • joe logstonjoe logston Posts: 882
    edited September 2002
    real real real nice frank, can i come over,nice polk sign to.i guess it will be a long time before you upgrade again with speakers.
    . rt-7 mains
    rt-20p surounds
    cs-400i front center
    cs-350 ls rear center
    2 energy take 5, efects
    2- psw-650 , subs
    1- 15" audiosource sub

    lets all go to the next ces.
  • Frank ZFrank Z Polk-a-dweeb Posts: 5,967
    edited September 2002
    Thanks to all for your comments. Nothing like a little positive feedback!
    9/11 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! (<---<<click)
    2005-06 Club Polk Football Pool Champion!! :D
  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited September 2002
    Excellent pics, Frank! Nice system! Thanks for posting it!

    MC
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