2016 Fall Audio Bash - North Texas

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,941
    Nightfall wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    work 60hrs in four days

    Jeebus...

    14x4...plus pencil whip on the timesheet.....
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,062
    What are you guys impressions of the S60?
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,941
    cfrizz wrote: »
    What are you guys impressions of the S60?

    Very nice and open. Easily driven by modest power. The tweeter didn't come out harsh and had a smooth transition with the mids.
    But consider these were fresh out of the box....with time I'm sure they'll get even more smooth.
    Low end was present and had impact without overwhelming the top end.
    Thumbs up, Cathy.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,257
    Makes you wonder what Polk could do if they put their mind to it. And I do not mean more SDAs. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,145
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Makes you wonder what Polk could do if they put their mind to it. And I do not mean more SDAs. :)

    Honestly, they are putting their mind to it. Its just not what we want them to build. The products that are coming out the doors now are most excellent, but Polk is what it is - a gateway to this hobby that is more than good enough to recommend to friends and family who don't want to play at the level us enthusiasts do. They have their sights set down the right scope now.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,062
    edited October 2016
    Skip, which one do you plan for your living room, why and how would you rate the differences between two towers that you had to showcase?

    When matched up with the gear in my signature, how do you think they will be.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • 02guy02guy Posts: 21
    agreed with Russ. they were practically right out of the box when we heard them. We heard them a bit more sunday night when russ and I got back from Austin to load up all the gear we were bringing back to NC. I think they had "warmed and smoothed" a bit by that point too.
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 353
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Makes you wonder what Polk could do if they put their mind to it. And I do not mean more SDAs. :)

    Maybe we could the largest component audio brand in the United States? Oh wait, we already are :wink:

    Michael DiTullo
    Chief Design Officer
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,257
    LOL. Try to get a reputation to go with that size. Especially an audiophile reputation. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on source, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,145
    The s60 was top priority for me due to the large cave that is my living room. It is just a fuller sound in such a big space. It also puts the tweeter up above the ear where the s55 is slightly below. I've always found speakers to sound better when the midrange is right around ear level. I think both are awesome and the $660 tag on the s55 is a bargain... not that $900 for the s60 isn't. The s60 feels like it is about twice the size of the s55 so the price is justified in size and the extra woofers.

    They both do well even on low power and I think they would do really well, either of them, on that rig you have.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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