Polk LSIM Open Box Speakers:- Adorama

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 14,603
    Agreed, but I have no regrets with the 707’s for my HT rig..
  • Earthy
    Earthy Posts: 488
    Glad I got the 707's for HT use. Will have the option to use my 705's for music when in the mood. Just usually go sit in front of my 2.3TL's for tunes.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    Parasound Halo A51
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    Are these that much nicer than lsi? I want them but what am I gonna do with these lsi I’ve acquired? They don’t seem to sell well.
  • gumbay13
    gumbay13 Posts: 360
    I never let the resale value of my existing speakers determine whether i upgrade or not.
    YMMV.
    AMP/Pre Pro: Outlaw 7000x, Marantz AV7703
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • Airplay355
    Airplay355 Posts: 4,293
    It’s not so much the value as it would be a PITA to try to sell them. I don’t want another HT setup hanging around, too wasteful. I was curious if it would really be worth the effort haha
  • Earthy
    Earthy Posts: 488
    It's tough to pass up these great buys on LSiM speakers. I have no experience with the LSi, but if I wasn't overhaulling my HT, I would have been happy to keep using my LS70 HT setup. The difference is night and day. So much fuller and alive. Still I think you can be happy with anything you have. Just have to keep a level head. Something I am not very good at. :)
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    Parasound Halo A51
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • DSkip wrote: »
    Bigger is not always better. Most here including me feel that the 705 is the Better speaker.

    What makes the 705’s better speakers? I just picked up the 707 package for my home theater. I love them, but I’m gonna need a dedicated amp sooner rather than later. Lol. The rx-a2070 is great but I know there is so much more the speakers want to give.

    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 2,878
    Many here on the forum (I was not one of them) had a chance to sample the LSiM models very early on before or during the initial release. Many have said that the 705 is the most accurate speaker in the LSiM line. Some have said that the 707 is not as balance from the top "Sonic engine" down to the woofer range.

    Still, the 707 is a very nice set of speakers. I really liked the 703's I had in the HT and have only heard the 707 in a HT setting. The 707's are the ones that I originally wanted but it would be nice to try a set of the 705's. I found an unheard of deal on a set but the guy backed out and decided to keep them for his basement system.

  • Conradicles
    Conradicles Posts: 5,984
    The 707 look better than the 705, but I have never heard either one LOL.
  • gumbay13
    gumbay13 Posts: 360
    Out with the old, in with the NEW.

    A quick cable swap, no calibration, no proper speaker placement.
    Just a quick 5 minutes of audition.

    Depth, articulate, effortless energy...its all there

    Money well spent. Call me one happy customer.

    Driven by a Pioneer SC1522...for now.

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    AMP/Pre Pro: Outlaw 7000x, Marantz AV7703
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • gumbay13
    gumbay13 Posts: 360
    Oh...and they look stunning!!
    AMP/Pre Pro: Outlaw 7000x, Marantz AV7703
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    They do! Congrats!
  • gumbay13
    gumbay13 Posts: 360
    Thanks! :)
    AMP/Pre Pro: Outlaw 7000x, Marantz AV7703
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • Congratulations!
    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
  • cfrizz
    cfrizz Posts: 13,414
    Nice, congrats!
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc 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
  • Rich502
    Rich502 Posts: 125
    Nice, congrats on the purchase.
  • WLDock wrote: »
    Many here on the forum (I was not one of them) had a chance to sample the LSiM models very early on before or during the initial release. Many have said that the 705 is the most accurate speaker in the LSiM line. Some have said that the 707 is not as balance from the top "Sonic engine" down to the woofer range.

    Still, the 707 is a very nice set of speakers. I really liked the 703's I had in the HT and have only heard the 707 in a HT setting. The 707's are the ones that I originally wanted but it would be nice to try a set of the 705's. I found an unheard of deal on a set but the guy backed out and decided to keep them for his basement system.

    Thanks for the explanation. I am really enjoying my 707’s and 706. I would have to say that the 706 has made the biggest difference in my HT but the 707’s are beasts when it comes to music. Now I’m debating picking up 2 pairs of Polk OWM3’s for an atmos setup. Only problem is I have to use them as upfiring because I cannot mount them to the ceiling.

    @gumbay13 - They are beautiful! Congrats.
    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • gumbay13
    gumbay13 Posts: 360
    hlshure wrote: »
    WLDock wrote: »
    Many here on the forum (I was not one of them) had a chance to sample the LSiM models very early on before or during the initial release. Many have said that the 705 is the most accurate speaker in the LSiM line. Some have said that the 707 is not as balance from the top "Sonic engine" down to the woofer range.

    Still, the 707 is a very nice set of speakers. I really liked the 703's I had in the HT and have only heard the 707 in a HT setting. The 707's are the ones that I originally wanted but it would be nice to try a set of the 705's. I found an unheard of deal on a set but the guy backed out and decided to keep them for his basement system.

    Thanks for the explanation. I am really enjoying my 707’s and 706. I would have to say that the 706 has made the biggest difference in my HT but the 707’s are beasts when it comes to music. Now I’m debating picking up 2 pairs of Polk OWM3’s for an atmos setup. Only problem is I have to use them as upfiring because I cannot mount them to the ceiling.

    @gumbay13 - They are beautiful! Congrats.

    Thanks!
    For some inspiration in your Atmos quest here is a link from AVS featuring the LSiMS at CEDIA 2015.
    Interesting read.

    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/2182753-polk-dolby-atmos-7-1-4-demo-cedia-2015-a.html#post38393257
    AMP/Pre Pro: Outlaw 7000x, Marantz AV7703
    Speakers: Fronts:LSiM 705s/ Center: LSiM 706c / Surrounds: LSim 703s
    SUB: Rythmik LV12R x2
    Source:OPPO UDP-203
  • Earthy
    Earthy Posts: 488
    I have read that the Blackstone TL3's are timbre matched with the LSiM speakers. Might be a better choice than owm3's
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    Parasound Halo A51
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Rotel RB 1582 MKII : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with Acryl-It Platter :
  • hlshure
    hlshure Posts: 48
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • hlshure
    hlshure Posts: 48
    Earthy wrote: »
    I have read that the Blackstone TL3's are timbre matched with the LSiM speakers. Might be a better choice than owm3's

    Thanks @Earthy. I ordered 2 pairs and they should be here Thursday. My buddy is coming on Friday to help me set them up. I’ll post the results. Really excited. Hoping atmos gives me the immersive experience I’m looking for.

    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,516
    hlshure wrote: »
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Thin, strained sound. No real useable extension below 100hz...

    The ProMonitors has a more full, accurate sound reproduction. Overall a smoother, more balanced sound.

    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Rotel RB 1582 MKII : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with Acryl-It Platter :
  • mdaudioguy
    mdaudioguy Posts: 5,152
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    hlshure wrote: »
    Upstatemax wrote: »
    I found the Definitive ProMonitors to match the LSI line better than the Blackstones.

    The TL series was a serious let down to me.

    What was it that you didn’t like about the TL3’s specifically?

    Thin, strained sound. No real useable extension below 100hz...

    The ProMonitors has a more full, accurate sound reproduction. Overall a smoother, more balanced sound.

    Yeah, the DT PMs are great - won't be parting with my 5.1 set for quite a while, if ever! The Polk TL3s are designed to be crossed over at around 110Hz, plus or minus maybe 10, so I wouldn't expect more from them.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that Dolby Atmos channels are filtered below 180Hz. So, I don't see why the TL3s wouldn't work well in that role, as long as you can mount and position them properly.
  • hlshure
    hlshure Posts: 48
    edited January 2018
    @Upstatemax
    Thanks for the input. I’m thinking they should be fine for ATMOS.

    @mdaudioguy
    I appreciate the info.
    Running 5.1.4, Yamaha RX-A 2070, Parasound A31, Polk LSiM 707 (Fronts), Polk LSiM 706 (Center), Polk OWM3 (Surround), Polk TL3 (Atmos), HSU VTF-2 MK4, Epson 5030UB, Silver Ticket 110"
  • Earthy
    Earthy Posts: 488
    I agree, several people on AVS Forum use them and seem happy.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    Parasound Halo A51
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • Earthy
    Earthy Posts: 488
    Those show as refurbished.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
    Parasound Halo P3

    Home theater
    Polk LSiM 707, 706c, 703, 705
    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
    Parasound Halo A51
    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

    Home Theater #2
    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,549
    Yep, refurbs. But the 703s I just ordered directly from Polk's F&F deal back in November also seemed like refurbs. Schmutz on both tweeters, dent in one of the grills even though no shipping damage, slight imperfections in the veneer, not consecutive serial numbers etc.

    Shrug.
    Earthy wrote: »
    Those show as refurbished.

  • Jaybeez
    Jaybeez Posts: 733
    edited February 2018
    That’s a good price for used. At least you know somebody at Polk checked them out first. Grabbed myself a pair. Thanks for the heads up.
    Living Room (HT):Denon AVR X-3000 ; Ascend Acoustics Sierra 2s ; Ascend Acoustics Duo Center ; LSiFX Surrounds ; Sub – Rhythmik F12SE

    2 Channel Studio: Marantz PM8004 Integrated ; Marantz SA8004 ; Music Hall MMF 7.3TT w/Ortofon Bronze; Schiit Bifrost DAC ; Monitor 7 Series 2 with RDO 198s; Rythmik F12SE

    Don't cry
    Don't raise your eye
    It's only teenage wasteland
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