Buy LSiM's and sell my SDA's?

For 5.1 H/T in my man cave. The prices of the LSiM's are great at this time. Here is what I am thinking of doing:

Currently have these:
SDA SRS 2 (fronts)
CS350-LS (center)
SDA-2B (rear)

Thinking of buying these:
LSiM 707 (fronts)
LSiM 706 (center)
LSiM 703 (rear)

I could sell my current system for around $750.
Adorama has the LSiM package for $2000. So out of pocket around $1250 for a new LSiM 5.1.

I already have a killer subwoofer.

Thoughts? Should I?
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,317
    I made the switch from 2.3TLs as mains. No regrets at all. At least for home theater use.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Toshiba HD-DVD Player; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,220
    DSkip wrote: »
    No, no, and no.

    This.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    Wow no love for the LSiM?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,774
    They're good speakers and stellar at the price, but you have damn fine speakers that I think you should keep there and spend the money elsewhere.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,356
    Keep them all, that's what I'd do. I won't judge you for that.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,886
    edited February 2018
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  • For 5.1 H/T in my man cave. The prices of the LSiM's are great at this time. Here is what I am thinking of doing:

    Currently have these:
    SDA SRS 2 (fronts)
    CS350-LS (center)
    SDA-2B (rear)

    Thinking of buying these:
    LSiM 707 (fronts)
    LSiM 706 (center)
    LSiM 703 (rear)

    I could sell my current system for around $750.
    Adorama has the LSiM package for $2000. So out of pocket around $1250 for a new LSiM 5.1.

    I already have a killer subwoofer.

    Thoughts? Should I?

    Are your current speakers recapped, are the drivers dynamated, spiked and equipped with RDO194's? If not that would be my suggestions.
    "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."

  • msgmsg Posts: 4,886
    I'd keep the 2Bs, AND seriously consider the LSiM package.
    If you've ever wanted them, that deal's the deal.
    Blink, and it might be passed.

    Or maybe next time they'll be even less. I can't see how, though. They're literally at giveaway prices now.

    I still can't get over the current deal. I was happy to pay F&F, couldn't afford them otherwise, but this deal is absolutely unbelievable. How much of an LSiM junkie am I? I don't need any more, but I was running through my list of friends I could try to convince.
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    edited February 2018
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,095
    msg wrote: »
    I'd keep the 2Bs, AND seriously consider the LSiM package.

    This, but with the LSiM 705's...a better speaker, all-around. IMHO, of course.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,886
    I haven't heard 707s personally, but yes, the consensus on 705s being better balanced is why I went with them.

    As I write, I realize that I wonder which I would prefer had I the chance to hear both for myself. Related note/consideration - I love the 703s, but my understanding is that there are some flaws. If the 707s are like the 703s in their fat sound, I'd consider the 707s as long as they're not loose or boomy and don't require high volume to sound good.

    One thing I notice with 705s is that it takes me more volume knob to reach the same listening output level as 703s. IIRC, another 5-6dB on the volume knob. Can't remember whether this is with or without the sub on the 703s. Due to the smaller driver set on the 705s vs the 703s?
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  • EarthyEarthy Posts: 488
    It seems to me you kind of want to make the switch. I did a similar update and in the end, it still sounds great, but the new LSiM speakers look so nice. I would say do what you want.
    Polk Audio SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Parasound Halo A21
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    Polk Blackstone TL3 for height
    SVS PB12-ISD Sub
    Denon AVR-X6400h
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    LG OLED65B7A
    Sony UBPX800
    Logitech Harmony Elite
    PC LSiM 703
    Spare LSIM 702 and 706c

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    Polk Audio LS70, CS350LS, LSF/X, S4
    Onkyo TX-NR808



  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,970
    Dooo it.

    Never hurts to mix it up once in awhile, that's how we learn....sometimes. :)
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    Earthy wrote: »
    It seems to me you kind of want to make the switch. I did a similar update and in the end, it still sounds great, but the new LSiM speakers look so nice. I would say do what you want.

    Yes, I kind of want to make a change. The prices of the LSiM are really good too. I have a few different amps I can try on the 707.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,325
    edited February 2018
    Earthy wrote: »
    It seems to me you kind of want to make the switch. I did a similar update and in the end, it still sounds great, but the new LSiM speakers look so nice. I would say do what you want.

    Yes, I kind of want to make a change. The prices of the LSiM are really good too. I have a few different amps I can try on the 707.

    Then go for it, you've got the gear to make sure they will be powered so what's stopping you. You will end up with nice looking, sleek, great sounding speakers that could keep you happy for years. That's a win all the way around.
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 478
    You'll only regret not doing it, 'cause then you'll never know how it sounds to you. The current prices are great and much better than the F&F deal I used.
    Music: Oppo103 - Parasound JC2 - Parasound A21- SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Marantz 70005 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Cary 306 SACD - Canary Audio 906 - Pass Labs x250 - PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80, Polk Monitor 7, SVS SB13 Ultra
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,886
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,796
    You won't regret it because you already have the better speakers.

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,356
    Maybe I shouldn't have seen this after buying some of the recently made legal California whacky tobaky. With the emphasis on legal. ;)
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    edited February 2018
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    For 5.1 H/T in my man cave. The prices of the LSiM's are great at this time. Here is what I am thinking of doing:

    Currently have these:
    SDA SRS 2 (fronts)
    CS350-LS (center)
    SDA-2B (rear)

    Thinking of buying these:
    LSiM 707 (fronts)
    LSiM 706 (center)
    LSiM 703 (rear)

    I could sell my current system for around $750.
    Adorama has the LSiM package for $2000. So out of pocket around $1250 for a new LSiM 5.1.

    I already have a killer subwoofer.

    Thoughts? Should I?

    Are your current speakers recapped, are the drivers dynamated, spiked and equipped with RDO194's? If not that would be my suggestions.

    The 2b's are stock. The SRS 2 have upgraded tweeters, Larry's Ring's and some other small mods.
  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,579
    Seems like you could get more than $750.00 for the SDAs. If HT is the goal then yes, get the LSiM at that price.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    HT is definitely all this rig is for. I have 2 other systems to listen to music.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,619
    Personally I'd leave well enough alone. I bet your current system sounds incredible for HT.
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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,404
    Can't comment on the swap as I've never heard any of the LSiM line. I can highly recommend the SDA's though. Not to bust this discussion, quick question, when using SDA's as a rear channel do you use the SDA interconnect cable? I would think you still would. Thanks.
  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,420
    All I can offer is this, I had 2BTL's and 1C's (both fully modded) and now LSiM 705's... and the end result is - I still have modded 2BTL's, 1C's and 705's. Once again, I feel my work here is done.
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  • verbverb Posts: 6,363
    You can never have enough speakers! Go for it but keep the SDA's and CS!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 sub, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Can't comment on the swap as I've never heard any of the LSiM line. I can highly recommend the SDA's though. Not to bust this discussion, quick question, when using SDA's as a rear channel do you use the SDA interconnect cable? I would think you still would. Thanks.

    Normally I would use the cable, but in this case, I do not due to a fireplace being between them.

  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Personally I'd leave well enough alone. I bet your current system sounds incredible for HT.

    It really does. Most of the time when viewing normal things I don't even turn on the subwoofer.

    Only problem is that the SDA SRS 2 are a bit visually challenged LOL. And the LSiM 707 are so sexy. B)

  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,790
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