LSiM 705 have arrived

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  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    edited July 2018
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    When my 707’s opened up it was almost like a light switch especially in the bass department, the front end is so good its almost like having two subwoofers in my system with my SVS in the back of the room..

    I am absolutely happy with the LSiM’s, I don’t miss the RTiA9’s, well I miss the look of them, I always thought they were one of the best looking speakers Polk has ever made...

    These will be with me for many years if not forever as I don’t see any reason to swap them out, Polk would really have to out do themselves for me to even look at them..

    Thanks for your insights. I was listening to 10,000 days when I got home today and I got chills on the back of my neck when the pot came on. Absolutely unreal how good these sound. Not quite at where the InnerSound ESL hybrids were or the Von Schweikert VR2's were but the 705's are within spitting distance.

    I actually like the look of the LSiM line with the beautiful wood veneers and the lacquer front ends. The oval Cassini woofers look different than any other home audio speakers I've owned. I really like the curved cabinets as well. Pretty sharp!
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,190
    The 705's would have been mine ages ago if I could physically move them, but they are too heavy for me so that was a pass. Fortunately the S60s came into being, and I'm a happy camper!

    Enjoy Victor!
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,012
    Victor, if you call Conrad-Johnson they will tell you that Steve McCormack is no longer there.........just saying ya know.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    F1nut wrote: »
    Victor, if you call Conrad-Johnson they will tell you that Steve McCormack is no longer there.........just saying ya know.

    Yes, I caught that thread. ;)

    Thankfully, SMC is up and running in California!

    That Conrad Johnson amp @verb has looks like a beast
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,321
    Victor if you want to try a good tube amp on those let me know. I might be able to work something out for you. I've got a couple units on a reviewers tour right now.
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    DSkip wrote: »
    Victor if you want to try a good tube amp on those let me know. I might be able to work something out for you. I've got a couple units on a reviewers tour right now.

    That's a very kind offer Skip! Cathy will rake me over the coals if I'm running the 705's on some flea watt tube amps! lol!

    It's actually funny that you mention the tube amps as the last amps I had on my VR2's were TAD-60's (from the late, great, Paul Grzybek of Tube Audio Design and Bizzy Bee Audio) bi-amping them (EL34's up top and KT88's on the bottom).
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,834
    Congrats Victor. While I have limited experience with the S60 or the 705, my brief experience tells me its no contest. The S60's are a great speaker, but they just don't match the LSiM in either looks or sound. I really, really enjoyed my 703's and it took a great deal on a pair of Usher MD2's to move them out of my room.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    edited July 2018
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    Congrats Victor. While I have limited experience with the S60 or the 705, my brief experience tells me its no contest. The S60's are a great speaker, but they just don't match the LSiM in either looks or sound. I really, really enjoyed my 703's and it took a great deal on a pair of Usher MD2's to move them out of my room.

    Thanks & thanks for the input! Those Ushers are no joke; An end game speaker for some. I've yet to get my ears on the brand but I've heard (no pun intended) nothing but praise.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    cfrizz wrote: »
    The 705's would have been mine ages ago if I could physically move them, but they are too heavy for me so that was a pass. Fortunately the S60s came into being, and I'm a happy camper!

    Enjoy Victor!

    Cathy, You just need to get some sliders under the feet. You move them a few times until they're in the optimum position and you're golden. If we can do it, you can do it!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,012
    Not to mention hand trucks, furniture dollies and leverage.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,800
    Congrats Victor, enjoy!
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,936
    Your room cleans up nicely.

    Took my 705’s about 75 hours to start opening up. Seemed to notice improvements until about 100-120 hour mark.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,521
    Lookin' good Victor... and I'm sure SOUNDIN' better! Congrats.

    That McCormack is a sweet looking amp.
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    rpf65 wrote: »
    Your room cleans up nicely.

    Took my 705’s about 75 hours to start opening up. Seemed to notice improvements until about 100-120 hour mark.

    Thanks :blush: That seems to be the consensus on the time to break them in.
    scubalab wrote: »
    Lookin' good Victor... and I'm sure SOUNDIN' better! Congrats.

    That McCormack is a sweet looking amp.

    Thanks Al! Hasn't really been sounding "bad." lol.

    It's a manly man's amp.

    How are the Monitor / Model / RTA 11's ?
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,335
    Saweet! Just in time for the weekend. I should have gotten the cherry ones instead of the midnight mahogany.
    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
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    Saweet! Just in time for the weekend.

    Good point!
    I should have gotten the cherry ones instead of the midnight mahogany.

    IDK about that. Both finishes look great. There are cherry accents on the AV rack so now I finally have a set of speakers that match (somewhat). I’d think that the midnight mahogany finish goes with darn near anything in comparison to the cherry.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,886
    Nice looking set up. Mine are still on backorder? Do they come with spikes for carpet? Also did you do your tile floor yourself? I just ordered 275 6” x 12” tiles that look exactly like your flooring from Lowe’s . Peace. D
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  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Nice looking set up. Mine are still on backorder? Do they come with spikes for carpet?

    Yes, the rubber feet are placed over the spikes from Polk Audio. You just pop off the rubber feet and the spikes are there.
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Also did you do your tile floor yourself? I just ordered 275 6” x 12” tiles that look exactly like your flooring from Lowe’s . Peace. D

    The apartment building did the plastic composite flooring right before we moved in.
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,335
    halo wrote: »

    IDK about that. Both finishes look great. There are cherry accents on the AV rack so now I finally have a set of speakers that match (somewhat). I’d think that the midnight mahogany finish goes with darn near anything in comparison to the cherry.

    Well all of the trim, doors, cabinets, and some of the floors are finished in a cherry stain. I don’t remember my reasoning for not getting cherry, maybe they weren’t available idk.

    Your 705s look good with the exposed brick wall too.
    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
  • halohalo Posts: 4,739
    halo wrote: »

    IDK about that. Both finishes look great. There are cherry accents on the AV rack so now I finally have a set of speakers that match (somewhat). I’d think that the midnight mahogany finish goes with darn near anything in comparison to the cherry.

    Well all of the trim, doors, cabinets, and some of the floors are finished in a cherry stain. I don’t remember my reasoning for not getting cherry, maybe they weren’t available idk.

    Your 705s look good with the exposed brick wall too.

    Maybe you had too much cherry and you wanted a contrast?

    Thanks for the compliment! When I bought them, I didn’t have a choice. It was only the Mt. Vernon Cherry finish that was available. I do like the look of the Midnight Mahogany.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,286
    tonyb wrote: »
    HUH ? Cathy....who has no problem throwing a 200 lb. man across a room is complaining the 705's are too heavy ?

    I smell ….opportunity. :)

    The fly said to the spider
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,766
    Looks great bro.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,190
    Unfortunately first I would have to tip the speaker to push the slider under it. Between my easily collapsing thumbs, and my worn out elbows, I'm not willing to risk hurting them.

    You all would take the risk even knowing you probably shouldn't, I'm smarter than that! ;)

    But I love my S60s, they look great and sound terrific.
    halo wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    The 705's would have been mine ages ago if I could physically move them, but they are too heavy for me so that was a pass. Fortunately the S60s came into being, and I'm a happy camper!

    Enjoy Victor!

    Cathy, You just need to get some sliders under the feet. You move them a few times until they're in the optimum position and you're golden. If we can do it, you can do it!

    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
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,012
    Nothing but excuses.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 312
    Very nice setup indeed. I would love to get a listen on some 705's someday. Best of luck and enjoy.
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