LSiM 705 have arrived

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  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    halo wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    Very nice setup indeed. I would love to get a listen on some 705's someday. Best of luck and enjoy.

    Thanks!

    I’m sure someone in your area has a setup that you can audition.

    Unfortunately any friends or family thinks their soundbar sounds oh so fantastic!!
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    Manticore wrote: »
    Unfortunately any friends or family thinks their soundbar sounds oh so fantastic!!

    Perhaps there is a member of the Polk Forum in your area? Someone on the AVSForum maybe? There’s got to be someone in your neck of the woods that belongs to the hi-fi community.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,323
    Manticore wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    Very nice setup indeed. I would love to get a listen on some 705's someday. Best of luck and enjoy.

    Thanks!

    I’m sure someone in your area has a setup that you can audition.

    Unfortunately any friends or family thinks their soundbar sounds oh so fantastic!!

    I'm sure it does....when compared to listening through earbuds on your iPhone.
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  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    halo wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    Unfortunately any friends or family thinks their soundbar sounds oh so fantastic!!

    Perhaps there is a member of the Polk Forum in your area? Someone on the AVSForum maybe? There’s got to be someone in your neck of the woods that belongs to the hi-fi community.

    I am sure there is someone close. Eventually i will get an ear on them. Southern NH is a little off the beaten path.
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Ga here if anyone needs a listen.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    I don't have a home....
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,254
    edited July 2018
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I don't have a home....

    Silly me could of swore that's what i heard you call the bucket truck...
    Or was it Nancy?
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I don't have a home....

    Yeah but is any of your equipment located close by? :)
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Manticore wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I don't have a home....

    Yeah but is any of your equipment located close by? :)

    Where you at?
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    DSkip wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    halo wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    Unfortunately any friends or family thinks their soundbar sounds oh so fantastic!!

    Perhaps there is a member of the Polk Forum in your area? Someone on the AVSForum maybe? There’s got to be someone in your neck of the woods that belongs to the hi-fi community.

    I am sure there is someone close. Eventually i will get an ear on them. Southern NH is a little off the beaten path.

    You aren't too far from Sonner Audio.

    The Sonner Audio site says nothing about Polk Audio products. Unless i am missing something? They do list Sonner dealers but the dealers listed are the ones i frequent often. As often as yesterday actually.

    Both places that are close to me frown and shrug off any mention of Polk speakers when i bring them up for discussion. So i don't even mention Polk to them anymore.

    I have listened to a few of high end systems that they have hooked up on any given day and some are very, very impressive SQ wise but, my system puts many of their so called higher priced systems to shame"IMHO". And that is from following the advice of many folks on this site!!! Kudos to you all!!!
    C'est la vie is all i can say. Thanks for the link though!

    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I don't have a home....

    Yeah but is any of your equipment located close by? :)

    Where you at?

    I was just funnin with you since you seem to have equipment in many,many states. B)
    Southern NH, about an hour S SE of @mhardy6647
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Manticore wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Manticore wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I don't have a home....

    Yeah but is any of your equipment located close by? :)

    Where you at?

    I was just funnin with you since you seem to have equipment in many,many states. B)
    Southern NH, about an hour S SE of @mhardy6647

    You're in luck.... There is a big amplifier of mine floating around near you. Call Doc.
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
    I really, really hope its the monoprice!!!!!!!!!!! >:)>:)
    Denon AVR X4200W
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    Parasound A23 amplifier
    LG 65" Ultra HD4k
    LG 4kBR - UP970
    Denon DVM 4800
    Denon DP 3000 turntable
    Saec 308sx tonearm w/
    Dynavector 10x5 cart
    Vincent PHO 701 Phono Preamp
    MIT Avt3 Speaker c's
    Audio Quest Big Sur ic's
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Polk LSim 707
    Polk LSiM706c
    Polk RTiA 3's
    Polk 80F/X-RT
    Polk DSW PRO 440wi sub
    Infinity bu2 sub
    "The early Klingon gets the Gagh"
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    Nope... Bigger.... Much bigger....
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,693
    An hour south of Hardy is the Mass border.
    Lightman, you have no amps this far north, I'm sure of it ;)
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,581
    I'll head down there tomorrow morning and have a look.
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,671
    mrbiron wrote: »
    An hour south of Hardy is the Mass border.
    Lightman, you have no amps this far north, I'm sure of it ;)

    Look towards Boston. It's there.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,693
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    An hour south of Hardy is the Mass border.
    Lightman, you have no amps this far north, I'm sure of it ;)

    Look towards Boston. It's there.

    I'll check on Monday ;)
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,321
    Congrats! Nice looking setup.
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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,220
    Congrats on your new speakers Victor!
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  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
  • halo
    halo Posts: 5,612
    @Clipdat mentioned that the high end sounded better to him after ~ 30 hours. I passed 40 hours today. No discernible difference at this point to me or my wife but I will say that they sound very, very good overall ;)
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Interesting. Yeah with my 703s that weird incoherent/unsure quality that the tweeters had went away around the 30-40hr mark.

    I'm glad yours are continuing to sound good. Maybe you'll notice some changes at the 100 hour mark. Or maybe never. Bottom line is it doesn't matter as long as they're sounding good!
  • shs
    shs Posts: 93
    I had to replace one of my 705s up front, and for the first couple of weeks, the speaker sounded fine, but somehow made it location a bit more apparent that it should have been. Eventually it blended with the others to form a seamless sound field, as it should. The changes during break-in are subtle but real and change slowly. Be patient.
    SONY VPL-VW385ES, Da-Lite 92" 0.9 HD progressive 16x9 screen, Apple TV 4K, Oppo UDP 203, Anthem AVM 60, D-Sonic 4000 (800x3, 400x4) for bed layer, 2 Crown XLS 1002 (225x4) for Atmos; Speakers: Polk LSiM 705s, 703 front, 4 702F/X surround, 4 Polk TL3 (Atmos), Velodyne DD15 Subwoofer.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    So what do you think was wrong with it?
    shs wrote: »
    I had to replace one of my 705s up front, and for the first couple of weeks, the speaker sounded fine, but somehow made it location a bit more apparent that it should have been. Eventually it blended with the others to form a seamless sound field, as it should. The changes during break-in are subtle but real and change slowly. Be patient.

  • shs
    shs Posts: 93
    Nothing wrong, just a bit of distortion, that went away with time.
    SONY VPL-VW385ES, Da-Lite 92" 0.9 HD progressive 16x9 screen, Apple TV 4K, Oppo UDP 203, Anthem AVM 60, D-Sonic 4000 (800x3, 400x4) for bed layer, 2 Crown XLS 1002 (225x4) for Atmos; Speakers: Polk LSiM 705s, 703 front, 4 702F/X surround, 4 Polk TL3 (Atmos), Velodyne DD15 Subwoofer.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Ah, I see what you mean now. Thanks for the clarification! :)
  • shs
    shs Posts: 93
    edited July 2018
    As to the original 705 that I needed to replace, there was very obvious harmonic distortion coming from the mid-bass driver that would stop if you touched it. See attached jpgs for the good right and bad left 705s. Polk replaced the driver, but the distortion was still there. Polk decided that it was likely a leak in the mid-bass driver compartment that spoiled the acoustic suspension loading of the driver, hence allowing it to move outside of its linear range. Polk chose to replace the whole speaker, which I greatly appreciated. e9qlhc7kxsy6.jpg
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    SONY VPL-VW385ES, Da-Lite 92" 0.9 HD progressive 16x9 screen, Apple TV 4K, Oppo UDP 203, Anthem AVM 60, D-Sonic 4000 (800x3, 400x4) for bed layer, 2 Crown XLS 1002 (225x4) for Atmos; Speakers: Polk LSiM 705s, 703 front, 4 702F/X surround, 4 Polk TL3 (Atmos), Velodyne DD15 Subwoofer.