New LSiM owners thread!

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  • bslepbslep Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    Face and CFrizz thanks for the comments. I am thoroughly enjoying them.
  • bslepbslep Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    I've read nothing but good things about the 703's. Am interested to hear your thoughts on the 705's. Thanks. Bob
  • bslepbslep Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    Dawgfish and Drenis - thank you. I have to say I am really impressed with the caliber of folks on this forum. Thanks to everyone for your hospitality. Bob
  • robert0507robert0507 Posts: 148
    edited October 2011
    Any opinions on how the Lsim 707 would compare to the paradgim studio 100's? :question:
  • bslepbslep Posts: 24
    edited October 2011
    robert0507 wrote: »
    Any opinions on how the Lsim 707 would compare to the paradgim studio 100's? :question:

    Sorry I've never heard the Paradigms.
  • trinidesignztrinidesignz Posts: 97
    edited October 2011
    Question to you guys, I'm really want to buy one of the LSim speakers but which one will be best suited to be powered by a XPA-5?.
    Samsung-55 LED
    Denon 3808ci
    RTi A5 (Fronts)
    CSi A6 (Center)
    FXi 5 (Rears)
    Velodyne DPS-12 (Sub)
    EMOTIVA XPA-5 :D:cool::p;):)
  • reeltrouble1reeltrouble1 Posts: 9,313
    edited October 2011
    I would stay with what you have with that amplifier.

    RT1
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,973
    edited October 2011
    I would stay with what you have with that amplifier.

    RT1
    I am inclined to agree. My experience is that these speakers are incredibly sensitive to just about everything in the system, including the room itself. They are a great speaker, but they demand the very best from everything else around them.
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  • trinidesignztrinidesignz Posts: 97
    edited October 2011
    Dam I was really looking forward to owning one those babies. Well I guess I'll have to stick with RTi then!
    Samsung-55 LED
    Denon 3808ci
    RTi A5 (Fronts)
    CSi A6 (Center)
    FXi 5 (Rears)
    Velodyne DPS-12 (Sub)
    EMOTIVA XPA-5 :D:cool::p;):)
  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,557
    edited October 2011
    Dam I was really looking forward to owning one those babies. Well I guess I'll have to stick with RTi then!

    Actually I'm going to have to go against the opinions of some of my esteemed colleagues on this one. I used to own an Emotiva XPA-3. I felt it was actually a pretty good amp. Yes it was much better suited for home theater which it does great at than for two channel duties. Emotiva amps can be on the bright side, which is what makes them less than ideal for two channel. I also used to own a complete RTi home theater setup. The RTIs are also on the bright side. Put the two together..........well you get the idea. The LSis and LSiMs are much more laid back in sound than the RTIs. Pairing a set of LSiMs with the XPA will tame some of the amps brightness. This will be a pretty good setup initially, but the LSiMs will really come alive later on if you decide to add an amp that is more musical and continue to upgrade stuff as we all have a tendency to do. Every now and then I used to slip my XPA-3 into my two channel system with my tube pre, and tube source components. The tubes really tamed the XPA and played through my SDA-1Cs this setup sounded a lot better than most on here would have believed. Was it as good as some of the B&Ks and Tube Anthems that I run, no it was not. It was much closer than one would think though and actually rivaled some other amps that are much more respected throughout the hifi community. I say go for it.
  • trinidesignztrinidesignz Posts: 97
    edited October 2011
    Thanks Dawg for the info! That makes a lot of sense with my current setup.
    Samsung-55 LED
    Denon 3808ci
    RTi A5 (Fronts)
    CSi A6 (Center)
    FXi 5 (Rears)
    Velodyne DPS-12 (Sub)
    EMOTIVA XPA-5 :D:cool::p;):)
  • DawgfishDawgfish Posts: 2,557
    edited October 2011
    No problem. If you end up getting some LSiMs, let us know what you think. I'm loving mine!
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    edited October 2011
    Dam I was really looking forward to owning one those babies. Well I guess I'll have to stick with RTi then!

    While these guys know their stuff, I wouldn't let them talk you out of upgrading your speakers just because they are biased against Emotiva products. What is important is that you have the power in place to drive them properly from the get go, and that's the biggest hurdle to cross.

    So buy whichever of the LSiM speakers that floats your boat and let YOUR ears decide if it sounds good.
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  • artyarty Posts: 8
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    arty wrote: »
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.

    Welcome to the forum!
    Truly looking forward to more of your insightful speaker reviews!
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
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    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
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    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
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    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 9,001
    arty wrote: »
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.

    Hey, I’m having a party tonight. Wanna come and talk about speaker break-in and generally wax poetic about 6 X 9 car speakers? BYO.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,779
    edited February 2019
    He is proabaly driving them with a peanut AVR. And trying to biamp with said peanut AVR.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • GlashubGlashub Posts: 43
    edited February 2019
    arty wrote: »
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.

    Thank you for the review. "Pure garbage", "Pure crap." Clearly you are into purity but, alas, I'm not a crapophile so I have no idea what "pure crap" sounds like. But, man, you have speakers that sound exactly "100 times better" -- not sure how you measure that -- but I want to hear them, hell, I'd be happy if I could just see them. Pictures, please.
  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    Glashub wrote: »
    arty wrote: »
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.

    Thank you for the review. "Pure garbage", "Pure crap." Clearly you are into purity but, alas, I'm not a crapophile so I have no idea what "pure crap" sounds like. But, man, you have speakers that sound exactly "100 times better" -- not sure how you measure that -- but I want to hear them, hell, I'd be happy if I could just see them. Pictures, please.

    Most audiophilia is littered with useless hyperbole, I think he just took it to a new high...(or low depending on how you see things)
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,799
    when I asked his thoughts, he says “well I know you like it, but honestly the radio in my Chevy Spark sounds better.” WTH Man!

    I mean you just can’t beat nails on a chalkboard highs and bloated or nonexistent bass. LMAS...
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  • K_MK_M Posts: 1,617
    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    arty wrote: »
    These speakers are pure garbage. Had them for 4 days and returned them. I will stick with my 40 year old speakers that sound 100 times better. All hype to sell them then they sound like pure crap.Any speaker that needs to be pulled away from a wall and has to have 3 to 400 watt amps to get them to sound better than a transistor radio in my books is garbage. Stay clear of these especially with the 6 x 9 car speakers in them.The mids are so bad.Good luck with them if you decide on them.

    Aren't most amps between 3 and 400 watts? :p

    You have mastered Humour!
    Lsi15, Lsi9, LsiC,Rta11t,M5jr+,M4, SDA SRS 2.3TL, Rti6....Still listing stuff, a work in progress.
    B+W-Sold
    Electro Voice EV-SIX
    Infinity-Sold
    Advent-Now gone
    Yamaha A-S801
    Yamaha RX-V377
    Yamaha RX-A860
    Yamaha RX-A3060
    Harman Kardon Hk-350i
    Harman Kardon Hk-........
    Harman Kardon PM-665
    Harman Kardon HK-775
    Pioneer.......Stereo Receiver

  • A man that drives a Chevy Spark should not diss anything......lol.

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  • Necrothread much?

    Well, at least we see that the LSiM weren't his cup of tea, or coffee, or whatever he's drinking.
    Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 705, LSiM 703, LSiM 704c
    Receiver: Denon X3500H
  • artyarty Posts: 8
    Small correction. 1. I am not drinking anything and 2. it should have said between 300 to 400 watts per speaker if you guys want to get technical about it. You can sit here all you want and talk about these speakers but they are PURE GARBAGE . If you know anything about great sound it would have slapped you in the face within 24 hrs. You can sit here and fool yourself that they are great but they are not.The mid's and highs are so bad I cant believe they even released this speaker. I see that the marketing got you suckers to fall for it but I am sorry . Again I say stay clear of this speaker. Old technology and more for EGO of some.Size ,weight, you know same guys who like big trucks to compensate for other short comings....LOL Really listen to them then tell me I am lying. They are 100 pound plant stands.They are soooooo many better choices out there for the same if not a few bucks more. Don't get sucked in by the hype.
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 9,001
    Where are you man, you’re missing the party of the century!
  • Gee arty, I sure hope they hid all the sharp objects.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
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