Adorama blow out prices on LSiM series

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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,128
    I'll have to make do with my XPA3 on my 705's. Only reason I was able to get them was the heavy discounted price.
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  • mak99mak99 Posts: 329
    Slightly OT, but wanted to know if any current 705 or 707 owners have installed outriggers such as the SoundoCity SBN series. My current A7s have SBN9 up front, SBN7 rear. SoundoCity website indicates the 705 uses SBN7 up front, SBN9 at rear so I might be okay to use these on the 707.

    I can also post this question in the general Speakers forum but thought I'd ask here first...thanks in advance!
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,295
    I have about a year to figure out what I’m gonna power my 707s with. Gonna be in a ht situation so likely a receiver to start and I’ll eventually pick up a budget three channel for the front end
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    mak99 wrote: »
    Slightly OT, but wanted to know if any current 705 or 707 owners have installed outriggers such as the SoundoCity SBN series. My current A7s have SBN9 up front, SBN7 rear. SoundoCity website indicates the 705 uses SBN7 up front, SBN9 at rear so I might be okay to use these on the 707.

    I can also post this question in the general Speakers forum but thought I'd ask here first...thanks in advance!

    I bet those help the A9's a lot. The spikes are pretty chincy.
    Dunno about the 707, they look a LOT beefier and are adjustable with a hex wrench from above. They look plenty adequate.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    DSkip wrote: »
    All you guys saving big on these LSiM 707 should really take that savings and get a T+A amp to light them up. I’m talking about older used units of course. New ones are north of $20k.

    Nothing on Ebay or audiogon, and I'm sure they're well out of my price range, the only reason it's happening now is they're so cheap! I wish 'saving' $3700 meant I had it to spend! I guess they'll have to make do on the 3500. :p



    They are rare. Erniejade bought my unit for about a tenth of that $20k figure. Keep it on your radar and if one comes up, do not hesitate to snag it if you really want to hear what those 707 can do. It will justify their original price tag and might even make them seem like a bargain.

    I’ve heard many LSiM setups - too many to count - and nothing can close to that pair. The 703 didn’t match as well but was still Pretty nice. I’d look at other options for that model.
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    Interesting. I'm into my 3500 a few pennies, Big Sky Audio upgrade pennies, it had better be one sweet deal when I find it!
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    Interesting. I'm into my 3500 a few pennies, Big Sky Audio upgrade pennies, it had better be one sweet deal when I find it!

    Not to diss the Parasound because it is nice, but the T+A gear is a different level. T+A is one brand I wouldn’t mind representing at some point. The only time I wasn’t a fan was when I heard it paired with Magico. Norma is still tops for me, but with the right synergy T+A is right there.
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,778
    edited September 15
    DSkip wrote: »
    Interesting. I'm into my 3500 a few pennies, Big Sky Audio upgrade pennies, it had better be one sweet deal when I find it!

    Not to diss the Parasound because it is nice, but the T+A gear is a different level. T+A is one brand I wouldn’t mind representing at some point. The only time I wasn’t a fan was when I heard it paired with Magico. Norma is still tops for me, but with the right synergy T+A is right there.

    The PA 3100 HV looks pretty sweet...….hook me up man, actually, the A 3000 HV looks pretty sweet too
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  • DSkip wrote: »
    heard many LSiM setups - too many to count - and nothing can close to that pair. The 703 didn’t match as well but was still Pretty nice. I’d look at other options for that model.

    Out of curiosity... are there any less pricy amplifier lines that you typically recommend for good synergy with the lsim line?
  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    edited September 15
    DSkip wrote: »
    Interesting. I'm into my 3500 a few pennies, Big Sky Audio upgrade pennies, it had better be one sweet deal when I find it!

    Not to diss the Parasound because it is nice, but the T+A gear is a different level. T+A is one brand I wouldn’t mind representing at some point. The only time I wasn’t a fan was when I heard it paired with Magico. Norma is still tops for me, but with the right synergy T+A is right there.

    No diss at all! At $20k new it should walk over anything From Parasound and give eargasms doing it!

    Also curious what you think a good amp pairing or the LSiM series.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    For the 703 I like the Dayens Menuetto. The 703 likes a more linear sounding amp because of the bloat in the 40-50 hz range. A used Classe could probably be a great pairing too.

    For the 705 I liked tubes. They don’t have to have a ton of power to open up and give you good music. Something like the MastersounD BoX.

    For the 707, the only time I’ve heard it ‘wake up’ was on that T+A PA1530R.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,248
    I liked the look of these vertical T+A amps I saw at Axpona:

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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    DSkip wrote: »
    For the 707, the only time I’ve heard it ‘wake up’ was on that T+A PA1530R.

    Is that the kind of amp that would make any good speaker sound amazing? Or is there something special about that particular combination?
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,117
    Just wish there was a deal link for the 705s in Cherry. Oh well.
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  • mak99mak99 Posts: 329
    I bet those help the A9's a lot. The spikes are pretty chincy.
    Dunno about the 707, they look a LOT beefier and are adjustable with a hex wrench from above. They look plenty adequate.

    They really helped on my A7s (don't have A9s), mostly because of the very thick rug that's sitting on the basic carpeting in the room. I had to push down on the top of the speakers to have the spikes pierce thru the rug and carpet into the subfloor. The extra few inches of width of the SoundoCity spikes made for a rigid install.

    So that's the primary intent for using the outriggers on the 707's - the extra width for more stability. But I'll wait until I set them up to see if the outriggers are really needed...
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    Just by pictures they look a lot more solid than the A9's. I'll post up my thoughts on them when they arrive.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    DSkip wrote: »
    For the 707, the only time I’ve heard it ‘wake up’ was on that T+A PA1530R.

    Is that the kind of amp that would make any good speaker sound amazing? Or is there something special about that particular combination?

    The amp did not sound good on Rosso speakers. It rather stole the magic that the speakers had. On the other hand, the 707 was pure magic. Displayname and Marvin got to hear it as well.
  • Thanks for your reply on amp pairing, skip
  • DSkip wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    For the 707, the only time I’ve heard it ‘wake up’ was on that T+A PA1530R.

    Is that the kind of amp that would make any good speaker sound amazing? Or is there something special about that particular combination?

    The amp did not sound good on Rosso speakers. It rather stole the magic that the speakers had. On the other hand, the 707 was pure magic. Displayname and Marvin got to hear it as well.

    I totally agree. That combo really took the 707 to a new level. Sometimes things just mesh perfectly. I thought really hard about taking that combo off Skip's hands. To me is was one of the greatest proving points for anyone that believes specs are all you need to match gear.
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    If I see a good one listed for 10% of retail I'll jump!
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  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 405
    What a bunch of enablers! I love it!!!

    Been following the LSiM threads and Adorama sales. One minute its 1999.00 next min its 549.00. Even my wife thinks its crazy. So i bit the proverbial bullet and jumped on 707's a 706c in Mt Vernon cherry for less than 1500. The links @CottageChz posted still work (thanks for posting) so i ordered on Mon. Two days will be here tomorrow on Wed.

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,221
    edited September 17
    If I see a good one listed for 10% of retail I'll jump!

    Like I said, the older generation is much more affordable. Right now there is one listed on USAM that I think is probably too high. They don't have the looks of the newer ones, but the sound is definitely there. The problem with nailing down used pricing is that they weren't a widely distributed brand at that time in the US, so availability, original importing fees, and demand (especially considering new T+A pricing!) will all add value to these units.

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649537301-ta-pa1260r-integrated-amplifier/
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,681
    edited September 17
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,736
    DSkip wrote: »
    If I see a good one listed for 10% of retail I'll jump!

    Like I said, the older generation is much more affordable. Right now there is one listed on USAM that I think is probably too high. They don't have the looks of the newer ones, but the sound is definitely there. The problem with nailing down used pricing is that they weren't a widely distributed brand at that time in the US, so availability, original importing fees, and demand (especially considering new T+A pricing!) will all add value to these units.

    https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649537301-ta-pa1260r-integrated-amplifier/

    While that's not 10% of retail, it is 46%. Maybe time to jump @Inspector 24 . :)
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,091
    I am still digging the T+A. I am not currently running polks now but, I did run the T+A on SDA and LSI25 Both sounded fantastic. I agree on whats being said here. Polk and T+A in general has an amazing synergy.
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,295
    Got my 706 today, 707s coming tomorrow. Adorama double boxed the speaker which I am happy about. It was definitely dropped a few times as the styrofoam endcaps arw destroyed. The speaker looks bo worse for where tough.

    Polk definitely needs to step up their packaging game, the styrofoam is as cheap as it gets and doesn’t survive typical shipping conditions. My focal 926 (a lower MSRP series than the LSiM) came packed exquisitely with nice softer styrofoam with some give. I’m sure Polk has lost plenty of revenue from shipping damage with this line
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,515
    The first 706C shipped to me by ground was destroyed. Needed to be double boxed at least but there really was not enough styrofoam to protect a cabinet that large. The replacement was not double boxed but was sent next day air and arrived perfect without a mark on the box. The 707s are packed much better from the factory.
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  • stangman67stangman67 Posts: 1,295
    I just realized how garbled my previous post is. Sorry for that, posting from my phone apparently is a terrible strategy
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  • Inspector 24Inspector 24 Posts: 1,229
    702’s arrive today, 706 And 707 Monday, shall we place bets on whether or not they arrive unharmed??
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