LSIM 703 vs S20 bookshelf speakers

I have a full stack of Polk RTi series in my media room in the basement(7.2 and 2 for zone 2), love them so much that I want a pair of Polk bookshelves in my main floor. I want it for a 30 X 11 feet room, 8 feet height.
Would it be better to go for a brand new S20 or a resale Lsim 703.
Will be exclusively used for music and my listening preference is Calvin Harris, Kygo, Dua Lipa, Avici and the likes. Kindly recommend.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 7,008
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    Those LSiMs are really fun speakers, and my initial thought is to go in that direction. I think @msg compared the two directly and slightly preferred the 703s but it was closer than expected.

    I will say that you need the right amp for the 703s to sound their best. Lots of guys like the little Dayens amps with them, I loved my Rotel RB-993 200 wpc...
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  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 237
    100% agree with F1, who ever compared those two speakers and ended up resulting with a close race, was under powering them or using a dirty power source.
    The whole LSIM line scales so much with better gear its crazy, The bass, mids and highs all sound so much more lively and imaging, separation, all of it gets better once you mate it with a solid amp. I still haven't found the ceiling with mine, its like night and day difference!
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,358
    Incorrect assumption, and no one used the term "close race".
    JayDog wrote: »
    100% agree with F1, who ever compared those two speakers and ended up resulting with a close race, was under powering them or using a dirty power source.
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  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 237
    edited January 15
    msg wrote: »
    Incorrect assumption, and no one used the term "close race".

    JayDog wrote: »
    100% agree with F1, who ever compared those two speakers and ended up resulting with a close race, was under powering them or using a dirty power source.




    "@msg compared the two directly and slightly preferred the 703s but it was closer than expected."

    My point exactly, terms are like ridiculous opinions! we all have them and some of us cant help but share ignorant ones, like yours! but thanks for trying to sound intelligent.. :D

    I will avoid this thread from here on out, This MSG must really love reading his own posts to talk that much for No reason! Take care and stay happy!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,576
    JayDog wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    Incorrect assumption, and no one used the term "close race".

    JayDog wrote: »
    100% agree with F1, who ever compared those two speakers and ended up resulting with a close race, was under powering them or using a dirty power source.




    "@msg compared the two directly and slightly preferred the 703s but it was closer than expected."

    My point exactly, terms are like ridiculous opinions! we all have them and some of us cant help but share ignorant ones, like yours! but thanks for trying to sound intelligent.. :D

    I will avoid this thread from here on out, This MSG must really love reading his own posts to talk that much for No reason! Take care and stay happy!

    WTF!?!
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 14,318
    That’s a ‘bold’ statement.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,500
    msg wrote: »
    Pipe down Jesse, I'm being celebrated in bold!
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  • msgmsg Posts: 6,358
    @JayDog dude, I think we got off on the wrong foot/had a misunderstanding.
    But you took a bit of liberty with rooftop's loose quote of my experience with those speakers, and then you said I had a wimpy amp and dirty power. That really hurt my feelings, man.

    You like LSiM, I like LSiM. And DSOTM.
    Friends again? Cool. Whew, I'm glad we made up.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,500
    Better than dirty amp/wimpy power.
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,358
    What about scratched amp.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,500
    Oh man, that's just cold.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,500
    msg wrote: »
    What about scratched amp.
    If there had been a "hate you" reaction, I would have used it just now!

  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,493
    Someone needs a Snickers.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 237
    edited January 15
    @msg
    Honestly, I thought MSG was a review website or YouTube Channel, I didn't think you were a member here, either way, I wasn't taking a jab at you deliberately. No harm, no Foul.
    I wasn't in feelings, but now that i reread your comment, I did take it a little harsh. My Bad!
    but if you would of used the "the scratched amp" that might of took it to another level..glad it stayed civil... Cheers!
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,358
    Haha, that's funny, the review site or YouTube.

    Alright, good stuff.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 7,008
    msg wrote: »
    Haha, that's funny, the review site or YouTube.

    Alright, good stuff.

    That’s it Scott a YouTube review site is your next great adventure!!!
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,443
    This thread has made me want to review the S20 or the L200.
  • msgmsg Posts: 6,358
    @jsaldanha Have you had a chance to make a decision? Curious to hear how you end up and what you think once you get set up.
    Clipdat wrote: »
    This thread has made me want to review the S20 or the L200.
    With your experience with 703s, you should definitely check out the L200s if you get the opportunity. I was surprised you didn't opt in for the demo.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,443
    Yeah, I was too busy with other reviews at that time but now I'm ready to go.
  • JayDogJayDog Posts: 237
    I would like some time with the L200 also, did somebody say demo program?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,576
    edited January 23
    The L200 demo program is long over. You can read the reviews here, https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/188179/polk-l200-speaker-demo-reviews/p1
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