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  • Thanks so much for these links. Am I safe to say anything in the Parasound family would work well with the 705's, including down to the HCA-1000? Is Adcom not known to play nice with the LSiM's?
  • kevhed72 wrote: » There are some slight cosmetic issues and I am the second owner. The most annoying but inconsequential is the previous owner cut out one of the wire grates covering a vent on the underside. 550.00 via PP friend shipped to Polki…
  • Clipdat wrote: » Assuming you listen at "normal" levels of 65-80db, it's possible that you are only realistically using 1 or 2 watts. So it becomes less about "all that extra power" and more about the "quality" of that power. Also it can't b…
  • Clipdat wrote: » One possible theory: The reason you didn't hear a big difference is because you were using the Kenwood as a preamp. Touché. I guess my thought was no matter what the Preamp source was, the B&K delivering all that extra …
  • Thanks guys. Loving them so far! Except now the B&K 3030 I bought to drive them is on the fritz so they're hooked back up to my old Kenwood KA8004 integrated. I know everyone says the LSiM's need lots of power, but I honestly cannot tell THAT…
  • audioluvr wrote: » On the bright side. Having it refreshed could be much cheaper than buying new. They are great sounding amps That's what I'm waiting to make a determination on. Will it be worth it to repair or should I send it back, get …
  • DaveHo wrote: » Agree with Drew. Just return it. While I admire your desire to work with the seller & get it functioning 100%, unless he refunds you the repair cost up front you are setting yourself up to get hosed when the seller changes hi…
  • audioluvr wrote: » Being 23 yrs old, this could be an indicator of things to come as well unless it's refreshed and that could run $500 or more. Yup. I guess this is always the risk of buying "vintage" and why I didn't want to rush returnin…
  • Well the seller is willing to credit me up to a certain amount for repairs. I’d rather keep it if it can be fixed and get a credit then sent it back. Wrong decision?!
  • Yup...having it looked at at a local shop and the Ebay seller is being very good about it. Just was wondering what you guys think would cause that issue. It's only at louder than conversation levels do you hear it. It sounds like its clipping but re…
  • BlueFox wrote: » Shunyata cables are available at various price points. From entry to TOTL they are worth it. The Cable Company has good prices. https://www.thecableco.com/ $350 for the least expensive pair. That's more then my B&K…
  • pawelmwo wrote: » motorhead43026 wrote: » pawelmwo wrote: » motorhead43026 wrote: » Go to eBay and bid on these jumpers from Zu. I won a set @ like $26.00. Problem solved, no junk brass straps, and no extra set of cables. Biwiring to m…
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » Re: Kenwood KA-8004. Stereo Review's redoubtable Julian Hirsch tested it in November, 1973. You can read the review in this PDF from www.americanradiohistory.com (an amazing site, if you're not familiar with it!). https://…
  • BlueFox wrote: » You will need decent cables to connect the pre to the amp. Oh boy. This audiophile hobby is expensive! Recommendations on cables? Thanks everyone already.
  • pawelmwo wrote: » Do folks usually listen with the speaker grill off? or is that just for picture taking? I notice a lot of those type of shots go up. I just think they look cool without the grills. No idea if there is a sonic benefit but n…
  • Hi all!! So I’d say I have about 50+ hours on them and I’m very happy! Only negative is there is a crackle on one of the tweeters on certain songs (Madonna’s “Ray of Light” can recreate every time). Polk is sending me a replacement tweeter no questi…
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » I mean, you can get one for $31. http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/fx-audio-6j1-tube-preamp-a-31-wonder.848535/ Not sayin' you should (i.e., I wouldn't -- and I am nothing if not cheap), but you can... …
  • So any recommendations for standalone Preamps? I see some people using new ones that cost $100 and some using ones over $1000 so it’s very confusing. Can a Pre vary THAT much in sound since it’s really just supposed be a non-colored signal pass thro…
  • gudnoyez wrote: » I'm sure they are since you already own them you might as well try it. I wouldn't start a new system that way though. So I guess I’m looking for reasons why a decent intigrated wouldn’t make a good Pre. And what makes a “g…
  • gudnoyez wrote: » Yes you can, but not sure why one would want to, unless your trying to avoid purchasing a pre because of spending money. It’s more just because I already own them and they have the capability and they seem to be great inti…
  • rooftop59 wrote: » imsjry wrote: » rooftop59 wrote: » imsjry wrote: » Ok so dumb newbie question here. Can I just run an additional set of my bare Monoprice wire from the left and right outs of my B&K amp to test the bi-wire or do …
  • rooftop59 wrote: » imsjry wrote: » Ok so dumb newbie question here. Can I just run an additional set of my bare Monoprice wire from the left and right outs of my B&K amp to test the bi-wire or do I need specific bi-wire cables? Why …
  • Ok so dumb newbie question here. Can I just run an additional set of my bare Monoprice wire from the left and right outs of my B&K amp to test the bi-wire or do I need specific bi-wire cables?
  • I guess I’ll have to stay blissfully ignorant with my Monoprice copper 12 gadge unless someone wants to loan me their $400 cables for a while 😉. Meanwhile, I’m loving the 705s with less then 50 hours in so far. Still curious about bi-wirering but…
  • I always just read about the gadge and to use copper when I googled “does speaker wire matter?” but had no idea there was audiophile market wire out there. Damn, now I’m more curious in that then bi-wiring.
  • audioluvr wrote: » imsjry wrote: » joecoulson wrote: » I believe the stock LSIM jumpers are just fine, now bi-wiring cables (if you get them included - ie the Audioquest rocket 44's) are a jump over those IMO but only worth doing if you p…
  • joecoulson wrote: » I believe the stock LSIM jumpers are just fine, now bi-wiring cables (if you get them included - ie the Audioquest rocket 44's) are a jump over those IMO but only worth doing if you plan on getting an upgraded cable (not neces…
  • motorhead43026 wrote: » Go to eBay and bid on these jumpers from Zu. I won a set @ like $26.00. Problem solved, no junk brass straps, and no extra set of cables. Biwiring to me is a huge waste of money. Thanks for the recommendation. So wha…
  • No one has bi-wired their LSiM’s that has an opinion on sonic improvements? I find that hard to believe on this forum. Rise up bi-wirers!
  • joecoulson wrote: » Might be a source issue actually. Especially if your not hearing at low levels. I plugged my RTI12's (that I've had for years with same gear) back in and don't hear anything like this. Plus, it's literally only on the on…
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