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  • Yeah, sorry to keep you hanging.
  • Don't know about "end game", but I recently purchased a Schiit Freya that I'm happy with. Balanced ins/outs, tube, JFET or passive. https://www.schiit.com/products/freya
  • Boy - this is old. I ultimately discovered (12 years ago!) that the problem with the LSiC was a blown driver. I ordered a replacement from back then (and still have the center channel).
  • Thanks, everyone, for all of the effort given in your responses. I do see that the 600 deal for the 703s are gone, so that will put that on hold for the time being. I watched/listened to the LS50 vs. LS50w comparisons, and I agree with @WLDock t…
  • R300s - hmmm. This has become more complicated. Even though the R300s are being closed out (in favor of the R3), the 703s are still half the price of the R300s.
  • Thanks @pyrocyborg - I appreciate hearing about the diminishing differences between the 705s and 703s, as I think that the 705s might be too big at this stage of the game. You're right that the LS50s are grill-less. I know very little about subw…
  • Thanks @WLDock . I see the RCAs in the back of that speaker. It looks like I can take the single-ended outs from my pre-amp, and feed into those RCA inputs.
  • erniejade wrote: » I have had kef ls50 & the 50w. The 50W is the better sounding of the 2. It is much warmer sounding vs the non powered 50's. Only reason i mentioned the 50W is because someone else mentioned them. On the 50's i agree wit…
  • Thanks for the advice on subwoofers, and the listing. The work of subwoofers for 2-channel systems is new to me.
  • Thanks @WLDock and @K_M . I agree with you both that a sub really helps with these bookshelves. Ideally two. Unfortunately, the only sub I have at the moment is the PSW 505, which I've not been able to get to sound well in my environment. I've…
  • Thanks @dromunds. You're right that shipping/insurance is cost-prohibitive (even though I still have the original boxes - can't recall if the styrofoam is hosed). Believe it or not, I quite like the LSi7s. I have them in a small system in the ba…
  • Room is ~13x26. Listening area is about half that, so say 13x13, with speakers positioned away from the short wall, and seating ~8 feet from stands/towers. Music is mainly jazz and classical, with other genres occasionally. I'm in Central MA.
  • txcoastal1 wrote: » I have the LSi25’s And would never purchase them for a dedicated 2 chl system Why is that?
  • I owned the LS70s, and sold them to get LSi15s. I didn't modify them. My recollection is that the polyfill will shift, and that the drivers are unshielded such that they can affect (e.g.) a CRT if placed too close. I really liked the sound of…
  • We don't know pricing yet, but it's worth considering, based on specs/discussion (in the absence of pricing). Me, I'd wait 9-12 months on it, for the product and production to settle in.
  • pawelmwo wrote: » The only question is if Polk is somehow feeding Adorama some B stock with less than ideal manufacturing. I can't say I have noticed any issues with mine but I didn't exactly tear them down to look either. I've been wonderi…
  • Checkout this thread as well: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185253/phono-preamp-help#latest
  • imsjry wrote: » What are the thoughts on using Intigrateds as your Pre's? These amps are both wonderful on their own, but I assume that does not necessarily mean they make for good Preamps. Any thoughts and experience are most welcome! Thanks. …
  • My regimen that works well: * LAST power cleaner (for new records) * AIVS enzyme-based cleaners * Alcohol-based cleaner All of this on an ancient VPI 16.5 vacuum cleaner. I use Blutack to clean the stylus, and LAST stylast to preserve it…
  • A lot of folks have recommended the Schiit Mani. I had a Hagerman Bugle that I liked, and was an improvement over the phono pre that I had in my Rogue Audio Sphinx at the time. Both are a little over your budget, but their versatility will all…
  • nspindel wrote: » I’m definitely NOT looking to part way with this integrated amp! I’ve got a line on a pair of LSI25 towers, but other than the price being right I’m not sure that they are a good fit. Would the LSI25 fit the bill in a roo…
  • pawelmwo wrote: » That's nice. Acoustic panels are a hard sell in our living room. Best bet would be more bookshelves and acoustic wall 'art'. My wife said this looks acceptable. In a honeycomb pattern like this: Hexagon Acoustic Panel Also a…
  • I've attached a picture of my LSi15s. You can see that they're ~3 feet from the back walls, and same from the side walls. This in a room of 13x26x8. They sound best here - I can definitely hear more boomy bass in the corners behind them (which pr…
  • Following up on this, prior to doing anything about the speaker, I'm going to get more power. I've got a Vidar coming this week, and if I like it (or don't dislike it), I'm going to get another. If I don't like it, I'm going to get my hands on a P…
  • Great deal.
  • WLDock wrote: » There are tons of 8" drivers around. I'm sure something can be found with some searching. Possibley the parameters of the original driver are are out there or find something with similar parameters as the dB840. The email th…
  • I'm going to reset on this, and go with more power first. I'm currently deciding between a Parasound A21, or 2 Schiit Vidars.
  • krazypolk wrote: » I believe that the db840 has been discontinued for some time. Is there a current model which achieves the same results? I submitted an e-mail a couple of days back with the same question. I'll update this thread if/whe…
  • erniejade wrote: » This is one reason why i said the ls50w. The electric crossover built in makes it seamless unless you have the sub in the wrong spot for your room. The reason why the LS50w is a non-starter for me is that I have analog s…
  • rooftop59 wrote: » That’s because Polk does not make great subs. You need something tight and linear with an accurate crossover. I have a Martin Logan dynamo original that hits into the mid 20s and is very quick and accurate with a precise crossov…
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