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  • 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…
  • Thanks - I forgot to mention that they're cherry, and that I changed the brass jumpers to custom wire jumpers. Otherwise stock. Here's some quick pictures that I took for a Craigslist ad - I can supply more on request.
  • K_M wrote: » ...but they are so smooth and listenable for long term like nothing I have owned. Agreed.
  • erniejade wrote: » In my den ( the acoustically challenged room) the kef LS50w and a sub sounded much better to my ears then the lsim 705. I did have them at the same time. The KEF ls50w sub combo had a much wider and deeper soundstage as well. …
  • EndersShadow wrote: » Step 1 is actually hearing the 15's right, which requires more than 100 wpc. Given they are 4 ohms, and have a 8" "sub" in them, most folks find they sound their best with around 200 wpc. Many have also upgraded the stock 8…
  • cnh wrote: » Might want to consider a 3-channel. Cover the front speakers. I assume you'll pick up a LSI center? BTW IMO, Denon's make very nice pre/pros...that's what I use and it's a very neutral to warm pre..that does not interfere much with th…
  • Thanks for everyone's help. I ended up going with the LSi15s, only because they're easier to come by than the SDAs (the SDAs that I've looked for only want local sales). Now I'm thinking about a 2-channel Emotiva power amp to power these, lettin…
  • Hilbert wrote: » You will probably want an amp in any case. Maybe get the amp first and see how much it helps your sound? (I'm a very happy Emotiva xpa-5 owner, HOWEVER rumors elsewhere on this site suggest that there are manufacturers besides E…
  • Hilbert wrote: » You will probably want an amp in any case. Maybe get the amp first and see how much it helps your sound? (I'm a very happy Emotiva xpa-5 owner, HOWEVER rumors elsewhere on this site suggest that there are manufacturers besides E…
  • Back in the day (late 70's, early 80's) it was a good turntable. Belt-driven, good suspension, tone-arm w/ bearings.
  • tbui2007 wrote: » thanks but i got a dsw600 sub allready..but that's a great price..you should post it in classified session.. As a recent poster (but old Polkie), I need to build up 25 posts before doing so http://www.polkaudio.com/forums…
  • tbui2007 wrote: » thanks for your offer but that's still alot for me..if you would consider$500 shipped..let me know.. I also have a PSW505 in same mint condition, for $250 plus shipping. -- Todd
  • tbui2007 wrote: » thanks for your offer but that's still alot for me..if you would consider$500 shipped..let me know.. I can do $500 plus shipping. -- Todd
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