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Hello all I haven't really looked at Polk Speakersuntil now , but the LSI25 models caught my eye. I am planing a HT room in my basement 20X25 with 60% music 40 movies. I was wondering what your all opinon is of these. They look like an older model which is being closed out. any help with these would be great!!

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Good speakers, but have been replaced with a newer model, the lsim series. The matching center for the lsi series is really hard to find these days, just something to keep in mind if you are going to set up a full 5.1 or more theater system.

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Hello all I haven't really looked at Polk Speakersuntil now , but the LSI25 models caught my eye. I am planing a HT room in my basement 20X25 with 60% music 40 movies. I was wondering what your all opinon is of these. They look like an older model which is being closed out. any help with these would be great!!

thanks
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Hey Mike, you're right, the LSi25 is a discontinued model but still a great speaker. Some would argue that the LSi15 would be better due to the power to drive them vs the sub you get with each one.

These are 4ohm speakers which means you'd need to have some power to drive them. I have RTiA9's 8ohm speakers, almost went with the ones you're considering.

Also, as you mention, 60% music, another thought is to go with the LSi9 and a sub.

If you shop the Polk Audio ebay link, you'll find decent deals often on these speakers.

http://stores.ebay.com/Polk-Audio-Direct/_i.html?rt=nc&_sid=686154689&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1

You'll find a couple of pairs of LSi25's on there now.

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There is a LSiC on ebay right now if you decide to go for the LSi's. There's a make offer button. If you make an offer be aware it is binding for 48 hours or until he accepts or rejects your offer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-LSiC-Center-Speaker-/190921322750?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2c73cc30fe

I used to own the LSi15's. Nice speakers and very well built.

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Thanks guys I appreciate your feed back. One question for you, for 1700.00 or so( what the lfc run) is there something else you would recommend other than the LSI's?

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Thanks guys I appreciate your feed back. One question for you, for 1700.00 or so( what the lfc run) is there something else you would recommend other than the LSI's?

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I would look at the used market on craigslist, audiogon and ebay and see what you can come up with. Haven't a clue where you're located for craigslist but it's always worth a look. $1,700 can usually get you some pretty good speakers. Possibly better than the LSi.

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Thanks guys I appreciate your feed back. One question for you, for 1700.00 or so( what the lfc run) is there something else you would recommend other than the LSI's?

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Thanks guys I appreciate your feed back. One question for you, for 1700.00 or so( what the lfc run) is there something else you would recommend other than the LSI's?

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Hey Mike, for 60% music, you could look at the Polk LSiM 703 for starters, very musical. Otherwise, for that budget, you could walk away with a pair of RTiA9's and a CSiA6 (also Polk). These speakers are very capable for music and are great H.T. speakers.

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Hey guys another question for you. the LSI25 priced just dropped to 1000.00 a pair. Are these speakers worth that kind of money or is the newer technology better, and I should look somewhere else?
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Hey guys another question for you. the LSI25 priced just dropped to 1000.00 a pair. Are these speakers worth that kind of money or is the newer technology better, and I should look somewhere else?


Very much worth the money. That's what I paid for a new pair of LSi15's on amazon. I assume that price is for a new pair.

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Just saw they are on amazon. The seller is an authorized dealer so the Polk warranty is good. Not sure you can do better at that price.

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Thanks!!! I wanted to make sure before I press the button :-)

With the built in sub woofers will I need to add another woofer down the road for movies?
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Thanks!!! I wanted to make sure before I press the button :-)

With the built in sub woofers will I need to add another woofer down the road for movies?


Depends on how bass hungry you are. A powered sub will help with nearly all speakers. Especially for movies. Don't forget a center speaker. That one on ebay is a fair price. You can always make an offer.

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