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Polk Audio LSi25 - $1000 for pair, take it?

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I'm just getting into the home theater game and have come across a pair of LSi25 tower speakers for $1000. I'm not going to be able to afford to get an entire 5.1 or 7.1 system at once if I were to spend the $1,000 on these but if I'm not mistaken the pair brand new would be easily $2000-$3,000.

My understanding is Mains/Sub/Centre/Surrounds in order of importance. So if I get these 2 as my mains, a good sub...might be able to splurge on a centre too I will likely be in decent shape I think, right? Would someone have a recommendation for a Centre channel?

I just bought the Sony STRDN1050 receiver for $250 off.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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You can get them brand new from Polk with a warranty for $1300 shipped in either black or cherry. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-L...item35d2604a0e

You need to get the matching center to these, but it is harder to find as Polk does not have any left. You could probably do well with the newer LSiM series center, or keep an eye out in the classifieds/ebay/audiogon for the LSiC.

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You can get them brand new from Polk with a warranty for $1300 shipped in either black or cherry. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-L...item35d2604a0e

You need to get the matching center to these, but it is harder to find as Polk does not have any left. You could probably do well with the newer LSiM series center, or keep an eye out in the classifieds/ebay/audiogon for the LSiC.


I'm sorry I forgot to mention I'm in Canada so that $1000 is likely $900 and I also can't order from their ebay page as they won't ship here womp womp. Thank you for the info on the Centre channel as well.

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I'm sorry I forgot to mention I'm in Canada so that $1000 is likely $900 and I also can't order from their ebay page as they won't ship here womp womp. Thank you for the info on the Centre channel as well.
Ah that is unfortunate, assuming they are in good condition that is probably a fair price, maybe offer $100 less. Just note they are 4ohm speakers and do need a capable amp to work their best.

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Ah that is unfortunate, assuming they are in good condition that is probably a fair price, maybe offer $100 less. Just note they are 4ohm speakers and do need a capable amp to work their best.
Thank you again, I totally forgot about the impedance - my amp specs state the following: 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm).

All the specs regarding power output is in reference to it running at 6 ohm. I'm assuming that due to the higher current requirement of these speakers, I would just have to watch it at higher volume out put unless the above 4/8ohm switching means I can run the amp at 4 ohms?

Really appreciate the help. Thanks.
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Thank you again, I totally forgot about the impedance - my amp specs state the following: 4 Ohm/8 Ohm Switching: Yes (6 ohm).

All the specs regarding power output is in reference to it running at 6 ohm. I'm assuming that due to the higher current requirement of these speakers, I would just have to watch it at higher volume out put unless the above 4/8ohm switching means I can run the amp at 4 ohms?

Really appreciate the help. Thanks.
What is your amp? Generally there isn't an issue with powering low impedance speakers as long as you don't push things too hard.

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What is your amp? Generally there isn't an issue with powering low impedance speakers as long as you don't push things too hard.
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That should power them fine, I just wouldn't recommend cranking it way up. I would wager your ears will give up before the amp does.

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That should power them fine, I just wouldn't recommend cranking it way up. I would wager your ears will give up before the amp does.
Good enough for me! Thanks. I've actually started looking at the DIYSoundGroup Fusion-12's. Pretty interesting stuff but I really appreciate all the info Transmaniacon.
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Good enough for me! Thanks. I've actually started looking at the DIYSoundGroup Fusion-12's. Pretty interesting stuff but I really appreciate all the info Transmaniacon.
DIY puts you in another league in terms of performance. Those SEOS kits get you JTR performance at a fraction of the cost. I would definitely recommend looking into them, you can buy the flat packs for the cabinets, and assembled crossovers, meaning all you need to do is glue/screw everything together.

Additionally, with their high sensitivity, any old AVR can get you to ear bleeding levels, meaning you have the ability to hit reference levels with the required headroom pretty easily.

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I've heard both the tempests and LSIM707 and the tempests are definitely much better.
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