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climber07's Avatar climber07 04:35 PM 06-07-2014
I'm wondering if anyone here has both the LSiM 707s and the 705s. If so, what are you using to power them?

Also wondering if anyone has moved up from the RTiA9s to the LSiM 707/705s. What are your impressions of the upgrade (both movies and music)?

RobLee's Avatar RobLee 05:36 PM 06-07-2014
FWIW I side by sided my RtiA9's and Lsi9's (not LsiM's) and while the Lsi's sounded better for music, I still prefer the Rti's for movies and definitely for TV. In fact, I was totally disappointed with the sound of HDTV using the Lsi's.
Tom Grooms's Avatar Tom Grooms 05:43 PM 06-07-2014
I have the 707's set up now and have had 703's and 705's in that space in the recent past. I've powered them with everything from AVR on board amps, pure class A 100 wpc amps, 1000 digital switching amps (ice), 500 wpc mono blocks, McIntosh, Plinius, Krell, Musical Fidelity, Adcom, PS Audio and on and on.

I'm currently running a Parasound A31 Halo 3 channel amp with a Marantz SR7008 powering the surrounds and rear surrounds. Good stuff!


JyveTurkey's Avatar JyveTurkey 06:00 PM 06-07-2014
Well. Just spent the last 3 hours on a road trip to Everett. Picked up those a9s that were on CL that Stan linked. Couple nicks here and there but in good shape otherwise. We did scuff one up pretty good loading it though and they didn't have the terminal bridges but for 475 bucks for the pair can't complain.

Pics soon

Ps: not for me but for my dad
EndersShadow's Avatar EndersShadow 06:31 PM 06-07-2014
Folks, I'm checking out of this site for a while. If you need me or see something I might be able to discuss about Polk speakers, PM me I will try to respond.

At this point I feel I've said all I need to say about Polk speakers and any more is just reinventing the wheel. So since I have nothing new to add that wont get the thread closed, I'm out.

For those with the MiniDSP questions, I would highly suggest heading over to HomeTheaterShack since they are the REW experts.

Anyway good luck in all your endeavors and see you guys on the flip side.

If you need me or see something I might be able to discuss about Polk speakers, PM me I will try to respond. Otherwise look for me on HomeTheaterShack, Club Polk, TheCarverSite (as Bean), CarverAudio or AudioMilitia.
XStanleyX's Avatar XStanleyX 07:45 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by JyveTurkey View Post

Well. Just spent the last 3 hours on a road trip to Everett. Picked up those a9s that were on CL that Stan linked. Couple nicks here and there but in good shape otherwise. We did scuff one up pretty good loading it though and they didn't have the terminal bridges but for 475 bucks for the pair can't complain.

Pics soon

Ps: not for me but for my dad


Great buy for those speakers. Too bad about the scuffing when they were loaded but the missing bridges are no big deal since speaker wire works just as well. Congrats to your dad.


enricoclaudio's Avatar enricoclaudio 07:51 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

I have the 707's set up now and have had 703's and 705's in that space in the recent past. I've powered them with everything from AVR on board amps, pure class A 100 wpc amps, 1000 digital switching amps (ice), 500 wpc mono blocks, McIntosh, Plinius, Krell, Musical Fidelity, Adcom, PS Audio and on and on.

I'm currently running a Parasound A31 Halo 3 channel amp with a Marantz SR7008 powering the surrounds and rear surrounds. Good stuff!


Hey Tom, what king of stand is the one you have with you 706C? Is that an Auralex Isolation pad or something like that?
Tom Grooms's Avatar Tom Grooms 08:02 PM 06-07-2014
It's a custom DIY 3/4" MDF piece. I actually made it years ago as a way to angle down from the top of the old school CRT rear projection displays
JyveTurkey's Avatar JyveTurkey 08:21 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Folks, I'm checking out of this site for a while. If you need me or see something I might be able to discuss about Polk speakers, PM me I will try to respond.

At this point I feel I've said all I need to say about Polk speakers and any more is just reinventing the wheel. So since I have nothing new to add that wont get the thread closed, I'm out.

For those with the MiniDSP questions, I would highly suggest heading over to HomeTheaterShack since they are the REW experts.

Anyway good luck in all your endeavors and see you guys on the flip side.

If you need me or see something I might be able to discuss about Polk speakers, PM me I will try to respond. Otherwise look for me on HomeTheaterShack, Club Polk, TheCarverSite (as Bean), CarverAudio or AudioMilitia.

What happened now?

There's plenty of people talking off topic crap in this thread but are you being targeted?
pokeme's Avatar pokeme 08:40 PM 06-07-2014
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What happened now?

There's plenty of people talking off topic crap in this thread but are you being targeted?


I'm about ready to give up on this place too. Lots of snobs, no imagination or sense of humour. I can get that in real life.


BIG INJUN CHIEF's Avatar BIG INJUN CHIEF 08:44 PM 06-07-2014
A few complaints and we find ourselves here?

Seems a bit drastic. Why not weed out the complainants?

Really?? rolleyes.gif
GusGus748s's Avatar GusGus748s 08:47 PM 06-07-2014
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Gotta be price. He has an extra mouth to feed now and lots of disposable diapers to buy.

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New baby, new house... eek.gif

The X4000 is half the price of the 4520ci. biggrin.gif

Exactly. I think the X4000 offers a lot for the money. wink.gif I just haven't had time to install it.
AlphaPie's Avatar AlphaPie 08:49 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

A few complaints and we find ourselves here?

Seems a bit drastic. Why not weed out the complainants?

Really?? rolleyes.gif

Rules can be needlessly taken to th extreme, but they are still needed. I'm not sure why being off topic is such a big deal here, especially since only the posts reported are the ones that get people ino trouble..
bumprunlogan's Avatar bumprunlogan 08:49 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by JyveTurkey View Post

What happened now?

There's plenty of people talking off topic crap in this thread but are you being targeted?

See post #38748
pokeme's Avatar pokeme 08:51 PM 06-07-2014
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

A few complaints and we find ourselves here?

Seems a bit drastic. Why not weed out the complainants?

Really?? rolleyes.gif


Well, I'm sure there would be no complainants if we had their addresses posted up. Easier to be a yellow livered SOB behind a keyboard from afar.

 

Polk speakers are the bomb. I'm going to keep my eyes open for some vintage stuff if I can, but I'm not certain what would suit my tastes. I'm a bit of a bass lover and don't enjoy screaming highs, mellow would be good because these will go into my garage that has many reflective surfaces.  Size doesn't matter because I'm probably going to put them up higher on the wall. 


KJSteward's Avatar KJSteward 09:55 PM 06-07-2014
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Rules can be needlessly taken to th extreme, but they are still needed. I'm not sure why being off topic is such a big deal here, especially since only the posts reported are the ones that get people ino trouble..

I'm a moderator on several forums. I can tell you from experience that moderator teams vary in their approach. I have one "colleague" who hates sockpuppets (multiple accounts) and hunts them down ruthlessly. He nearly IP banned my son (and therefore me) until someone told him why two members shared an IP.

My particular hate is spam. I IP ban spammers on sight. Response to off topic posting is (IMO) dependent on a variety of points such as how well the thread regulars know each other. Is a thread destroyed by being taken off topic, or can it recover? Are noobs likely to see the banter and be frightened off? Mods have to walk a fine line, and sometimes it not easy. BTW, this forum is way more lax than at least one that I moderate. Infractions would have been issued simply for the conversation about modding.

 

That's about all I have to say about the subject. I offer it only because I have several years experience at it. I'm here because I'm officially a Polkie (with a couple of offerings from SoundStage) and look forward to comparing notes with others of similar mind.


grigorianvlad's Avatar grigorianvlad 11:39 PM 06-07-2014
Thanks KJStweart.
Four days ago I described this thread as follows : "Desertion and Apathy". A lot of things had changed since then. For the worse. Us, Thread Admins, stool pigeons - doesnt matter who was at fault.
Now this tread should be renamed to "A**kissing and Paranoia". Let's see what will become of this thread in another four days. Too bad I will be kicked out of it till then! mad.gif
PS. KJStewart, guess who scrams for the door after all the respected and prolific readers/writers had already quietly taken their leave? That's right. The advertisers. Sometimes overdoing your ADMIN job is worse than not doing it all.
It seems to me that you are new at this. A word of advise. Never start your communication to the posters with a "... there have been a lot of complaints about this thread...". People take it personally. WHO complained becomes more important than WHAT he/she complained about, justly or otherwise. People start pointing fingers, insinuate things, even imagine insults that had never happened. Productive members of AVS community unwillingly become vindictive bastards only because you used the wrong sentence, however accurate. You job is to foster a community. Protect it from itself. A community of like-minded individuals who are looking for information and want to communicate. As long as they dont post anything illegal (we haven't) or lewd, let them do what they do.
I realize you dont get paid for this admin work and you do this out of kindness, but it is rather obvious that what you do hurts us and the advertisers more than it helps. The departure of Enders is the proof. Here is a man who has been a subscriber for a long time. He answered thousands of questions . He evangelized the Polk brand better than any billboard over a freeway. He would have done it for another 10 years. And he leaves because some coward didnt like the topicality of our posts.
Let me summarize (as I am rambling) - to moderate is not to punish , it is to inspire. How? You figure it out.
JyveTurkey's Avatar JyveTurkey 05:59 AM 06-08-2014
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Originally Posted by bumprunlogan View Post

See post #38748

I must have missed that. Thanks for the reference.

I think I'm out too. If want forum bullying I'll go hang out at an Xbox or call of duty forum.

It is unfortunate as there's a lot of useful info here but I can find it elsewhere. There are too many av forums out there to have to put up with nonsense like this.
Ckindt's Avatar Ckindt 06:04 AM 06-08-2014

I love my polk speakers, especially my new a9's.

 

 

I also enjoyed reading all the "off-topic" threads. They gave me some personal insight in others that enjoy similar things as I do.

Some I could relate to, others not so much, but their juxtaposition with polk was always interesting to me.

The search function worked well to filter my specific requests every time I used it.


viper186's Avatar viper186 07:49 AM 06-08-2014
I think part of the problem is people come in here and see the regulars talking about all kinds of topics and making jokes to and about each other with no ill will meant or taken. So they see that and want to be a part of it and get jealous. Maybe they feel like it's some kind of exclusive club or something but they don't even try to get involved or post up a lighthearted post. They just complain about it because they think they'll never be a part of it not knowing all they have to do is join in on the conversation. Asking questions and not getting a response is a whole nother matter but that rarely happens as long as someone doesn't place there qeistion in a condescending or rude format. It's just like the kid riding a dirtbike around in the woods but it happens to be somewhat adjacent to houses, 99% of the people couldn't care less but there is just that one or two bitter group of people who god forbid just can't let anyone have fun. So they either confront the kid who is not hurting a soul in the middle of the day or they go about it in a different route and call the police because this kid is disturbing the peace or they may do both. It's the same priciple here and it happens all the time in many different situations. Some people just can't leave well enough alone. It's sad that Enders moved on for sure and I think Vlad's post was on point. Oh and Polk rocks!!
GusGus748s's Avatar GusGus748s 08:33 AM 06-08-2014
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Originally Posted by Ckindt View Post

I love my polk speakers, especially my new a9's.


I also enjoyed reading all the "off-topic" threads. They gave me some personal insight in others that enjoy similar things as I do.
Some I could relate to, others not so much, but their juxtaposition with polk was always interesting to me.
The search function worked well to filter my specific requests every time I used it.

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Originally Posted by viper186 View Post

I think part of the problem is people come in here and see the regulars talking about all kinds of topics and making jokes to and about each other with no ill will meant or taken. So they see that and want to be a part of it and get jealous. Maybe they feel like it's some kind of exclusive club or something but they don't even try to get involved or post up a lighthearted post. They just complain about it because they think they'll never be a part of it not knowing all they have to do is join in on the conversation. Asking questions and not getting a response is a whole nother matter but that rarely happens as long as someone doesn't place there qeistion in a condescending or rude format. It's just like the kid riding a dirtbike around in the woods but it happens to be somewhat adjacent to houses, 99% of the people couldn't care less but there is just that one or two bitter group of people who god forbid just can't let anyone have fun. So they either confront the kid who is not hurting a soul in the middle of the day or they go about it in a different route and call the police because this kid is disturbing the peace or they may do both. It's the same priciple here and it happens all the time in many different situations. Some people just can't leave well enough alone. It's sad that Enders moved on for sure and I think Vlad's post was on point. Oh and Polk rocks!!

I agree. This is probably the only thread that I like the most. It's fun, and everyone feels like family / friends in here because we talk about everything INCLUDING Polk Speakers. May be we should request for this thread to be moved, and change the topic to Polk Speakers and Everything Else!
Geoff4RFC's Avatar Geoff4RFC 08:36 AM 06-08-2014
I agree, both Vlad and Viper make excellent points here. KJSteward should not be implemented here as he is not a mod at this site, he's one of us. Maybe it was just the wording but it looked as if he was getting a little heat from all of this.

My take is, we're all or once were Polk owners and share a common bond which leads down many roads. There has been a great camaraderie here that has even become a brotherhood, Vlad and Viper imply this as they type, but they too, as many regulars of this thread, have come in humbly and made themselves not just contributors of the thread, but brothers.

My observation is the control issues some members carry with them, they'll pop their heads in here and see us swinging from the chandeliers and say "hey, that's not talking about Polk speakers, something needs to be done".

I've also observed that when "anyone" comes in here with a topic related question, it's gets addressed and all have been encouraged and welcomed, of course, until they start complaining about having their emails flooded because they subscribed, I say just frigging unsubscribe...............but this is planet Earth and everyone draws oxygen, just not all of it gets to the brain biggrin.gif

Dave had a great idea, I think it just needs to be refined a tad and this "brotherhood" can continue.

IN OTHER NEWS:::::::::::I reran audyssey with my sub behind the seats, set my Polk Audio RTiA9 mains to full and set Double Bass in the AVR. My sub spec'ed out at +2, which is good since ideally you'd like to be between -3 and +3. So I took it up to +12 in the AVR for the final scene in Casino Royal when the air bags get shot out and the building goes under..............in my room, the floor was shaking, the seats were shaking, the walls were shaking, my gosh, I thought MY place was going under, but meanwhile, my little one was giggling delightfully as she looks at me and says "Papa, I can so feel it"

It was so worth it biggrin.gif
viper186's Avatar viper186 09:10 AM 06-08-2014
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post


I agree. This is probably the only thread that I like the most. It's fun, and everyone feels like family / friends in here because we talk about everything INCLUDING Polk Speakers. May be we should request for this thread to be moved, and change the topic to Polk Speakers and Everything Else!

My feelings mirror yours for sure Gus.
Great idea, can we just tack "Everything Else" onto the end of this thread without moving it? Lol
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I agree, both Vlad and Viper make excellent points here. KJSteward should not be implemented here as he is not a mod at this site, he's one of us. Maybe it was just the wording but it looked as if he was getting a little heat from all of this.

My take is, we're all or once were Polk owners and share a common bond which leads down many roads. There has been a great camaraderie here that has even become a brotherhood, Vlad and Viper imply this as they type, but they too, as many regulars of this thread, have come in humbly and made themselves not just contributors of the thread, but brothers.

My observation is the control issues some members carry with them, they'll pop their heads in here and see us swinging from the chandeliers and say "hey, that's not talking about Polk speakers, something needs to be done".

I've also observed that when "anyone" comes in here with a topic related question, it's gets addressed and all have been encouraged and welcomed, of course, until they start complaining about having their emails flooded because they subscribed, I say just frigging unsubscribe...............but this is planet Earth and everyone draws oxygen, just not all of it gets to the brain biggrin.gif

Dave had a great idea, I think it just needs to be refined a tad and this "brotherhood" can continue.

IN OTHER NEWS:::::::::::I reran audyssey with my sub behind the seats, set my Polk Audio RTiA9 mains to full and set Double Bass in the AVR. My sub spec'ed out at +2, which is good since ideally you'd like to be between -3 and +3. So I took it up to +12 in the AVR for the final scene in Casino Royal when the air bags get shot out and the building goes under..............in my room, the floor was shaking, the seats were shaking, the walls were shaking, my gosh, I thought MY place was going under, but meanwhile, my little one was giggling delightfully as she looks at me and says "Papa, I can so feel it"

It was so worth it biggrin.gif

Thank you for the kind words brother. Spot on here. Although maybe my previously used term jealous was a little harsh, maybe left out would be a better descriptor. In any case I guess if the mods get enough "complaints" I'd think they have to do something or risk getting booted from their position, I could be wrong though. Wow Geoff sounds like that sub being near the couch along with those A9's really slammed. Thats awesome that your kid gets so much joy out of something you love doing. It's certainly a win win in my book. Making her happy just makes it that much more satisfying. 👍👍 In other news the women and I are off work until the 16th, no plans just kind of winging it. Gotta find something to get into.
Tom Grooms's Avatar Tom Grooms 10:04 AM 06-08-2014
Why not start a Polk Audio owners group thread?
climber07's Avatar climber07 10:09 AM 06-08-2014
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Why not start a Polk Audio owners group thread?

Those types of threads are reserved for AVS Gold members. If you want to post off topic chat, you have to buy a membership. Everyone who posts of topic must be a Gold member. That is why there are complaints. They paid for the privilege to post on off topic threads so why can we without paying?
JyveTurkey's Avatar JyveTurkey 10:20 AM 06-08-2014
Anyone know of a cherry csi a6 for sale?

Yes. I haven't left the thread yet ☺
XStanleyX's Avatar XStanleyX 10:22 AM 06-08-2014

Two hundred bucks for 20 years. I paid the $25 so I wouldn't have to look at the ads. Used to have a AVS Club tag below my name but it disappeared. Dunno why. Not that it really matters as long as I don't have to look at the ads.

 

http://www.avsforum.com/a/avs-club


pokeme's Avatar pokeme 10:27 AM 06-08-2014
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Those types of threads are reserved for AVS Gold members. If you want to post off topic chat, you have to buy a membership. Everyone who posts of topic must be a Gold member. That is why there are complaints. They paid for the privilege to post on off topic threads so why can we without paying?

 

I see.  I guess I'll just stop clicking on any ads to support the site and find another place to play. :(

 

IF someone here knows of some easy to use free forum software I'd be willing to host an unofficial Polk Owner Anything Goes Except porn website on my media server.  I have unlimited internet and my provider doesn't much care what I do it if isn't illegal. Only I can pull about four megabytes a second down and push just over one megabytes a second up so it should be ok for a mostly text based system with graphics hosted off site if possible.

 

Almost forgot...Polk Audio rtia9 are the roxors.


RobLee's Avatar RobLee 10:29 AM 06-08-2014
Looks like I picked the wrong day to check in on this thread! Sorry to see some old timers walk away.
KJSteward's Avatar KJSteward 10:40 AM 06-08-2014
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Originally Posted by grigorianvlad View Post

Thanks KJStweart.
Four days ago I described this thread as follows : "Desertion and Apathy". A lot of things had changed since then. For the worse. Us, Thread Admins, stool pigeons - doesnt matter who was at fault.
Now this tread should be renamed to "A**kissing and Paranoia". Let's see what will become of this thread in another four days. Too bad I will be kicked out of it till then! mad.gif
PS. KJStewart, guess who scrams for the door after all the respected and prolific readers/writers had already quietly taken their leave? That's right. The advertisers. Sometimes overdoing your ADMIN job is worse than not doing it all.
It seems to me that you are new at this. A word of advise. Never start your communication to the posters with a "... there have been a lot of complaints about this thread...". People take it personally. WHO complained becomes more important than WHAT he/she complained about, justly or otherwise. People start pointing fingers, insinuate things, even imagine insults that had never happened. Productive members of AVS community unwillingly become vindictive bastards only because you used the wrong sentence, however accurate. You job is to foster a community. Protect it from itself. A community of like-minded individuals who are looking for information and want to communicate. As long as they dont post anything illegal (we haven't) or lewd, let them do what they do.
I realize you dont get paid for this admin work and you do this out of kindness, but it is rather obvious that what you do hurts us and the advertisers more than it helps. The departure of Enders is the proof. Here is a man who has been a subscriber for a long time. He answered thousands of questions . He evangelized the Polk brand better than any billboard over a freeway. He would have done it for another 10 years. And he leaves because some coward didnt like the topicality of our posts.
Let me summarize (as I am rambling) - to moderate is not to punish , it is to inspire. How? You figure it out.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I agree, both Vlad and Viper make excellent points here. KJSteward should not be implemented here as he is not a mod at this site, he's one of us. Maybe it was just the wording but it looked as if he was getting a little heat from all of this.

My take is, we're all or once were Polk owners and share a common bond which leads down many roads. There has been a great camaraderie here that has even become a brotherhood, Vlad and Viper imply this as they type, but they too, as many regulars of this thread, have come in humbly and made themselves not just contributors of the thread, but brothers.

My observation is the control issues some members carry with them, they'll pop their heads in here and see us swinging from the chandeliers and say "hey, that's not talking about Polk speakers, something needs to be done".

I've also observed that when "anyone" comes in here with a topic related question, it's gets addressed and all have been encouraged and welcomed, of course, until they start complaining about having their emails flooded because they subscribed, I say just frigging unsubscribe...............but this is planet Earth and everyone draws oxygen, just not all of it gets to the brain biggrin.gif

Dave had a great idea, I think it just needs to be refined a tad and this "brotherhood" can continue.

IN OTHER NEWS:::::::::::I reran audyssey with my sub behind the seats, set my Polk Audio RTiA9 mains to full and set Double Bass in the AVR. My sub spec'ed out at +2, which is good since ideally you'd like to be between -3 and +3. So I took it up to +12 in the AVR for the final scene in Casino Royal when the air bags get shot out and the building goes under..............in my room, the floor was shaking, the seats were shaking, the walls were shaking, my gosh, I thought MY place was going under, but meanwhile, my little one was giggling delightfully as she looks at me and says "Papa, I can so feel it"

It was so worth it biggrin.gif

 

 

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I see.  I guess I'll just stop clicking on any ads to support the site and find another place to play. :(

 

IF someone here knows of some easy to use free forum software I'd be willing to host an unofficial Polk Owner Anything Goes Except porn website on my media server.  I have unlimited internet and my provider doesn't much care what I do it if isn't illegal. Only I can pull about four megabytes a second down and push just over one megabytes a second up so it should be ok for a mostly text based system with graphics hosted off site if possible.

 

Almost forgot...Polk Audio rtia9 are the roxors.

Send me a PM if you want some pointers. I'm not going any further in open forum with my comments, but I have quite a bit of info stashed away if you want to use it.

 

On another note, I'm wondering if it's a worthwhile exercise buying another pair of Monitor45s to use as front presence on my Yamaha, or whether I should use a smaller set?


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