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the question is does the Emotiva outdo the pure 80 wpc from my vintage Yamaha stereo amp? Unfortunately, I'm not tech-savvy enough to know the answer to that, so may have to hear for my own ears.

Yeah, no one that I know of is tech-savvy enough to ever "say" what is going to sound better without first listening!


If you could, it would be a great benefit to you if you could get someone with an XPA-2 to bring over to your house to use in your set up just long enough to do the test.


Knowing the XPA-2's (I have a pair of them), I'd go out on a limb and say, "yes" they'd out do an 80wpc stereo amp, that's a 220wpc difference.


I'm in WA St, Seattle area, if you're near by, you can use one of my amps!!! But I get to hear what they sound like

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Considering new Polk LSiM 707. Currently have new Harmon Kardan 3770 (120 wpc) . Is this enough power or do I need to get a new amp to get the full benefit of these speakers. I use my system almost exclusively for two channel music, jazz, acoustic instrumental, folk, celtic, some rock. Listening volume in the low to mid range.
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I had the same problem with my 706s tweeter so I asked for a replacement tweeter and problem solved!!
thanks that's good to hear. Why we are the only two that have problems with our lsims
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Well, I'm sure we're all a little crazy when it comes to a quest for great sound :-)
Yep, and that is the reason we are all here at multiple forums on that quest...................

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What you are describing seems similar to my experience moving from strictly AVR to AVR pre-amp out to a stereo receiver for my fronts.
This is going to be a topic of preferences, but IMHO you can definitely benefit from external amplification. I'm using my AVR as pre-out and I left the heavy lifting to the Emotivas. So, I know the power is there when needed and I'm not putting my speaker at risk of clipping.

Of course, there are other folks that listen at very low levels and therefore for them an AVR will do the work just fine. Once again..........there is no right or wrong call on how folks drive their speakers - it is simple each person's preferences or listening habits that might decide on how to proceed here.

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Now, the question is does the Emotiva outdo the pure 80 wpc from my vintage Yamaha stereo amp? Unfortunately, I'm not tech-savvy enough to know the answer to that, so may have to hear for my own ears.
That is a tricky question to answer. I can only say it depends and there are several factors to consider: size of the room, closed or open room, treated or not treated room, regular listening levels (low levels, moderate levels, loud levels, Geoff's levels.......yeah the crazy loud stuff!).

For music I'm usually at -20 dB, but there are some days (wife not at home) or track that I really like that I push the system to -5 dB.

Movies it is around the same -20 dB (wife's levels) to -10 dB (just me at the room)!

Bottom line, if you are happy on how your system sounds and you are not risking the speaker clipping the signal, then you are golden.


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And as far as Onkyo AVR's go, I have an older one those collecting dust b/c the sound was terrible through it (thin and weak).
Yeah, I'm still looking at the Onkyo on how bad the 705s sounded during the test. But as you, that is the AVR collecting dust too.

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I do take comfort in knowing that you you went from the A9's to the 705's, so therein lies evidence that the 705's do have more potential.
WARNING - WARNING .......... rabbit hole ahead!!!

Yep, they do. But that automatically created the need to buy a 704c and an extra pair of 703s to be used as surround speakers + pedestals. But, nothing of that is going to happen until I'm able to sell the A9s and A6.

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I had the same problem with my 706s tweeter so I asked for a replacement tweeter and problem solved!!
Enrico!!! What is going on man? Anything new at your room?

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Carlos, I let you borrow my set up for your little pictorial, now I want it back!!
Yeah, good luck trying to get those back...........LOL

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I'm in WA St, Seattle area, if you're near by, you can use one of my amps!!! But I get to hear what they sound like
I'm in Georgia, north Atlanta area. So, I'm willing to help too.
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thanks that's good to hear. Why we are the only two that have problems with our lsims
You guys really need to stop touching the speakers that way......................

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Yep, they do. But that automatically created the need to buy a 704c and an extra pair of 703s to be used as surround speakers + pedestals. But, nothing of that is going to happen until I'm able to sell the A9s and A6.
Yep, the needs never seem to cease! And now that I have my 705's, I need to match a good pair of surrounds. Again, with mostly music in mind, I'm thinking mounted bookshelves would be the way to go vs. true surrounds. And, to keep it sexy, I'd like them to match my 705's and brazilian cherry wood floors :-) Has anyone mounted the A1's, A3's, or any other good bookshelf in cherry?
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Yep, the needs never seem to cease! And now that I have my 705's, I need to match a good pair of surrounds. Again, with mostly music in mind, I'm thinking mounted bookshelves would be the way to go vs. true surrounds. And, to keep it sexy, I'd like them to match my 705's and brazilian cherry wood floors :-) Has anyone mounted the A1's, A3's, or any other good bookshelf in cherry?
Years ago I had a pair of A1's wall mounted. They sounded OK. Now that I have 703's as rears I have them on stands.

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Years ago I had a pair of A1's wall mounted. They sounded OK. Now that I have 703's as rears I have them on stands.
How high are your stands? Since my speakers will be in the back corner of the living room, I need them to sit higher than my furniture. But man, those 703's would be the perfect match!
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My stands are 36" high. They are Ultimate MS9036. If you need taller stands they have the MS9045 which is 45" tall.

http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36B

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My stands are 36" high. They are Ultimate MS9036. If you need taller stands they have the MS9045 which is 45" tall.

http://www.ultimatesupport.com/product/MS-90-36B
Thanks much. Was able to review your setup -- very nice. Do the 703's attach in some way to the stands? Did you add sand to make them sturdier? Although mine would sit in the back corners of the room, I'd like them to be as dog-proof as possible.
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Thanks much. Was able to review your setup -- very nice. Do the 703's attach in some way to the stands? Did you add sand to make them sturdier? Although mine would sit in the back corners of the room, I'd like them to be as dog-proof as possible.
They do not attach to the stands but the 703's are so heavy that they just sit there and they don't move anywhere. I did fill mine with shot to give them more stability.

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Enrico!!! What is going on man? Anything new at your room?
Hey Carlos, nothing new in my room since August last year. I need to update my pictures showing the ATS Acoustic panels, the Parasound Halo P5, the Salamander Synergy amplifiers rack, the Oppo 105D, the Harmony Ultimate Home remote and the Lutron Casseta Wireless hub. I think that's all I got last year

Glad to see you got the LSiM upgrade bug too

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Hey Carlos, nothing new in my room since August last year. I need to update my pictures showing the ATS Acoustic panels, the Parasound Halo P5, the Salamander Synergy amplifiers rack, the Oppo 105D, the Harmony Ultimate Home remote and the Lutron Casseta Wireless hub. I think that's all I got last year

Glad to see you got the LSiM upgrade bug too
LOL...........nothing new!?!?!

Yikes, that is a lot of new stuff. I can't wait to check at the new pics at your gallery. I bet there has been a huge improvement with the addition of the acoustic panels. How many did you add and where are they located?

About the LSiMs, well let's just say it was one of those deals way to hard to pass. Really glad I made the transition. Well, at least first step on upgrading the system. Next stop is the center channel. Later a second pair of 703s. But, before all that I need to find a new owner for the RTi A9s.

So, I'm currently enjoying the journey.............
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Need some help with adding a couple speakers to an older 5.1 system. My circa 2000 Yamaha RX-V1000 started acting up recently and I was in need of a replacement. I was also wanting to go ahead and update my 5.1 system to 7.1. I currently have:

Center -- CS400i
Front L/R -- RT800i
Rear pair -- FX500i
sub -- PSW450

I would like to add something that would match up with these as they are still working well, but they would need to be something smaller in size. I was looking at something in the TL1, TL2, TL3 series, but someone also suggested checking the OWM3 or the OWM5. Any ideas on what would be the closest in timbre match with what I currently have.

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Need some help with adding a couple speakers to an older 5.1 system. My circa 2000 Yamaha RX-V1000 started acting up recently and I was in need of a replacement. I was also wanting to go ahead and update my 5.1 system to 7.1. I currently have:

Center -- CS400i
Front L/R -- RT800i
Rear pair -- FX500i
sub -- PSW450

I would like to add something that would match up with these as they are still working well, but they would need to be something smaller in size. I was looking at something in the TL1, TL2, TL3 series, but someone also suggested checking the OWM3 or the OWM5. Any ideas on what would be the closest in timbre match with what I currently have.

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I can highly recommend the OWM5. (I have also owned the TL2, which are very compact but IMO not equal to the performance of the OWM3/5.)

Nothing new will be a perfect timbre match to your older Polks, but that is not so critical in the surround pairs. And the OWM series is very adaptable. The OWM3 are smaller and about half the price but do not deliver anywhere near the output of the OWM5 which, although much taller, actually have a narrower footprint. I am currently using three sets of OWM5 (Sr, SB, & FH) with my RTiA setup, and one pair of OWM3 for Zone 2. I originally purchased the OWM3 for use as SB but soon replaced them with the third set of OWM5 for the better output.

Both OWM models offer at least seven different positioning options, making them very flexible for placement.
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LOL...........nothing new!?!?!

Yikes, that is a lot of new stuff. I can't wait to check at the new pics at your gallery. I bet there has been a huge improvement with the addition of the acoustic panels. How many did you add and where are they located?

About the LSiMs, well let's just say it was one of those deals way to hard to pass. Really glad I made the transition. Well, at least first step on upgrading the system. Next stop is the center channel. Later a second pair of 703s. But, before all that I need to find a new owner for the RTi A9s.

So, I'm currently enjoying the journey.............
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I can highly recommend the OWM5... Nothing new will be a perfect timbre match to your older Polks, but that is not so critical in the surround pairs. And the OWM series is very adaptable. The OWM3 are smaller and about half the price but do not deliver anywhere near the output of the OWM5 which, although much taller, actually have a narrower footprint. I am currently using three sets of OWM5 (Sr, SB, & FH) with my RTiA setup, and one pair of OWM3 for Zone 2. I originally purchased the OWM3 for use as SB but soon replaced them with the third set of OWM5 for the better output. Both OWM models offer at least seven different positioning options, making them very flexible for placement.
I used the OWM3's as surrounds in the family room with a pair of Sony SS-B3000's for many years, and later with Polk M50's. They seemed to match very well with just about anything that has a dome tweeter. Still have them in the basement after upgrading everything else to Rti's. I figure they'll come in handy again someday.

Polk RtiA9's, Denon 4520ci & Emo XPA-5 amp, CsiA6, RtiA7 surrounds, FxiA6 rears, twin Klipsch Synergy Sub-12's. TV room: RtiA3's & Rti4 surrounds, Csi3, Klipsch SW-450, Yamaha 565... Bedroom: Lsi9's on an Onkyo TX-8050
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I used the OWM3's as surrounds in the family room with a pair of Sony SS-B3000's for many years, and later with Polk M50's. They seemed to match very well with just about anything that has a dome tweeter. Still have them in the basement after upgrading everything else to Rti's. I figure they'll come in handy again someday.
Agreed, they are a great solution if you need something inexpensive in a small format. Obviously the OWM5, with two 4-1/2" drivers in place of the one in the OWM3, will outperform it, but they are both good multipurpose surround speakers.
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Hey guys, wondering if the denon X3000 receiver would be sufficient to drive a pair of RTI tens?
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