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Speaking of speaker stands, does anybody have a link to some nice sturdy stands for the LSIM-703's bookshelves?
I have my 703s on these. They are very substantial. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Anyone had any issues with auto switch on and auto switch off feature on their Polk Sub ?


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Anyone had any issues with auto switch on and auto switch off feature on their Polk Sub ?


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That is a common problem with many subwoofer brands and models. It all depends on the cables used, cable length, connections, receiver, and any interference that my be injected into the subwoofer cable. It is rarely the fault of the subwoofer.

What problems are you having? Not turning on, turning off at low levels, not turning off?

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I have 4 Polk FXI A6's that I will be using as the rear and side surrounds in a 7.4.2 system. Unfortunatly I have no way of mounting these at ear level to the wall and have to mount them to the ceiling. I am having an extremely hard time finding something that can hold them and allow me to angle them at about a 45 degree angle. Anyone here have any ideas? Speakers way about 13 pounds each. I appreciate any sugestions.
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I have 4 Polk FXI A6's that I will be using as the rear and side surrounds in a 7.4.2 system. Unfortunatly I have no way of mounting these at ear level to the wall and have to mount them to the ceiling. I am having an extremely hard time finding something that can hold them and allow me to angle them at about a 45 degree angle. Anyone here have any ideas? Speakers way about 13 pounds each. I appreciate any sugestions.
Why angle them at all? Nothing wrong with having them higher than your ear. Its actually THX standard policy to have them 2 feet or more ABOVE the listener...

Here is where my LSi F/X's are mounted...






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Surround Left & Right Speakers (SL & SR): Place the SL & SR speakers between 90° to 110° to each side and 2 feet or higher above the listener. The SL & SR speakers recreate the enveloping sound and intense special effects that you experience in the cinema.
However they "suggest" using direct firing rear surrounds in a 7.1 over bi-pole, but I think thats more a suggestion than a requirement.

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Surround Back Left & Right Speakers (SBL & SBR)*: The SBL & SBR speakers should be the direct firing type and placed together on the back wall. This allows the THX Advanced Speaker Array, or ASA technology to deliver its maximum effect. If the SBL and the SBR speakers can not be placed together, refer to your THX Certified Pre-amplifier or Receiver’s “THX Set Up” menu for alternative configurations.

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That is a common problem with many subwoofer brands and models. It all depends on the cables used, cable length, connections, receiver, and any interference that my be injected into the subwoofer cable. It is rarely the fault of the subwoofer.

What problems are you having? Not turning on, turning off at low levels, not turning off?


First and last. Nine times out of ten I switch it on and off manually


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See if there is a setting in the pioneer to increase the voltage being sent out by the AVR. Also how long of a cable are you using, and what brand, etc.

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Speaking of speaker stands, does anybody have a link to some nice sturdy stands for the LSIM-703's bookshelves?
Most wooden speaker stands are not really rated for 30 lb speakers like LSiM 703s. You should look at the ones that can be sand filled.

I use these Dayton Audio SSMB24 24" Speaker Stand Pair Square Steel Base because they are so cheap.





http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...-base--240-750

https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-...speaker+stands

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Most wooden speaker stands are not really rated for 30 lb speakers like LSiM 703s. You should look at the ones that can be sand filled.

I use these Dayton Audio SSMB24 24" Speaker Stand Pair Square Steel Base because they are so cheap.





http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...-base--240-750

https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-...speaker+stands

If you are willing to spend > $100, you can also consider these...


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My ceilings are 12' talk and opens to every other room in the house. There are no walls remotely near the areas I need so I have to mount to the ceiling. I figured angling them would help resolve the height issue. I will also be running atmos so it might help with the seperation as well. I know it is a weird configuration and am going to rely on the yamaha 3060 to help eleviate some of the placement issues.
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