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Adorama is selling pairs of LSiM703s for 699.99 with free shipping. That may be the lowest price ever on these. It's cheaper than the 50% deal.
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Will tsi100 match with my my cs2 and monitor 60s or should I buy the monitor 45bs and if I do get the tsi100 will they do fine directly mounted to the wall or would I need to give them space from the wall?

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Will tsi100 match with my my cs2 and monitor 60s or should I buy the monitor 45bs and if I do get the tsi100 will they do fine directly mounted to the wall or would I need to give them space from the wall?
Yes they will match and they have built in wall mounts.

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I decided to go with the monitor 40s

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I've been very underwhelmed by my dual polk 505s. Literally hardly anything comes out of them. Added a klipsch r -12sw and can't believe how much louder it is. So I decided to experiment with my 505s and see wtf is going on.

Turns out the LFE input on both my 505s suck ass. Hooked up a "Y" splitter to plug into both line-ins and suddenly the sub woke up. It's a good 2-3 times louder now. Tried both my 505s and same thing, single LFE is quiet but using the RW line-ins it's much louder. Was this common knowledge or what? Btw, my Sony and klipsch subs work perfectly fine using their single in LFE.
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Never had that issue on my 505's I use to have, but they were the bash amp version.

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I just felt it was about time we had an official polk speaker thread , being that according to the speaker brand poll , we have quite a few polkies in here. This might be a good place to discuss tweaks , problems or experiences with your speakers. I for one own a pair of Rti 8s which im very thrilled with and just recently upgraded my center speaker to the almighty csi 5 which has turned out to live up to the hype. The weak link in my set up is my Boston acoustic subwoofer which really isnt that bad but I could do better. The sub is positioned right next to my throne (sweat spot) ,a position I found to sound the best(at this location it also doubles as a poor man's butt kicker <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"> ). Anyhoo , it will be nice to hear from other polkies out there....
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I sent an email and gave them a call. Their number was busy all morning, but I just got through. I have to do some additional diagnostics and it sounds like they plan to just send a replacement part based upon the results.
I don't know whether it's considered poor form to quote yourself, but Polk sent a new LSiM703 3.5" driver and it arrived today. Based upon a brief listening session, that appears to have resolved the issue. That was some pretty impressive service. It was one week from the day I initially established contact with them until I had a replacement driver in hand, not to mention this all took place around the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Hi Guys,

I got the Rti12's last year when Newegg were getting rid of them. One of the speakers arrived damaged, (it vibrates at low frequencies, @RobLee can also testify to this, he apparent has the same problem as i do). Since i'm currently in the states, i decided to call Polk about the speaker and they are sending me a replacement 71/2 woofer (hopefully that's the culprit).

My problems are as follows:

1. how do i troubleshoot which of the 3 woofers has a problem without damaging the speaker further?
2. how do i safely detach the internal wires connected to the woofers?

The rep i spoke to said to bring the woofer out, connect the woofer via speaker wire to the avr at a low volume and "i'll be able to tell" which woofer is bad. I have never done this before is it really going to be that apparent?

i'll appreciate any tips/ preventive measures to take to resolve this.

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Hi Guys,

I got the Rti12's last year when Newegg were getting rid of them. One of the speakers arrived damaged, (it vibrates at low frequencies, @RobLee can also testify to this, he apparent has the same problem as i do). Since i'm currently in the states, i decided to call Polk about the speaker and they are sending me a replacement 71/2 woofer (hopefully that's the culprit).

My problems are as follows:

1. how do i troubleshoot which of the 3 woofers has a problem without damaging the speaker further?
2. how do i safely detach the internal wires connected to the woofers?

The rep i spoke to said to bring the woofer out, connect the woofer via speaker wire to the avr at a low volume and "i'll be able to tell" which woofer is bad. I have never done this before is it really going to be that apparent?

i'll appreciate any tips/ preventive measures to take to resolve this.

thanks
That's how I troubleshot the issue with my 703. I removed the 3.5" driver from the cabinet, which is the driver I believed had an issue based upon putting my ear to the speaker, disconnected the speaker wire going into the speaker, connected the speaker wire directly to the driver and then listened to some content. It was immediately apparent that the driver had an issue. I hooked the speaker back up and did some additional listening just to try to confirm whether any other drivers had an issue without physically removing them from the speaker.

I took some pictures of the driver after it had been pulled out of the cabinet and before I removed the leads just so I would know which terminal was positive and which was negative.

I had never done this type of test before either, but it was pretty straightforward. The trickiest part on the 703 was removing the front rubber gasket that went around the speakers.
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That's how I troubleshot the issue with my 703. I removed the 3.5" driver from the cabinet, which is the driver I believed had an issue based upon putting my ear to the speaker, disconnected the speaker wire going into the speaker, connected the speaker wire directly to the driver and then listened to some content. It was immediately apparent that the driver had an issue. I hooked the speaker back up and did some additional listening just to try to confirm whether any other drivers had an issue without physically removing them from the speaker.

I took some pictures of the driver after it had been pulled out of the cabinet and before I removed the leads just so I would know which terminal was positive and which was negative.

I had never done this type of test before either, but it was pretty straightforward. The trickiest part on the 703 was removing the front rubber gasket that went around the speakers.

Thanks that makes a lot of sense, what about the internal wires? do you need any appliance to remove them or would it be like a plug and release situation.

Living Room: Pre-Pro- Marantz AV7702, Amps- Crown X1500 & XLS1000(5). Mains- RTi12, Center- CSi5, SR- RTi8, SRB-75T, Atmos- 620RT(4), Sub- BIC F12, TV-LG55LB7200, PJ-Benq HT1075, Screen 106", UBD-K8500, Bluray-LGBP540 & BP440, Misc- Fire TV, DSTV HD PVR, Wii U, DVP-5000s.
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Thanks that makes a lot of sense, what about the internal wires? do you need any appliance to remove them or would it be like a plug and release situation.
On the 703, it was just a male(driver) female(speaker wire) connection, as pictured below. I believe I used a small screwdriver to disengage a small clamp on the female lead from the hole in the center of the male lead. It wasn't difficult.

To test, I simply ran the speaker wire through the hole in the male connectors on the driver, turned on the avr and started listening to some content.

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On the 703, it was just a male(driver) female(speaker wire) connection, as pictured below. I believe I used a small screwdriver to disengage a small clamp on the female lead from the hole in the center of the male lead. It wasn't difficult.

To test, I simply ran the speaker wire through the hole in the male connectors on the driver, turned on the avr and started listening to some content.

Thanks again, this has really been helpful.
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On the 703, it was just a male(driver) female(speaker wire) connection, as pictured below. I believe I used a small screwdriver to disengage a small clamp on the female lead from the hole in the center of the male lead. It wasn't difficult.

To test, I simply ran the speaker wire through the hole in the male connectors on the driver, turned on the avr and started listening to some content.

Thanks @BTC again. I'm back home, I followed your instructions and like you said i found the bad woofer by just listening to it. It was quite obvious after listening to the other woofers, unfortunately it was the last one of the three so i had to unscrew the other two first.

I havent had time to properly put it through its paces but so far it seems the vibration has stopped.

Question though, out of the 4 screws used to hold the woofers in place, for two of the woofers i could only screw 2 in the other two are loose. would this affect the audio quality?

Living Room: Pre-Pro- Marantz AV7702, Amps- Crown X1500 & XLS1000(5). Mains- RTi12, Center- CSi5, SR- RTi8, SRB-75T, Atmos- 620RT(4), Sub- BIC F12, TV-LG55LB7200, PJ-Benq HT1075, Screen 106", UBD-K8500, Bluray-LGBP540 & BP440, Misc- Fire TV, DSTV HD PVR, Wii U, DVP-5000s.
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Thanks @BTC again. I'm back home, I followed your instructions and like you said i found the bad woofer by just listening to it. It was quite obvious after listening to the other woofers, unfortunately it was the last one of the three so i had to unscrew the other two first.

I havent had time to properly put it through its paces but so far it seems the vibration has stopped.

Question though, out of the 4 screws used to hold the woofers in place, for two of the woofers i could only screw 2 in the other two are loose. would this affect the audio quality?
I'm not sure I can answer. Someone else may be much more qualified.

As long as the drivers are secure, I wouldn't think sound quality would be affected. I guess if only 2 of 4 screws are biting, I would question whether the driver is secure. Are the holes stripped out?
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I'm not sure I can answer. Someone else may be much more qualified.

As long as the drivers are secure, I wouldn't think sound quality would be affected. I guess if only 2 of 4 screws are biting, I would question whether the driver is secure. Are the holes stripped out?
I think so the screw keeps going round without no grip and im scared if i make new ones that i might make matters worse. it sounds good so far and i cant hear the weird vibrations anymore.

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I think so the screw keeps going round without no grip and im scared if i make new ones that i might make matters worse. it sounds good so far and i cant hear the weird vibrations anymore.

Thanks again for your help.
You are welcome. I suspect there are ways to address, or repair, the stripped holes without damaging the speaker. I would Google it. It's likely there may be people here that can help as well.
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