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post #16261 of 35083
200x5 should be fine for the LSi's. I would caution against the 25s though. Stick with the 15s.

I am putting a 600x2 watt amp on my 15s if that tells you anything smile.gif.

My only tip would be this the biggest debates in audio are these: do amps sound different, and do cables both speaker, interconnect and power make a difference.

Listen for yourself and make your own mind up.

I believe they do and I have suggested specific brands for interconnects and speaker cable through out this thread so I won't repeat myself.

I will just say spend the 100ish on 5 interconnects and get some decent ish speaker cable for your front three. To give you an idea of how my system is setup, I run 130 dollar speaker cable (per speaker) and 90 dollar interconnects (per speaker) with my front three. I run 20 dollar interconnects (per speaker) and 14 gauge mono price speaker cables to my surrounds.

This is not to say you must duplicate my setup but more to show how little I spend on my surrounds compared to my front three
post #16262 of 35083
Just picked up a pair of like new M70's from CL. I just cant wait for newegg sale on this bad boys no more... Paid $150 a piece so i hope thats not too far from the best deal online? My kids wont let me set anything up right now so hopefully tomorrow when they take nap...

So far i have the following:

PSW505
CS2
2x M70's

Will use Denon 3311.

I see newegg have the R300 on sale. Should i get them to be surrounds and complete my 5.1 setup?
post #16263 of 35083
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

Just picked up a pair of like new M70's from CL. I just cant wait for newegg sale on this bad boys no more... Paid $150 a piece so i hope thats not too far from the best deal online? My kids wont let me set anything up right now so hopefully tomorrow when they take nap...

So far i have the following:

PSW505
CS2
2x M70's

Will use Denon 3311.

I see newegg have the R300 on sale. Should i get them to be surrounds and complete my 5.1 setup?

Congrats Kevin. $150 each is the lowest I've ever seen them go for on the egg. For $50 each I don't know how they can even make a profit on those R300's. I'd go for it if it were me. You have a nice system going. smile.gif
post #16264 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Thank you EndersShadow! I just got done reading your new digs post about your setup. All five pages! Do you think the LSi's would be ok with a 200w x 5 channel amp? I am leaning on the LSi line because i just love getting lost in classic rock (Floyd, Led, Eagles, etc.). Let me know if you have any other recommendations or tips/tricks. Thank you all for youre replies. It has been a great saturday night because of it. I just look forward to when it is my turn to pay it forward

If your thinking the Emotiva it actually will push 300 watts @ 4 ohms into the LSi's.
post #16265 of 35083
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

If your thinking the Emotiva it actually will push 300 watts @ 4 ohms into the LSi's.

Thanks for the details on that good call out. I would prefer to find used or something other than dropping that much money on the emotive. I'm going to look out for something else for a little while before I think about stomaching that
post #16266 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Thanks for the details on that good call out. I would prefer to find used or something other than dropping that much money on the emotive. I'm going to look out for something else for a little while before I think about stomaching that

I hear ya. Hopefully I'll find a decent price on a used amp. I'm in no real hurry. Have a great night. smile.gif
post #16267 of 35083
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Congrats Kevin. $150 each is the lowest I've ever seen them go for on the egg. For $50 each I don't know how they can even make a profit on those R300's. I'd go for it if it were me. You have a nice system going. smile.gif

Thanks. You are such an inspiration as always. As for the R300 im not talking about pricing but rather if they're a good fit as surrounds with the other speakers i just put together.
post #16268 of 35083
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

Thanks. You are such an inspiration as always. As for the R300 im not talking about pricing but rather if they're a good fit as surrounds with the other speakers i just put together.

Well, they are what they are. Entry level speakers. But for surrounds I think they would work fine with the rest of your gear. Just not as important as your front three. They'll get the job done unless you wanna spend more.
post #16269 of 35083
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Well, they are what they are. Entry level speakers. But for surrounds I think they would work fine with the rest of your gear. Just not as important as your front three. They'll get the job done unless you wanna spend more.

I was planning the M30 or M40 for surrounds but if they dont have any extra benefit soundwise then i dont need to stick with them.
post #16270 of 35083
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Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

I was planning the M30 or M40 for surrounds but if they dont have any extra benefit soundwise then i dont need to stick with them.

I'd personally go for the R300's. If I had the floor space I'd probably grab a pair myself. I have to use bookshelves mounted on the walls so it's a no go for me.
Edited by XStanleyX - 1/19/13 at 9:30pm
post #16271 of 35083
if I had a choice between the lsi and the rtia series it would definitely be the lsi15. its only 850 for a pair at the ebay store.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-LSi15-LSi-15-CHERRY-Tower-Loudspeaker-Polk-Audio-/230629800429?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35b29b79ed

yet the rti12 is going for 375 each ! thats a no brainer. The lsi25 is down to 1200, but it has powered subs in it, not sure I want that. In fact that lsi15 deal seems so sweet I'm thinking of taking a loan to get it while it lasts.
post #16272 of 35083
Hi Polkies

I would like to join you and have some polkaudio speakers and join them to my system, but i'm confused between RTIA7 and TSI500, the first worth more around 100$, and does Powerport Plus has a big sound difference.

Thankx
post #16273 of 35083
Im just about to upgrade a7 or the 500's? I have 2 subs now. Yamaha 6260. Need a amp?
post #16274 of 35083
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Originally Posted by SilvioFabio View Post

Hi Polkies

I would like to join you and have some polkaudio speakers and join them to my system, but i'm confused between RTIA7 and TSI500, the first worth more around 100$, and does Powerport Plus has a big sound difference.

Thankx
post #16275 of 35083
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Originally Posted by polkie dot View Post

Im just about to upgrade a7 or the 500's? I have 2 subs now. Yamaha 6260. Need a amp?

Yes, i need an amp. Are you looking to sell one?
post #16276 of 35083
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

if I had a choice between the lsi and the rtia series it would definitely be the lsi15. its only 850 for a pair at the ebay store.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-LSi15-LSi-15-CHERRY-Tower-Loudspeaker-Polk-Audio-/230629800429?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35b29b79ed

yet the rti12 is going for 375 each ! thats a no brainer. The lsi25 is down to 1200, but it has powered subs in it, not sure I want that. In fact that lsi15 deal seems so sweet I'm thinking of taking a loan to get it while it lasts.

I saw that too. if you look at the purchase history, you will notice there was a period of a week or two where they were sold for 799. Do you think I am being too optimistic that will happen again? Does anyone know how big their (polk ebay) lot of LSi's might be? For example, if i sit on it for a week or so while i sketch out my system, etc. will i risk them being gone?
post #16277 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I saw that too. if you look at the purchase history, you will notice there was a period of a week or two where they were sold for 799. Do you think I am being too optimistic that will happen again? Does anyone know how big their (polk ebay) lot of LSi's might be? For example, if i sit on it for a week or so while i sketch out my system, etc. will i risk them being gone?

You can usually just go to their page and it will tell you how many has been sold and how many are available. So far for the LSi15 Cherries, there has been 84 sold and it still says there are "more than 10 available.
post #16278 of 35083
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Originally Posted by SilvioFabio View Post

I would like to join you and have some polkaudio speakers and join them to my system, but i'm confused between RTIA7 and TSI500, the first worth more around 100$, and does Powerport Plus has a big sound difference.

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Originally Posted by polkie dot View Post

Im just about to upgrade a7 or the 500's? I have 2 subs now. Yamaha 6260. Need a amp?


The RTi line is far superior to the TSi's. The Tsi's are a small step above the Monitor's, which are just above their entry level models. Lsi's are the top of the line. Given a choice, go with the Rti's if you can afford them. If you are serious about sound and buy anything below that, such as Tsi's, you will be selling them and buying Rti's sometime later on. Eventually you will probably also need an amp but Rti's can get by with an AVR.

The RtiA7's are fine speakers.
post #16279 of 35083
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Originally Posted by chrisu7582 View Post

You can usually just go to their page and it will tell you how many has been sold and how many are available. So far for the LSi15 Cherries, there has been 84 sold and it still says there are "more than 10 available.

So i signed into ebay. The polk ebay store would allow me to purchase 50 or 55 of them but not 60. I wonder if that is they magic number remaining or of ebay just cuts you off at that much smile.gif Im glad I didnt accidentally hit purchase, that would have been a 40k mistake, haha
post #16280 of 35083
Thanks alot. I was afraid if I got the 7's and then needed a amp. my wife would have me in divorce cort
post #16281 of 35083
I ran A7's on a 90wpc Denon 790 AVR for about a year before upgrading to A9's. The A9's definitely need a larger amp, but the A7's really sounded good on the AVR. Presently I have the A7's in the surround position running off the same 5-channel amp as the A9's up front and admittedly they do sound better with more power. But I was completely happy with the A7's on the AVR and only upgraded because the opportunity presented itself.

If you buy the A7's you'll be happy. One word of advice though... if you buy the matching center, you should definitely go with the larger (CsiA6) rather than the smaller A4.
post #16282 of 35083
I have a poll center now, im at work now and don't remember the size. Im getting these at cruchfield, they are giving me a sub for free. Have two now but hay its free. I have a 7.1 put a y splitter on now its a 7.2 (kind of)
post #16283 of 35083
I have a poll center now, im at work now and don't remember the size. Im getting these at cruchfield, they are giving me a sub for free. Have two now but hay its free. I have a 7.1 put a y splitter on now its a 7.2 (kind of)
post #16284 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

I saw that too. if you look at the purchase history, you will notice there was a period of a week or two where they were sold for 799. Do you think I am being too optimistic that will happen again? Does anyone know how big their (polk ebay) lot of LSi's might be? For example, if i sit on it for a week or so while i sketch out my system, etc. will i risk them being gone?

it is impossible to truly know how many they have, but it does mention that they have 10 pairs of lsi15s left, and that 35 or so have been sold. That is not necessarily accurate though, they get more in frequently from various places and change that number. I would guess that they lower the price based on high supply as well, so next shipment for sale you may see 799 again. honestly though, a hundred dollar difference seems to me worth it to ensure I got them if they are what I really want. I actually paid 50 more my monitors than if I had waited just to make sure they didn't run out. It's a personal choice how much the risk and wait is worth.


If I had not gotten them at the polk direct store, I would have missed the better deal at newegg anyway. so I did actually get the best available price. They are monitor series though, not monitor 2 like newegg had. I forsee the prices on lsi's staying steady for a while since they are now considered legacy speakers and are no longer in production. they WILL run out, like the monitors did.

I very nearly got some rtia3 books from the polk site too, but chose to wait on those and get a center. The a3's have still not been relisted after several months.
Edited by 3rdHerd - 1/20/13 at 8:42am
post #16285 of 35083
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Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

it is impossible to truly know how many they have, but it does mention that they have 10 pairs of lsi15s left, and that 35 or so have been sold. That is not necessarily accurate though, they get more in frequently from various places and change that number. I would guess that they lower the price based on high supply as well, so next shipment for sale you may see 799 again. honestly though, a hundred dollar difference seems to me worth it to ensure I got them if they are what I really want. I actually paid 50 more my monitors than if I had waited just to make sure they didn't run out. It's a personal choice how much the risk and wait is worth.


If I had not gotten them at the polk direct store, I would have missed the better deal at newegg anyway. so I did actually get the best available price. They are monitor series though, not monitor 2 like newegg had. I forsee the prices on lsi's staying steady for a while since they are now considered legacy speakers and are no longer in production. they WILL run out, like the monitors did.

I very nearly got some rtia3 books from the polk site too, but chose to wait on those and get a center. The a3's have still not been relisted after several months.

So your saying i shouldnt wait, haha. I was thinking that too. I will probably pull the trigger in the next week. I just need to figure out what center to buy. The LSiC is not for sale and I am not paying the price of the new LSiM series. Does anyone recommend a center for this setup? CS20, CSiA5, A6? Or maybe even a non-polk center that would compliment the LSi15's nicely.
post #16286 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post


So your saying i shouldnt wait, haha. I was thinking that too. I will probably pull the trigger in the next week. I just need to figure out what center to buy. The LSiC is not for sale and I am not paying the price of the new LSiM series. Does anyone recommend a center for this setup? CS20, CSiA5, A6? Or maybe even a non-polk center that would compliment the LSi15's nicely.

 

You know the old saying, damned if you do and damned if you don't.

You're not by chance going to be running a projector or mounting your display on the wall are you? Three 15's across the front would be perfection. Just a thought.

post #16287 of 35083
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You know the old saying, damned if you do and damned if you don't.
You're not by chance going to be running a projector or mounting your display on the wall are you? Three 15's across the front would be perfection. Just a thought.

My plan is to mount a TV on the wall. I can't even begin to imagine three 15's accross the front. That would be crazy. If I could afford it I would. I am already trying to hide the true total price from my wife. She wouldnt understand, so I just keep that part out. I just signed up for the polk forums, maybe I will send a quick post over there as well. I want to make sure I can find a matching center with matching timbre without buying the LSiM line. Otherwise, I might just do that A9s.
post #16288 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

My plan is to mount a TV on the wall. I can't even begin to imagine three 15's accross the front. That would be crazy. If I could afford it I would. I am already trying to hide the true total price from my wife. She wouldnt understand, so I just keep that part out. I just signed up for the polk forums, maybe I will send a quick post over there as well. I want to make sure I can find a matching center with matching timbre without buying the LSiM line. Otherwise, I might just do that A9s.

You may be better off just going for the A9 if you really want a perfect timbre match with the CC. The CS2 works fine for me but I'm a lot more picky about music than HT. The hunt for a CSiC looks like a dead end unless you get lucky and find a used one. The guys in this thread that own the A9 are really happy with them. If I had pulled the trigger on the A9 I'm sure I would have been happy with those too.
Some guys think you absolutely have to have a matching CC where other guys think if it sounds good it doesn't matter. Decisions, decisions.
post #16289 of 35083
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You may be better off just going for the A9 if you really want a perfect timbre match with the CC. The CS2 works fine for me but I'm a lot more picky about music than HT. The hunt for a CSiC looks like a dead end unless you get lucky and find a used one. The guys in this thread that own the A9 are really happy with them. If I had pulled the trigger on the A9 I'm sure I would have been happy with those too.
Some guys think you absolutely have to have a matching CC where other guys think if it sounds good it doesn't matter. Decisions, decisions.

Yes, decisions decisions. I guess it is not a bad problem to have. They are BOTH very nice speakers. I went out on a limb and messaged VR3 since he has the cross-over mods/ugrades for this speaker and I thought on the off chance he might have a LSiC, doubt it, but it doesnt hurt to ask. What setup are you rocking again XStanleyX?

Once I figure out my fronts, surrounds and center then i have to worry about a AVR, amp and blu-ray. It is never ending, but it is a lot of fun researching this stuff and finding a great deal. I dont see this stopping after my initial purchase. Oh well, I could have a worse habit
post #16290 of 35083
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Yes, decisions decisions. I guess it is not a bad problem to have. They are BOTH very nice speakers. I went out on a limb and messaged VR3 since he has the cross-over mods/ugrades for this speaker and I thought on the off chance he might have a LSiC, doubt it, but it doesnt hurt to ask. What setup are you rocking again XStanleyX?

Once I figure out my fronts, surrounds and center then i have to worry about a AVR, amp and blu-ray. It is never ending, but it is a lot of fun researching this stuff and finding a great deal. I dont see this stopping after my initial purchase. Oh well, I could have a worse habit

LSi15 mains
CS2 Center
RT15i Surrounds
Rythmik FV15HP Subwoofer (due in tomorrow)
Marantz SR7005 Receiver
Panasonic BDT-310 Blu ray player
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