or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Calling all Polkies:Official Polk thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Calling all Polkies:Official Polk thread - Page 549

post #16441 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

So now your center is lifted up a bit but still inside the cabinet area? Os is it completely up closer to the TV?

It used to be on the bottom shelf. It worked fine but moved it to the top of the TV to make room for a future amp.
You can see it on top of the TV in this photo.

post #16442 of 34975
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 100

I'd like something like this setup but with the CS2 being that big, such a cabinet seems unlikely to find?
post #16443 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I see what you mean. If it would of been me, I would taken the whole wall off LOL. I'd kill myself looking at it. A few times my wife moves my speakers because she "believe it looked better that way." So, I said, "it would make me feel better if I was to hit you with a bat, but I don't do it." Needless to say she gave me the look. No sense of humor at times.


This way looks better, but I think the sub needs to go back to the corner. The center and fronts are sounding better together this way though.

post #16444 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

It used to be on the bottom shelf. It worked fine but moved it to the top of the TV to make room for a future amp.
You can see it on top of the TV in this photo.


Oh ic. But dont you want the center to be at ear level just like the fronts/surrounds? Is that too high when you sit? (i'm assuming you're not Shaq!)
post #16445 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

It used to be on the bottom shelf. It worked fine but moved it to the top of the TV to make room for a future amp.
You can see it on top of the TV in this photo.


are the subs in your lsi's doing ok against the wall?

nice walls by the way.
post #16446 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinmscs View Post

Oh ic. But dont you want the center to be at ear level just like the fronts/surrounds? Is that too high when you sit? (i'm assuming you're not Shaq!)

Works as well as on the bottom shelf. Neither are at ear level. I have it pointed downward more now since I took the photo.
post #16447 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

are the subs in your lsi's doing ok against the wall?

nice walls by the way.
'

The speaker is about a foot away from the wall. Wish I could move it out farther but can't because of space limitations. I may try moving the sub to the corner with the speaker in the inside of it. The walls are covered with carpet. No WAF issues in my man cave.
post #16448 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

'

The speaker is about a foot away from the wall. Wish I could move it out farther but can't because of space limitations. I may try moving the sub to the corner with the speaker in the inside of it. The walls are covered with carpet. No WAF issues in my man cave.

ya the wife keeps pointing my center at the front door smile.gif but she will actually like this new placement better I think.

My sub sounded way way better in the corner, but I think for now I will just turn it up rather than replace it in the corner. see if keeps up that way. It looks way better inside the speakers.
post #16449 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Works as well as on the bottom shelf. Neither are at ear level. I have it pointed downward more now since I took the photo.

OK i googled and found more about your settings already. But I may or may not be in the same situation since my TV is 65 inches wall-mounted. I may do a bracket right below the TV which may be perfect for me. And with that, any cabinet would do.

Thanks
post #16450 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

ya the wife keeps pointing my center at the front door smile.gif but she will actually like this new placement better I think.

My sub sounded way way better in the corner, but I think for now I will just turn it up rather than replace it in the corner. see if keeps up that way. It looks way better inside the speakers.

Yeah, it does look better inside the speaker. Sometimes if placed in the corner a sub can sound boomy and moving it to the inside can smooth it out. I'll find out if that's the case with mine when I'm in the mood to rearrange things.
post #16451 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Yes, I need a black CS2. I live in CA zip 93291. I wanted to get the cherry color, but the M70's cherry's never went on sale when I wanted to buy them. So, I ended up with the black biggrin.gif

PM RobLee IIRC he has one in black he might be willing to part with smile.gif
post #16452 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

PM RobLee IIRC he has one in black he might be willing to part with smile.gif

He PMed me about already. Shipping charges are a bit on the high side though. Almost half the cost of the speaker.
post #16453 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

He PMed me about already. Shipping charges are a bit on the high side though. Almost half the cost of the speaker.

Eh, sometimes thats the price you pay for missing a sale, or not buying before it gets discontinued smile.gif.

That and sometimes you do what you gotta do to make sure they all match lol...
post #16454 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

He PMed me about already. Shipping charges are a bit on the high side though. Almost half the cost of the speaker.

I suggest you keep patient a bit. Im sure newegg will have them back in stock any time. I actually was in the same boat, having the CS2 and the sub waiting for the M70's. I ended up buying 2 from CL, they're like new condition so im happy.
post #16455 of 34975
Hey guys -
Kinda new to the site.
I am looking for a single 5" woofer/driver/speaker for my 1997 CS 275

Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks
post #16456 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Yes, I need a black CS2. I live in CA zip 93291. I wanted to get the cherry color, but the M70's cherry's never went on sale when I wanted to buy them. So, I ended up with the black biggrin.gif

That's How I ended up with black too. Cherry Polks look do sharp.
post #16457 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by seks69 View Post

Hey guys -
Kinda new to the site.
I am looking for a single 5" woofer/driver/speaker for my 1997 CS 275

Any help would be appreciated.

I looked all over to identify what driver that is, or find replacements but I struck out. you will have to call polk and get the driver id # or see if they have a replacement in stock. I did find this cool site though, they have quite a few drivers fr vintage polks.

http://www.oaktreevintage.com/Polk-Audio_Speaker_Parts.htm

Also, I forget who it was asking about crossover mods, but here is a link with specs for most polks.

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?72401-POLK-AUDIO-Speaker-Parts-List
post #16458 of 34975
Nice set-up. You have room for the sub anywhere else? A little more space might look good...
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

I see what you mean. If it would of been me, I would taken the whole wall off LOL. I'd kill myself looking at it. A few times my wife moves my speakers because she "believe it looked better that way." So, I said, "it would make me feel better if I was to hit you with a bat, but I don't do it." Needless to say she gave me the look. No sense of humor at times.


This way looks better, but I think the sub needs to go back to the corner. The center and fronts are sounding better together this way though.

post #16459 of 34975
OK, since there don't seem to be any real showrooms around anymore, with listening rooms and knowledgeable people, any advice on who's good and who to avoid dealing with online? Anyone dealt with accessories4less? They don't carry Polk, but I'm looking for a BluRay player and deck speakers and they have what appear to be some sweet deals. Some new, some factory recons. Their satisfaction reviews are high 4's but any input would calm my nerves... Thanks!
post #16460 of 34975
Nothing but food things to say about them. I haven't purchased myself but know many happy folks who have.
post #16461 of 34975

I've purchased from them. No problems. Ditto on what Enders said.

post #16462 of 34975
Great, thanks! Turns out I found a receipt for some cell accessories from them and didn't have any problems...
post #16463 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

You will need one of this for your XPR-5:



tongue.gif


I'm in the N.W. I have lots of those at my disposal, looks like a great idea, thanks for the suggestion:D
Quote:
Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

And that is just for the XPR-5, but knowing my good buddy Geoff, in just few weeks he will be adding an XPR-2 to the mix............eek.gif

Good stuff...........Geoff!!!!

cool.gif


How right you are my friend, you do know me indeed. I have bites already on my CL ads which means, the R-5 is a short order away. While I'm running my 5.0, the R-5 will be right at home. Once I relocate and have my 7.2 back up and running.......in comes the R-2, sha-BAM baby biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3rdHerd View Post

And due to stud location limitations, I cannot fit everything in nder center. So the whole thing is a bit offset.

I faced the same problem in my new place and use a similar wall as you for my set up, it's just a bit wider by a few feet. Trying to center my 64" plasma was not ideal according to the studs. Remedy?? Center the tv using what studs I could and used the folding type metal wall anchors, the kind that fold, shove in the drywall and open up. Now utilizing two massive screws in studs and two folding type wall anchors. YMMV
post #16464 of 34975
Since there is dicussion of the center speaker placment I figured I would throw up my DIY vertical center entertainment center build in case someone finds it useful.

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?140932-DIY-vertical-center-channel-entertainment-center.
post #16465 of 34975
Nice work. Very nice. smile.gif
post #16466 of 34975
I've been hearing some stuff about the Monitor 35's. Where abouts in the lineup do they fit?

Monitor 30 Series I, Monitor 30 Series II, TSI-x00, RTiA, LSiM...
post #16467 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ak Gara View Post

I've been hearing some stuff about the Monitor 35's. Where abouts in the lineup do they fit?

Monitor 30 Series I, Monitor 30 Series II, TSI-x00, RTiA, LSiM...

The monitor 35s are part of the New Monitor line and replaces the monitor 30. The New Monitor Line replaces the monitor series ii's which replaced the older monitors. Incidentally enough the monitor incarnations are almost identical spec wise to the TSi line, just not as pretty looking.

Polks current line up of loud speakers from lowest to highest should look like this:

R/T/M Series - these are the very most entry level loudspeakers in the line up, they include models such as the T15 bookshelf, CSR and CSM center speakers, and M20 and R300 towers.
New Monitors/TSi's (note a replacement for the TSi's called TSx has been announced and at least the flagship model appears closer to the RTi A line).----This is where the monitor and monitor series ii's would also be if they were still in production.
RTi A
LSI M


The older discontinued but still readily available RTi line is very similar spec wise as the current RTi A's just not as pretty.

The older discontinued but still (mostly) readily available LSi line has been replaced by the current LSI M models. There are some similarities and quite a bit of differences between the former flagship line and the current flagship line.

Polk also has more niche speakers such as the atriums, OWM's, blackstones and FX's as well as a whole slew of mostly poor to average subwoofers along with a complete line of soundbars.
post #16468 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by PubFiction View Post

Since there is dicussion of the center speaker placment I figured I would throw up my DIY vertical center entertainment center build in case someone finds it useful.

http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?140932-DIY-vertical-center-channel-entertainment-center.

well done! looks like a fun project.
post #16469 of 34975
Ordered some Monitor 45B's and PWS505 to go with the R300's I ordered the other day (and the CSi 3 Center channel I got from Fry's)...hopefully they play well with that $200 H/K 1700 I got from BB.

Should be a decent upgrade over my Onkyo HTIB speakers smile.gif
post #16470 of 34975
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacejamz View Post

Ordered some Monitor 45B's and PWS505 to go with the R300's I ordered the other day (and the CSi 3 Center channel I got from Fry's)...hopefully they play well with that $200 H/K 1700 I got from BB.

Should be a decent upgrade over my Onkyo HTIB speakers smile.gif

Congrats spacejamz. smile.gif Gonna be a major jump after a HTIB.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Calling all Polkies:Official Polk thread