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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

This is what I was questioning you on. Can you possibly tell me how the sound?
I've had Meitner mon-block 80wattper for so many years I got used to them, then a Cyrus 40wpcnl, then a new Denon! They sound so similar that I got a new DAC
& tube pre, & I think I've come as far as I can with these speakers which I'l say require no eq & are just a bit bright & forward.
Hopefully that will help you?

I would not say they are a bright and forward speaker. The tweeter is one of the best on the market. Klipsch has always sounded bright and forward to me and they come nowhere near that. It plays fairly low with the 8" woofer and sounds pretty good. Some guys have replaced the woofer with a different one and have said it tightens the bass. They are about $45 each on amazon. Since I have one of the better powered subwoofers on the market I feel no need to change the Polk woofer. The mid range sounds accurate to me and all the speakers blend in with each other very well. I've heard better speakers in my time but not at this price range. Some of the speakers I've owned are pictured in the link in my sig so you can see they are in some stiff competition from my previous listening. The LSi15's get nice reviews and for their price range they deserve them.
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

This is what I was questioning you on. Can you possibly tell me how the sound?
I've had Meitner mon-block 80wattper for so many years I got used to them, then a Cyrus 40wpcnl, then a new Denon! They sound so similar that I got a new DAC
& tube pre, & I think I've come as far as I can with these speakers which I'l say require no eq & are just a bit bright & forward.
Hopefully that will help you?

I would not say they are a bright and forward speaker. The tweeter is one of the best on the market. Klipsch has always sounded bright and forward to me and they come nowhere near that. It plays fairly low with the 8" woofer and sounds pretty good. Some guys have replaced the woofer with a different one and have said it tightens the bass. They are about $45 each on amazon. Since I have one of the better powered subwoofers on the market I feel no need to change the Polk woofer. The mid range sounds accurate to me and all the speakers blend in with each other very well. I've heard better speakers in my time but not at this price range. Some of the speakers I've owned are pictured in the link in my sig so you can see they are in some stiff competition from my previous listening. The LSi15's get nice reviews and for their price range they deserve them.
Thank you! I feel even more shure of them now. I'm listening to my 2 systems, one is the HT in a small room 11X12 , & I have a small 10-12" ? Velodyne sub.
For the first time in 20 years my HT is better? than my stereo main system? They are so different in that the feeling the bass of the ht & sub is more intimate,maybe more of everything?
the small room sometimes reminds me of my headphones! So thanks again for that! I think I'm on the right track!
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If you do decide on the LSi15's I hope your listening experience is as good as mine. You know how it is. We all have different ears. My guess is you'll like them but without having your ears I can only guess. Best of luck to you. smile.gif
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Many years ago when I was not a "Senior", I wanted a lot of stuff i could not afford!
I'm now enjoying a Kawasaki 1000, Model airplane,s bowling, & NEW STEREO & HT stuff.
I'm reasonably sure someone would have commented on this thread of some brand & model that just blows the
Polks away & @ a cheaper price. I'm just not seeing it!
People who have the quality seem to have good electronics to back them up also.
& forget about the subs! So thanks I just can't wait!
post #16655 of 35294
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

I wouldn't run those def techs full range either way but maybe cross em over at like 40hz or whatever the lowest the AVR he gets will go... So to an extent we agree as how I would set them up DOESN'T include running the LFE to em, just the left and right channel audio.

I've found that works very well, regardless of what is posted by HT gurus... assuming the main speakers are up to it. I figure the L&R are going to be primarily music and dialog, ambient effects (door opening etc). Anything that could be called LFE will be in the LFE track anyway. I've tried using 80Hz and 60Hz with several different models of speakers and what sounds best is to have capable mains set to SMALL and crossed down to 40Hz and let the sub handle LFE plus the bottom end for anything left over from any speakers that are physically smaller such as the center and rears.
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I have a pair of Honda Sabre 750 bikes and love the feeling getting out on a open road. Not so much in the city of course. Love the feel of the rush you get when opening it up. I used to go bowling but my old age won't let me any more since I'm a tad bit disabled. When you get older and have no mouths to feed it makes it easier to buy toys. We can never have enough toys. At least I can't. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

Many years ago when I was not a "Senior", I wanted a lot of stuff i could not afford!

Just wait! In another 40 years or so you'll be a "senior" once again, like Stanley, Climber, Bowler and myself.
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Just wait! In another 40 years or so you'll be a "senior" once again, like Stanley, Climber, Bowler and myself.

You're not old. You're ancient. biggrin.gif
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I'm now enjoying a Kawasaki 1000!

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I have a pair of Honda Sabre 750 bikes and love the feeling getting out on a open road. Not so much in the city of course. Love the feel of the rush you get when opening it up.

Oh yes!! I am so down with the go fast action!! In the avatar you see, I'm 45, on a 750. The very next year I was on a GSX-R1000. At the very ripe young age of 46, I was doing 185mph down Portland's straight only to slow to 120mph for turns 1 and 2 with boots and knees skimming on the pavement.

I raced until I was 48, that's about when the economy went T U. I was getting full rides from '04 to '08 and then it all came to a crashing halt (no pun intended).

I've kept myself in "decent" shape and at 52, plan on returning back in 2013 on another liter bike (1000cc).

Stay tuned, don't you dare catch our next gut wrenching episode.










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Wow. I'm speechless. Awesome pix. My first bike was a little Kaw, then I moved up to a Duc roadster. Then after my first spill realized that I loved life too much. Geoff if you're still riding in your 50's I gotta hand it to you. I've definitely retired to a Taurus.
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Love those photos. I screwed my knee up when I was about 25 years old on my dirt bike riding the power line trails. They have those trails locked up tight last I saw. Got too old to play in the dirt since it is so hard on the body. Hope you get to put more wrinkles in that seat. Just awesome.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

I've found that works very well, regardless of what is posted by HT gurus... assuming the main speakers are up to it. I figure the L&R are going to be primarily music and dialog, ambient effects (door opening etc). Anything that could be called LFE will be in the LFE track anyway. I've tried using 80Hz and 60Hz with several different models of speakers and what sounds best is to have capable mains set to SMALL and crossed down to 40Hz and let the sub handle LFE plus the bottom end for anything left over from any speakers that are physically smaller such as the center and rears.

Thanks! I will probably do that if i get the def techs. So the powered sub will still be utiized down to 40Hz even if i use them as a small speaker and only have the L/R wires hooked up, right?
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

Thanks! I will probably do that if i get the def techs. So the powered sub will still be utiized down to 40Hz even if i use them as a small speaker and only have the L/R wires hooked up, right?

Yes, whichever speakers you set to SMALL will go down to wherever you have the crossover set, then anything below that goes to the sub. Of course we're only talking about speakers that have bottom end capability well above the -3db rolloff point. And it definitely should not be attempted with any speaker that Audyssey sets to small with a crossover at 60Hz or higher. Generally RtiA9/7's and I'd guess LsiM15's probably come out of calibration set to full range. Just change them to small and the crossover to 20Hz above whatever the mfr's listed -3db rolloff point is. Many higher end receivers allow different crossover freq's for the various speaker positions. I have fronts and side surrounds at 40Hz, center and rears at 80Hz. Back when I was running Monitors I used 60 and 80, but kept fooling with it because music didn't sound right.

One more thing... depending on your brand AVR set the sub to LFE or LFE ONLY and not "LFE+MAIN".
Edited by RobLee - 1/27/13 at 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Yes, whichever speakers you set to SMALL will go down to wherever you have the crossover set, then anything below that goes to the sub. Of course we're only talking about speakers that have bottom end capability well above the -3db rolloff point. And it definitely should not be attempted with any speaker that Audyssey sets to small with a crossover at 60Hz or higher. Generally RtiA9/7's and I'd guess LsiM15's probably come out of calibration set to full range. Just change them to small and the crossover to 20Hz above whatever the mfr's listed -3db rolloff point is. Many higher end receivers allow different crossover freq's for the various speaker positions. I have fronts and side surrounds at 40Hz, center and rears at 80Hz. Back when I was running Monitors I used 60 and 80, but kept fooling with it because music didn't sound right.

You rock!! thanks, I need to pull up the 3312 manual quick, but i am guessing they have or allow mult crossover pts
post #16665 of 35294
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You rock!! thanks, I need to pull up the 3312 manual quick, but i am guessing they have or allow mult crossover pts

It does. That's a nice receiver.
post #16666 of 35294
OK so Speakers HT & go fast bikes, awesome thread!! Feel it growl, down low bass blow your hair back, is it real or is it Maxell!!!! Wow those Pics are
Fantastic thank you !!.
post #16667 of 35294
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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

OK so Speakers HT & go fast bikes, awesome thread!! Feel it growl, down low bass blow your hair back, is it real or is it Maxell!!!! Wow those Pics are
Fantastic thank you !!.

Nice bikes. I wouldn't mind taking those for a spin. I'd keep em under a hundred. Honest. (fingers crossed)
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Honestly, I've been racing cars my whole life & taught at 2 racetracks, but @ 57 I'm having the darndest time holding on to this 12 sec bike in 1st gear, it just
throws my 5'8" 210 lbs aroung like a rag doll!! It's 2nd & 3rd gear where all the happy time is!!! Anyone know how many watts a liter is? LOL.Apologies folks!2012 was agreat year 3 diff bikes!
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Generally RtiA9/7's and I'd guess LsiM15's probably come out of calibration set to full range.

Rob it set my entire LSi setup to full range, the 15's, LSiC and LSi F/x's. I put the Center and Surrounds at 60hz, and the 15's at 45 (when I had a sub). Now with no sub they are both full range.

I have played around every now and again with raising the center to 80hz + abut its hit or miss on if it sound better or worse depending on the movie.
post #16670 of 35294
I think with my current setup Audyssey set just about everything to full range... but no way I'd run them that way. Fortunately I had tried enough fooling around with the Monitors that I pretty much knew how tweak the xover settings. Based on Polk's listed bottom end ranging from 35-55 for my various Rti's I settled on 40 and 80Hz. I suspect that having more than two xover points may be too many and muddy up the sound. Maybe with a better sub I could just go with one, but while the Klipsch's have a decent bottom end, the 7" drivers in the A7's and A9's deliver better punch in the 40-80Hz range.

Just about anything sounded okay with movies, but getting music to sound good without having to change the settings really required a different set of speakers. With the Monitors I was constantly fidgeting with the settings, but not with the Rti's. Just set it and forget it.
post #16671 of 35294
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Wow. I'm speechless. Awesome pix..
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Love those photos. I Hope you get to put more wrinkles in that seat. Just awesome.

Thanks fellas, I really appreciate that!

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Originally Posted by AVNut57 View Post

Honestly, I've been racing cars my whole life & taught at 2 racetracks, but @ 57 I'm having the darndest time holding on to this 12 sec bike in 1st gear!

Lol, I can totally relate. I made my come back after 8 years off bringing my '91 Suz 750 to race the "over 10yr old" bike class. It was very heavy by todays standards and only put out 112hp at the rear wheel.

The very next year ('04), I land a ride on the '03 Suz 750, massive overall reduction in weight, major increase in horse power and just a b*tch to hold onto exiting corners and hitting the straights.

New work out program in the gym, lots of pull ups and tons of seated cable rows. The 1000 was even harder to hold onto lol. But I'll tell you, the liter bike was by far the coolest bike I've EVER ridden, at 350lbs and 164hp, nothing else compares.

A few more shots of the liter bike, like you, I was also an instructor hence the orange vest. Btw, I love your blue bike, belt drive? That's what I'd cruise on the street.









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^^^

Ouch!
post #16673 of 35294
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^^^

Ouch!

I know right? That was nothing, getting dropped at 60mph is nothing compared to getting dropped at 120mph. Fortunately, I've gotten up and walked from all but one when my leg got pinned between the bike and the wall, broke it above the ankle, but at least I hobbled away from that one biggrin.gif
post #16674 of 35294
I built some speaker stands for my 45B's and moved the R300's to the back...I am pretty happy with the sound now...



Went to Home Depot to match the paint from my entertainment center and they came pretty close...


Only had 3.5" of space between the side of the entertainment center and the sub...


R300's in back
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Great job on those speaker stands. Look like they are part of the entertainment center. Very nice.
post #16676 of 35294
Great photos Jeff. I have been an owner/fan of the GSXR-750 for over twenty years. Owned and raced (amateur track days) three. Bought a smashed up 2001 GSXR-750 in 2002, rebuilt it and ride it whenever I get the chance.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

Just wait! In another 40 years or so you'll be a "senior" once again, like Stanley, Climber, Bowler and myself.

Hey, hey. I'm still young. Have an 8 year old girl and a 4 year old boy...
Edited by climber07 - 1/27/13 at 10:19pm
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Hi All !! I've recently ventured into the world of Polk Audio and purchased the Blackstone TL 150 Series. I need help with locating quality wall speaker mounts for the satellite speakers. I bought a pair from Amazon but the threaded hole is a 1/4" -20 but it's recessed so far into speaker that a standard fitting won't reach. Has anyone else had this issue ? Ideas - Thoughts - Helllllllllp !!!! Sorry if this question has already been asked / answered. Thanks Everybody !!
post #16679 of 35294
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Hey, hey. I'm still young. Have an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy...

With an 8 & 3 year old I'll bet you don't feel so young. biggrin.gif I'm not sure I could handle it again. I need a rest.
post #16680 of 35294
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Hey, hey. I'm still young. Have an 8 year old girl and a 3 year old boy...

Sorry - all I remembered was that you are retired. So we will scratch you from the geezer list.

If I had stayed in the military I would have retired in 1990... that's before Bill Clinton, before Desert Storm.
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