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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


Well, that's an easy fix; we can help you out moving things around...........you can pay us with beer and pizza...........yeah we are that cheap!

Geoff is already in the list, so count me in too!

Yeah, that freaking center channel is expensive! But hey (in most of the cases) there is always a high price attached to the really cool stuff.

Cheers!

 

 

If I buy that CC the price will drop soon after that. Murphy's law. Eventually it will for sure after they've been out for awhile like the LSi's did. At my age I don't wait for price drops any more.

post #17372 of 34753
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

Ring radiated tweeter in the LS vs the dome tweeter in the RT. For 200 bucks less, I would go with the RT line all day. Unless, of course, money is not a concern, then I'd go with the LS line. The LS line has a slightly higher and lower 3dB response.

Drastic, no. Subtle is the word I'd use for ring radiated tweeters when referring to differences. I've heard both and they both sound great. The ring radiated tweeters are generally in the higher end speakers, therefore, the mids, subs, and crossovers would be higher end too.

If you have an opinion what size would you put int the ceiling? They come in 3 different sizes...
post #17373 of 34753
Just purchased these from NewEgg.... Looking forward to hooking them up. Polk Audio Monitor 65T Floorstanding speakers.

Hopefully I made the right budget pickup. I'm very new to H/T----Living room sound.

I'm looking to watch an occasional movie, but mostly TV show's and sports.
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Originally Posted by SwampDog35 View Post

Just purchased these from NewEgg.... Looking forward to hooking them up. Polk Audio Monitor 65T Floorstanding speakers.

Hopefully I made the right budget pickup. I'm very new to H/T----Living room sound.

I'm looking to watch an occasional movie, but mostly TV show's and sports.

65T are good speakes, it will help if you have a sub.
post #17375 of 34753
Has anyone bought anything from this website, they have a great price on this Polk bookshelf.
http://www.newaudiovideo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8744&zenid=pakknf4vfviffbjsi2nud98pl2
post #17376 of 34753
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


It should be an upgrade from all that I've read. Some guys who own them over at the Polk forums are praising them very highly. Of course I'll have to let my own ears be the judge for my own taste. If I didn't have a good sub I would not have bought them.
If I don't like them I'll just cut my wrists. Well, maybe not.

Good job on letting your ears be the judge. Hopefully you will still have the 15's with the 703's come in and you can compare them. I did and I wont tell you my results so as not to taint yours smile.gif.

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Really odd to me that Polk would release a flagship bookspeaker better than it's previous flagship floorstanding.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post



The LSiM bookshelf is the top end of the LSiM floor standing speakers. It's the better mid and high end I'm going after since I have a good sub and don't need the woofers in the floor standers.

To expound on this a bit more, with either speaker you really need a sub regardless, so why not get the newer ones. In addition the Polk LSi series is over 10 years old and it was time to modify it to let it be more marketable. With the current state of the market and the glut of cheap AVR's with HORRIBLE built in amps unable to truly handle 4 ohm loads, it made sense to redesign the entire line.

They now have a high, mid and low range driver in their bookshelf model and augment that with either a sub driven by your amp (705) or by a built in amp (707). In addition they have managed to make them 8 ohms rather than 4 allowing folks to not need a dedicated amp to use them. This doesnt mean you shouldnt use/get a dedicated amp as they will sound MARKEDLY better on it, but it is something you dont need right off the bat, unlike the LSi's.

Overall they have taken a GREAT speaker in the LSi series and made it able more availible to the average joe with a AVR without pre-outs and also tweaked the sonic signature to fix some of the issues folks have mentioned were inherent to the LSi series.

Personally I wont be moving to the LSiM series as I still very much enjoy my LSi speakers and for their going rate cant beat the price/performance of them. I dont see myself upgrading to the LSiM's until something major drops in price, if even then.

When I move to my next AVR which will be a Pio Elite 67 or similar model I might think about it. Or I might just mod my LSi speakers and go from there.

Either way Stanley, A/B the two and let me know your thoughts. Very interested in them.
post #17377 of 34753
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


If I buy that CC the price will drop soon after that. Murphy's law. Eventually it will for sure after they've been out for awhile like the LSi's did. At my age I don't wait for price drops any more.

Yeah, tell me about it. Is indeed really disappointing when price drops significantly right after your purchase an item, and is out of the return period. Hopefully not the case here, so you will be perfectly fine.

Plus you have Rythmik beast as sub, so you are all set.
post #17378 of 34753
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post


Good job on letting your ears be the judge. Hopefully you will still have the 15's with the 703's come in and you can compare them. I did and I wont tell you my results so as not to taint yours smile.gif.

To expound on this a bit more, with either speaker you really need a sub regardless, so why not get the newer ones. In addition the Polk LSi series is over 10 years old and it was time to modify it to let it be more marketable. With the current state of the market and the glut of cheap AVR's with HORRIBLE built in amps unable to truly handle 4 ohm loads, it made sense to redesign the entire line.

They now have a high, mid and low range driver in their bookshelf model and augment that with either a sub driven by your amp (705) or by a built in amp (707). In addition they have managed to make them 8 ohms rather than 4 allowing folks to not need a dedicated amp to use them. This doesnt mean you shouldnt use/get a dedicated amp as they will sound MARKEDLY better on it, but it is something you dont need right off the bat, unlike the LSi's.

Overall they have taken a GREAT speaker in the LSi series and made it able more availible to the average joe with a AVR without pre-outs and also tweaked the sonic signature to fix some of the issues folks have mentioned were inherent to the LSi series.

Personally I wont be moving to the LSiM series as I still very much enjoy my LSi speakers and for their going rate cant beat the price/performance of them. I dont see myself upgrading to the LSiM's until something major drops in price, if even then.

When I move to my next AVR which will be a Pio Elite 67 or similar model I might think about it. Or I might just mod my LSi speakers and go from there.

Either way Stanley, A/B the two and let me know your thoughts. Very interested in them.

 

 

Well said Enders. I'm not buying the LSiM because I'm dissatisfied with the LSi's. Trying different speakers is just something I've done for many years. Sometimes you move sideways or up or down. It all depends on your musical taste.

If I were not to like the LSiM as well as the LSi I wouldn't cry about it. I never look at a pair of speakers as being the last pair I will ever own. I have a curiosity of how different speakers sound and don't mind losing some money in the process since I

have no mouths to feed. Some folks lose way more in a day at a casino. I have bought used speakers mostly in the past that I was able to audition in another persons home and they usually do not sound the same in your own home. Of course you already

know that different rooms can have a great effect on sound. I'm guessing they are a safe buy and most of the time I have guessed right.

 

When I was a young man I liked trying out different women. Now that I'm old I try different speakers. I spent more money on the women. biggrin.gif No, the weren't hookers.


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/7/13 at 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by moonbeam13 View Post

I have a quick question: My setup is 2 Polk S8's, a Polk center C150, I bought new many years ago, and a Klipsch 10" SUB10 I've had for about 2 or 3 years. Bought a new Panasonic 55GT50 and have been thinking of upgrading my system. What might be a good upgrade that's not too expensive? I don't want to go over $1000 for the 2 speakers and a center channel. Do you think the Klipsch is OK with my setup, or would I need to upgrade that too. I also do like my S8's and may just keep them in the end....who knows!!! Since getting the new Panasonic I got the "bug" to buy new speakers! If I keep my current setup would raising my speakers off the floor help any with sound? And is the Klipsch sub I have a good match if I keep my speakers?????
Thanks for your thoughts!

What are your opinions on the S8's that I have??? Part of me wants to upgrade, but I've had the S8's since the early 90's and I'm used to the sound of these. They were entry level, right? A little undecided right now.... Thanks for your opinions.
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Yes. I have a current Polk 5.1 system. And with the addition of these 2 it will be 7.1.

Just taking baby steps into home audio.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Well, that's an easy fix; we can help you out moving things around...........you can pay us with beer and pizza...........yeah we are that cheap!

Geoff is already in the list, so count me in too!

Yeah, that freaking center channel is expensive! But hey (in most of the cases) there is always a high price attached to the really cool stuff.

Cheers!

I am so down!!!

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I sure did. My curiosity got the better of me again. Your welcome to come over any day and I almost always have some Rainier in the fridge. I haven't received a tracking number yet but they should be here by the middle of next week. They use FedEx as their carrier so who knows for sure. Hopefully FedEx won't bang them up too bad. Your always welcome to come over for an audition weather your planning on buying them or not. If they sound good enough to you it might push you farther into the rabbit hole.

That is way too cool! I will for sure have to take you up on your offer in the not so distant future. When I head up, I'll bring my XPA-2 if you feel like making a back to back comparison from your XPA-3
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post


I am so down!!!
That is way too cool! I will for sure have to take you up on your offer in the not so distant future. When I head up, I'll bring my XPA-2 if you feel like making a back to back comparison from your XPA-3

 

Well I dunno. That XPA-2 might melt my speakers. biggrin.gif   That is one heavy beast of an amp. I might get one some day. Bring it on if you like.


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/7/13 at 6:19pm
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


Yeah, tell me about it. Is indeed really disappointing when price drops significantly right after your purchase an item, and is out of the return period. Hopefully not the case here, so you will be perfectly fine.

Plus you have Rythmik beast as sub, so you are all set.

 

Maybe you can come over when Geoff is able to come. I can order pizza to go with the beer. You can see what a real primitive man cave looks like.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Maybe you can come over when Geoff is able to come. I can order pizza to go with the beer. You can see what a real primitive man cave looks like.

Address please...............wink.gif

Yeah, I really wish I have a free pass like you to set a man cave the way that is supposed to be ....................primitive!

Don't take me wrong, I happy with my room. But, there are so many things that I wish I can do at my room; like crazy acoustic treatments, black ceiling, etc.. But, that is going to be a painful battle with my wife (the WAF is strong with this one) tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


Address please...............wink.gif

Yeah, I really wish I have a free pass like you to set a man cave the way that is supposed to be ....................primitive!

Don't take me wrong, I happy with my room. But, there are so many things that I wish I can do at my room; like crazy acoustic treatments, black ceiling, etc.. But, that is going to be a painful battle with my wife (the WAF is strong with this one) tongue.gif

 

I'll PM you my address when we can put this together. I'm still slowly putting together my room. Still lots to do. I should be putting more effort into it but I'm just in no hurry. Your room looks great to me in your gallery.

I almost got a 2nd sub instead of the speakers. I need one in my room. Maybe next go round.

 

Edit: PM sent.

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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Address please...............wink.gif

Yeah, I really wish I have a free pass like you to set a man cave the way that is supposed to be ....................primitive!

Don't take me wrong, I happy with my room. But, there are so many things that I wish I can do at my room; like crazy acoustic treatments, black ceiling, etc.. But, that is going to be a painful battle with my wife (the WAF is strong with this one) tongue.gif

Here is what you do. Make your treatments and let her do the following: 1. Pick the fabric to cover them or 2. Print photo's on canvas you then cover them with. Tell her its art or something. Either might be a helpful solution....
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Originally Posted by bumprunlogan View Post

Has anyone bought anything from this website, they have a great price on this Polk bookshelf.
http://www.newaudiovideo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8744&zenid=pakknf4vfviffbjsi2nud98pl2

The research I did said they are a scam as one guy is listed for like 6 different positions and people not getting products they ordered. Another website claimed they just collect card numbers. Their about us page is empty and raised a red flag for me.
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Originally Posted by BoogerBomb View Post

The research I did said they are a scam as one guy is listed for like 6 different positions and people not getting products they ordered. Another website claimed they just collect card numbers. Their about us page is empty and raised a red flag for me.

I wouldn't use them either. The BBB gave them an F rating for not responding to a filed complaint.

http://www.la.bbb.org/business-reviews/Audio-Visual-Equipment-Dealers/New-Audio-Video-in-Los-Angeles-CA-100121962

Besides that. On the Polk website under Authorized Online Dealers, there's a link to the known "Unauthorized Dealers". New Audio Video is on the list.

If you buy from them and actually get a product, you won't have any warranty at all!
Edited by climber07 - 3/8/13 at 9:22am
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I think the speaker stands I have are going to be too short. What do you guys think on these. Silver or black? Or any other suggestions for stands? Trying to keep it under two bills if I can.

I was thinking the solver would add some contrast. Most everything is black in my setup.

 

http://www.wayfair.com/VTI-UF-Series-29-Fixed-Height-Speaker-Stand-Set-of-2-UF-VI1171.html

 

PS: I was bored and thought I'd  come in and irritate you guys.


Edited by XStanleyX - 3/9/13 at 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I'll PM you my address when we can put this together. I'm still slowly putting together my room. Still lots to do. I should be putting more effort into it but I'm just in no hurry. Your room looks great to me in your gallery.
I almost got a 2nd sub instead of the speakers. I need one in my room. Maybe next go round.

Edit: PM sent.

Thanks Stanley! Well, I guess as soon you are able to sell the LSi's, that extra cash can be used to grab the second sub...........wink.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

Here is what you do. Make your treatments and let her do the following: 1. Pick the fabric to cover them or 2. Print photo's on canvas you then cover them with. Tell her its art or something. Either might be a helpful solution....

Man, that sounds like a good plan. Thanks for the tip!
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I think the speaker stands I have are going to be too short. What do you guys think on these. Silver or black? Or any other suggestions for stands? Trying to keep it under two bills if I can.
I was thinking the solver would add some contrast. Most everything is black in my setup.

http://www.wayfair.com/VTI-UF-Series-29-Fixed-Height-Speaker-Stand-Set-of-2-UF-VI1171.html

PS: I was bored and thought I'd  come in and irritate you guys.

Sorry, I like the ones on the black finish!


On other news, is anyone here interested in a pair of XPA-2?
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Thanks Stanley! Well, I guess as soon you are able to sell the LSi's, that extra cash can be used to grab the second sub...........wink.gif
Man, that sounds like a good plan. Thanks for the tip!
Sorry, I like the ones on the black finish!


On other news, is anyone here interested in a pair of XPA-2?

XPA-2 price?
post #17392 of 34753
1.1K for the pair
600 each

+ Shipping
post #17393 of 34753
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I think the speaker stands I have are going to be too short. What do you guys think on these. Silver or black? Or any other suggestions for stands? Trying to keep it under two bills if I can.
I was thinking the solver would add some contrast. Most everything is black in my setup.

http://www.wayfair.com/VTI-UF-Series-29-Fixed-Height-Speaker-Stand-Set-of-2-UF-VI1171.html

PS: I was bored and thought I'd  come in and irritate you guys.
Look for used skyland stands. They are quite good but new are above your price point.

Thing I like about them is they will custom make the top plate to match your speakers exactly
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I am now thinking that I might want towers instead. Can I ask a few more questions.

What is the matching center channel for the RTi10? Is it available?
Is $600 new for a pair of those a good price?

Am I going to be losing quality by going with RTi10's instead of the RTi A9's?

Thank you!
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The only question I can help you with is that the matching center will either the CSI5 or the CSIA6. The A6 is the new versionof the CSI5 but from what most around here say is just a cosmetic difference. Fry's has the CSI5 on sale right now at a great price.
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I am now thinking that I might want towers instead. Can I ask a few more questions.

What is the matching center channel for the RTi10? Is it available?
Is $600 new for a pair of those a good price?

Am I going to be losing quality by going with RTi10's instead of the RTi A9's?

Thank you!

 

The RTi10 is on par with the RTiA7 and I guess your looking at Polk ebay for that price. If you have a sub or are planning on getting one the RTi10's are a good choice compared to the A9's. The A9's are the better of course.

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post


Look for used skyland stands. They are quite good but new are above your price point.

Thing I like about them is they will custom make the top plate to match your speakers exactly

 

Thanks, I'll check those out and hope I don't get sticker shock. Probably be kinda hard finding used ones.

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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

I am now thinking that I might want towers instead. Can I ask a few more questions. What is the matching center channel for the RTi10? Is it available? Is $600 new for a pair of those a good price? Am I going to be losing quality by going with RTi10's instead of the RTi A9's? Thank you!
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

The RTi10 is on par with the RTiA7 and I guess your looking at Polk ebay for that price. If you have a sub or are planning on getting one the RTi10's are a good choice compared to the A9's. The A9's are the better of course.

The Rti10's are excellent speakers and are basically the top of the mid priced line, as they can be driven nicely by a decent AVR. If you move up to the Rti12's (or A9's) you pretty much need an external amp. While the Rti10's can also benefit from more power, they sound great even with modest power. The sound from 12's and A9's definitely suffers without an amp. The best "budget" system would be Rti10's with a Csi5 and a pair of just about any other Rti's or Fxi's as surrounds.
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Thank you !!!

So RTi10 > 75T ?
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Originally Posted by ProfD View Post

Thank you !!!

So RTi10 > 75T ?

 

 

RTi10 > RTiA7

 

Better than the 75T

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