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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

http://www.avsforum.com/t/885079/official-epik-subwoofer-thread

This would be the best place to ask about Epik subs.

That thread is like a daytime soap opera... LOL Good reading. cool.gif
post #21092 of 34776
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Originally Posted by chadwick537 View Post

I'm well aware of the subwoofer thread and the Epik thread, I've done a little reading in them.

I posted in here because i have Polk speakers, i follow the thread and i knew that some of the regulars had purchased subs recently or owned subs i was considering (Geoff has Empires and i think about 20 A9s?)[/quote]

biggrin.gif Not yet but working on it!
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Originally Posted by chadwick537 View Post

That being said, Geoff the Empires are about two years old and the amps haven't been replaced. He said he has left them on auto and had zero issues with them.

The Dynasty seems like it might be a little large for my room?

The PSA subs seem pretty solid - would the XS30 be pretty similar to an Empire?

That's a good sign with the Empires, sounds like they've got good amps in them.

I don't have any time with XS30's so I couldn't give you a comparison, but a single Empire is pretty awesome, two are crazy awesome!

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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

I agree, but if budget is an issue somethings gotta give....

And I do know ya Geoff, your Capn Kirk.... Scotty I need more POWA!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post


You may have to wait a bit for a reply. He's probably eating Doritos and watching the Seahawk game.

Ummm, just eating Doritos. I'm unable to read the post and eat my Doritos too.
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Originally Posted by climber07 View Post

That thread is like a daytime soap opera... LOL Good reading. cool.gif

"DAVE?" "DAVE'S NOT HERE!"................"No man I'M Dave"
post #21093 of 34776
Hello guys. I just recently found this site and it looks like I have some great timing with the half of sale.

I'm in the position/allowed to buy
Front - LSiM707
Center - LSiM706c
Surround - LSiM702F/X

I already have a Pioneer 1021 receiver and am planning on purchasing a SVS sub and a Denon X4000 receiver in the future.

The setup will be used 90%+ movies but I like crystal clear sound all the time and I could care less about SPL. I know that any quality speaker will get plenty loud.

My listening area is an L shape great room. There is an average size living room at one end open into the dining area and kitchen.

I had a few questions.

Are the LSiM702F/X OK to use as surround l/r speakers near a corner? My couch is backed up against a wall.

Well the X4000 be enough to power the fronts or will I NEED an amp?

Any other suggestions, tips, etc?

Thanks guys.
post #21094 of 34776
I've no doubt you would very positively benefit from a separate amp for the front mains, reducing the load the AVR has to carry. While I've not heard the LSiM series much, I can tell you the RTiA9's sound downright anemic at anything less than ~200wpc with a healthy dose of current to back it up. To my ear in my room they sounded disappointing at 140wpc from a Yamaha AVR, acceptable with 135wpc from a Parasound HCA-1206, and really woke up with 220wpc from a HCA-2003. Now with a HCA-3500, they are rock stars.

Though I've read reviews suggesting they do quite well with less power...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/test-report-polk-audio-lsim-speaker-system
post #21095 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

I had a few questions.

Are the LSiM702F/X OK to use as surround l/r speakers near a corner? My couch is backed up against a wall.

Well the X4000 be enough to power the fronts or will I NEED an amp?

Any other suggestions, tips, etc?

Thanks guys.

Hey Josh, welcome to the PolkAudio country club!

That's awesome that you were able to take advantage of the sale, esp allowed biggrin.gif

Great choice of speakers, would be mine if able.

The bipoles of course work optimally away from the corners, but will still give great performance anywhere.

Although I've not heard the 707's, owners have reported great sound without an amp, but increased performance with.

Congrats on your score!
post #21096 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I wasnt shooing him away. I was helping him by pointing him in the right direction. I even provided a link to the Epik thread. If you havent noticed I have twice as many thumbs up as you so that should count for something. I dont need a lecture from you on how to help people. And whats with the "most of us here" crap. Like this is your personal thread. I have posted here many times even though its been a while. Did this turn into some kind of frat club recently or something?
Dont worry about my posts if they dont concern you. Worry about yours.

Lol, is that what you're concerned about? A thumbs up count? And in case you haven't noticed, you also have over 3 times the post count I have and in less than half the time, which makes me notice that you have even less of a life than I do.

I don't have lecture for you, but I do have some free advice, with love of course, try asking someone if they've tried something before assuming they haven't.

I noticed you went back in and edited your post long after the fact, so hopefully you feel better about yourself, after all, that's what's important.
post #21097 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

This isnt a subwoofer thread and the best people to answer Epik questions are in the Epik thread. Whats wrong with you?

I believe the underlying message that may have been missed is the fact that this thread is a bit unique. There happens to be a great deal of diverse in house knowledge and that knowledge is readily shared.
post #21098 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Hey Josh, welcome to the PolkAudio country club!

That's awesome that you were able to take advantage of the sale, esp allowed biggrin.gif

Great choice of speakers, would be mine if able.

The bipoles of course work optimally away from the corners, but will still give great performance anywhere.

Although I've not heard the 707's, owners have reported great sound without an amp, but increased performance with.
Congrats on your score!

Hey thanks but I haven't actually ordered them yet. I just got the OK from the boss lady wink.gif Should I get 703s instead for surrounds?
post #21099 of 34776
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Originally Posted by BIG INJUN CHIEF View Post

I believe the underlying message that may have been missed is the fact that this thread is a bit unique. There happens to be a great deal of diverse in house knowledge and that knowledge is readily shared.
I see. I had no idea that this thread had so many experts and in house knowledge that it could run independent of the rest of AVS and that no one outside of this thread should post here because they couldnt possibly know anything that the regular posters dont already know.
post #21100 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

I noticed you went back in and edited your post long after the fact, so hopefully you feel better about yourself, after all, that's what's important.
lol Then you should have also noticed that I was editing my post as you were responding. Not sure how you figure thats "long after the fact". I can see now that you are a lost cause because all of your responses are nonsense and you are only interested in twisting things around to try to make me look bad. Oh well...
Edited by Bond 007 - 8/18/13 at 3:21am
post #21101 of 34776
It looks as if one person wants to turn this forum into a pissing match, where others opinions aren't regarded as just that, opinions. Don't get sucked in. We have a great forum here. All are welcome. Some just don't fit in. This is the FAVORITE forum for many because we don't have these back and forth debates that take over. Geoff and Big Injun don't lower yourselves. Let it go. :cool:As I will when he replays to this post.wink.gif
post #21102 of 34776
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

It looks as if one person wants to turn this forum into a pissing match, where others opinions aren't regarded as just that, opinions.
Its ironic you say that seeing as how Im the one who has been attacked ever since my first post.
post #21103 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

It looks as if one person wants to turn this forum into a pissing match, where others opinions aren't regarded as just that, opinions.
Its ironic you say that seeing as how Im the one who has been attacked ever since my first post.
Maybe it was the attitude and tone. Nothing wrong with giving advice, sharing knowledge or offering your opinion on topics discussed in this thread. All of us regular followers of this thread have posted off topic nonpolk questions and have participated willingly and helpfully. We don't tell people to go post elsewhere, sometimes it is offered that other threads may be able to provide more useful information depending on the topic, but that has not and should not be the end of it. Personally I had no real issues with directing a subwoofer discussion to an appropriate subwoofer discussion thread. However once you started attempting to be the Polk thread police, and then had the audacity to imply that your opinion mattered more then others and should be taken more seriously based on your reputation count, you lost any respect and credibility you may have been as to obtain amongst several of the regular followers to this thread. If you want to participate with us loose the negativity.

For the record not all of us here agree on all things audio, both objective and subjective points of view are welcome in this thread without attacking one another. There was a time when that wasn't so, and I and some other regulars got our panties in a bunch, but for the past year or more this has been one of the most civil and helpful thread on Polk and non Polk topics that I have seen or participated in on avs as a whole....that is until just recently when you started posting here.
post #21104 of 34776
Lets all go to our happy place smile.gif

Mine is in a room full of PSA XV15's...smile.gif
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

It looks as if one person wants to turn this forum into a pissing match, where others opinions aren't regarded as just that, opinions.
Its ironic you say that seeing as how Im the one who has been attacked ever since my first post.
Maybe it was the attitude and tone. Nothing wrong with giving advice, sharing knowledge or offering your opinion on topics discussed in this thread. All of us regular followers of this thread have posted off topic nonpolk questions and have participated willingly and helpfully. We don't tell people to go post elsewhere, sometimes it is offered that other threads may be able to provide more useful information depending on the topic, but that has not and should not be the end of it. Personally I had no real issues with directing a subwoofer discussion to an appropriate subwoofer discussion thread. However once you started attempting to be the Polk thread police, and then had the audacity to imply that your opinion mattered more then others and should be taken more seriously based on your reputation count, you lost any respect and credibility you may have been as to obtain amongst several of the regular followers to this thread. If you want to participate with us loose the negativity.

For the record not all of us here agree on all things audio, both objective and subjective points of view are welcome in this thread without attacking one another. There was a time when that wasn't so, and I and some other regulars got our panties in a bunch, but for the past year or more this has been one of the most civil and helpful thread on Polk and non Polk topics that I have seen or participated in on avs as a whole....that is until just recently when you started posting here.

Ya, what he said!
post #21106 of 34776
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

Lets all go to our happy place smile.gif

Mine is in a room full of PSA XV15's...smile.gif

How about a room full of Triax.

Or like 11 Catalyts with 4+ Cap S2's.
post #21107 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Hey thanks but I haven't actually ordered them yet. I just got the OK from the boss lady wink.gif Should I get 703s instead for surrounds?

That's pretty cool............you have license to kill............wink.gif

About the 702F/X's vs. 703's, are you planning to install the 702F/X's at the back wall (behind your couch) or, is it possible to install them to the side walls?

Any chance you can share a pic of your room? That might give the folks here a good chance to provide further suggestions, recommendations and tips.

Nonetheless, that is an impressive system the one that you are about to buy.

Congrats!
post #21108 of 34776
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I would go the same route Enrico is going. He currently has the A9's and is going for the 705's and a 706. Not sure how you can set your sights too high. Huge upgrade from what you have but you might as well get the best while you can at those prices. The surrounds don't have to be in the same line but you can add those later when funds are available. You can run them without an amp as long as you don't play them too awful loud. You can get the LSiM's without making a pit stop on the A9's like Enrico did. Either way get a receiver with pre-outs so if you want to add an amp in the future you'll be able to.
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Originally Posted by xFreshEntrailsX View Post

Get the best your budget will allow and you wont be dissatisfied. I have the A9's, F/X6's (rears), Monitor 35's (surround backs) and an A6 running off just an AVR(Onkyo TX-NR929) and i'm just tickled pink. I don't play to loud and its more than i could have imagined. Do what you can to not have that what if feeling after you purchase .. I knew my limit on cash. I was originally going with A5's or A7's .. soooo glad i didn't .. LSiM's ... way out of my price range..

Originally I planned on purchasing the just the RTiA9's at regular price. After seeing this sale, and seeing that I can get the LSiM's 705's at the same price as the a9's regular price. That's what got me thinking in the first place. Whatever I get will be running off the receiver for the near future. After seeing that xFreshEntrailsX is running all he is off a receiver makes me wonder if I shouldn't just stay on the same route. Either way I believe I will be "tickled pink" as well. Decisions like this pain me because I usually like to get the best and don't want that what if feeling. I have considered the 705's and a 706, just don't know when I might be able to or want to spend that much on the 702f/x at full price considering I doubt there will be another sale like this in the near future. Last thing, like xFreshEntrailsX, I might consider the LSiM's out of price range too, if it weren't for this sale. Buying just the center and fronts like XStanleyX says does make sense but getting the 702's in the future might be a problem. Although I could get them as well now, the high interest rates will get me.
post #21109 of 34776
With polk current sale, I feel like I'm the last regular round these parts still rockin full monitor series speakers.....stupid bad timing. Although I am enjoying the hell outta my 70in Sony and new xpa-2... So there is that.

Congrates to everyone on your upgrades....and yeah I'm jealous as hell!
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Came here looking for advice on what to buy during the half price sale but I've been turned off so much by all the childish bitching that I've decided I do not want to be associated with the Polk crowd.

I was hoping for a decent intelligent conversation but it seems 99% of you are 2 years old.

Thank you to Geoff and Inspector for your advise and my prayers are with you if you decide to remain the lone voices of reason. It seems you are the only two with IQs above my dog's. Everyone else involved in the "you're stupid", "nuh uh you're stupid " debate needs to learn some tricks like play dead.

I'm sure I'll get banned for this post but God damn people. Grow up.
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P.S. I HATE YOU ALL RIGHT NOW. mad.gif

You are talking about new speakers and I am sitting here in tears because my constant companion for 6 years, my Integra DTR 5.9, decided to implode its HDMI board sometime between 1:00 am and 9:00 am this morning frown.gif. And with no cash to repair it right now, it appear I am back to using the TV to switch inputs and have lost "Lossless" audio to Dolby for the near future.

Hopefully I can convince my wife to let me get a Pioneer SC-65 or higher by arguing that it should last just as long and let me get rid of my 5 channel amp, giving her more room for pictures..... But thats a couple months off at least ;(.

Then on top of it, I have 2 Harmony remotes, and somehow I was originally able to program them both under the same account.... well now I cant so I have to reprogram my remote for down here all over again....


I think its 5:00 all day today.....
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I also want to wish all of the smart shoppers here good listening with all of their upgrades! Many went with the LSIM series and I'm sure they will be very pleased. smile.gif

To OhioJosh78: Just ignore the dumb stuff here and on other forums. You will learn a whole lot from most of the posting here and elsewhere.
post #21113 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Hey thanks but I haven't actually ordered them yet. I just got the OK from the boss lady wink.gif Should I get 703s instead for surrounds?

Definitely not. If you are installing surrounds, go for the dipole speakers. You will get more diffused sound (the surround channels will envelope you) from the F/X surrounds. Keep in mind that they are quite large, but work well mounted on the wall (back or side walls).

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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Hello guys. I just recently found this site and it looks like I have some great timing with the half of sale.

I'm in the position/allowed to buy
Front - LSiM707
Center - LSiM706c
Surround - LSiM702F/X

I already have a Pioneer 1021 receiver and am planning on purchasing a SVS sub and a Denon X4000 receiver in the future.

The setup will be used 90%+ movies but I like crystal clear sound all the time and I could care less about SPL. I know that any quality speaker will get plenty loud.

My listening area is an L shape great room. There is an average size living room at one end open into the dining area and kitchen.

I had a few questions.

Are the LSiM702F/X OK to use as surround l/r speakers near a corner? My couch is backed up against a wall.

Well the X4000 be enough to power the fronts or will I NEED an amp?

Any other suggestions, tips, etc?

Thanks guys.

I think the Denon should power them quite well. You can always benefit from an external amp when running surrounds and center. The receiver has a Class D amp and should stay cool, but will suffer a power hit with each added speaker. Adding an external amp will benefit also for those days when you just want to feel it...

As for the F/X placement near a corner. I have one "IN" a corner and it bounces off the side wall. It does quite well there. That's the benefit of using F/X dipole speakers. They diffuse the sound in a way that enables them to disappear.

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Originally Posted by Inspector 24 View Post

I've no doubt you would very positively benefit from a separate amp for the front mains, reducing the load the AVR has to carry. While I've not heard the LSiM series much, I can tell you the RTiA9's sound downright anemic at anything less than ~200wpc with a healthy dose of current to back it up. To my ear in my room they sounded disappointing at 140wpc from a Yamaha AVR, acceptable with 135wpc from a Parasound HCA-1206, and really woke up with 220wpc from a HCA-2003. Now with a HCA-3500, they are rock stars.

Though I've read reviews suggesting they do quite well with less power...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/test-report-polk-audio-lsim-speaker-system

I listened to the LSiM707s on a Pioneer Elite AVR (about 130 WPC) and they are more laid back than the RTiA9s. The 707s sounded very good on the AVR, but you're not going to fill large rooms with sound unless you have an amp. They seem ideally suited for music in my opinion. For movies, I think they will do great too.
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Hello guys. I just recently found this site and it looks like I have some great timing with the half of sale.

I'm in the position/allowed to buy
Front - LSiM707
Center - LSiM706c
Surround - LSiM702F/X

I already have a Pioneer 1021 receiver and am planning on purchasing a SVS sub and a Denon X4000 receiver in the future.

The setup will be used 90%+ movies but I like crystal clear sound all the time and I could care less about SPL. I know that any quality speaker will get plenty loud.

My listening area is an L shape great room. There is an average size living room at one end open into the dining area and kitchen.

I had a few questions.

Are the LSiM702F/X OK to use as surround l/r speakers near a corner? My couch is backed up against a wall.

Well the X4000 be enough to power the fronts or will I NEED an amp?

Any other suggestions, tips, etc?

Thanks guys.

You need an amp, period. You won't get the best sound out of those Polks until you feed them more wattage. Look into Emotiva amps,
killer prices compared to many other amps and, imho, equal results. They also run sales during the year for even better prices. I have had my XPA-5 for several years
now and love it. Congrats on your new system.
post #21115 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Hey thanks but I haven't actually ordered them yet. I just got the OK from the boss lady wink.gif Should I get 703s instead for surrounds?

Personally, I'd stick with the bipoles for surround

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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post


Any chance you can share a pic of your room? That might give the folks here a good chance to provide further suggestions, recommendations and tips.

Good point Carlos

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Originally Posted by SolarE View Post

Buying just the center and fronts like XStanleyX says does make sense but getting the 702's in the future might be a problem. Although I could get them as well now, the high interest rates will get me.

Have you considered picking up the 702's through Polks 6 easy pay plan? You end up paying full price but it get's knocked down into 6 payments.

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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post


Congrates to everyone on your upgrades....and yeah I'm jealous as hell!

Yeah, me too
post #21116 of 34776
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

P.S. I HATE YOU ALL RIGHT NOW. mad.gif

You are talking about new speakers and I am sitting here in tears because my constant companion for 6 years, my Integra DTR 5.9, decided to implode its HDMI board sometime between 1:00 am and 9:00 am this morning frown.gif. And with no cash to repair it right now, it appear I am back to using the TV to switch inputs and have lost "Lossless" audio to Dolby for the near future.

Hopefully I can convince my wife to let me get a Pioneer SC-65 or higher by arguing that it should last just as long and let me get rid of my 5 channel amp, giving her more room for pictures..... But thats a couple months off at least ;(.

Then on top of it, I have 2 Harmony remotes, and somehow I was originally able to program them both under the same account.... well now I cant so I have to reprogram my remote for down here all over again....


I think its 5:00 all day today.....
tthat blows....and here I was feeling sorry for myself...I guess it could be worse.
You finally gonna get a pioneer now or what?
post #21117 of 34776
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

P.S. I HATE YOU ALL RIGHT NOW. mad.gif

You are talking about new speakers and I am sitting here in tears because my constant companion for 6 years, my Integra DTR 5.9, decided to implode its HDMI board sometime between 1:00 am and 9:00 am this morning frown.gif. And with no cash to repair it right now, it appear I am back to using the TV to switch inputs and have lost "Lossless" audio to Dolby for the near future.

Hopefully I can convince my wife to let me get a Pioneer SC-65 or higher by arguing that it should last just as long and let me get rid of my 5 channel amp, giving her more room for pictures..... But thats a couple months off at least ;(.

Then on top of it, I have 2 Harmony remotes, and somehow I was originally able to program them both under the same account.... well now I cant so I have to reprogram my remote for down here all over again....


I think its 5:00 all day today.....

Ouch! I can so relate to that recently. You mean you don't have an OPPO? biggrin.gif

Did you try checking with Onkyo/Integra to get a one time out of warranty fix on the HDMI board?
post #21118 of 34776
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Originally Posted by Ohiojosh78 View Post

Came here looking for advice on what to buy during the half price sale but I've been turned off so much by all the childish bitching that I've decided I do not want to be associated with the Polk crowd.

I was hoping for a decent intelligent conversation but it seems 99% of you are 2 years old.

Thank you to Geoff and Inspector for your advise and my prayers are with you if you decide to remain the lone voices of reason. It seems you are the only two with IQs above my dog's. Everyone else involved in the "you're stupid", "nuh uh you're stupid " debate needs to learn some tricks like play dead.

I'm sure I'll get banned for this post but God damn people. Grow up.
Dont leave. The stupidity recently is very abnormal for this thread. If you can put up with some silliness once in a while, you'd fit right in with us.....just keep a towel near your monitor when eating and drinking while viewing this thread.
post #21119 of 34776
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

tthat blows....and here I was feeling sorry for myself...I guess it could be worse.
You finally gonna get a pioneer now or what?

Maybe, but it will all depend on costs, and will have to wait for my wifes re-imbursement for school. I would prefer to not make a small incremental step with a Onkyo 809 which has a couple better features like Audyssey XT, and more HDMI's but still requires me to use my 5 channel Carver (which I am happy to do). I would prefer to make a LARGE step into one of the TOTL Pioneer models (65, 67 or 7x) which can power my LSi's with no problem.

Then I will still use my 15's with a dedicated amp, and be able to get heights and wides, and power all those off the AVR.

At that point I can either keep my 5 channel Carver or sell it and use it to re-coup some of the cost. I could then move a set of my Kimber Hero's with an extra to my 2 channel setup upstairs, or conversely sell all 3 to buy something different, like the PB&J's which are cheaper and I could probably get 2 sets out of it.
post #21120 of 34776
With this sale this weekend I purchased a set of RTiA9's and a CSiA 6. I was planning on purchasing a new front set of speakers after I upgraded the entertainment console and TV but the sale changed the order of things. Currently I have a Yamaha RX-A 2020 receiver powering a mismatched set of 20 plus year old Altec Lansing towers and a Boston Acoustics center channel. I bought the RTiA9's because I was originally planning on buying Paradigm Monitor 11's and the savings on these were just to hard to pass on. I was going for the Monitor 11's because they were the largest in the monitor line so with the RTiA series I went with the largest ones as well. That being said I have been reading in this forum about the 9's needing a lot of power. Since next on my list is the TV and entertainment console followed up by a pair of subs would it be better for me to run the receiver bi-amped or just run it the way it is now? Would bi-amping the mains gain me anything on the 2020?
Edited by gsamples - 8/18/13 at 9:34am
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