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Funny thing is that my car broke the alternator right when I was back to home from pick the speakers up at FEDEX office.... frown.gif

No car until Friday. That's the only day that my mechanic is available to come to change the alternator....
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Funny thing is that my car broke the alternator right when I was back to home from pick the speakers up at FEDEX office.... frown.gif

No car until Friday. That's the only day that my mechanic is available to come to change the alternator....

So if I see a guy walking on the side of the road carrying a Polk LSiM 706c I should stop and give you a lift home is what your saying....
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

There is something wrong with that pic...................those speakers were supposed to be at my house and not yours........tongue.gif

Congrats Enrico!!!

The something wrong is they are still in boxes
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Funny thing is that my car broke the alternator right when I was back to home from pick the speakers up at FEDEX office.... frown.gif

No car until Friday. That's the only day that my mechanic is available to come to change the alternator....

Man that sucks!!

On the bright side, you can tell your manager you don't have a car and that you have to stay at home......wink.gif
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

So if I see a guy walking on the side of the road carrying a Polk LSiM 706c I should stop and give you a lift home is what your saying....

NO........you grab the 706c and then run!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

The something wrong is they are still in boxes

That is perfect.....that way I don't need to re-pack everything to take these babies home.....tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Funny thing is that my car broke the alternator right when I was back to home from pick the speakers up at FEDEX office.... frown.gif

No car until Friday. That's the only day that my mechanic is available to come to change the alternator....

I could fly out there and replace your alternator.. all I charge is 1 pair of A9' s .. smile.gif
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The 25c is finally here! I had the measurements, but I think my brain didn't process how big the center channel actually is. (Poor little onkyo next to it. Served me well for as long as it could).
Now... Time to explain to the wife that its size is worth it. Time to rearrange some furniture!
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Originally Posted by cesar123 View Post



The 25c is finally here! I had the measurements, but I think my brain didn't process how big the center channel actually is. (Poor little onkyo next to it. Served me well for as long as it could).
Now... Time to explain to the wife that its size is worth it. Time to rearrange some furniture!

Fast hide the Onkyo..........now!!!!

Don't let your wife to see it and when she asks about the difference in size (while keeping eye contact) tell her the new one is just a bit bigger........tongue.gif

Congrats on the new center speaker!
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Originally Posted by cesar123 View Post



The 25c is finally here! I had the measurements, but I think my brain didn't process how big the center channel actually is. (Poor little onkyo next to it. Served me well for as long as it could).
Now... Time to explain to the wife that its size is worth it. Time to rearrange some furniture!

That's awesome! I did pretty much the same thing, going from an Onkyo center to the CS2, massive difference.
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same! some ole 10 year old onkyo htib speakers to polk.... huge difference
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Fast hide the Onkyo..........now!!!!

Don't let your wife to see it and when she asks about the difference in size (while keeping eye contact) tell her the new one is just a bit bigger........tongue.gif

Congrats on the new center speaker!

Thanks! She saw it already in place in the tv stand. So she thought it was a bit bigger but has no clue it's 10x bigger than the old onkyo. If and when I move it again, she might be surprised. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

That's awesome! I did pretty much the same thing, going from an Onkyo center to the CS2, massive difference.

Thanks Geoff! I was debating between the CS2 and the 25c, but chose the latter due to timbre matching... and because it flows better with the front ones.

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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

same! some ole 10 year old onkyo htib speakers to polk.... huge difference

Thanks smile.gif
post #21371 of 34923
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Originally Posted by cesar123 View Post

I was debating between the CS2 and the 25c, but chose the latter due to timbre matching... and because it flows better with the front ones.

If I understand correctly, the CS2 and 25C are electrically and sonically identical. The only difference is cosmetic.
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

If I understand correctly, the CS2 and 25C are electrically and sonically identical. The only difference is cosmetic.

Very subtle changes indeed. Driver placement and color are about it. Same drivers, tweeter, and all. Only difference I found was a 5 Hz lower -3 dB response for the 25C.

25C




CS2

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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

If I understand correctly, the CS2 and 25C are electrically and sonically identical. The only difference is cosmetic.

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Originally Posted by cesar123 View Post

I was debating between the CS2 and the 25c, but chose the latter due to timbre matching... and because it flows better with the front ones.

Yeah, Rob is right. The new and improved "monitor" line, the Series II, the older monitor line and even the new TSX series are all supposed to be timbre matched. But, the newer the better. What are you running for mains?
post #21374 of 34923
The difference from the first Onk set up and then the Monitor set up;

Bachelor bedroom set up, with Onkyo speaker and two baby subs



Then married bedroom set up with CS2
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Car broke, but good news is I got tomorrow OFF biggrin.gif

So tomorrow is speakers packing and unpacking day. I still waiting for the 706C to show up on Friday, so I'm going to run Audyssey after the 706C is hooked up....
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My 703s arrived today. I had ordered them last Friday morning. Kudos to Polk for the fast delivery. They arrived in excellent condition
through FedEx. They are beautiful in midnight mahogony, very well made, heavy....and I love the grills.

I listened to them in stereo mode today for about 3 hours. I love them. They sound so smooth, clear, and a lot of good bass. I am not sure if I have heard speakers in stereo
for music that I like more than these. They are very pleasing to my ears. My wife loves them also. I played cds through my Oppo 103, Denon 3312 and Emotiva XPA-5. A lot of different stuff, Stones, Sinatra, Cat Stevens, Elvis, Doors, Randy Travis, etc.

My main speakers are JTR Noesis 228 (LCR) and I bought these because of the recent 50% off sale and because I wanted to hear them. I will use them as my rear speakers in my 5.1 surround
system for now. But they are way too good for that, I am going to try to figure out where I can set them up as a stereo pair.

Just passing along my experience so far, will compare them more with the JTRs for music later.
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Originally Posted by rangers View Post

But they are way too good for that, I am going to try to figure out where I can set them up as a stereo pair..

Awesome to hear Rangers. Tell me, do you have them amped to the XPA-5 or just off the AVR?
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My 705's & 706




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Yes, I am using my XPA-5 through my Denon to power the 703s
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Leroy, have always admired your set up and appreciated the feed back on the differences between the LIsM's and the RTiA's. I will acquire a set of 703's for 2ch when able.

What are you powering your speakers with?
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

My 705's & 706




image_zps740c94e1.jpg

So cool!!! Love your Avion Cabinet biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by RobLee View Post

If I understand correctly, the CS2 and 25C are electrically and sonically identical. The only difference is cosmetic.

Yeah. I meant to say that it flows better... aesthetically. Guess I forgot to type it smile.gif
Honestly, I just wanted to stay with the same new Monitor line for fronts and center.

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post


Yeah, Rob is right. The new and improved "monitor" line, the Series II, the older monitor line and even the new TSX series are all supposed to be timbre matched. But, the newer the better. What are you running for mains?

I have the 65t's for fronts. The plan is down the line to move those for surrounds and get me some 75t's.

The funny part of the new center channel is that not only was the wife ok with it, but she looked at the old Onkyo surround ones and said that those don't match now. I need to get some new ones (either Monitor 35b or 45b).
After she says that, I was like "Whoa, can't believe you're into this."
She concludes with "****. I could've gotten out of this easily. Now it's in your head." biggrin.gif
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i thought about doing 55t or 65t for surrounds but they aren't tall enough
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

My 705's & 706




image_zps740c94e1.jpg

Man that is one sexy setup bro. Very nice. I bet it sounds even better than it looks.
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Originally Posted by cesar123 View Post

Yeah. I meant to say that it flows better... aesthetically. Guess I forgot to type it smile.gif
Honestly, I just wanted to stay with the same new Monitor line for fronts and center.
I have the 65t's for fronts. The plan is down the line to move those for surrounds and get me some 75t's.

D

Yeah, when you said it flowed better with thr fronts, I assumed that's what you meant... But you also did mention timbre matching.

I ran M70's with M60's for a while before upgrading to Rti's and they worked very well together.
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Originally Posted by rangers View Post

My 703s arrived today. I had ordered them last Friday morning. Kudos to Polk for the fast delivery. They arrived in excellent condition
through FedEx. They are beautiful in midnight mahogony, very well made, heavy....and I love the grills.

I listened to them in stereo mode today for about 3 hours. I love them. They sound so smooth, clear, and a lot of good bass. I am not sure if I have heard speakers in stereo
for music that I like more than these. They are very pleasing to my ears. My wife loves them also. I played cds through my Oppo 103, Denon 3312 and Emotiva XPA-5. A lot of different stuff, Stones, Sinatra, Cat Stevens, Elvis, Doors, Randy Travis, etc.

My main speakers are JTR Noesis 228 (LCR) and I bought these because of the recent 50% off sale and because I wanted to hear them. I will use them as my rear speakers in my 5.1 surround
system for now. But they are way too good for that, I am going to try to figure out where I can set them up as a stereo pair.

Just passing along my experience so far, will compare them more with the JTRs for music later.

Would be very interesting to hear how they should for music compared to the JTR.

Also once you do some surround it would be interesting to hear if you have any issues with the huge sensitivity and possible spl differences of the two.
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

My 705's & 706




image_zps740c94e1.jpg

Looks awesome
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Wow! Truly inspiring .

Looks like something straight out of Home Theater magazine.

Like good food, it looks good and i bet it "tastes" good.
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Ok boys I know how you like to spend other people's money. So here's your chance.smile.gif looks like my sub budget is going to be around $1000. I know the brands you all have suggested and I'm fine with any of them. But do I go one or two? Here is the info to help guide you on your journey to spending my money.biggrin.gif Thanks

Room size 16x32
Listening habits Tv/Movies 70%
Gaming 25%
Music 5%

Fronts Monitor 75T
Center Monitor 25C
Surrounds and heights 35B
Receiver Onkyo TX-NR818
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Ok boys I know how you like to spend other people's money. So here's your chance.smile.gif looks like my sub budget is going to be around $1000. I know the brands you all have suggested and I'm fine with any of them. But do I go one or two? Here is the info to help guide you on your journey to spending my money.biggrin.gif Thanks

Room size 16x32
Listening habits Tv/Movies 70%
Gaming 25%
Music 5%

Fronts Monitor 75T
Center Monitor 25C
Surrounds and heights 35B
Receiver Onkyo TX-NR818

Right away I'll suggest / recommend to shoot for two subwoofers.

But, your budget is going to be impacted depending on what you are trying to achieve in the room - getting ULF effects below 20 Hz or fun to hear/feel bass above 20 Hz?. So, that might change my recommendation from shooting for two subs, to buy one solid subwoofer and then add a second one down the road.

Speaking of the room: what is the height? That should help others to calculate total cubic feet. Is a sealed room or is open to one/multiple rooms?

More simple, give us your credit card number and we will take care of the rest.......tongue.gif

Jokes aside, very nice move you are doing here. Congrats!
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