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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM 706C is HUGE!!!! eek.gif
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The sound is AMAZING!!! I listened to every kind of music and everything sound like new to me. These speakers worth every $$$ I paid for them.

Those speakers look sexy!!!

Like for the XX time........congrats!

Now, how do they perform with movies?
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So I have a pair of Polk RTI 10s hooked up to a pioneer VSX 823k receiver. Does 80watts rms per channel and max output is 140 watts. I was playing some pretty bass heavy music yesterday and the bass wasn't really there unless I turned my polk sub on. So, I looked at the woofers on the Polks and while playing some bass heavy songs, the woofers didn't seem to move much, unlike the midrange above it which was whacking back and forth. Any idea if this is a problem or just needs some serious juice to get them going. - Thanks
post #21513 of 35145
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Originally Posted by iduhfuse View Post

So I have a pair of Polk RTI 10s hooked up to a pioneer VSX 823k receiver. Does 80watts rms per channel and max output is 140 watts. I was playing some pretty bass heavy music yesterday and the bass wasn't really there unless I turned my polk sub on. So, I looked at the woofers on the Polks and while playing some bass heavy songs, the woofers didn't seem to move much, unlike the midrange above it which was whacking back and forth. Any idea if this is a problem or just needs some serious juice to get them going. - Thanks

If your mains (Rti10's) are configured as "small" on your AVR, then they weren't getting any bass signal from the amp. OTOH if they are LARGE or running full range, perhaps they just need to break in a bit. Should take about a month for the surrounds to loosen up. Or it could be that the jumpers on the back of the speakers are loose, though it is unlikely that they would both be loose.
post #21514 of 35145
Well, I've had these for a while, 2 years in fact lol. But I mainly used them with a sub until now. I checked the jumpers not to long ago, plus, I have the wires hooked to the lower end, not the top for the tweeters. And yes, they are running large.
post #21515 of 35145
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

Just hooked up the FXI-A6's...didnt like them at first, so I reran the avr correction software and WOW! They sound amazing!! I cant believe how they changed the dynamics of the entire system. Also my distance settings changed for all the speakers including the subs, thats why I didnt like them at first because everything was out of phase. I guess its important to run the avr calibration software everytime a change is made...My previous surrounds were RTI 4's so I did not think the setup would off much, but I was wrong.
I highly encourage you to run the multipoint too if you havent already rather than just running it once. That will be particularly helpful with bipole/dipole/diffuse speakers.
post #21516 of 35145
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I highly encourage you to run the multipoint too if you havent already rather than just running it once. That will be particularly helpful with bipole/dipole/diffuse speakers.

good call bond i did not re run multi point, just the standard! Thanks for the reminder!!
post #21517 of 35145
enrico, btw those speakers look amazing!
post #21518 of 35145
My set of new Polls came in. I have to run the mic calibration after everyone goes to bed tonight.
post #21519 of 35145
Got the RTiA7s and CSiA4 out of the boxes!
The cherry finish is just awesome:-)


Now I've got to hook them up.
post #21520 of 35145
Great stuff everyone love the pics
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I recently purchased a 5.0 LSi speaker set (LSiC, 2 x LSi15, 2 x LSi F/X). I've got a placement question for the more knowledgeable. I have an unusual room layout as you will be able to see in the pictures below:








The family room has a very high ceiling. It is connected to the living room and there is also a lofted room upstairs. Both are to the left of the main seating position. Not the most ideal layout for acoustics, I know. Also, since my couch is back up against the wall, so I made sure to get F/Xs for the surrounds to get a more diffused sound in the rear. As you can see, I don't have a wall on the left to mount the F/X, so I can't place them to the sides of the main seating position. I will be mounting them both to the back wall. I have a couple questions:

1) I would imagine it would be best for me to mount the rear left speaker as far outside of the couch area as I can (in other words close to the door frame). Should I plan on mounting the right rear speaker an equal distance on the other side of the couch (kind of like it is right now)? Or should I put it all the way in the corner?

2) Can I place them higher up on the wall, or should I keep them around where they are, or should I mount them lower? I think they would look better a bit higher up but I don't want it to sound like they are coming from above me (which probably answers my question).

3) The rear right speaker has a wall on the right of it to bounce sound off, while the rear left speaker does not. Should I run them both as dipole, or both as bipole, or one dipole and one bipole (and which one as which)? For this question, I know to use my ears to find which settings sound best, but some guidance would be helpful.

I appreciate any help you guys can offer!
post #21522 of 35145
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM 706C is HUGE!!!! eek.gif

The sound is AMAZING!!! I listened to every kind of music and everything sound like new to me. These speakers worth every $$$ I paid for them.
I heard some one from club polk say they are not so hot for rock please play some and report back biggrin.gif
post #21523 of 35145
@AMGALA:

I am on my way out of town with limited Internet for the weekend. If no one else has answered your question by the time I get back, I will help ya out.

Ps I have the exact same speakers and love em smile.gif.
post #21524 of 35145
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Originally Posted by AMGala View Post

I recently purchased a 5.0 LSi speaker set (LSiC, 2 x LSi15, 2 x LSi F/X). I've got a placement question for the more knowledgeable. I have an unusual room layout as you will be able to see in the pictures below:








The family room has a very high ceiling. It is connected to the living room and there is also a lofted room upstairs. Both are to the left of the main seating position. Not the most ideal layout for acoustics, I know. Also, since my couch is back up against the wall, so I made sure to get F/Xs for the surrounds to get a more diffused sound in the rear. As you can see, I don't have a wall on the left to mount the F/X, so I can't place them to the sides of the main seating position. I will be mounting them both to the back wall. I have a couple questions:

1) I would imagine it would be best for me to mount the rear left speaker as far outside of the couch area as I can (in other words close to the door frame). Should I plan on mounting the right rear speaker an equal distance on the other side of the couch (kind of like it is right now)? Or should I put it all the way in the corner?

2) Can I place them higher up on the wall, or should I keep them around where they are, or should I mount them lower? I think they would look better a bit higher up but I don't want it to sound like they are coming from above me (which probably answers my question).

3) The rear right speaker has a wall on the right of it to bounce sound off, while the rear left speaker does not. Should I run them both as dipole, or both as bipole, or one dipole and one bipole (and which one as which)? For this question, I know to use my ears to find which settings sound best, but some guidance would be helpful.

I appreciate any help you guys can offer!

My surrounds have the same setup as yours. A wall on the right side and open on the left.

1) You want the surrounds to be evenly spaced. If they are not, Audyssey will correct them anyway. Your listening area should be centered between the surrounds as much as possible. You do not, however, want a listening position outside of the surrounds.

2) Higher would be fine. Mine are at eye level when standing. The sound is diffused anyway. They should be above your head when seated.

3) Dipole is always best for surrounds. It diffuses the sound and fills the room. Surround is not directional like front and center are. Dipole = drivers fire out of phase to diffuse the sound. Bipole = drivers are in phase and directional.
post #21525 of 35145
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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

I heard some one from club polk say they are not so hot for rock please play some and report back biggrin.gif

Journey, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel sound AWESOME!!
post #21526 of 35145
BTW, Audyssey detected all the LSiM speakers as out of phase. As per Audyssey 101 Guide recommendation I skip that error. Everything sounds good to me.
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Since setting up my new RTiA 9's speakers the yamaha ypao set them all to large. Since I do have a 12" powered sub would it be better to set them all small to take the load off of my yamaha rx-a 2020 and let the sub do all the bass work?
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Originally Posted by gsamples View Post

Since setting up my new RTiA 9's speakers the yamaha ypao set them all to large. Since I do have a 12" powered sub would it be better to set them all small to take the load off of my yamaha rx-a 2020 and let the sub do all the bass work?

 

Not required but that is usually recommended. I normally do that when running a sub and let it do the low end work.

post #21529 of 35145
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

Holy, crap! I know my Polk Audio Monitor 70 II aren't the best speakers in the world, but man did they wake up with the Carver amp I got for free from my parents. They sound so much cleaner, and I can drive those ****** higher than I can handle now. I went all the way up to +3 dB in my receiver, and they were freaking loud and sounded clear.

Before, the tweeter would be so freaking bright and annoying with certain music. Now, I can actually hear it clearly. I didn't know this would make such a difference.

Then again, I might just be dreaming, but it sound so much better. I want more power lol!




This amp is over 30 years old and running strong!
You hear a lot of opinions about power. I say don't skimp on amp power. I'm driving my M 60's with a QSC amp @450 watts . They sound better with the QSC than any receiver. Your Polk theater looks awesome.
post #21530 of 35145
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM 706C is HUGE!!!! eek.gif







The sound is AMAZING!!! I listened to every kind of music and everything sound like new to me. These speakers worth every $$$ I paid for them.

My word brother, you went from spectacular with the RTI A's to freaking spectacular with the LSI M.. My heart hurts because I can't upgrade like you.
post #21531 of 35145
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM 706C is HUGE!!!! eek.gif







The sound is AMAZING!!! I listened to every kind of music and everything sound like new to me. These speakers worth every $$$ I paid for them.


Beautiful!!!!

I gave my wife a look at your pic and she asked me why I didnt jump on the sale and order a complement of LSiM. Stupid tuition!
post #21532 of 35145
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Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post

My 705's & 706




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Wow.. Another LSM theater.. Awesome but I'm jealous.
post #21533 of 35145
I'm happy with my new set up.
The speakers sound great so far.
At the moment watching the Incredibles in a 5.1 setup and enjoying every minute of it.
post #21534 of 35145
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Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post

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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

Very nice Gus. I saw your other thread in the receiver forum and could tell how excited you were. Adding 300 watts available power to the 70's certainly wakes 'em nicely. I recently added an xpa-2 to my 70's and now I am no longer in a hurry to upgrade them. smile.gif

It's a bit difficult to tell from your pic, but your speaker placement might use a bit of tweakingt get even better sounding. Try positioning them so the baffles are in front of the plane of your media stand. They also look like they could be too close to the front wall. I have mine about 14inches from the wall and the bass and midrange is really good this far off the wall. When I put them closer it muddied things up a bit. Also toe them in a bit, it could improve stereo imaging. I have mine toed in several degrees, from my listining position looking at the grills I cannot see the sides of them at all. The imaging is awesome, vocals are dead center and instruments appear to be where their supposed to be.

+3 on the volume is kiddie levels....I've had mine up to +8 with the emo. tongue.gif

LOL.... forget what the AVR says, that doesnt tell us anything... Lets talk SPL boys and girls..... Hows about 100 db 10 feet from the speakers (click on the pic, its actually a video) :biggrin:...

Oh and PS, the volume was at 67 out of 80. So there was some massive volume still to be had......

I wasnt able to get it to go louder because.... well I have neighbors and at 100 db my room was pretty pressurized.....
LED Bounce 1 video 990E822A-7316-4A63-A141-F2EEA7F667CF-2649-000003CD6269661C.mp4

awesome!

I'd like to add though that the volume scale on the receiver can mean something...if you have it calibrated so that 0dB is movie reference levels (85db avg with 20 dB peaks) at the main listening position and you are using a blu-ray as your source material then the reading on the volume scale certainly can give you an indication as to what sound levels you are hearing. this standard does not apply to source material not mixed at a known reference level....and granted reference can vary from movie to movie, but it is in theory the same spl the level the audio engineer mixed it at.

NIN concert blu-ray at +8 is pretty frickin awesome! Next time I gotta bust out my meter to see what actual spl levels i am getting at this level...biggrin.gif
post #21535 of 35145
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM 706C is HUGE!!!! eek.gif







The sound is AMAZING!!! I listened to every kind of music and everything sound like new to me. These speakers worth every $$$ I paid for them.




green with envy! biggrin.gif

so when is the demo party taking place?!
post #21536 of 35145
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Originally Posted by gsamples View Post

Since setting up my new RTiA 9's speakers the yamaha ypao set them all to large. Since I do have a 12" powered sub would it be better to set them all small to take the load off of my yamaha rx-a 2020 and let the sub do all the bass work?

best to set them to small with a 60-80hz crossover to relive your yahmmie from straining itself. when you get better power for those beasts you can try full range or a 40-50hz crossover.
post #21537 of 35145
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Yeah, you are limited on space, however, the minor tweaks Jason mentioned look attainable; pulling forward past the plane of the cabinet and then toe them in. You should be just as impressed with that easy maneuver as you are with the new power. Congrats btw on the amp.

I will try that out on my next days off. Right now, I've got to get ready for work frown.gif.

let us know how it works out. Im real curious about any improvements you find after tweaking your speaker positioning a bit.
post #21538 of 35145
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Originally Posted by ski2slow View Post

I'm happy with my new set up.
The speakers sound great so far.
At the moment watching the Incredibles in a 5.1 setup and enjoying every minute of it.

looking good! biggrin.gif
post #21539 of 35145
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

I heard some one from club polk say they are not so hot for rock please play some and report back biggrin.gif

Journey, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel sound AWESOME!!

seriously, did you just announce to the group that you listen to Journey?!?! turn in your man card bro...thats 10x worse then listening to Styx!


tongue.gif
post #21540 of 35145
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Originally Posted by 67jason View Post

seriously, did you just announce to the group that you listen to Journey?!?! turn in your man card bro...thats 10x worse then listening to Styx!


tongue.gif

Glad he didn't say Toto and REO Speedwagon. Heck I'm surprised he wasn't listening to Extreme - More Than Words... tongue.gif
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