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Would it be crazy to buy these without listening to them? I’ve had a Klipsh 280f with 450c combo in mind but this pops up for a few hundred more.
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Would it be crazy to buy these without listening to them? I’ve had a Klipsh 280f with 450c combo in mind but this pops up for a few hundred more.
These are two very different speakers. I own the polk 707 towers for my 2 channel system. I used to have klipsch rp280 . For music the polk towers are fantastic. Imo they easily beat the klipsch 280 s in my system. For home theater it is alot closer. Klipsch are great hometheater multichannel speakers. You wont go wrong with either.

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Would it be crazy to buy these without listening to them? I’ve had a Klipsh 280f with 450c combo in mind but this pops up for a few hundred more.
Nope, not crazy at all... I bought the 707's about 5 months ago and am still amazed I got them for so cheap. I had the JBL 590
s prior and had to do some Audysee adjustments and it very close to movies (which I thought the JBL's were perfect). Music, as said above, no comparison...

Problem is now, I realize to beat these I must spend more money than my wife will EVER allow...
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How well would these do with an onkyo 820 pushing it?
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How well would these do with an onkyo 820 pushing it?
Just my opinion, I have a Monolith 7x and think this is a starting point for amplification. Anything less and I feel it would be taking away from the speaker. Just my opinion and could be wrong... Separates is the short answer.
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I checked the link in my original post, these are still going for $1k! These are a warm sounding speaker (to me, at least) very close to the sound I get from the Song Towers in the back room. If you like the sound of Klipsch speakers with the horn loaded tweeter you might not like these. They are not 'power hungry' like the prior model LSi speakers, which are a 4 ohm load. The 705/707's are an 8 ohm load and 88db efficient. Same spec as the Song Towers. I lucked out with the timbre matching with my current center.



I won't be buying the Polk 704c/706c center, my very good Selah Audio one-off center is a close enough match in timbre, and the cherry finish are almost a perfect match. And the Selah center is very very good. For $1200 it better be good! You should be able to drive them very well with any AVR that has 80-100wpc or more in two channel.



My Yamaha int. amp puts out up to 90wpc (2 channel) into 8 ohms, and has plenty of power to drive these big Polks to ear shattering volume without a problem. I've had the volume up to 11 o:clock, can't get further without ear pain. I've heard no displeasing sounds! I connected the 705's to the Yamaha A2070 last night for a couple hours of music. It does a very credible job of driving them, so unless you listen at 100db+ an AVR will be fine. Same with the 707's, same specs.


Either model should be fine with a modest AVR. I'm always for buying more speaker than electronics if you have a budget. Speakers make the bigger difference if you have budget constraints.


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Still available for $999. Use the link in my first post. If you go searching on Adorama you won't find them at this price.

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I checked the link in my original post, these are still going for $1k! These are a warm sounding speaker (to me, at least) very close to the sound I get from the Song Towers in the back room. If you like the sound of Klipsch speakers with the horn loaded tweeter you might not like these. They are not 'power hungry' like the prior model LSi speakers, which are a 4 ohm load. The 705/707's are an 8 ohm load and 88db efficient. Same spec as the Song Towers. I lucked out with the timbre matching with my current center.



I won't be buying the Polk 704c/706c center, my very good Selah Audio one-off center is a close enough match in timbre, and the cherry finish are almost a perfect match. And the Selah center is very very good. For $1200 it better be good! You should be able to drive them very well with any AVR that has 80-100wpc or more in two channel.



My Yamaha int. amp puts out up to 90wpc (2 channel) into 8 ohms, and has plenty of power to drive these big Polks to ear shattering volume without a problem. I've had the volume up to 11 o:clock, can't get further without ear pain. I've heard no displeasing sounds! I connected the 705's to the Yamaha A2070 last night for a couple hours of music. It does a very credible job of driving them, so unless you listen at 100db+ an AVR will be fine. Same with the 707's, same specs.


Either model should be fine with a modest AVR. I'm always for buying more speaker than electronics if you have a budget. Speakers make the bigger difference if you have budget constraints.


705/707 owner's manual


Still available for $999. Use the link in my first post. If you go searching on Adorama you won't find them at this price.
How bright is the cherry finish in person? Our room is mostly grey walls with white ceilings, baseboards and vaulted white painted wood ceiling wondering if it will be a good match. The Mohogany could be added separately but ends up being $200 more.
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Nope, not crazy at all... I bought the 707's about 5 months ago and am still amazed I got them for so cheap. I had the JBL 590
s prior and had to do some Audysee adjustments and it very close to movies (which I thought the JBL's were perfect). Music, as said above, no comparison...

Problem is now, I realize to beat these I must spend more money than my wife will EVER allow...
After much deliberation I pulled the trigger on the 705 with the 706c center. Wife approved! $4200 speaker package for $1500 shipped could not pass it up. I hope Cherry fits with our decor
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After much deliberation I pulled the trigger on the 705 with the 706c center. Wife approved! $4200 speaker package for $1500 shipped could not pass it up. I hope Cherry fits with our decor
Well done!! Let us know how you like them!

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The LSiM line, especially the 705 have a pretty flat and accurate response. A totally different sound than Klipsch. Also, they are great looking speakers and a good buy at the sale price.
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I also saw that you can get the 703's for $299 each. Which allows you to get both for under the price of one $799. Bet these would make nice rears in a surround sound setup. I may order these separately before they disappear.

703 Surround in Cherry
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The 702F/X surrounds are $599.99 also: https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim702.h...ce=rflaid62905

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The 702F/X surrounds are $599.99 also: https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim702.h...ce=rflaid62905
Struggling to decide which one would be better for my situation. Our living room is wider than it is long. And one of the sides opens into the kitchen. Polk suggests placing the 702's on the side walls in a 5.1 setup. So that would not work the option is the back wall 702 or floor standing 703's. What would makes more sense for a couch that is 1-2 feet off the wall?
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Your situation is the exact same as mine. I found it best to get the speakers away from the head 3/4 up on the wall. My Artison Portrait LRS speakers are a quasi-dipole arraignment and they work pretty well diffusing the sound. Then have the same but smaller unobtrusive half-moon shape as the 702f/x. The 702 would be my choice. They can be rear mounted also...see the manual. Here is the mounting guide sheet: LSiM702FX Wall Mounting Template.pdf
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I also saw that you can get the 703's for $299 each. Which allows you to get both for under the price of one $799. Bet these would make nice rears in a surround sound setup. I may order these separately before they disappear.

703 Surround in Cherry

Yes, the 703's setup as rear surrounds are amazing! You can't go wrong with any of these LSiM speakers.
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Struggling to decide which one would be better for my situation. Our living room is wider than it is long. And one of the sides opens into the kitchen. Polk suggests placing the 702's on the side walls in a 5.1 setup. So that would not work the option is the back wall 702 or floor standing 703's. What would makes more sense for a couch that is 1-2 feet off the wall?

You can wall mount the 703's, but they are a bit heavy so you have to either put the wall mount into a stud or use a good drywall anchor like wingits master anchor.
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I guess that is where I differ. No way would I want an almost 15" deep rear port speaker on the wall when my couch is 1-2 feet away. Nor would I want them close to my head. I need at least 2 ft away from the head. The 702's are only 6.75" deep and look so much better on the wall with much better WAF.




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Well done!! Let us know how you like them!

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Speakers arrived in one piece. A bit boomy with the bass out of the box. But after a few dozen hours and Audyssey calibrations they now sound fantastic. The room calibration tamed the bass and we are really enjoying them. Keep in mind this is my first high end speaker set.
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Any tips or links for finding the best adorama deals on the 705 and 704C?

I see $699 and $299, respectively, but not sure if there are any better current deals.

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Any tips or links for finding the best adorama deals on the 705 and 704C?

I see $699 and $299, respectively, but not sure if there are any better current deals.
I picked up a 704C yesterday for $230. The deal is still on. https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim704c....e=rflaid912772



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I picked up a 704C yesterday for $230. The deal is still on. https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim704c....e=rflaid912772
Awesome, thanks!

Do you possibly have a link to a better price on the 705 in midnight?

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Awesome, thanks!

Do you possibly have a link to a better price on the 705 in midnight?
No sorry I've not seen one for the 705. I picked up the 704 link from techbargains yesterday. It might be possible to call their 800 number and ask for the best deal.



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The best deal I can remember on the 705 pair and 702c from Adorama was $999.99 shipped for the trio! That's $3750 in new speakers for 73.3336% off! Those deals don't come around often so you have to always have funds ready, always check for sales, get on the mailing list, and be patient. Their current deals are better than the current 50% off Friends and Family sale at Polk direct: https://www.polkaudio.com/on-sale.

Years ago, I found a deal of $1000 on a set on midnight 703's and 706c. However, that pales in comparison to the deals Adorama has from time to time.

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