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Narrowed my choices: Now need the help of the gurus

So I have narrowed down my choices of new home theater music speakers to either the Polk LSI series(707 as mains) or the Emotiva T2+ with the C2 center, E2's for side surrounds and the A1's for height speakers. I will be running a Dennon AVR 930H. They will be placed in a large room with the seating position against the rear wall. Thank you for the help/suggestions on this. I am not able to audition nthese in person which is a real bummer.
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So I have narrowed down my choices of new home theater music speakers to either the Polk LSI series(707 as mains) or the Emotiva T2+ with the C2 center, E2's for side surrounds and the A1's for height speakers. I will be running a Dennon AVR 930H. They will be placed in a large room with the seating position against the rear wall. Thank you for the help/suggestions on this. I am not able to audition nthese in person which is a real bummer.
On looks alone I'd go with the Polks as both have been deemed excellent speakers on AVS.

The Emotiva T1 measured quite well when tested by Sound & Vision and the LSiM 703 measured almost perfectly when measured by Soundstage.
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So I have narrowed down my choices of new home theater music speakers to either the Polk LSI series(707 as mains) or the Emotiva T2+ with the C2 center, E2's for side surrounds and the A1's for height speakers. I will be running a Dennon AVR 930H. They will be placed in a large room with the seating position against the rear wall. Thank you for the help/suggestions on this. I am not able to audition nthese in person which is a real bummer.
Looks wise the Polks are in a different universe with real wood veneer etc.. Performance wise only you would be able to make that choice.

The Emotiva towers are a 4 ohm load which with your AVR and no sub it's probably a no go if you want to listen at anything beyond average volume.

The Polks are rated as 8 ohm but are a little less sensitive. I think you have to go with the Polks unless your willing to change out your AVR or add an external amp if that AVR has preouts for the L/R/C.
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No doubt the Polk’s look amazing. I’m really close to grabbing these. Will 100 watts drive the Polk’s decent enough?
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Well sometimes audio decisions are tough, I do not know if we should feel bad for you or not. ... but for looks, the Polk ... now if you can not decide, then maybe flip a quarter. But you did good with narrowing it down to 2 choices
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Yeah I thought I was doing pretty good too. So many choices out there.
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No doubt the Polk’s look amazing. I’m really close to grabbing these. Will 100 watts drive the Polk’s decent enough?
Depending on how loud you want it and how far away you sit 100 watts should be ok. Its amazing how little power you normally use to power a speaker at say normal non reference level.
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On looks alone I'd go with the Polks as both have been deemed excellent speakers on AVS.

The Emotiva T1 measured quite well when tested by Sound & Vision and the LSiM 703 measured almost perfectly when measured by Soundstage.
Do you have a link to the soundstage Polk LSiM 703 measurement or review?
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Do you have a link to the soundstage Polk LSiM 703 measurement or review?
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https://www.soundstagenetwork.com/in...ents&Itemid=18
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Yeah I thought I was doing pretty good too. So many choices out there.
just a thought, drop the emo's off the list and put the ascend sierra 1's on the list .. easy to drive and pretty good fr. response...
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Great measurements but as the reviewer says treble may be a little forward. I'm sure 99% of listeners will not hear it, being such a great product.
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No doubt the Polk’s look amazing. I’m really close to grabbing these. Will 100 watts drive the Polk’s decent enough?

Yes and no. If you are able to dedicate 100-125 watts each to them, they will sound great! However, if you are using only an AVR and if you are powering a lot of other speakers (such as a 5.x.4 setup) then the available watts per channel is going to go down and these speakers really sound their best when they have a good amount of dedicated power. I would recommend a dedicated amplifier to power them. That's what I did with my LSiM 705's and the difference is really noticeable.
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I will need to see if my receiver has outputs for an additional amplifier if I go this route.
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I will need to see if my receiver has outputs for an additional amplifier if I go this route.
i think you may be getting ahead of yourself a bit: imo, no need to worry about the polks (especially the 703's) being hard to drive.. there is a *lot* of "audiophile angst" that gets folks to dive deeeeep into the rabbit hole.. the polks are 8 ohm, they may be a *bit* harder to drive than some other 8 ohm speakers but any avr will drive them to moderate/ high levels without issue ..get speakers you like *first* then worry about "amp upgrades".. this of course is all opinion , others will disagree, but i'm just trying to save you some coin...
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Thank you for that. My receiver doesn’t have the outputs anyways. And I think I’m just going to go ahead and get the Polk’s and Try them out with what I have. If I don’t like it then I will look into more power.
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Thank you for that. My receiver doesn’t have the outputs anyways. And I think I’m just going to go ahead and get the Polk’s and Try them out with what I have. If I don’t like it then I will look into more power.
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It’s reassuring to buy a pair of loudspeakers designed and built by a company as large and well-established, and with as diversified a product line, as Polk Audio’s -- but the speakers still have to deliver. With the LSiM703, Polk has rediscovered their audiophile roots. Not only does it sound very good; it’s also well built, its curved cabinet is attractive in its real-wood veneer, and it’s available at a reasonable price for all that it offers. If you’re in the market for a high-quality, full-size bookshelf loudspeaker, the Polk LSiM703 deserves your consideration.
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Thank you for that. My receiver doesn’t have the outputs anyways. And I think I’m just going to go ahead and get the Polk’s and Try them out with what I have. If I don’t like it then I will look into more power.
I think that's the right choice. For the price they're being offered at right now, you really can't go wrong.
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Thank you for that. My receiver doesn’t have the outputs anyways. And I think I’m just going to go ahead and get the Polk’s and Try them out with what I have. If I don’t like it then I will look into more power.
For the most part they stay between 4 and 7 ohms -- as stated start with what you have, then make a decision
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I've been following along with this thread and was under the impression that the OP is interested in the LSIM707's.... when did it switch to the 703's....?

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I've been following along with this thread and was under the impression that the OP is interested in the LSIM707's.... when did it switch to the 703's....?
Your right -- the OP was looking at the 707 -- another person asked about the 703 bookshelf, since he is interested in bookshelf speakers, and even I got off course -- the OP seems to want towers in his room and is looking at the 707
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No doubt the Polk’s look amazing.
I'd get the Polks for L/R but the C2 for your center...the towers are more visible/noticeable so the handsomer Polks will impress, whereas there's just one of the C2 and I'd trust it over the Polk center. (Just ignore the TMP, lol.)
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Yes I am looking at the 707 towers. They will be in a large room and not sure the bookshelves will cut it. I don’t have the opportunity to hear them so this is why I was asking for your opinions. Also I always thought the LCR should be of the same brand to timbre match.
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If you're interested in the 707's then I'd just stick with the 706c for the matching mid and tweeter..
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Yes I am looking at the 707 towers. They will be in a large room and not sure the bookshelves will cut it. I don’t have the opportunity to hear them so this is why I was asking for your opinions. Also I always thought the LCR should be of the same brand to timbre match.
timbre matching is a nice luxury .. how much you want to worry about it directly corresponds with how much you value "perfect panning " across the front stage .. i don't value it as much as others do.. i pretty much worry about 2.1 music .. but if ht is the thing that you want to concentrate on timbre matching can be valuable...

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timbre matching is a nice luxury .. how much you want to worry about it directly corresponds with how much you value "perfect panning " across the front stage .. i don't value it as much as others do.. i pretty much worry about 2.1 music .. but if ht is the thing that you want to concentrate on timbre matching can be valuable...
What you are saying here is very contradicting..

Even if you're mainly concerned with 2.1 why not get the matching cc speaker (if possible) so you can have a good match for HT....?

The OP has this luxury with the Polk Lsmi's and should be advised to take advantage of it...

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Looks wise the Polks are in a different universe with real wood veneer etc.. Performance wise only you would be able to make that choice.

The Emotiva towers are a 4 ohm load which with your AVR and no sub it's probably a no go if you want to listen at anything beyond average volume.

The Polks are rated as 8 ohm but are a little less sensitive. I think you have to go with the Polks unless your willing to change out your AVR or add an external amp if that AVR has preouts for the L/R/C.
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What you are saying here is very contradicting..

Even if you're mainly concerned with 2.1 why not get the matching cc speaker (if possible) so you can have a good match for HT....?

The OP has this luxury with the Polk Lsmi's and should be advised to take advantage of it...
it's not contradictory at all.. i value 2.1 music , i don't really care about timbre matching a center.. i *did* say having a matching front is a nice luxury.. were is the contradiction? if the op wants matching fronts , he should get matching fronts, if his main goal is 2.0/2.1 music it's not as important.. i can see people disagreeing , but as far as contradictory .. na , not even close..
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Also I always thought the LCR should be of the same brand to timbre match.
Nah, that's just a very persistent old wives' tale, pushed by salesmen and self-identified "audiophiles" trying to demonstrate their golden eardrums.

The only true "timbre matched" front stage would be 3 identical speakers vertically aligned, as in the photo below.
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Nah, that's just a very persistent old wives' tale, pushed by salesmen and self-identified "audiophiles" trying to demonstrate their golden eardrums.

The only true "timbre matched" front stage would be 3 identical speakers vertically aligned, as in the photo below.

*insert obligatory "it can't be ideal to push those speakers that far up against the back wall" post here*


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