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I havent updated my sig yet but alot has changed....thought I'd share my Polk setup with y'all.....Monitor 65's with TSX150 CC, JBL Nightlife sats (Bipoles soon, probably Fluance) and DSW Pro440 WI sub sitting on a SubDude II (major improvement if anyone has doubts)
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Polk fans!

I just signed on a house, to be built in aug/sept of this year. I am coming from an apartment, so I have not had a chance to grow any type of AV collection.

The recent 50% LSIM sale was too hard to pass up, knowing that I now have an opportunity to build out what I want in my new space.

I went with a pair of 703's and the 706c to match the driver size that the 703s have. I could not decide between that and the 704c, due to the size. I hope I made the right choice!

My house won't be move in ready until Aug/Sept - so I was going to use that time to save for anything else I need. I will be starting with a 3.0 setup, until I can save enough to add a sub.
I eventually want to continue to build up to 5.1 and potentially more in the future.

Questions on power/subs:
  • I read a few people mention - "going with the cheapest receiver that offers pre outs". Does this mean you need to pick up an amp, as well? Do you think an amp is needed for 703s and 706c if I pair it with a higher end AVR? Any specific recommendations?
  • Can I get by with just the 703s and 706c until I can afford a nice sub? I don't want to just pick anything up to complete the 3.1
  • Anything else I am missing just started out? Again, this is all new to me.

Excited to read as much as I can and learn about this hobby.
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Polk fans!

I just signed on a house, to be built in aug/sept of this year. I am coming from an apartment, so I have not had a chance to grow any type of AV collection.

The recent 50% LSIM sale was too hard to pass up, knowing that I now have an opportunity to build out what I want in my new space.

I went with a pair of 703's and the 706c to match the driver size that the 703s have. I could not decide between that and the 704c, due to the size. I hope I made the right choice!

My house won't be move in ready until Aug/Sept - so I was going to use that time to save for anything else I need. I will be starting with a 3.0 setup, until I can save enough to add a sub.
I eventually want to continue to build up to 5.1 and potentially more in the future.

Questions on power/subs:
  • I read a few people mention - "going with the cheapest receiver that offers pre outs". Does this mean you need to pick up an amp, as well? Do you think an amp is needed for 703s and 706c if I pair it with a higher end AVR? Any specific recommendations?
  • Can I get by with just the 703s and 706c until I can afford a nice sub? I don't want to just pick anything up to complete the 3.1
  • Anything else I am missing just started out? Again, this is all new to me.

Excited to read as much as I can and learn about this hobby.
I run 703 and a monitor center off a yamaha rx a2030 I haven't had much problem with power. If you just have the three channels off that unit you shouldn't have a problem. If you do it has pre outs.
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They are also SUPER PRICEY. Cheapest SET of bookies is 1200.. and that just gets you a single tweeter and midrange driver... I can get the LSiM 703's for 200 less, and during this sale I can get em for a LOT less than that lol....

The setup I'd be looking at is 4k all said and done for a 5 channel setup.... thats a bit step IMHO.... Even if I went with the cheapest bookies, best center and surrounds I'm still in at 3k..

I'd rather go with Chane speakers as those are all of 500 for their TOLT tower, and that system gets just as good of reviews just as Gus.. I'm all in at 1500 for their entire setup. The ONLY thing PSA has going for it is that the Surrounds are better IMHO than many others since they are downfiring so you can mount them at ceiling height and be ok.. They are also more sensitive (5db) than Chane, but for me with a dedicated amp that can do 200 wpc @ 8 and 375 @ 4 I dont care as much about that as your average AVR user...
They are not a single tweeter...They are a compression driven horn. Big difference!! You can put the PSA on a separate power amp too and still have the same advantage from the higher sensitivity. I have heard speakers upwards of 5-6000.00 for a pair and the PSA stuff is worth every penny. Why not just try them for free and see for yourself?
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amen to that. Speaking of internet direct subs, do you still like your dual reaction audio ? I still enjoy them a lot... And now the gamma 21 is winking at me. Hope it will stop, I have a Bryston dac to save money for already...

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I'd like to try them for sure, since there isn't a lot of reviews on them. From what I gather from the few available, they seem to be stellar for home theater for sure. Compression drivers are great for that usually... But I tend to dislike them for music... So I admit it, they have a strike against them because of that until I can hear them.. Which maybe be never since I doubt the free trail is available in Canada
I can tell you they blow away RTi speakers with music or movies. I can not say that about LSi because I was not able to a side by side comparison.

What compression driven speaker have you heard? Please do not say Klipsch because it's not the same thing. I have a 5k pair of Khorns in my shop and the 210T's dynamics and clarity is on a different level.
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I went with a pair of 703's and the 706c to match the driver size that the 703s have. I could not decide between that and the 704c, due to the size. I hope I made the right choice!

Questions on power/subs:
  • I read a few people mention - "going with the cheapest receiver that offers pre outs". Does this mean you need to pick up an amp, as well? Do you think an amp is needed for 703s and 706c if I pair it with a higher end AVR? Any specific recommendations?
  • Can I get by with just the 703s and 706c until I can afford a nice sub? I don't want to just pick anything up to complete the 3.1
Excited to read as much as I can and learn about this hobby.
You chose wisely. I also have a pair of 703s and 706c for the fronts 3. My system is mostly for HT so I chose the top bookshelf and center to save money knowing that I would be getting a $1000 sub down the road. Leave the heavy lifting to the sub! I also like that 706c is the top of the line and have perfect timber match with 703s. Big centers used to be a pain in the ass to position perfectly. Since the TVs nowadays can be wall mounted, you can always put the center where the TV would be.

Allow me to elaborate on the "going with the cheapest receiver that offers pre outs". Among the components of a sound system, speakers affect audio quality the most by far. Unlike AVRs which have newer models every year, speakers don't become obsolete and can last many years. Therefore, I prefer to spend as little as possible on the AVR. Typically, the cheapest model that offers pre-outs ( $500 ~ 800 ) would have enough power to power most speakers, and have most of main stream functions. Now, if you need extra power, the pre-outs would allow you to get amps. I always laugh when I see people spending as much on AVRs as their 5 speakers. IMO, AVR should be less than 33% of the total cost of 5.0 + AVR. My AVR is only 21% of total cost of my 5.0 and AVR!

It's usually the woofers that are power hungry. The larger they are, the more power they need to sound good. I think 703s can be driven quite well by most $500 ~ $800 AVRs.
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I have rti10s/csi5 and am contemplating this F&F deal. If I go with 703 and 706c what is the tradeoff with my current setup?

Im looking to buy fxi surrounds for my rtis but Im wondering if I should put that $300 into lsi fronts.
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I have rti10s/csi5 and am contemplating this F&F deal. If I go with 703 and 706c what is the tradeoff with my current setup?

Im looking to buy fxi surrounds for my rtis but Im wondering if I should put that $300 into lsi fronts.
The 703 and 706c is going to be less fatiguing and more laid back. RTi tend to be a little bright which is not bad, but the LSi will over all be a nice improvement. You will lose some deep bass capability but a good sub will make up for that.
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The 703 and 706c is going to be less fatiguing and more laid back. RTi tend to be a little bright which is not bad, but the LSi will over all be a nice improvement. You will lose some deep bass capability but a good sub will make up for that.
I mainly got the rti10s cause I love the tight mid bass they produce but they get pretty rumbly too.

I still have a brand new in box 10" polk sub which I didnt think was needed with just the rti10s.
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Need Help - Blown Resistors in RTI-A7's

Need some help in repairing my Polk Audio RTI-A7's. Made a boneheaded mistake and clipped my A7's. Burnt the tweeter resistors and maybe the caps that sit next to them on the crossover board. What's my best option....send crossovers to Polk, repair myself, or send elsewhere for repair?
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It's usually the woofers that are power hungry. The larger they are, the more power they need to sound good. I think 703s can be driven quite well by most $500 ~ $800 AVRs.
Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

So I assume a better sub, >$1000, will need an amp paired with an AVR in the $500-$800 range?

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Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

So I assume a better sub, >$1000, will need an amp paired with an AVR in the $500-$800 range?

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The end state and goal of every setup is to have a dedicated amp for your mains as well as a quality powered subwoofer. Speakers may produce bass, but never as well as a sub can.
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The end state and goal of every setup is to have a dedicated amp for your mains as well as a quality powered subwoofer. Speakers may produce bass, but never as well as a sub can.
Do nicer subs typically come powered or is that something you need to take in consideration when looking at AVR's or an additional amp ?

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Haha seems like all hobbies I get into end up in that same damn rabbit hole !

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Need some help in repairing my Polk Audio RTI-A7's. Made a boneheaded mistake and clipped my A7's. Burnt the tweeter resistors and maybe the caps that sit next to them on the crossover board. What's my best option....send crossovers to Polk, repair myself, or send elsewhere for repair?


As a matter of interest how does one clip a speaker ?

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Do nicer subs typically come powered or is that something you need to take in consideration when looking at AVR's or an additional amp ?

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A powered sub is the most common subs used. Just make sure the AVR has a subwoofer output (or two), which any AVR should. Let the sub handle the power itself and the receiver will handle the other speakers.
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As a matter of interest how does one clip a speaker ?
That's sort of a verbal shorthand, but basically what that means is that someone was playing the speakers too loud while being driven by an amplifier with not enough power. If you imagine the signal being sent to the speakers as a sine wave (which it would be if it were a pure tone) when the amp runs out of headroom, especially with SS gear, it just kind of shaves the tops off of the sine waves. Apparently this kind of waveform is more destructive to speaker drivers than is simply too much good clean power.

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Do nicer subs typically come powered or is that something you need to take in consideration when looking at AVR's or an additional amp ?
In general most HT use subs are powered, and most AVRs do not have a power amp for the sub channel.

I've seen some HTIBs with passive "subs" (in quotes because I'm guessing the low end FR of those is inferior to any of the speakers I have laying around) and also there are some good subs that people have homebrewed and/or probably there are a few available for sale commercially that do not use built in plate amps - IMHO an external sub amp would be a Good Thing, to avoid the vibrations of the sub operating shaking the plate amp apart, which can be a real concern at high volume levels, but for the most part self powered subs despite that drawback do seem to be a satisfactory solution overall and the most common one.
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What to do, what to do? 703s or 705s or both? 704 or 706? Cherry or Mahogany? Do nothing and wait for another sale? Life was never this difficult when I was a kid.

Is a 30'x20'x9', 5400 cubic foot room considered large?
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What to do, what to do? 703s or 705s or both? 704 or 706? Cherry or Mahogany? Do nothing and wait for another sale? Life was never this difficult when I was a kid.

Is a 30'x20'x9', 5400 cubic foot room considered large?
I just picked up a pair 703s (delivery Monday), and a 704c (hooked it up yesterday). I needed the extra push (not really) earlier in this thread and got it. It's not exactly common for a half price sale on quality speakers, so I didn't hesitate at all. I got the "Just Do It" advice and will pass that along to you. The 704c center is in a medium size room in my case, and works very nicely, but your larger room would probably benefit going with the 706c.

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I mainly got the rti10s cause I love the tight mid bass they produce but they get pretty rumbly too.

I still have a brand new in box 10" polk sub which I didnt think was needed with just the rti10s.
I have the rtia7 and 703, you won't have a mid base issue with the 703.
rythmic has a couple nice entry level subs for 600ish including shipping. That will round out the low end better then the rti10s or 703 could.
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I just picked up a pair 703s (delivery Monday), and a 704c (hooked it up yesterday). I needed the extra push (not really) earlier in this thread and got it. It's not exactly common for a half price sale on quality speakers, so I didn't hesitate at all. I got the "Just Do It" advice and will pass that along to you. The 704c center is in a medium size room in my case, and works very nicely, but your larger room would probably benefit going with the 706c.

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Did you buy directly from Polk? I was able to get a code from a friend. Just curious if they charge tax and shipping. Adorama does not seem to charge either for Michigan.
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I only want a separate amp because I would like to move to a processor, those things change every year and I don't like replacing an avr with a working amp.
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Did you buy directly from Polk? I was able to get a code from a friend. Just curious if they charge tax and shipping. Adorama does not seem to charge either for Michigan.
I originally ordered all three speakers from Crutchfield, since that was the only vendor who would not charge me tax. The center shipped, and then Crutchfield sent me an Email stating that the 703s were on backorder, and not sure when they would be available to ship. I didn't want to take a chance that they would not fulfill my order, so I cancelled the 703s from Crutchfield and ordered them directly from Polk, with the damn $50 extra in tax.

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What to do, what to do? 703s or 705s or both? 704 or 706? Cherry or Mahogany? Do nothing and wait for another sale? Life was never this difficult when I was a kid.

Is a 30'x20'x9', 5400 cubic foot room considered large?
Get the 705's and 706 center. The cherry is very nice. The 705's are nicely balanced speakers that you won't regret.
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Did you buy directly from Polk? I was able to get a code from a friend. Just curious if they charge tax and shipping. Adorama does not seem to charge either for Michigan.
At polk you will pay tax and shipping if you get a tower.(you always have to pay state tax.)

if in your room you sit around 15 or more feet from the speakers I would be looking at 703/707 with a 706 center. I would go bookies and sub because they can be integrated best into any room.
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Did you buy directly from Polk? I was able to get a code from a friend. Just curious if they charge tax and shipping. Adorama does not seem to charge either for Michigan.

Polk will probably charge sales tax. They do for me in Ohio. I had two 703's in my Polk shopping cart and at check out it was $56 tax, so I cancelled and purchased them from Adorama.


So you can check for Michigan by doing the same thing.


Also, Polk has free shipping for the 703's, but I don't know about on the floor-standers.


Adorama's site shows the 703's as in stock, however they really are not. Mine are backordered until the middle of April.
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