Calling all Polkies:Official Polk thread - Page 1473 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 1800Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #44161 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 09:26 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
chi_guy50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 3,650
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2241 Post(s)
Liked: 2289
Quote:
Originally Posted by shyyour View Post
You should also have a look at Unbroken, 13 Hours, In the heart of the Sea, Hackshaw Ridge, Pacific Rim (4k), Fantastic Beasts (4k) and The Great Wall (4K), they are all good Atmos demos
Yeah, that one was a favorite of mine.

I was blown away by the scene where Andy Dufresne finally breaks out of prison only to find himself under fire from the Japanese forces on Okinawa.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hackshaw.jpg
Views:	466
Size:	113.1 KB
ID:	2341988  

Living Room: Sony XBR-65Z9D; Oppo UDP-203; Nvidia Shield TV; Roku Ultra; Denon AVR-X8500H (9.1.4/13.1); Polk Audio RTiA7 (Fl/r), CSiA6 (C), RTiA5 (Sl/r & FW), OWM5 (SB), 80F/X-RT (FH, RH); SVS SB-2000 (SW)
Bedroom: Sony XBR-55HX929, DarbeeVision DVP 5000S, Amazon Fire TV 4K, Yamaha R-N402 Network Receiver, Polk Audio LSiM703
chi_guy50 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #44162 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 09:30 AM
Advanced Member
 
Titan319's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St Paul, Mn
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 482 Post(s)
Liked: 220
Best movie of all time Shawshank Redemption.

Sony Z9D / Marantz AV 7702 / Outlaw 7220 / Polk LSIM 705 / Polk LSIM 706C / Polk 702 FX / GoldenEar XXL / PS4 Pro / Oppo-203 /
Titan319 is offline  
post #44163 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Advanced Member
 
usc1995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 766
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 396 Post(s)
Liked: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Shure View Post
Thanks. I’m going to redo YPAO and check out some of those movies today.


My three favorite movies for demoing Atmos are 13 Hours, Hacksaw Ridge and Gravity. The Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition is waaaaay cheaper from Amazon Canada so if you don’t already have it you should buy it from there https://www.amazon.ca/Gravity-Specia...d+luxe+edition


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
usc1995 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #44164 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 5
My Polks consist of the Signature S60, FXi3s, and a DSW 400 sub. The only non Polks are a SVS sub and a Boston Accoustics Center channel.


My first pair of Polks were the RTA-8Ts, which I let go last year after 27 years of faithful duty.

Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
cfrizz is offline  
post #44165 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 11:53 AM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Looking for some advice with my RTiA9s. Whenever I run Audyssey calibration it says my FL speaker is out of phase. I have double check the wiring and swapped them and it still says out of phase. If I say ignore and keep going with the calibration, it will start calibration, but then starts saying that there is too much ambient noise when it tries to check the FL speaker. I have to keep retrying and it will eventually get through it. When it does, it sets the FL speaker about 5db higher that the rest of the speakers. When I do the test tones after the calibration and check with my db meter, the FL is set 5db more the the other speakers. I also did a frequency sweep, and both speakers start off at the same db level, but as the frequency gets higher, over 1000Hz, the FL speaker start to fade off. There is still sound coming out, and I would know the difference if I didn't have a meter, but the meter says the FL is 20db less that the FR at 10000Hz. The FR would was measuring 80db, but the FL was around 60db. There is still sound coming from the speaker, so I don't know what the issue is. I swapped left and right speaker wires and got the same results, so it isn't the AVR. Do I have a bad tweeter or crossover. Looking for some help troubleshooting this issue.

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44166 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 05:56 PM
Member
 
Howard Shure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Liked: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by usc1995 View Post
My three favorite movies for demoing Atmos are 13 Hours, Hacksaw Ridge and Gravity. The Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition is waaaaay cheaper from Amazon Canada so if you don’t already have it you should buy it from there https://www.amazon.ca/Gravity-Specia...d+luxe+edition


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
I have all 3 of those but I don’t have that version of Gravity so I’ll have to check Amazon Canada. Thanks!
Howard Shure is offline  
post #44167 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 08:13 PM
Senior Member
 
slimDub13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Okc.
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked: 46
@siuengr
Interesting i have about the same issue.
Calibrated using MCACC (Pioneer SC1522) and ALL of the speakers (LSiM 705s, 706c and 703s) were identified as being Reverse Phase .
I just proceeded with the calibration.
The only change was moving from RTiAs to LSiMs. Everything else has stayed the same including the speaker cables.
May have to call Polk to see if i can get any input.

Marantz MM8077,AV7703 |Polk LSiM 705s;706c,703s | Rythmik LV12r x2 | Oppo UDP-203
slimDub13 is online now  
post #44168 of 45258 Old 01-07-2018, 08:31 PM
Advanced Member
 
Cla55clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Arvada, Colorado (Denver area)
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 381 Post(s)
Liked: 116
My LSiM 704c was reported by YPAO as being out of phase. Checked wiring and everything was correct. None of my other speakers (all non-Polk) reported that.
Cla55clown is offline  
post #44169 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 01:40 AM
Advanced Member
 
Methodical_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian_Barros View Post
What reciever are you using? I had 4 different Yamaha recievers and I always felt the dialogue was muddled. I upgraded speakers to the signature series after having the t15s and cs100 and yes it was a huge upgrade but still not clear like I expected. I switched to a Sony reciever and a night and day difference

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
Sorry for the late response.

I have the Denon 4300 (see signature for setup) and I've increased center channel dialogue for both sets of center channel speakers I've used to suit my taste. I go back and forth with the "medium" audio compression setting, mainly at night to not disturb the Wifey, but when I am home by myself, I turn off the audio compression setting, so I get the original audio, so if this is something you may do, then a better center channel may be the answer. Prior to getting the the LSi center channel, I used the CSi5 center channel and as CousinMose stated it could fill a room with no problem, so I assume the newer version of that speaker should be at least the same if not better. The CSi5 speaker allowed you to set the speaker flat or flip it and have it angle up at you, which is how I had mine because it sat below the TV (bottom level of the tv stand in the avatar photo) when I had my TV on a stand. The A6 has the same construction as the CSi5. I've placed the TV on the wall and moved the new center channel to the top level of the stand where the TV sat and now it's pretty much at ear level when seated (see avatar photo).

Also, I'd make some of the adjustments the Chi-guy stated in his post to see if there's any improvements, the main thing being to make sure the center channel is pointing at you and not your feet, legs or midsection. However, as they say with muscle cars, there's no replacement for displacement (i.e. there's no replacement for a better center channel), so I'd consider a better center channel if those tweaks don't satisfy you.

Personally, I want the best center channel I could afford and let those tweaks be the icing on the cake, knowing the center channel could handle the dialogue without requiring any tweaks. But, I've even read where some folks like a phantom center channel - not for me, except when playing 2ch music.

Do you have photos of your setup? It may be easier to spot some improvements if we can see what you're working with.

HT Configuration: 7.3.4 l Panasonic Plasma (65") l Denon X4300H l Polk LSiM 707s, 706c, FXi-30 l Infinity ERS-610 l SVS PB-2000 Subs (2x) l Monolith 7 l Behringer A500 (2x) l Oppo UDP-203 l MH mmf-9.3 l Cassette Deck.
"Never be afraid to try something new, remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"

Last edited by Methodical_1; 01-08-2018 at 01:44 AM.
Methodical_1 is offline  
post #44170 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 06:18 AM
Advanced Member
 
B T C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lansing, MI via Kentucky, Georgia & Tennessee
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 669 Post(s)
Liked: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
Looking for some advice with my RTiA9s. Whenever I run Audyssey calibration it says my FL speaker is out of phase. I have double check the wiring and swapped them and it still says out of phase. If I say ignore and keep going with the calibration, it will start calibration, but then starts saying that there is too much ambient noise when it tries to check the FL speaker. I have to keep retrying and it will eventually get through it. When it does, it sets the FL speaker about 5db higher that the rest of the speakers. When I do the test tones after the calibration and check with my db meter, the FL is set 5db more the the other speakers. I also did a frequency sweep, and both speakers start off at the same db level, but as the frequency gets higher, over 1000Hz, the FL speaker start to fade off. There is still sound coming out, and I would know the difference if I didn't have a meter, but the meter says the FL is 20db less that the FR at 10000Hz. The FR would was measuring 80db, but the FL was around 60db. There is still sound coming from the speaker, so I don't know what the issue is. I swapped left and right speaker wires and got the same results, so it isn't the AVR. Do I have a bad tweeter or crossover. Looking for some help troubleshooting this issue.
Quote:
Originally Posted by slimDub13 View Post
@siuengr
Interesting i have about the same issue.
Calibrated using MCACC (Pioneer SC1522) and ALL of the speakers (LSiM 705s, 706c and 703s) were identified as being Reverse Phase .
I just proceeded with the calibration.
The only change was moving from RTiAs to LSiMs. Everything else has stayed the same including the speaker cables.
May have to call Polk to see if i can get any input.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post
My LSiM 704c was reported by YPAO as being out of phase. Checked wiring and everything was correct. None of my other speakers (all non-Polk) reported that.
I want to say I've seen this come up several times with Polk speakers. I assume you are supposed to ignore as long as the speakers are wired correctly.

I'm sure there is probably more info out there, but a quick search turned up the following, as well as this.

I have four 703s and a 706c center, but I've yet to run any room calibration.

Last edited by B T C; 01-08-2018 at 06:24 AM.
B T C is offline  
post #44171 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 06:59 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
enricoclaudio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 5,756
Mentioned: 274 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3818 Post(s)
Liked: 4689
Quote:
Originally Posted by slimDub13 View Post
@siuengr
Interesting i have about the same issue.
Calibrated using MCACC (Pioneer SC1522) and ALL of the speakers (LSiM 705s, 706c and 703s) were identified as being Reverse Phase .
I just proceeded with the calibration.
The only change was moving from RTiAs to LSiMs. Everything else has stayed the same including the speaker cables.
May have to call Polk to see if i can get any input.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post
My LSiM 704c was reported by YPAO as being out of phase. Checked wiring and everything was correct. None of my other speakers (all non-Polk) reported that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by B T C View Post
I want to say I've seen this come up several times with Polk speakers. I assume you are supposed to ignore as long as the speakers are wired correctly.

I'm sure there is probably more info out there, but a quick search turned up the following, as well as this.

I have four 703s and a 706c center, but I've yet to run any room calibration.
This is a normal behavior of the LSiM series. I had 705s, 706 C and 703s, all of them used to report reversed phase during calibration. I remember calling Polk Audio back in those days (4 years ago) and they said to me that the 3.25" Mid/Woofer on the LSiM series has the polarity inverted on purpose and that's why calibration software use to report inverted phase. Just visually check your speaker wires to make sure that polarity is correct.

Enrico Castagnetti @ Rythmik Audio - Dialing In Rythmik Audio Subwoofers - REW for macOS
Media Room: Sierra Towers w/RAAL, Horizon w/RAAL, Sierra 2s & Lunas | Rythmik F12SE(x2) + FV25HP | Denon X6500H | Panny 820 + ATV 4K | Bluesound Node 2 | Sony 77A9G OLED |
Desktop: Dynaudio BM5 mkIII | Rythmik L22 | Apogee Quartet | 27" iMac| Bedroom: B&W 685 S2 | Rythmik LVX12 | Marantz SR6013 | Sony X700 + ATV 4K | Sony XBR-65Z9D |
enricoclaudio is offline  
post #44172 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by B T C View Post
I want to say I've seen this come up several times with Polk speakers. I assume you are supposed to ignore as long as the speakers are wired correctly.

I'm sure there is probably more info out there, but a quick search turned up the following, as well as this.

I have four 703s and a 706c center, but I've yet to run any room calibration.
Quote:
Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post
This is a normal behavior of the LSiM series. I had 705s, 706 C and 703s, all of them used to report reversed phase during calibration. I remember calling Polk Audio back in those days (4 years ago) and they said to me that the 3.25" Mid/Woofer on the LSiM series has the polarity inverted on purpose and that's why calibration software use to report inverted phase. Just visually check your speaker wires to make sure that polarity is correct.
I get the phase thing, and I think I have read that before. My bigger concern is that it can't correctly calibrate the left speaker, setting it 5db hot and the upper frequencies being around 20db less that the right speaker. Is there any way to troubleshoot that?

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44173 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 08:11 AM
EdQ
Senior Member
 
EdQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 317
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 68
I would use a 1.5 volt battery and check the phase. I know on my RTi12's the woofers moves inward. Not outward as expected.

Sent from my Note 8 using Tapatalk

Samsung 75" UHDTV | Marantz 7010 - Heights | Emotiva XPA-7 Gen3 | (2) AIRCOM T8 | HTPC with Blu-Ray
Front - Polk RTi12 | Center - Polk CSi5 | Surrounds - Polk RTi6 | Atmos - Polk S15 | Klipsch R-115SW | 7.2.4
EdQ is offline  
post #44174 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 08:20 AM
Senior Member
 
slimDub13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Okc.
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post
This is a normal behavior of the LSiM series. I had 705s, 706 C and 703s, all of them used to report reversed phase during calibration. I remember calling Polk Audio back in those days (4 years ago) and they said to me that the 3.25" Mid/Woofer on the LSiM series has the polarity inverted on purpose and that's why calibration software use to report inverted phase. Just visually check your speaker wires to make sure that polarity is correct.
Thanks for confirming my suspicion!!
I just rechecked the connections and once satisfied the connections were fine i proceeded on with the calibration.

Loving them LSiMs so far
slimDub13 is online now  
post #44175 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 08:25 AM
Senior Member
 
slimDub13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Okc.
Posts: 307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Liked: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by B T C View Post
I want to say I've seen this come up several times with Polk speakers. I assume you are supposed to ignore as long as the speakers are wired correctly.

I'm sure there is probably more info out there, but a quick search turned up the following, as well as this.

I have four 703s and a 706c center, but I've yet to run any room calibration.
Thanks for providing those links!

Believe it or not i actually posted in that Polk link about the same issue when i had a pair of LSiMs 703 briefly ( and then sold ) and had completely forgotten about it!!
slimDub13 is online now  
post #44176 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 10:31 AM
Advanced Member
 
adam2434's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 330 Post(s)
Liked: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
I get the phase thing, and I think I have read that before. My bigger concern is that it can't correctly calibrate the left speaker, setting it 5db hot and the upper frequencies being around 20db less that the right speaker. Is there any way to troubleshoot that?
Wow, 20dB less in the high frequencies!

Seems like your tweeter is not working.

If you play some music, can you hear anything coming from the tweeter with your ear close to it?
adam2434 is online now  
post #44177 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam2434 View Post
Wow, 20dB less in the high frequencies!

Seems like your tweeter is not working.

If you play some music, can you hear anything coming from the tweeter with your ear close to it?
The best test I have done so far is a frequency sweep start at 100Hz. At the point both left and right are outputting around 80db. As the frequency increases the left speaker starts to roll off. Around 1500hz the left speaker is 5db less, 10db less at 2000hz, and 20db less around 3000hz, and stays about about 20db less through the rest of the sweep. I can can still hear sound out of the left speaker, but the meter is giving me that reading. Swapping the channels on the amp, the issue stays with the left speaker. It sounds like a speaker issue. Is it the tweeter or crossover?

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44178 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 10:57 AM
Advanced Member
 
adam2434's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 330 Post(s)
Liked: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
The best test I have done so far is a frequency sweep start at 100Hz. At the point both left and right are outputting around 80db. As the frequency increases the left speaker starts to roll off. Around 1500hz the left speaker is 5db less, 10db less at 2000hz, and 20db less around 3000hz, and stays about about 20db less through the rest of the sweep. I can can still hear sound out of the left speaker, but the meter is giving me that reading. Swapping the channels on the amp, the issue stays with the left speaker. It sounds like a speaker issue. Is it the tweeter or crossover?
I would start by determining if the tweeter has any output at all. Play some music. Block the midrange with a book and put your ear to the tweeter, ideally with the other working speaker not playing.
adam2434 is online now  
post #44179 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam2434 View Post
I would start by determining if the tweeter has any output at all. Play some music. Block the midrange with a book and put your ear to the tweeter, ideally with the other working speaker not playing.
The tweeter definitely has output. I can hear it during the sweep and other tests. I think I will pull the crossover out tonight and see it I can see anything charred.

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44180 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam2434 View Post
I would start by determining if the tweeter has any output at all. Play some music. Block the midrange with a book and put your ear to the tweeter, ideally with the other working speaker not playing.
So, I was wrong. I check again, and there is nothing coming from the tweeter. I guess what I was hearing was coming from the top speaker. I played a few samples and I could hear the right tweeter clear as day, but nothing from the left tweeter. Does that mean it is the tweeter and not the crossover?

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44181 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:11 PM
Advanced Member
 
Methodical_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
So, I was wrong. I check again, and there is nothing coming from the tweeter. I guess what I was hearing was coming from the top speaker. I played a few samples and I could hear the right tweeter clear as day, but nothing from the left tweeter. Does that mean it is the tweeter and not the crossover?
Just call Polk and tell them what's going on. They can help you with the diagnostics, however, if you are up to it swap the non working tweeter with the good speaker and that will let you know if it's the tweeter, the crossover or both. The speakers have a 5 year warranty and if still under warranty, they will just send out replacement parts, no questions asked. I'd make sure they send replacement for both speakers.

HT Configuration: 7.3.4 l Panasonic Plasma (65") l Denon X4300H l Polk LSiM 707s, 706c, FXi-30 l Infinity ERS-610 l SVS PB-2000 Subs (2x) l Monolith 7 l Behringer A500 (2x) l Oppo UDP-203 l MH mmf-9.3 l Cassette Deck.
"Never be afraid to try something new, remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"

Last edited by Methodical_1; 01-08-2018 at 03:30 PM.
Methodical_1 is offline  
post #44182 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:19 PM
Advanced Member
 
Methodical_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Shure View Post
Finally got the speakers and a friend to help me put them up. I'm officially running 5.1.4 and while it sounds good, I think maybe I had unrealistic expectations of how much difference they would make. Based on a lot of posts I've read, albeit most were using in ceiling/on ceiling speakers, I was expecting a night and day difference. I realize that my setup is not a standard atmos setup since I couldn't get speakers in or on the ceiling, but I thought it would sound better. Dolby Atmos demos, I think its called Amaze and the other is the folding triangle blocks, sound really good but I'm not noticing much of a difference in movies...
The sound is supposed to be subtle, but try turning up the volume on the height speakers to see if that makes it better.

HT Configuration: 7.3.4 l Panasonic Plasma (65") l Denon X4300H l Polk LSiM 707s, 706c, FXi-30 l Infinity ERS-610 l SVS PB-2000 Subs (2x) l Monolith 7 l Behringer A500 (2x) l Oppo UDP-203 l MH mmf-9.3 l Cassette Deck.
"Never be afraid to try something new, remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"

Last edited by Methodical_1; 01-08-2018 at 03:22 PM.
Methodical_1 is offline  
post #44183 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:25 PM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methodical_1 View Post
The sound is supposed to be subtle, but try turning up the volume on the height speakers to see if that makes it better.
I think I have it figure out. I just swapped tweeters between the two speakers, and the low db followed the bad tweeter. When I put the right tweeter in the left speaker, it was fine. I will call Polk tomorrow for a replacement. Thanks everyone for the help.

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44184 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:27 PM
Advanced Member
 
adam2434's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 627
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 330 Post(s)
Liked: 160
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
So, I was wrong. I check again, and there is nothing coming from the tweeter. I guess what I was hearing was coming from the top speaker. I played a few samples and I could hear the right tweeter clear as day, but nothing from the left tweeter. Does that mean it is the tweeter and not the crossover?
Could be either, or a bad connection to the tweeter.

Was the issue present from day one?

Call Polk customer service, which is very good BTW.

Edit: looks like you figured it out - bad tweeter. It happens. Polk will take care of it, based on my experience.

Last edited by adam2434; 01-08-2018 at 03:37 PM.
adam2434 is online now  
post #44185 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:35 PM
Advanced Member
 
Methodical_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cla55clown View Post
Thank you so much. Someone named Tim from customer service responded to me and apologized. He also offered a discount if I would keep them but I replied no, I wanted 2 new units. I'm sure he'll make it right but if I have issues I'll reach out to Helen.

Just checking to see how things worked out for you with those speakers.

HT Configuration: 7.3.4 l Panasonic Plasma (65") l Denon X4300H l Polk LSiM 707s, 706c, FXi-30 l Infinity ERS-610 l SVS PB-2000 Subs (2x) l Monolith 7 l Behringer A500 (2x) l Oppo UDP-203 l MH mmf-9.3 l Cassette Deck.
"Never be afraid to try something new, remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"
Methodical_1 is offline  
post #44186 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:38 PM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by adam2434 View Post
Could be either, or a bad connection to the tweeter.

Was the issue present from day one?

Call Polk customer service, which is very good BTW.
NI don't think it is a bad connection. I swapped tweeters. The right worked in the left speaker, but the left one did not work in the right speaker.

I don't think it was present from day one. I didn't have any problem when I first set them up. It has just been during the last few calibrations that this issue has popped up.

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44187 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:44 PM
Advanced Member
 
Methodical_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 857
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 466 Post(s)
Liked: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by siuengr View Post
I think I have it figure out. I just swapped tweeters between the two speakers, and the low db followed the bad tweeter. When I put the right tweeter in the left speaker, it was fine. I will call Polk tomorrow for a replacement. Thanks everyone for the help.
I believe you quoted the wrong post. That comment was to another poster about his Atmos speakers.

HT Configuration: 7.3.4 l Panasonic Plasma (65") l Denon X4300H l Polk LSiM 707s, 706c, FXi-30 l Infinity ERS-610 l SVS PB-2000 Subs (2x) l Monolith 7 l Behringer A500 (2x) l Oppo UDP-203 l MH mmf-9.3 l Cassette Deck.
"Never be afraid to try something new, remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic"
Methodical_1 is offline  
post #44188 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 03:48 PM
Advanced Member
 
siuengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 513
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 241 Post(s)
Liked: 264
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methodical_1 View Post
I believe you quoted the wrong post. That comment was to another poster about his Atmos speakers.
Yes I did.

My Theater Build: The Underground Apolkalypse Theater
Marantz SR7010, Monolith 7 Amplifier, Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon Esprit SB
Epson 5040ub, Oppo UHD-203 Player, Xbox One, nVidia Shield
Atmos 7.3.4 - Polk 2x RTiA9, CSiA6, 2x FXiA6, 2x RTIA3, 4x 70-RT
PowerSoundAudio XS30, Sunfire 2x - HRS-12 12" Subwoofers
siuengr is offline  
post #44189 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 05:23 PM
Advanced Member
 
Cla55clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Arvada, Colorado (Denver area)
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 381 Post(s)
Liked: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Methodical_1 View Post
Just checking to see how things worked out for you with those speakers.
New 705s (pair) on the way. Fingers crossed that they are in pristine condition!
Methodical_1 likes this.
Cla55clown is offline  
post #44190 of 45258 Old 01-08-2018, 07:40 PM
Member
 
oregon smoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: PDX, OR
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked: 12
Polk Warranty and Crutchfield

During the Christmas weekend i noticed one of my S55 speakers didnt sound right. I got up close to it, the audio sounded muted. Checked the other speaker which sounded great. Had the wife verify what i was hearing. So the following day i went through everything to verify that it was in fact the speaker. Swapped speaker cables, checked connections on the AVR, etc etc. It was the speaker.
I tried calling Polk after the New Year weekend but was met with a 2.25 hour hold time on the phone.
I called Crutchfield, which is where i bought the speakers from. They had a new speaker on its way to me quickly. I spent all of 10 minutes on the phone with a technician. Super friendly, super awesome service, and great warranty.
The new speaker arrived today. Got it into place, wired it up, then the moment of truth. Sounds great again!
oregon smoker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Speakers

Tags
Polk Audio , Polk Audio Csi5 High Performance Center Channel Speaker , polk audio lsim , Polk Audio Monitor 30 Bookshelf Speakers Cherry , Polk Audio Monitor Series Cs1 Center Channel Speaker Single Cherry , Polk Audio Monitor70 Series Ii Floorstanding Loudspeaker , Polk Audio R50 Floorstanding Speakers Each , Polk Audio Rti4 High Performance Bookshelf On Wall Speakers , Polk Audio Rti6 High Performance Bookshelf Speakers Pair Black , Polk Audio Rti8 High Output Floorstanding Loudspeaker Single Black , Polk Audio Surroundbar 4000 Iht Virtual Surround Speaker Bar With Wireless Su , Polk Audio Three Way Vanishing Rt Series In Ceiling Speaker 70 Rt , Polk Psw108 10 100w Psw Series Powered Subwoofer

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off