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Hi all, hoping you can give me some advice. Had to factory reset my Onkyo TX-NR656 yesterday and wasn't able to write down my settings before due to the issue (new firmware screwed up HDMI out, couldn't see anything). So I need to setup my speakers again. Wanted some thoughts.

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Reading I should set all speakers to small and 80hz and my LFE to 120. Sound right? Any other suggestions?

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Hi all, hoping you can give me some advice. Had to factory reset my Onkyo TX-NR656 yesterday and wasn't able to write down my settings before due to the issue (new firmware screwed up HDMI out, couldn't see anything). So I need to setup my speakers again. Wanted some thoughts.

Front L/R - Monitor 60
Center - CS1
Rears - Monitor 40
2 Subs - BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt

Reading I should set all speakers to small and 80hz and my LFE to 120. Sound right? Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

Yes, those should be the correct default settings that you will want to use after running room calibration. You can always tinker with them afterwards once you've had a chance to acclimate yourself to the sound; for example, you might find you will want to raise the level of the subwoofers and/or the center channel a few dB's in the AVR to boost bass or dialog.
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How much better is the LSIM 707 over the RTI A9 ?

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How much better is the LSIM 707 over the RTI A9 ?

The answer depends on a number of subjective and usage factors. They are both terrific, big-bodied, full-range floor-standing speakers that will require a good deal of space (and hefty amplifier power to drive them properly at high volume). The LSiM series has a higher-grade cabinetry and is generally preferred for critical music listening due to its components and design. The RTiA series is also very well made and aesthetically pleasing, just not in the same class as the LSiM; it is generally preferred for home theater applications, although opinions will vary on this score.

FWIW, I have the LSiM703's, which I use for listening to stereo music. For everything else, I prefer my RTiA7/5's.

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The answer depends on a number of subjective and usage factors. They are both terrific, big-bodied, full-range floor-standing speakers that will require a good deal of space (and hefty amplifier power to drive them properly at high volume). The LSiM series has a higher-grade cabinetry and is generally preferred for critical music listening due to its components and design. The RTiA series is also very well made and aesthetically pleasing, just not in the same class as the LSiM; it is generally preferred for home theater applications, although opinions will vary on this score.

FWIW, I have the LSiM703's, which I use for listening to stereo music. For everything else, I prefer my RTiA7/5's.
I plan to listen to hifi music mainly in a 15 x 20 foot room. Maybe I should consider the 705 or 703s ?
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I plan to listen to hifi music mainly in a 15 x 20 foot room. Maybe I should consider the 705 or 703s ?

Whichever way you decide to go, look for some great prices on the LSiM series from time to time at Adorama.com (see below).

And don't forget to add a decent powered subwoofer to the equation.


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If you're looking for a Christmas present for yourself, the Polk LSiM705's in cherry finish are still on sale! Can't believe these don't get more press. Lovely sounding, and as good in the cosmetics as my cherry finish Salk Song Towers. FWIW the 705s are on-par with the Song Towers in all frequencies except low bass, and the Polks are BETTER than the Salk's in the low bass. I can't recall the time I've heard a full range tower that plays such defining low bass, and no sub I've ever owned can play with such definition. I love em!
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A couple questions for LSiM705 owners:

1) Would you describe them as warm or laid back in the upper frequencies? And how would you compare their tonal balance to other specific models you've owned?

I've read several descriptions of the LSiM series as being warm and laid back. I've owned a few speakers that I would describe that way (Energy RC-70 and Elac Debut), and they were not my cup of tea, and I found them to be a bit boring.

2) How do they hold up when the volume is pushed, say to the mid-upper 90's dB at the listening position? Do they audibly compress or distort? I don't always listen at that volume, but do occasionally.

Polk LS90's are the L/R in our basement 5.1 system, so this is my frame of reference. I'm considering the 705's for this system, as well as the 704C. The LS90's have served me well over the years, but I've had an itch to explore new L/R/C speakers in the 5.1 system. I'd be looking for more refined and resolving speakers, but ones that can still also "rock out" with ample drive and energy with music and concert discs.

Also for reference, we have Klipsch RF-7 III's in a separate 2.0 system upstairs. I've been temped to move these down to the 5.1 system, but the matching center would be too large for the space, unless I move a bunch of equipment.

Thanks in advance for any input.


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A couple questions for LSiM705 owners:



1) Would you describe them as warm or laid back in the upper frequencies? And how would you compare their tonal balance to other specific models you've owned?



I've read several descriptions of the LSiM series as being warm and laid back. I've owned a few speakers that I would describe that way (Energy RC-70 and Elac Debut), and they were not my cup of tea, and I found them to be a bit boring.



2) How do they hold up when the volume is pushed, say to the mid-upper 90's dB at the listening position? Do they audibly compress or distort? I don't always listen at that volume, but do occasionally.



Polk LS90's are the L/R in our basement 5.1 system, so this is my frame of reference. I'm considering the 705's for this system, as well as the 704C. The LS90's have served me well over the years, but I've had an itch to explore new L/R/C speakers in the 5.1 system. I'd be looking for more refined and resolving speakers, but ones that can still also "rock out" with ample drive and energy with music and concert discs.



Also for reference, we have Klipsch RF-7 III's in a separate 2.0 system upstairs. I've been temped to move these down to the 5.1 system, but the matching center would be too large for the space, unless I move a bunch of equipment.



Thanks in advance for any input.





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As you can see in my signature, I am using LSiM 705s for front L and R, and a 703 in the center, with all tweeters at ear level. I have found these speakers to be very neutral. I drive the 3 fronts with amp channels that are capable of 800 watts each and for movies I can really push them. I have never heard any sign of distortion or distress, and REW would agree with all of the above. I have measured 105 dB at my listening position during gunshots, etc. in movies like Wind River that has lots of very loud passages. While the subs (1 sub then) are carrying the low bass, no doubt the fronts are also contributing significantly to the "crack" of a rifle.

I have the midnight mahogany and think they are gorgeous. I am sure the cherry look good as well.

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A couple questions for LSiM705 owners:

1) Would you describe them as warm or laid back in the upper frequencies? And how would you compare their tonal balance to other specific models you've owned?

I've read several descriptions of the LSiM series as being warm and laid back. I've owned a few speakers that I would describe that way (Energy RC-70 and Elac Debut), and they were not my cup of tea, and I found them to be a bit boring.

2) How do they hold up when the volume is pushed, say to the mid-upper 90's dB at the listening position? Do they audibly compress or distort? I don't always listen at that volume, but do occasionally.

Polk LS90's are the L/R in our basement 5.1 system, so this is my frame of reference. I'm considering the 705's for this system, as well as the 704C. The LS90's have served me well over the years, but I've had an itch to explore new L/R/C speakers in the 5.1 system. I'd be looking for more refined and resolving speakers, but ones that can still also "rock out" with ample drive and energy with music and concert discs.

Also for reference, we have Klipsch RF-7 III's in a separate 2.0 system upstairs. I've been temped to move these down to the 5.1 system, but the matching center would be too large for the space, unless I move a bunch of equipment.

Thanks in advance for any input.


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Haha, easier said than done...literally. These things are huge and heavy. Seriously though, we use the 2.0 system upstairs as much (probably more) than the 5.1 system downstairs, so I would need to then move the Polk LS90's upstairs to the 2.0 system, or get something else. I've very happy with the RF-7 III in 2.0 in that system, and I feel the LS90's would be a downgrade in some aspects in 2.0.

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As you can see in my signature, I am using LSiM 705s for front L and R, and a 703 in the center, with all tweeters at ear level. I have found these speakers to be very neutral. I drive the 3 fronts with amp channels that are capable of 800 watts each and for movies I can really push them. I have never heard any sign of distortion or distress, and REW would agree with all of the above. I have measured 105 dB at my listening position during gunshots, etc. in movies like Wind River that has lots of very loud passages. While the subs (1 sub then) are carrying the low bass, no doubt the fronts are also contributing significantly to the "crack" of a rifle.

I have the midnight mahogany and think they are gorgeous. I am sure the cherry look good as well.
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How are the Klipsch rf7 iii??
My and others' impressions here:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...rs-review.html

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Haha, easier said than done...literally. These things are huge and heavy. Seriously though, we use the 2.0 system upstairs as much (probably more) than the 5.1 system downstairs, so I would need to then move the Polk LS90's upstairs to the 2.0 system, or get something else. I've very happy with the RF-7 III in 2.0 in that system, and I feel the LS90's would be a downgrade in some aspects in 2.0.







Thanks for the input, good to know.







My and others' impressions here:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...rs-review.html



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Hello everyone. New to the forum. Had my HT system for about two years now. The system includes:
2x Polk Audio Signature S60 fronts
1x Polk Audio lsim706 center
2x Polk Audio Signature s15 rear
1x SVS PB2000 sub
1x Denon Avr x3300 receiver
1x Emotiva XPA5 gen2 amplifier
1x Sony UBP x800 4k bluray player
1x TEAC cd player
1x self built HTPC
1x AC finity avr cooler

In general I am happy however I feel that the s60's are not enough any more.
Looking into upgrading the towers to lsim707.
How do they compare?
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Hello everyone. New to the forum. Had my HT system for about two years now. The system includes:
2x Polk Audio Signature S60 fronts
1x Polk Audio lsim706 center
2x Polk Audio Signature s15 rear
1x SVS PB2000 sub
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1x TEAC cd player
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1x AC finity avr cooler

In general I am happy however I feel that the s60's are not enough any more.
Looking into upgrading the towers to lsim707.
How do they compare?
Get the Lsim 705 it is the most balanced speaker in the line. Plus when you upgrade you will have a seamless front sound sound stage that you don't have now due to mismatched speakers.

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Anyone know anything about Polk's new speaker line replacing the LSiM series...?
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^^^
Not to my knowledge.
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Hello everyone. New to the forum. Had my HT system for about two years now. The system includes:
2x Polk Audio Signature S60 fronts
1x Polk Audio lsim706 center
2x Polk Audio Signature s15 rear
1x SVS PB2000 sub
1x Denon Avr x3300 receiver
1x Emotiva XPA5 gen2 amplifier
1x Sony UBP x800 4k bluray player
1x TEAC cd player
1x self built HTPC
1x AC finity avr cooler

In general I am happy however I feel that the s60's are not enough any more.
Looking into upgrading the towers to lsim707.
How do they compare?
Here is a review by someone who owns both the 705 and 707

https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussi...-review#latest
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Not to my knowledge.
That would be welcome news.

Oh it's coming...

A few people on the Net have stated that they have seen the new series and liked it - but won't say anything more about it because they have signed confidentiality agreements.

Polk is selling off the remaining stock, and parts, for the LSiM series and a few people have noticed that the latest LSiMs are coming with cheaper parts than the original ones as Polk is getting rid of everything LSiM.
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Get the Lsim 705 it is the most balanced speaker in the line. Plus when you upgrade you will have a seamless front sound sound stage that you don't have now due to mismatched speakers.
Or just the 703 they are some strong bookshelfs if you have a sub.
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I was thinking about getting the Polk Blackstone TL3 for height speakers or purchasing four of them and using them for Atmos. My question is my amplifier puts out 230 watts rms into 8 ohms and the TL3 says 10 to 125 watts would i be in danger of blowing this speaker when approaching near reference? I am in a big room and of course i would cross them over at about 120hz. Would this be a waste of time because of the capability of my other speakers?

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I am using four TL3s for Atmos and they work great with the LSiMs I have for the bed layer. The Crown amps that I use to drive them put out 225 watts if fully driven. No problem.

As to the crossover, that will depend on now much bass reinforcement you get from placement, but I would let your RC decide on that based on the measurements it performs. I thought I knew better, and set it at 100 Hz, but critical listening tests told me that the Anthem ARC chosen crossover of 140 Hz (IIRC) was better. With 2 subs there is no problem with localization of the Atmos bass to the subs. I never had a problem earlier with a single sub.

For now I am very happy with the TL3s for Atmos. The whole system sounds great and having height or Atoms speakers certainly adds to the feeling of immersive sound. If Polk comes out with a somewhat larger version of the TL3 with the same tweeters as the LSiM and with a larger woofer, I am likely to upgrade, but for now, the TL3s work just fine. They are cute little speakers, and amazingly heavy and solid feeling for their size.
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We had a Polk 3.0 setup for a very long time. It consisted of the Tsi400 towers and the CS10 center. We (my wife and I) loved how the cherry finish looked and always thought they sounded great for our needs; TV, movies, and music in our fairly small living room, never playing at very loud levels. Having read all the hype about the Polk Signature line, we decided to sell the Tsi set and buy the Signature series.. We now have the S30 center and a pair of S50 towers in black. Well, we're kinda less than thrilled. They are connected to a late-model Denon receiver and Audyssey has been run on them.



While the S30 center sounds somewhat better than the old CS10, the S50 towers don't sound like an improvement and, perhaps, sound a bit worse than our Tsi400s did. And the black finish, while loved by many, leaves us flat. I know all of this is subjective but we're seriously thinking about going back to the Tsi. Would I be thrown out of the Hallowed Halls of Home Theater for making such a move? Does anyone else think that the Signature line has been overhyped? Or is it just our preference? Anyone still enjoying their Tsi speakers? Anxious to hear any opinions. And yes, I guess we're looking for some validation for our thinking!
I think you need to give them some time to break in. I had the cs10 and never liked it. The s30 to my ears is so nice in comparison. I think the tweeters are a tad high at first. But they balance out nicely. My s50s were a little too small for the room I had them in but now they are perfect for the bonus room.

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Hello all. Couple quick questions. I currently have an Onkyo TX-NR676. Specs on it:

100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
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Im currently running a pair of Monitor 60s for my mains and a CS2 for the center. My rears are a pair of old Polk R15s. There is nothing wrong with the rears but I was looking at the Monitor 40s. Just looking for advice here. Is it worth it? Will I hear the difference between the R15s and the 40s? I listen to a lot of music.
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We had a Polk 3.0 setup for a very long time. It consisted of the Tsi400 towers and the CS10 center. We (my wife and I) loved how the cherry finish looked and always thought they sounded great for our needs; TV, movies, and music in our fairly small living room, never playing at very loud levels. Having read all the hype about the Polk Signature line, we decided to sell the Tsi set and buy the Signature series.. We now have the S30 center and a pair of S50 towers in black. Well, we're kinda less than thrilled. They are connected to a late-model Denon receiver and Audyssey has been run on them.

While the S30 center sounds somewhat better than the old CS10, the S50 towers don't sound like an improvement and, perhaps, sound a bit worse than our Tsi400s did. And the black finish, while loved by many, leaves us flat. I know all of this is subjective but we're seriously thinking about going back to the Tsi. Would I be thrown out of the Hallowed Halls of Home Theater for making such a move? Does anyone else think that the Signature line has been overhyped? Or is it just our preference? Anyone still enjoying their Tsi speakers? Anxious to hear any opinions. And yes, I guess we're looking for some validation for our thinking!
What really matters is whether or not you like the way they sound with your listening habits and goals for your space.
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We had a Polk 3.0 setup for a very long time. It consisted of the Tsi400 towers and the CS10 center. We (my wife and I) loved how the cherry finish looked and always thought they sounded great for our needs; TV, movies, and music in our fairly small living room, never playing at very loud levels. Having read all the hype about the Polk Signature line, we decided to sell the Tsi set and buy the Signature series.. We now have the S30 center and a pair of S50 towers in black. Well, we're kinda less than thrilled. They are connected to a late-model Denon receiver and Audyssey has been run on them.



While the S30 center sounds somewhat better than the old CS10, the S50 towers don't sound like an improvement and, perhaps, sound a bit worse than our Tsi400s did. And the black finish, while loved by many, leaves us flat. I know all of this is subjective but we're seriously thinking about going back to the Tsi. Would I be thrown out of the Hallowed Halls of Home Theater for making such a move? Does anyone else think that the Signature line has been overhyped? Or is it just our preference? Anyone still enjoying their Tsi speakers? Anxious to hear any opinions. And yes, I guess we're looking for some validation for our thinking!


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I am using four TL3s for Atmos and they work great with the LSiMs I have for the bed layer. The Crown amps that I use to drive them put out 225 watts if fully driven. No problem.

As to the crossover, that will depend on now much bass reinforcement you get from placement, but I would let your RC decide on that based on the measurements it performs. I thought I knew better, and set it at 100 Hz, but critical listening tests told me that the Anthem ARC chosen crossover of 140 Hz (IIRC) was better. With 2 subs there is no problem with localization of the Atmos bass to the subs. I never had a problem earlier with a single sub.

For now I am very happy with the TL3s for Atmos. The whole system sounds great and having height or Atoms speakers certainly adds to the feeling of immersive sound. If Polk comes out with a somewhat larger version of the TL3 with the same tweeters as the LSiM and with a larger woofer, I am likely to upgrade, but for now, the TL3s work just fine. They are cute little speakers, and amazingly heavy and solid feeling for their size.
I appreciate your opinion of them seeing that you have the same speaker line and similar power output as well. How are the brackets that come with them can you swivel them or did you go with a different mounting system?

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I just installed a pair of RC55i in-walls for a 5.1.2 Atmos setup, and they are used for surround speakers on the side walls. My AV Room is in a finished basement, and the one speaker is in a wall that is enclosed. The other speaker, is in a wall that connects to a storage room, and the wall is open in the back. There's about an 8" gap between the wall and original cement basement wall. Should I try to enclose the speaker, or do surrounds not put out much bass anyway?
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I just installed a pair of RC55i in-walls for a 5.1.2 Atmos setup, and they are used for surround speakers on the side walls. My AV Room is in a finished basement, and the one speaker is in a wall that is enclosed. The other speaker, is in a wall that connects to a storage room, and the wall is open in the back. There's about an 8" gap between the wall and original cement basement wall. Should I try to enclose the speaker, or do surrounds not put out much bass anyway?
Surrounds are mainly for effects. Unless you had all towers for your system I wouldn't worry about bass for them.

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