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Aha...figuring this out now with the phone...still hate it though lol
Lol, I can dig it, I hate it too!!

Nice on the 80.3, I upgraded my 70.4 to an 80.2 so we're essentially using the same unit. I'm liking the balanced connections over the "un" so far. But, having to use the split HDMI outs on the Blu-ray to see any 4K
Yup same here on all accounts. Ive had the integra for a long while now and just this year i finally tried the balanced connections. Seem pretty good...dead silence with the xpa-2 & 5. Before with the rca's there was a very small hiss with my ear right next to the speaker. Also rockin monolith 12 subs these days...semi-retired my old trusty psw505s after a decade of flawless service.


Polk related - bought my son a refurb integra dtr-40.4 and a pair of t15 polk bookies a while back and gave him one of my old psw505s. It sounds pretty nice in his room with his essentially nearfeild gaming set up he's got going on.

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Yup same here on all accounts. Ive had the integra for a long while now and just this year i finally tried the balanced connections. Seem pretty good...dead silence with the xpa-2 & 5. Before with the rca's there was a very small hiss with my ear right next to the speaker. Also rockin monolith 12 subs these days...semi-retired my old trusty psw505s after a decade of flawless service.


Polk related - bought my son a refurb integra dtr-40.4 and a pair of t15 polk bookies a while back and gave him one of my old psw505s. It sounds pretty nice in his room with his essentially nearfeild gaming set up he's got going on.
Totally relate to the hiss, but mine was due in part to an optical cable I ran from the AVR to the TV. Now I just run HDMI out from the main on the AVR (now the pre) for ARC and a second HDMI from the BRP for the 4K display and all is well.

I got a couple of things new to entice my POLK A9's (oh yeah, added the LSiM 706 center), the Emo XPA-DR3, more power to the A9's and 706 center, the two series actually play very well together up front.

Monday, the PIO Elite UDP-LX500 BRP will make it's grand entrance into my POLK set up

I'm pretty sure it was you that pointed me to the Monoprice RCA's a while back before I started making my own. I'm currently using the Stage Right balanced and the Monolith's for 2ch. What did you end up using for your 80.3?

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Yup same here on all accounts. Ive had the integra for a long while now and just this year i finally tried the balanced connections. Seem pretty good...dead silence with the xpa-2 & 5. Before with the rca's there was a very small hiss with my ear right next to the speaker. Also rockin monolith 12 subs these days...semi-retired my old trusty psw505s after a decade of flawless service.


Polk related - bought my son a refurb integra dtr-40.4 and a pair of t15 polk bookies a while back and gave him one of my old psw505s. It sounds pretty nice in his room with his essentially nearfeild gaming set up he's got going on.
Totally relate to the hiss, but mine was due in part to an optical cable I ran from the AVR to the TV. Now I just run HDMI out from the main on the AVR (now the pre) for ARC and a second HDMI from the BRP for the 4K display and all is well.

I got a couple of things new to entice my POLK A9's (oh yeah, added the LSiM 706 center), the Emo XPA-DR3, more power to the A9's and 706 center, the two series actually play very well together up front.

Monday, the PIO Elite UDP-LX500 BRP will make it's grand entrance into my POLK set up [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

I'm pretty sure it was you that pointed me to the Monoprice RCA's a while back before I started making my own. I'm currently using the Stage Right balanced and the Monolith's for 2ch. What did you end up using for your 80.3?
Using a monoprice rca cable to the sub lol. I need to order a long xlr cable one of these days. Sub lives behind my couch haha

In my absense from avs i had a few bookshelf speakers come and go including lsim 703s...nice but lacking. I really thought id like the ring radiator tweeter but eh...too laid back. I also tried out kef ls50s and again nice, especially imaging but just not enough ooomph for my taste. Folded ribbons are where its at along with excellent bass/midbass and mid-range drivers. If you havent heard the emo T1s or T2s you need to!

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Using a monoprice rca cable to the sub lol. I need to order a long xlr cable one of these days. Sub lives behind my couch haha

In my absense from avs i had a few bookshelf speakers come and go including lsim 703s...nice but lacking. I really thought id like the ring radiator tweeter but eh...too laid back. I also tried out kef ls50s and again nice, especially imaging but just not enough ooomph for my taste. Folded ribbons are where its at along with excellent bass/midbass and mid-range drivers. If you havent heard the emo T1s or T2s you need to!
Interesting, I've never taken a close up look at those until now. Perhaps maybe one day

For your sub cable, Emo has 5 meter XLR's on sale. I bought a pair of them for my subs...…...when I'm finally able to get them back into action. Not sure it that length will work for you, but their cables have always been great in my system and on par with Cardas when that speaker cable/interconnect try out was going around. It wasn't until I made my own I.C's that I noticed a difference in signal integrity.

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Calling all Polkies……………..this place is a ghost town...…….anything new??????

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Calling all Polkies……………..this place is a ghost town...…….anything new??????

Well, there is this bit of juicy news regarding Polk Audio's parent company:


Sound United Enters Agreement to Acquire Onkyo Home Audio

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Well, there is this bit of juicy news regarding Polk Audio's parent company:


Sound United Enters Agreement to Acquire Onkyo Home Audio
which is odd because Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan where also sold off to their previous owner as well this week. https://www.cepro.com/article/paradi...rtinlogan_sold
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Sound United Enters Agreement to Acquire Onkyo Home Audio
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which is odd because Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan where also sold off to their previous owner as well this week. https://www.cepro.com/article/paradi...rtinlogan_sold
Well, look on the bright side, eventually a single website for shopping...………

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So Best Buy (Canada) has both the Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series 2 and the T600 on sale for $125 and $199 respectively for each. Looking at the specs they seem to be virtually the same speaker. Today I bought a pair of Polk T600 used from a local seller for $360 which is less than I would have paid buying new at Best Buy. However it seems I could have just bought the pair of Monitor 60 Series 2 brand new for $282 and gotten the same speaker. What should I do? The only visual difference I can see is that the T600 I bought used has blue drivers whereas both the T600 and Monitor 60 Series II at Best Buy have grey drivers.

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So Best Buy (Canada) has both the Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series 2 and the T600 on sale for $125 and $199 respectively for each. Looking at the specs they seem to be virtually the same speaker. Today I bought a pair of Polk T600 used from a local seller for $360 which is less than I would have paid buying new at Best Buy. However it seems I could have just bought the pair of Monitor 60 Series 2 brand new for $282 and gotten the same speaker. What should I do? The only visual difference I can see is that the T600 I bought used has blue drivers whereas both the T600 and Monitor 60 Series II at Best Buy have grey drivers.
I'm only familiar with the Monitor series sound wise. They both look to be the same speaker with a slightly different look and name. Don't know what to tell you other than Polk eBay has Monitor 70's on sale for 169. ea.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-...cAAOSw~yRctfvM

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I'm only familiar with the Monitor series sound wise. They both look to be the same speaker with a slightly different look and name. Don't know what to tell you other than Polk eBay has Monitor 70's on sale for 169. ea.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-...cAAOSw~yRctfvM
This is my first time with Polk speakers. Soundwise they are very good. I’m just thinking that perhaps I should return them and get the Monitor 60 Series II from Best Buy instead or perhaps the seller can match the price.
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The R/M/T series are Polks bargain basement series. The Monitor series is the next step up.

So from a performance perspective the Monitors are better.

How much? Not sure....


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The R/M/T series are Polks bargain basement series. The Monitor series is the next step up.

So from a performance perspective the Monitors are better.

How much? Not sure....


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Oh okay. Well it’s the Monitor 60 Series II which are cheaper than the T600 right now. So had I bought the Monitor 60 from Best Buy I would have gotten a better speaker in theory right?
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Is my lsim 703 defective or I overdrive it or the Sc75 clipping. MV on denon 4500 at 78db connected preout to SC75 which is at 0db(80 its set like this even during my calibration). This is on right side facing the speaker. I swap the other speaker and its the same still exhibit bad sound on bass on some parts of the song. I currently still testing tbis speaker to check abnormalities. I thought its the sub but its not. Hers tbe link i recorded. https://youtu.be/dK4G56e54AQ
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I forgot to mention that it only happen on stereo but when I put it to pure direct I dont hear those sound like speaker was bottoming.
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I forgot to mention that it only happen on stereo but when I put it to pure direct I dont hear those sound like speaker was bottoming.

From your description....maybe a bad driver. Really tough to tell.

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But I dont know why it happen on stereo mode only...In stereo mode it used the audessy right so the LR speaker is limited only 80hz up bec thats my crossover... And in pure direct it will not use the audessy and the speaker goes to full range... Correct me if Im wrong.

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But I dont know why it happen on stereo mode only...In stereo mode it used the audessy right so the LR speaker is limited only 80hz up bec thats my crossover... And in pure direct it will not use the audessy and the speaker goes to full range... Correct me if Im wrong.

If it’s happening when either speaker is connected to the right output, and it’s not happening with Audyssey off, then it's likely not the speaker, but the Audyssey adjustments.

If that’s the case, I’d run another Audyssey calibration or I’d leave it off. Don’t want to damage the speaker.
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Is my lsim 703 defective or I overdrive it or the Sc75 clipping. MV on denon 4500 at 78db connected preout to SC75 which is at 0db(80 its set like this even during my calibration). This is on right side facing the speaker. I swap the other speaker and its the same still exhibit bad sound on bass on some parts of the song. I currently still testing tbis speaker to check abnormalities. I thought its the sub but its not. Hers tbe link i recorded. https://youtu.be/dK4G56e54AQ
Just use the denon, don't try to daisy chain two avr's together.
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But I dont know why it happen on stereo mode only...In stereo mode it used the audessy right so the LR speaker is limited only 80hz up bec thats my crossover... And in pure direct it will not use the audessy and the speaker goes to full range... Correct me if Im wrong.

If it’s happening when either speaker is connected to the right output, and it’s not happening with Audyssey off, then it's likely not the speaker, but the Audyssey adjustments.

If that’s the case, I’d run another Audyssey calibration or I’d leave it off. Don’t want to damage the speaker.
I would try to check the audessy equalization but I dont know if I could modify it like in MCACC. And dont know what frequency was that where the woofer is bottoming.
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Is my lsim 703 defective or I overdrive it or the Sc75 clipping. MV on denon 4500 at 78db connected preout to SC75 which is at 0db(80 its set like this even during my calibration). This is on right side facing the speaker. I swap the other speaker and its the same still exhibit bad sound on bass on some parts of the song. I currently still testing tbis speaker to check abnormalities. I thought its the sub but its not. Hers tbe link i recorded. https://youtu.be/dK4G56e54AQ
Just use the denon, don't try to daisy chain two avr's together.
I think theres no problem with it. But maybe I will just use SC 75 for the atmos instead for the front 'til I get ext. amp.
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And suddenly, a pin drops!!!

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Breaking the silence and chirping

So Polk has a great deal going on the LSiM 703's. Buy 4 at $374 and get a free LSiM 706C center speaker!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-...frcectupt=true

Polk Audio LSi M703 MT VERNON CHERRY Bookshelf Speaker NEW EACH
FREE LSiM706 With 4 qty LSiM NEW Speakers F l/r & R l/r
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It's only silent here because the Polk's are rockin' in our homes. LOL
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It's only silent here because the Polk's are rockin' in our homes. LOL

Right on brothers. When you have as many speakers out there in audio land and the forum gets quiet, it's because everyone is happy with their systems and not looking for the "perpetual upgrade".
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Right on brothers. When you have as many speakers out there in audio land and the forum gets quiet, it's because everyone is happy with their systems and not looking for the "perpetual upgrade".
I can certainly dig it!!! However I am and have been undergoing some upgrades myself for a while.

Current set up: RTiA9 mains (nothing new there), LSiM706 CC, FXiA6 surrounds (again, nothing new), LSiM703 SB.

Incoming: LSiM703 to replace surround, seriously contemplating the RTiA3 for height.

New to the heart: Emotiva XPA-DR3, took out the DTR-70.4 (working great BTW and will be used again some day) and put in the DHC-80.2 (both Integra) to take advantage of the balanced connections.

Did, for a week here most recently, have the UDP-LX500 Pioneer Elite BRP in the system but returned it and put the Oppo 103 back in.

I could just spit, okay I did, that oppo folded and I am no longer able to get my hands on a UDP-205 without taking out a second mortgage....which I will NOT.

Still waiting to see if a better deal than the current, comes along for a pair of 707's.

Other than that, it was great to hear from you boys, Carlos, Mike, Dave and the new guy!!!

Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat

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