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Hi guys,


I know this has probably been asked a few times, but going through some of the threads, I felt opening one here I'll be able to get better information. I'm getting a great deal on polk speakers. I wanted to setup a home theater which is 7.1, but I'm not sure if I'm putting together the right combination of componenets, and I would also like to know what could be a good reciever/amp to drive this setup. This is what I might get -


LSi M707 with LSi M706c


2 sets of LSi M702 f/x for surround and rear speakers, along with DSW MICROPRO 3000 GBK 110.


I've had a sub $1000 setup before this, and I'm open to all suggestions/recommendations.


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Those are great speakers. Only thing I would change is the subwoofer. If you are going to spend $1000 on a subwoofer alone there are far better options from internet direct companies.
 

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Originally Posted by crazyrob425  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24529167


Those are great speakers. Only thing I would change is the subwoofer. If you are going to spend $1000 on a subwoofer alone there are far better options from internet direct companies.

Thank you!, The subwoofer is going to cost me less then $750, I know it retails for more, at that price point, could I potentially buy a better subwoofer?
 

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Originally Posted by i_max2k2  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24529188


Thank you!, The subwoofer is going to cost me less then $750, I know it retails for more, at that price point, could I potentially buy a better subwoofer?
Still better subwoofer out there for $750. Still better subwoofers for $500.


Polk isn't known for good subwoofers these days. Look at SVS Sound, Rythmik, HSU, or PSA for a better subwoofer
 

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Still better subwoofer out there for $750. Still better subwoofers for $500.


Polk isn't known for good subwoofers these days. Look at SVS Sound, Rythmik, HSU, or PSA for a better subwoofer

Agreed. The Internet direct subwoofer vendors are fantastic values.
 
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I would use Polk bookshelf speakers rather than those multipole surrounds, for more precise imaging and better rear-vs-side separation in the surround field.
 

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The HSU VTF-3 MK4 is on sale right now for $669, and would walk all over that Polk sub.
 
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I don't like Polk speakers. I've read many threads where people stated they got a great deal on Polk speakers and they sound great, but it seems to me most of these people are going from a HTIB or equivalent setup to their first real speakers so anything would sound great compared to what they had. Just because a speaker with a msrp of $300 is on sale for $150 doesn't mean it's not a $150 speaker.
 

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Originally Posted by KidHorn  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24531102


I don't like Polk speakers. I've read many threads where people stated they got a great deal on Polk speakers and they sound great, but it seems to me most of these people are going from a HTIB or equivalent setup to their first real speakers so anything would sound great compared to what they had. Just because a speaker with a msrp of $300 is on sale for $150 doesn't mean it's not a $150 speaker.

The LSiM series the OP is looking at is their flagship speaker, and much much different from the budget Monitor speakers.
 
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Originally Posted by crazyrob425  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24529215


Still better subwoofer out there for $750. Still better subwoofers for $500.


Polk isn't known for good subwoofers these days. Look at SVS Sound, Rythmik, HSU, or PSA for a better subwoofer

I agree with Rob. Any of the companies he lists would have superior subs to the Polks. I love Polk speakers, just not their subs.
 
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All of the internet direct subs mentioned above and Outlaw are worth looking into. 
 
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Thanks guys, I do appreciate your opinion, I will be going for another Sub for sure.


On similar lines, I was wondering what is the difference between the LSiM705 vs the LSiM707's? It seems they are flagships but the 707's just came out, I'm not an audiophile as such, but will they be worth about $400 difference for a pair? And would the 707's and the 705's match well with Lsi M704c's?


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Originally Posted by sdurani  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24530640


I would use Polk bookshelf speakers rather than those multipole surrounds, for more precise imaging and better rear-vs-side separation in the surround field.

Which book shelf speakers would you suggest for rear/surrounds there are the Lsi M703'r and the RTI A3.
 

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Thanks guys, I do appreciate your opinion, I will be going for another Sub for sure.


On similar lines, I was wondering what is the difference between the LSiM705 vs the LSiM707's? It seems they are flagships but the 707's just came out, I'm not an audiophile as such, but will they be worth about $400 difference for a pair? And would the 707's and the 705's match well with Lsi M704c's?


Thanks again!



Which book shelf speakers would you suggest for rear/surrounds there are the Lsi M703'r and the RTI A3.
The LSiM705 has a smaller mid/woofer at 5.25: LSiM707 has a 6.5" mid/woofer.


The 707 has a different built in subwoofer as well.


There is probably a slight difference between the speakers but not really worth writing home about. And I hoenstly I doubt it will be noticable at all.


As for the center channel go with the LSiM706c if you get the LSim707 and the LSiM704c with the LSiM705.


If I was to be spending your money I would get the LSiM705's with the LSiM704c, Lsi M703's as surrounds or Maybe the LSiM 702f/x as surrounds.


I might just go with LSiM703's for fronts and rears and a LSiM704c so I have more money to get dual subwoofers
 

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Originally Posted by i_max2k2  /t/1524291/7-1-surround-setup-with-polk-speakers#post_24534197


Which book shelf speakers would you suggest for rear/surrounds there are the Lsi M703'r and the RTI A3.
Personally, I would get 7 of the LSiM703 bookshelf speakers for consistent sound all the way around. Spend the money you saved on good subwoofage (meaning multiple subs).


I get that the M707 and M705 can go deep into the bass region, but you have that part of the frequency range covered by your subs. No need to duplicate that capability in the front speakers as well.
 
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