I know there was a F&F sale in June 2019 that offered 50% off the LSiM series. There may have been others since then.
And, what's more, they appear to have shut down the Polk Audio eBay store. Over the years I have bought many a "refurbished" speaker from them in like-new condition at a steep discount.So looks like they didn't have one last year...
Looks like Sound United put a stop that that...
I have some Legend L200's. The tweeters are pretty amazing. Imaging and clarity/detail are top notch.A year and a half ago I bought a pair of Lsim707 speakers at Adorama for $1100. Yes, $1100 for a pair. Then a journey started to get a full set of LSIM speakers instead of the Signature Series set I have, still have.
The 707s are amazing. Anything I powered them with gave me different sound signature. The better equipment I used the better they sounded and opened up more.
Now that I got the best amp and preamp I can afford, I'm playing around with room acoustics and speaker placement.
Haven't heard the new line. Did anyone here?
Yes, you can use bookshelf speakers as atmos speakers. I have four bookshelf Polks setup as front heights and top rears.I have an extra pair of Tsi100’s, could I use them as atmos speakers? This is in my basement which has been finished on a budget. The ceiling has all the beams exposed and was simply painted all matte black. My thought was mounting them facing downwards right above the couch. I’ve never setup atmos in any shape or form, I guess I’m just wondering if any speaker will do the trick or if I need to shop for speakers marketed as atmos speakers.
First off, just to be clear, there is no such thing as an "Atmos speaker." There are Dolby Atmos-Enabled (DAE) speakers, which are engineered to bounce the sound off the ceiling from a position at listener level so that it is perceived as coming from overhead, but that is something very different from what you mean. There are also Atmos speaker locations; in the case of Atmos for the home theater, these are the 24 listener-level and 10 overhead speaker locations where the Dolby Atmos renderer will send a discrete audio object.I have an extra pair of Tsi100’s, could I use them as atmos speakers? This is in my basement which has been finished on a budget. The ceiling has all the beams exposed and was simply painted all matte black. My thought was mounting them facing downwards right above the couch. I’ve never setup atmos in any shape or form, I guess I’m just wondering if any speaker will do the trick or if I need to shop for speakers marketed as atmos speakers.
Oh yes, without a doubt, 5.1.4 beats 5.1.2 or even 7.1.2 hands down. If you have the option to upgrade now or in the future, I would recommend it. The second pair provides for the front-to-back panning that will be missing with just the one overhead pair as well as for more precise object placement throughout the upper plane.Thank you for the detailed response, I think I’ll be following your recommendations and also pick up a pair of those mounts. I’ve been resisting the urge to bother with height speakers but have just purchased a new receiver so it’s given me the motivation to dip my toes in and go from a 5.2 to a 5.2.2 setup. Damn this hobby though, I’m already second guessing my 7.2 receiver choice and wondering if I should have gone 9.2 for 4 height speakers. One step (or toe) at a time!
When I bought my S10s, I also had a bad one. I just exchanged them. I didn't have the guts to open them. I do think you are right in that they have weak soldering.One of my Polk Signature S10s had some distortion at certain frequencies. I thought it was a voice coil problem or something loose inside the cabinet so i opened it up to inspect it. It turned out to have some very cold soldering joints on the crossover. I replaced the solder with Cardas solder and it seems to be fixed. The other speaker sounded ok but had some cold joints as well so i went over those. The speakers are not very old and after seeing their soldering jobs i would be tempted to inspect the crossovers on any new speakers i would buy as long as i could do it without voiding the warranty.
Wow, so it wasn't just mine. I didn't notice the problem when i bought them and it is a pain to send them back and go without them for a while.When I bought my S10s, I also had a bad one. I just exchanged them. I didn't have the guts to open them. I do think you are right in that they have weak soldering.
LSiM 705 or 707
LSiM 704c or 706c
You left out the TL3 satellites, which may be a more viable option for the OP if his first choice of in-wall speakers was due to space limitations.That definitely sounds like a less than ideal situation, @qlizard.
If it solves your problem, you could match your 265LS speakers with other products from the LSiM series, which use the same ring radiator tweeter including:
L/R Bookshelf L/R Floorstanding Center LSiM 703 LSiM 705 or 707 LSiM 704c or 706c
The problem will be finding them, since the line has been discontinued for over a year. You may have to explore used on eBay or craigslist etc. if you’re comfortable with that.
Otherwise, the new Reserve and (flagship) Legend lines should match well. Those use an updated tweeter, the Pinacle ring radiator.