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    Stereophile Review of Polk LSiM703

    http://www.stereophile.com/content/polk-lsiiim703-loudspeaker

    Nice review, though my Hype radar goes up when a reviewer mentions he Biwired the speakers:

    Resolution
    In the LSiM703, Polk Audio...
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    I really wanted to just add the DIY link and...

    I really wanted to just add the DIY link and should have quoted pyrocyborg.
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    And you can easily and inexpensively "pretty it...

    And you can easily and inexpensively "pretty it up" with some TechFlex and Heat Shrink http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=94203
  4. Need Help One of the easiest installs ever. When I...

    One of the easiest installs ever.
    When I connected my USB DAC (HRT Music Streamer II) Windows loaded the necessary driver and I was good to go.
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    Will this mess up turntables, etc?

    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/8f7284130c3c4c81b24c16c0f406012d/US-SCI--Power-Clocks/


    AP EXCLUSIVE: Experiment with power grid may throw off your electric clock

    WASHINGTON ? A...
  6. Thread: Cable Length

    by MLZ
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    186000 Miles Per Second: Not Just a Good Idea,...

    186000 Miles Per Second: Not Just a Good Idea, it's the Law
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    Depends upon the quality of your sound files....

    Depends upon the quality of your sound files. Definitely if your rips are Lossless. But with of a highly compressed lossy MP3, the quality of the sound has already been compromised - probably more so...
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    I use coins under the spikes on my RTi8's, they...

    I use coins under the spikes on my RTi8's, they work well and cost pennies ;-)
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    Or, like I have done, you can bi-wire using...

    Or, like I have done, you can bi-wire using something reasonably priced like Canare 4s11 speaker cable ($1.35/ foot at Bluejeans) . I didn't hear any difference but like the cables and the look...
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    I use eSnipe.com, put my max bid in and walk away...

    I use eSnipe.com, put my max bid in and walk away as it places the bid in the last few seconds for a 1% fee.
    I need to use this to keep my ego out of the bidding which caused me to bid more than I...
  11. Thread: Polk Audio RTI8

    by MLZ
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    In July 2008 I paid $399 for a pair of new,...

    In July 2008 I paid $399 for a pair of new, unopened box, black RTi8's at Fry's in Indianapolis. I think this was about the time Polk introduced the RTiA series
  12. Thread: Usb dac

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    You would get an improvement over almost all...

    You would get an improvement over almost all sound cards built into the motherboard.
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    Need Help I always thought Onkyo paired well with Polk. I...

    I always thought Onkyo paired well with Polk. I have for my 5.1 system an Onkyo SR603 with Polk RM6800 & for 2-channel an Onkyo A-9555 integrated to help with my "bright" RTi8
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    I have yet to see a motherboard (Dell, HP, ASUS,...

    I have yet to see a motherboard (Dell, HP, ASUS, etc.) with a quality sound card built in. The manufactures are driving to a price point and for users who use cheap PC speakers.
  15. Thread: Bad Cable box?

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    Call Logitech support - they have helped me...

    Call Logitech support - they have helped me setting up my Squeezebox Duet
  16. Thread: Polk rti8

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    I love my RTi8's paired with an Onkyo A-9555...

    I love my RTi8's paired with an Onkyo A-9555 integrated amp fed from my PC based collection of WMA Lossless rips, via a USB DAC. This rig sounds fantastic to me.

    In July 2008 I paid $399 for the...
  17. Thread: Favorite source

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    Poll: WMA Lossless rips to my PC let me: My PC -> USB...

    WMA Lossless rips to my PC let me:
    My PC -> USB DAC > ONKYO A9555 -> Polk RTI8
    My PC -> Network Router -> Wife's PC in the upstairs bedroom
    My PC -> Network Router -> Roku SoundBridge -> Onkyo...
  18. Thread: Fake MIT cables

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    Description says Pair with "SPADE PLUGS", picture...

    Description says Pair with "SPADE PLUGS", picture shows one cable with PINS
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    Need Help That assumes that the new speaker cables are of...

    That assumes that the new speaker cables are of higher quality than the jumpers (which gets us into the debate of being able to hear differences in speaker cables - and a discussion I do not want to...
  20. Thread: Silver RTi8s

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    So Craigslist postings from the Baltimore -...

    So Craigslist postings from the Baltimore - Washington DC area around January 2009, May 2010, and now November 2010 makes one wonder if they did not sell or if they keep turning over because they do...
  21. As a cheap solution, I use a Roku Soundbridge...

    As a cheap solution, I use a Roku Soundbridge 1001 (TOSLINK digital out into my DAC), but Roku no longer makes (or supports?) it.

    If using a wireless connection, I would look at where the various...
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    Electricity travels quickly, so, unless you can...

    Electricity travels quickly, so, unless you can differentiate sub-nano seconds, do not worry

    186,000 miles per second, it is just not a good idea, it is the LAW :rolleyes:
  23. Thread: Bi Wire "How to"

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    Need Help That is "Bi-amping" which many will say is a will...

    That is "Bi-amping" which many will say is a will improve the sound, as opposed to "Bi-wiring" which uses one amp and did nothing for me. There are many threads, so try Search
  24. Thread: Bi Wire "How to"

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    Need Help I have RTi8's bi-wired using Canare Star Quad...

    I have RTi8's bi-wired using Canare Star Quad 4s11 (with four conductors together in one outer jacket and so simple to use in a bi-wired application and inexpensive at $1.35/foot) with my Onkyo...
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    Does this mean that when I am looking at Polk...

    Does this mean that when I am looking at Polk speakers, LSi & RTi are Polks "Upper End" series and so VM, TSi and R/T/M are the "Lower End"?
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