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    Even the original LSi's were made in Mexico... ...

    Even the original LSi's were made in Mexico... dollar-for-dollar, Polk gets more speaker value to the customer by engineering everything in the USA and then manufacturing it overseas. It's hard...
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    You've got mail :)

    You've got mail :)
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    It's really hard to beat Gaara's modded LSi 9's. ...

    It's really hard to beat Gaara's modded LSi 9's. Most bookshelf speakers are a lateral movement where they beat the LSi 9's for some things and falter for others. The thing that kills you about the...
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    I'm in the West Hartford, CT area. How much of a...

    I'm in the West Hartford, CT area. How much of a discount will you give for a local pickup vs. delivery? (Will you meet half-way?). Please email me at alan@firingsquad.com.
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    It's a Michael Bay film -- if there's one thing...

    It's a Michael Bay film -- if there's one thing that Michael Bay knows, it's action :)
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    Should be good. The Spiderman series has yet to...

    Should be good. The Spiderman series has yet to disappoint. Hopefully it doesn't become an XMEN3.
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    I would also try Bibble as your RAW processor...

    I would also try Bibble as your RAW processor (www.bibblelabs.com). The demo is free, and it uses Kodak Digital Science for its color management. It also has basic noise ninja, and "perfectly...
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    I agree, Stargate is becoming like Law & Order. ...

    I agree, Stargate is becoming like Law & Order. Hopefully they'll do more in terms of the "we're isolated" perspective w/Atlantis over the next few years.
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    Hybrids USED to cost more. The difference is...

    Hybrids USED to cost more. The difference is that Hybrids end up selling better...
  10. Thread: Pro audio...

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    The other thing I didn't mention was that not all...

    The other thing I didn't mention was that not all "pro audio" is driven by SPL. A lot of pro audio is driven by SPL, but all pro audio isn't driven by SPL...
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    Exceptional cabinet work!

    Exceptional cabinet work!
  12. Thread: integrated amp

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    Is the AKAI too weak? How do you know that the...

    Is the AKAI too weak? How do you know that the AKAI amplifier stage isn't the key to the warm sound that you prefer?
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    Whoa. Totally taken out of context. I own a...

    Whoa. Totally taken out of context. I own a complete LSi set and I'm about to pick up another pair for my second setup.

    Here's what I meant by that phrase: Among the current Polk home line-up,...
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    I was reading that a high-quality crimp (i.e....

    I was reading that a high-quality crimp (i.e. almost cold welded) is the best approach, but that solder is frequently preferred since it's "easy" to get a good connection. I've A/B'd and have never...
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    The lack of bass management is due to the fact...

    The lack of bass management is due to the fact that most bass management ICs convert to PCM. The Sony bass management in things like the CE775 weren't very good.

    The Outlaw ICBM did a reasonably...
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    Quick addendum -- DVI/HDMI adapters are...

    Quick addendum -- DVI/HDMI adapters are occasionally "iffy" depending on HDCP too...
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    That DVI/HDMI is for video switching. With...

    That DVI/HDMI is for video switching.

    With Blu-Ray and HD-DVD and Hollywood's desire for content protection, they're starting to require HDMI for uncompressed 7 channel PCM audio. Otherwise,...
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    It's hard to say. New technology = better...

    It's hard to say.

    New technology = better quality recording. Things like JVC xrcd24, DSD-Direct, and mixing in 24/96 or 24/192 have helped to improve the actual quality of the recording.

    Newer...
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    Although it's a bit late to the post, I probably...

    Although it's a bit late to the post, I probably should add the comment that the AVR-480x or 580x receivers do have enough power for the LSi's. Could it be better with high-end seperates? Sure. ...
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    But if it works, it's a great deal for Toshiba...

    But if it works, it's a great deal for Toshiba since they'll recover all of that in software sales.

    The best case scenario is that DVD-R and DVD+R scenario where combination drives are around and...
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    Another vote for the LSi9's. You definitely need...

    Another vote for the LSi9's. You definitely need good amplification to go with them though. Even the LSi7 needs a good amp to really sing.
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    But do these test posts count to your number?

    But do these test posts count to your number?
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    By definition, it has to add more noise/problems...

    By definition, it has to add more noise/problems at the conversion stage. The difference is what happens to the signal over the cable. Everyone's got their equipment in a different environment.
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