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    Default Polk LSiM at the Venetian - First look, only here!

    Ok guys / gals, I'll update the thread with some details after dinner, but here are some quick pics as promised.

    I will say one thing, this was my first demo of the new LSiM, and everyone here needs to quit spending money on piddly this, tweak that. Suck it up, save it up. It's ramen and bologna time if need be, you're going to want them.

    These are NOTHING like anything Polk has ever produced, period.

    I'll get some better pics when I can. (flash off for some while press was demoing)

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    I'm really looking forward to these hitting the streets.

    Russ, if you end up with any of these at your place, you HAVE to do a demo for us locals...
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    I heard them at PF10 and I wanted them then!
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    Great pics. The monitors are beautilful.
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    There will be an open house, trust me - and possibly LSAF this year. I've even called in favors from high end manufacturers to borrow equipment to match up with them. My current gear is no where near good enough.

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    If Polk will offer the 6 month payment plan I just may be able to sneak them by my wife ;)
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    Holy Shiznit those are pretty... I look forward to hearing them on my new tubes.
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    Is it true that Polk is giving away an LSiM system to each CP member who makes a post in January???

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    Those look like some serious drivers. I somewhat remember the prices of the towers, but are there general prices in mind for the bookshelves/center?

    How did those TL3's sound? Bigger than they are?

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    I have not seen a pic of these with their clothes on. Do they have grills or do the tramps always run around naked?
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    Thanks for the pics, Russ. The speakers look great and it's nice to see real jumpers for a change.
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    Those new LSi's are absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait for an opportunity to get my ears on some of them.


    I'm also really interested in the TL2/TL3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Thanks for the pics, Russ. The speakers look great and it's nice to see real jumpers for a change.
    And NO terminal 'cup' anymore either. I hate plastic cups.
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    They look amazing. I however am stuck with the "old" lsi's for a long long time...
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    i think i'm in love. does polk take cars as trade-ins? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr141 View Post
    i think i'm in love. does polk take cars as trade-ins? :)

    Or how about a "cash for clunkers" program? I've got about 7-8 pairs of old crappy speakers, and a graveyard of old junk audio components...all just laying around not doing anything. I'd gladly send them to you in exchange for a big credit towards some new Polk merchandise.
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    whatever it takes..................
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    The grilles are magnetic, no holes, pegs, nothing. Also, I learned an interesting GENIUS feature tonight - they have levelling spikes. THAT YOU ADJUST FROM THE TOP via an allen wrench. No more flipping the speaker upside down, then right side up, then upside down, or tiltling it slightly, doing the balancing act - no more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    These are NOTHING like anything Polk has ever produced, period.
    Yet you can see some of the lineage. Sweet looking and a half...

    Russ,
    What's the official response to MSRP and timing questions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    The grilles are magnetic, no holes, pegs, nothing. Also, I learned an interesting GENIUS feature tonight - they have levelling spikes. THAT YOU ADJUST FROM THE TOP via an allen wrench. No more flipping the speaker upside down, then right side up, then upside down, or tiltling it slightly, doing the balancing act - no more.
    Now that's "Professional Grade" right there. To bad GMC has the trademark on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    These are NOTHING like anything Polk has ever produced, period.


    Awesome features there Russ, and I have yet to hear them. I will take your word for it, but if you say they will take their place next to the SDA-SRS's as true flagships, I will take your word for it. I do look forward to auditioning them.
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    Cool stuff, thanks for posting this.
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    When will these be released?
    Things are more like they are now than they ever will be!

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    Good looking LSI M's. It would be awesome if someone in DFW area could setup a demo. What does LSAF stand for?

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    There will be a DFW demo, and LSAF is LoneStarAudioFest.com

    Release date is coming up, I didn't get a firm date tonight - the towers are still prototypes but I think they are in or nearing the final stage.

    Bruce, the 'engine' is the key. The midbass, midrange, and tweeter in the bookshelf and two towers will perform identically. The tower options are simply for one to determine how much bass they want, for lack of a better term.

    You can't quote me, but I believe $1500 on the bookshelf speakers, then $3000 and $4000 on the two towers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    You can't quote me, but I believe $1500 on the bookshelf speakers, then $3000 and $4000 on the two towers.

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    Gracias, Russ... you have to be grinnin' like a kid in a candy store...
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    But are they at "Reference" level?

    Either way, I am upgrading my HT front LSi15s to the LSiM 707. Maybe after they are broken in I will move them to the two channel, and see how they compare to the PSBs since they are in the same price range. Just a little less expensive.

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    Dear Russman,
    Thanks for showing me the speakers that will be replacing my current Lsi's in about 5 years. By then I should be able to sell a kidney, a young child, and my house in order to afford them. I should have enough money left to afford the "right" amplifier that all of us here at Polk Forums will be debating would sound best with the new LsiM's.
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    I'm stoked, the release is hitting my upgrade cycle near-perfect =) I need some new speakers and the LSiM bookshelves may fit the bill perfectly...

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