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    Those speakers are fabulous looking. Great job Polk Audio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
    Bernal - I'd suggest you wander away from the threads concerning this event, the new products being shown and the subsequent discussion.

    This is an important time for Polk and the thread will remain positive and on topic. If you don't like the product, that's great but it's not going to happen here. Thanks for attention to this matter, go enjoy some music today as it's far more important.
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    The LSiM would look nice in my living room. I did hear the very rough prototypes at Polkfest and I thought they sounded pretty good not only in the less than conducive environment but they were very roughly dialed in at that point.

    It's a shame I'll probably never get to hear them in a showroom near me since there aren't any showrooms anymore. Not Polk's fault since any manufacturer dealer network is non-existent these days.

    I'm sure I'll get my ears on them eventually and I'd have no problem buying them without hearing them...........I'm a Polkie at heart.

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    Any word on release date yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heiney9 View Post
    It's a shame I'll probably never get to hear them in a showroom near me since there aren't any showrooms anymore. Not Polk's fault since any manufacturer dealer network is non-existent these days.

    I'm sure I'll get my ears on them eventually and I'd have no problem buying them without hearing them...........I'm a Polkie at heart.

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    This thread may interest you.

    In-Home LSiM/TL Demo - Hosts

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Any word on release date yet?
    Hi Leroy,

    Lsim July,

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    I've been up here most of the day, hood to meet a fee of you guys.

    The lsi look and sound spectacular, sitting here listening as I type this.
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    Thanks for the reviews, guys! I am wanting to hear the LsiM more so than ever.

    I must resist the temptations. :tongue:

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    Great thread these should be driven easier because like 90 sensitivity.

    this sub has me intrigued I was all set to order SVS new PB12 when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stillen View Post
    Great thread these should be driven easier because like 90 sensitivity.
    Hi,

    Perhaps I misinterpreted your comment. Are you saying you know that the sensitivity of these speakers is 90 dB, or are you speculating? If you know its 90 dB would you mind stating the source of that information?

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    well the Blackstone TL3 is like 90 somewhat related to these but all in all not just speculating mostly; see no reason as why not around 90-91 in that area.

    have a great weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillen View Post
    well the Blackstone TL3 is like 90 somewhat related to these but all in all not just speculating mostly; see no reason as why not around 90-91 in that area.

    have a great weekend.
    Hi,

    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I will make sure to post more thorough review after demo at Russ place. I feel fortunate that we have this opportunity in Dallas, simply because for now, none of the local audio shops carry them.

    By the way, from the looks of it, Polk room was one of the busiest of the show. I also agree that I would love to hear new Polk LSiM with reference gear.

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    If you are interested, I posted pictures of some other rooms at the 2011 Lone Star Audio Fest. Enjoy!

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    The LSiM 707 is spectacular. The weakest link in the LSi15/25 was fixed with the stellar bass these put out. It was quick and blended very well. Not sure if it was mentioned before or not, but the grilles are actually made of metal now. They have a felt backing on them so that when slapping them back on the speaker, you don't scratch the gloss finish.

    The biggest surprise for me was the TL2 and TL3. These are great products that shouldn't be overlooked. They were paired with the DSW Pro 440wi and filled the room with impressive sound. If you are looking for some new desktop speakers or want a "cheaper" but solid setup for a home theater, put these on the top of your list. If you are a fan of the LSi sound, you will definitely dig the TL3's, and at $300 a pair, they are a bargain.

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    Russ, here is a link to the LSAF pics I took that I promised you. Feel free to move the link to a seperate thread or whatever you need to do. It was nice to meet you and the new speakers sounded very nice!!!!

    LSAF 2011 Pics

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    I would like to hear the new LSi series -again- now that they are finalized...
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    Shane, outstanding.
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    The 707's looks marvelous!!! It definitely makes me itching for owning a set Congrats, Polk Audio for another milestone. Thank you, all you guys who organized, attended, took pictures, and reported this event
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaneybob View Post
    Russ, here is a link to the LSAF pics I took that I promised you. Feel free to move the link to a seperate thread or whatever you need to do. It was nice to meet you and the new speakers sounded very nice!!!!

    LSAF 2011 Pics
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    LSAF was a great event for Polk and gear...LSiM are definately a contender...personally the 707 were to large for the room, but WOW. But these are most definately going to be the most musical polks from hi to lo released in a decade. Had a great time meeting outstanding audio enthusiasts and broadened my journey to audio bliss....thanks Russ, Marvin, Skip, Danny, Steve Odenheimer and many others...especially LSAF for making this a great event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RuSsMaN View Post
    Shane, outstanding.
    Thanks!!

    My old 5B's are a far cry from those beauties you had playing!!! I honestly haven't listened to many Polks over the last 10-15 years as I've been very satisfied with my little monitors, but I have to say those were the best sounding ones I have heard since some of the original designs. Very balanced and I think they will do well.

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    After thinking about it, this is what I think of the 707s... They have all the extension and air of a ribbon, along with about as much detail, but lack the coloring that ribbons can bring. The sound is extremely integrated from top to bottom, but like others, I thought those 707s were far too much speaker for the room they were in. Probably be about right in my living room. Also, what Russ has been saying about power is very right. These are going to need big amps. And when I say big, I mean about 300 wpc minimum to sound good.

    Also, talking to the Polk sales guy there, he mentioned that they're considering a new sub for the LSiM line. I basically begged him to do it. I just hope Polk takes into consideration the frequencies present on most blu-rays now, and gives us something that gives usable extenstion down into the 12-14 Hz area.
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    So, is it a forgone consensus that LsiM series will benefit significantly from high-current amps even more so than the current LSi? a fact that perhaps will be part of the marketing collateral of the recommended amplification?
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    I definitely see myself owning a pair of these down the road. For me, Polk makes the kind of speaker that is affordable but creates the impulse to hook it up to gear that far exceeds the speaker cost. For me, this was especially true for the Rti and Lsi series.

    PS welcome back Nikolas812! I haven't seen you around for a while.

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    That's funny Bluefox, had to improvise, a small Polk banner would have been great but wire mgmt was not my top priority and wasn't about to have a rats nest in the photos. Oh, and it helped to tame a room node and odd order harmonic in that suite. Yeah thats it.

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    That's funny Bluefox, had to improvise, a small Polk banner would have been great but wire mgmt was not my top priority and wasn't about to have a rats nest in the photos. Oh, and it helped to tame a room node and odd order harmonic in that suite. Yeah thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese View Post
    So, is it a forgone consensus that LsiM series will benefit significantly from high-current amps even more so than the current LSi?
    Hi,

    Please forgive what may be a naive remark, but so far all we know is that these speakers, like the previous LSi series are 4 ohm. We don't know the efficiency, recommended power handling, etc., so how does a demo without a comparision of the prior series permit us to ascertain whether it requires high-current amplifiers more than the LSi?

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    Guessing what I can see from the pictures (by the way, nice pictures Shane!), new LSiM seems to shine with a moderate 200+ Watt amp since it's paired with the Odyssey Monobloc.

    I recall another thread from the Polk demo to unveil LSiM line a while back. If I recall correctly, I saw the LsiM 707 was paired with Audio Research 110W Monobloc Tube Amps.

    So, can't really say these LSiM 707 are very efficient speakers. I guess they are more in line with the current LSi series for the power requirement.

    But the good news according to Russ is that the better your gear, the better LSiM sounds.

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    Now you've got my attention! Please explain more about the TL3's & having the LSI sound. Do they require a lot of power? or could I hook them up to my little Cambridge Soundworks amplifier/subwoofer and replace the CSW satellites with the TL3's and have them sound good.

    I don't want to have to hook up these speakers to a receiver, my SW system is just for my pc.

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    The biggest surprise for me was the TL2 and TL3. These are great products that shouldn't be overlooked. They were paired with the DSW Pro 440wi and filled the room with impressive sound. If you are looking for some new desktop speakers or want a "cheaper" but solid setup for a home theater, put these on the top of your list. If you are a fan of the LSi sound, you will definitely dig the TL3's, and at $300 a pair, they are a bargain.
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