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    Default LSiM703 Demo - Pittsburgh Area - Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh

    Greetings!

    I would like to thank the wonderful people at Polk Audio, especially Mark (Doro) for providing me with a pair of LSiM703 speakers to demo in the Pittsburgh area. These new LSiM703 are bookshelf speakers are from the new flagship line from Polk Audio. I will have these speakers for about two weeks. I brought them over to Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh where you can hear them Tuesday through Saturday from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM. I figured this would allow the maximum access for audiophiles to hear these first class bookshelf speakers.

    Tonight we had these speakers connected to the new CARVER VTA 305M Black Beauty monoblock amplifiers (retail $12,000). Everyone who attended the Audio Geek meeting at Vintage HiFi this evening were stunned by the sound!

    What I would like is for you do hear these beautiful speakers at Vintage HiFi and post your impressions (good or bad) in this thread. Polk Audio is very interested in your feedback. I think that you will find these speakers to be very fast, articulate with a stunning mid range presentation. The model we have for demonstration has a beautiful cherry finish that will complement any formal living area. These speakers look like fine furniture. (Check out my photos below).

    The setup at Vintage HiFi will allow you to hear these beautiful speakers using a digital (CDs) or analog (turntable) source, a modified Carver C-19 tube preamplifier, and a pair of Carver VTA 305M tube monoblock amplifiers. These beautiful tube monoblocks can produce 305 watts of smooth dynamic power. The new Polk LSiM703s really shine in this configuration.

    More about the Polk LSiM703s appear on the Polk Product webpage located Here

    I took some pictures this evening for your enjoyment.





    Tom and I would very much like for you to visit vintage HiFi, hear these wonderful speakers and post your review on the Polk Forum. I encourage all Polk Audio Forum members in the Pittsburgh area to visit Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh and post your review. You know who you are!!

    This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the finest audio speakers on the market that are going to be offered at a very reasonable price.

    Please check them out! Limit time only!

    Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh is located at 3380 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Phone 412-369-8823, here's their link: http://vintagehifipgh.com/forum/inde...cseen#msg14740


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    Carl
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    What, Tom doesn't have any stands?
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    Greetings Jesse!

    I am working on that! Actually the listening room is an area where people walk in and out off. Few people sit. The Polks are at ear level on top of those Snells. So it acutually sound s pretty good! People were asking abou you tonight. How a about a vist?
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    Nice looking setup. When I get them out on the West Coast for demo, I will have a very simiilar setup to demo them on. I am excited to see what you guys thick of the new Carver tubes with the 703's

    Great job guys.
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    Nice setup. I see a Lightstar and a couple of CF tube amps. Have fun and looking forward to the Pitts Audio community reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    Greetings Jesse!

    I am working on that! Actually the listening room is an area where people walk in and out off. Few people sit. The Polks are at ear level on top of those Snells. So it acutually sound s pretty good! People were asking abou you tonight. How a about a vist?
    Yeah I know, I need to get my sorry butt up to see you guys.
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    If you have never visited ,you owe it to yourself to do so.You will not want to leave,,these folks are very hospitable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    What, Tom doesn't have any stands?
    Stands... I don't need no stinking stands... Actually working on that you vampire.

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    I have been listening to these speakers for a few days now on the Carver 305's. Incredible!!! Today, I am running them on a Bob Carver designed, built by one of the scariest audio geeks at CarverFest,( not you George) 20w tube amp. I must say, I am very impressed once again. The sound stage is deep,wide, and very pleasing to my ears. Great speakers,very easy on the eyes, and a great deal for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemers417 View Post
    I have been listening to these speakers for a few days now on the Carver 305's. Incredible!!! Today, I am running them on a Bob Carver designed, built by one of the scariest audio geeks at CarverFest,( not you George) 20w tube amp. I must say, I am very impressed once again. The sound stage is deep,wide, and very pleasing to my ears. Great speakers,very easy on the eyes, and a great deal for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Yeah I know, I need to get my sorry butt up to see you guys.
    Come visit Jesse! We will have emergency audio geek meetings just for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemers417 View Post
    Stands... I don't need no stinking stands... Actually working on that you vampire.
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    Default Impressive

    These speakers struck me as 'belonging' in the price category they are aimed at or even exceeding expectations for it. Very detailed sound (did Tom have the treble ramped up as usual in that pre?) and solid mid-bass. The construction and finish looks solidly high-end - it is much better than I have seen in recent Polk memory. I am now interested in listening to the floorstander that I assume has much better bass extension.

    BTW - after thinking about it, I do not recall [ever] seeing stands at Tom's store - he seems to favor floorstanding speakers as temporary stands for bookshelf speakers.

    As I said in the Vintage HiFi Shop forum - the Black Beauty Carver amps made those Polks sing! Nothing like a good set of tube amps to make a system rock.

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    This Saturday Oct15 is the last day to audition these wonderful speakers.

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    Where are they going next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    Where are they going next?
    To you Dan, read your PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    To you Dan, read your PM.
    If these are really going to Bucks County, PA next, I'll be crossing the bridge from NJ to check them out. Been waiting a long time! Thanks to whomever made the arrangements!

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    I PM'd you back.
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