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    Default Reunited with my LSi-9's

    I'm not sure how many audiophiles have a chance to reunite with their 'first love', but I feel lucky as hell for being able to sit down with (and listen to) my very first set of legit hi-fi speakers - the original Polk LSi-9's. Ah...what a treat! They look and sound great.

    I'm now considering going full hog on the crossover (since its due for servicing anyway) and provide these speakers with some spiffy parts to ring in their 10th B-day. Until then, it's time to kick back and revisit old times.

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    Are those the ebony ones? They look almost gray (which I would personally prefer).

    I am hoping to get a set here myself for my office in the next year or so.

    Enjoy the tunes!

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    The wood on the ebony always look dark grey. Same on mine
    Theater - Polk LSi15, LSiC, LSi9 speaks, DIY Sub (142.5L box, SVS plus driver, 500 Watt plate amp)...Outlaw 990 pre/pro, Carver TFM45, 2 X Outlaw M200 . Rotel RB980 . PS3, Monster 3600 power center

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    Anthem Pre 2l, Jolida JD100 CD player, CAL Sigma DAC, Carver m4.0, Polk LSi9 w external modified Crossovers (thanks Trey!)

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    Sean.....is that YOU?
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    EndersShadow - My set is finished in cherry. The above pic is merely a B&W shot. Thanks for the well wishes. :)

    Polkatese - Yessir. :) Good to see that you're still around.

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    Nice shot of the 9's! I absolutely love mine, very sexy speakers. I've got the ebony as well, I'd like to see the cherry in person. What kept you away from them??

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    Cody,

    Thanks for the comment. :) I'll attempt to take a decent 'color' shot of them sometime tomorrow. As for what kept me away from them... the answer is about 100 pairs of speakers. It's been a long, long road....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    ....the answer is about 100 pairs of speakers. It's been a long, long road....
    Very cool, enjoy.

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    To Endershadow: LOL ... of course it looks grey .... its a black and white (grey scale) picture ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx_toth View Post
    To Endershadow: LOL ... of course it looks grey .... its a black and white (grey scale) picture ...
    Thats what I thought, but you know what they say about assumptions.....

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    Showin their true colors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    Showin their true colors...

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    Greetings! Would love to own a pair. I understand that the LSi9's have been produced with slight variations in design and color over their lifespan. Can anyone throw a little light on the topic? These seem to be lighter brown than those which I have seen on display at Fry's, for example. Thanks.

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    I'm sure Russman or Dorokusai could give you a precise answer to your query. So until they respond (provided that they see this thread), I'll tell you what I recall.

    When the LSi's were first introduced (around the 2001 time frame), they were A) manufactured in Mexico, B) carried serial numbers that began with LSI instead of AM, C) featured beveled tops and bottoms, and D) sported a lighter cherry finish with more distinct grain.

    The only changes that were made to the line came in the 2003 time frame, when Polk Audio A) shifted production over to China, B) got rid of the bevel tops and bottoms, and C) came out with a darker/richer cherry stain.

    So far as I know, there have been zero changes to the speakers overall design and components/parts list.

    Hopefully this info is more or less correct. I suspect that someone will chime in to correct any mistakes that I've made.

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