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    Default Pics of the Mahogany LSIM's

    Anybody got any actual pics of the Mahogany LSIM's? I'm particularly interested in the 703's, but any of them will give me an idea of what the finish looks like. It's really hard to tell what the finish looks like from the stock pics.

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    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Nice, thank you sir!

    They look more brown and less purply than the stock pics.


    Hey DMara, you got any closeups of the wood, or pics of your Mahogany 706c???
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Not a fan of cherry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Not a fan of cherry?
    I dig the cherry. I saw a pair in cherry at a dealer, so I know how they look. I've just never seen the Mahogany. DMara's pics in that thread are like the only real pics of that finish anywhere on the internet! lol.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    I want to see actual 703's in Mahogany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drenis View Post
    I want to see actual 703's in Mahogany.
    Mine will get here soon and they ar Mahogney. I will post some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert0507 View Post
    Mine will get here soon and they ar Mahogney. I will post some pics.
    Awesome! Congrats and thanks!
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    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Mahogany darkens A LOT through time. Just an FYI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    Mahogany darkens A LOT through time. Just an FYI.
    FYI, so does real cherry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Hey DMara, you got any closeups of the wood, or pics of your Mahogany 706c???
    You asked for it Here are my LSiM 707's - LSiM 706c - LSi 702 F/X HT set and the newly acquired Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD 2-channel set. I'm quite surprised the Polk Audio LSiM 707 and Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD are very similar in size.

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    Last edited by DMara; 04-27-2012 at 08:27 PM.
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    Very nice DMara!!!

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    Very Very Nice!!!

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    Sweet Dmara, are those the birch or walnut MD2's? I will be picking up mine next week during LSAF
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    DMara, that is an absolutely beautiful setup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    Sweet Dmara, are those the birch or walnut MD2's? I will be picking up mine next week during LSAF
    Thank you very much, everyone, for the compliment My Usher speakers' color is "Pioneer Birch."
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    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Congrats & enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    Mahogany darkens A LOT through time. Just an FYI.
    I doubt the "Mahogany Midnight" color is actually Mahogany wood...
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMara View Post
    You asked for it Here are my LSiM 707's - LSiM 706c - LSi 702 F/X HT set and the newly acquired Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD 2-channel set. I'm quite surprised the Polk Audio LSiM 707 and Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD are very similar in size.
    Thank you sir! I really want a closeup shot of the actual wood... so get on it!

    Hey, how would you compare the MD-2's to the 707''s sonically? I own the BE MD-2's, and I've heard the 703's, but not the 707's. I can't compare the bass since I haven't heard the 707's, but based on my one-time listening impressions of the 703's, I'd expect that you'll find the MD-2's to be more articulate, less forgiving to bad recordings, and a little grittier in a "real" way. Did I hit it?
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    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    I would also expect the 707's to be smoother, silkier, and probably better at hiding for HT. I am most likely going to get a pair 703's and a 706 for my HT. We will have some similar stuff!
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    That's a very dark mahogany color, that looks like funiture that's 100+ years old. I doubt any further darkening will be observed. (If it's really mahaogany) The birch speakers more closely resemble freshly worked/finished mahogany's true color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    That's a very dark mahogany color, that looks like funiture that's 100+ years old. I doubt any further darkening will be observed. (If it's really mahaogany) The birch speakers more closely resemble freshly worked/finished mahogany's true color.
    That's why Polk called it "Midnight Mahogany"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMara View Post
    That's why Polk called it "Midnight Mahogany"
    A good choice !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    They look more brown and less purply than the stock pics.
    They definitely have a purple tone.
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    Gorgeous, my resistance to spending more money is waivering.

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    Nice setup Dmara. How does the Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 and Usher MD2 sound? I have the Usher MD2 (in walnut color) and want try out the Wyred4Sound DAC2.

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    Wow. Two beautiful pairs of speakers there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianle View Post
    Nice setup Dmara. How does the Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2 and Usher MD2 sound? I have the Usher MD2 (in walnut color) and want try out the Wyred4Sound DAC2.
    The W4S DAC-2 works great with these speakers, especially if you feed good quality music to it. Previously I paired this DAC with a couple of Polk LSi15's, and the difference between playing 128K mp3 and higher quality files such as 320K mp3 or FLAC was not as startling as with this Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD set. It's great to experience this marvelous level of detail/clarity at such affordable price range, and I'm in awe at how graceful the stereo output flows in the listening room. For quite a few songs, I can easily feel the voice comes from right in the middle of the 2 speakers. And I definitely agree to one reviewer who wrote that these speaker throws a soundstage that unfolds behind their plane. It's definitely a positive experience; I'm glad I picked them up
    Gears shared to both living room & bedroom:
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    LSiM707's / LSiM706c / LSiM702 F/X's / dual JL Audio Fathom F113's / Parasound Halo A51 / Panasonic 65" TC-P65VT50
    Bedroom:
    Usher Dancer Mini 2 Diamond DMD's / Logitech SB Touch / W4S STP-SE / W4S DAC-2 / W4S ST-1000 / Samsung 52" LN52B750
    Other rooms:
    Audioengine AP4's / GLOW Audio Sub One / audio-gd NFB-3 DAC / Audioengine N22
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    got my lsim speakers will be posting pics soon

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    Congrats.... Now let's get a review...

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