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    Default Polk LSiM 703 Mohagany

    I just got a pair of these bookshelf speakers. After some break in these speakers are really sounding good. I think they are a very musical speaker. They are not fatiging and are well balanced.

    I ordered these in midnight mohagany and to my surprise. when I opened the box, they looked like black painted speakers. I thought I had been sent the wrong speakers. Upon very close examination I could make out the mahogany woodgrain. At first, I didn't like the finish but after awhile it started to grow on me. Very subtle color which is pretty cool. Very different from other wood grain veneer I have seen.
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    Welcome to Club Polk.

    Sexy pictures! Thanks for sharing.

    The LSiM703 is on my watch list

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    Very nice. I have a pair, and I think they represent an excellent value for a truly hifi speaker.

    They'll do better farther apart and with some toe-in. Get some good stands, move them off that desk, and toe them in a good amount. In the meantime, move them to the far edges of the desk and toe them in just a tad.

    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

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    Fronts: LSiM-705's
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    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
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    Welcome to Club Polk !

    Now before following Falconcry72's most excellent advice, I suggest that you let the 703's repose where there are for a while.

    Looking at your posted pictures seems to show that if they could, the 703's would be smiling at the company they're keeping. Let 'em enjoy that a little bit longer.
    And that Mac 4100 is most certainly happy with its new neighbors.

    Nice !

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    Congratulations and welcome to Club Polk!

    That's a nice setup.

    I am curious - what kind of receiver/amp is that?
    It looks amazing and I bet it sounds just as sweet!

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    Congrats on your new 703s. Wait till they get about 80 hrs on them, they really open up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Very nice. I have a pair, and I think they represent an excellent value for a truly hifi speaker.

    They'll do better farther apart and with some toe-in. Get some good stands, move them off that desk, and toe them in a good amount. In the meantime, move them to the far edges of the desk and toe them in just a tad.

    Congrats and enjoy!
    Thanks for all of the good advice and you are right.

    This is not my main system. I have many others around the house. My wife and I
    like them where they are. I did notice while listening that they are too high. I suggested that I could move them to another room where I do have stands at the proper height and my wife said no.
    You see, this is a system used by the wife. She often stands while listening to music. Maybe,
    I coud put some stands in the Dining room, but they will take up more space. We'll see.

    I had some nice cherry wood wharfdale speakers there before and I thought my wife would be
    mad that I put the bigger Polk speakers in there. She came into the room and took one listen and
    said those speakers are staying put.

    I do have them bi-wired for whatever that is worth. I also prefer them with the grill covers on.
    Usually, I prefer speakers with the grill covers off. The LSiM are a little smoother sounding with the grills on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pglbook View Post
    Congratulations and welcome to Club Polk!

    That's a nice setup.

    I am curious - what kind of receiver/amp is that?
    It looks amazing and I bet it sounds just as sweet!
    That's a Mcintosh 4100 reciever
    ELECTRICAL: 100w/ch into 4 ohms and 75w/ch into 8 ohms. Response 20-20kHz (+0 -0.5dB). Distortion .05%. Noise and hum: pwr amp -95dB, aux -90dB, phono -80dB. Damping factor 30 or greater. Input impedance: pwr amp 22k, aux 100k, phono 47k and 87pF. Input sensitivity: pwr amp 2.5V, aux 0.25V, phono 2.0mV. Program equalizer: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10,000Hz boost or cut 12dB. Sentry Monitor. Power Guard.

    AM SECTION: sensitivity 75uV IHF, S/N 45dB IHF, Distortion 1%, Response 3500Hz @ -6dB, Adjacent channel selectivity 30dB IHF, Image rejection 65dB.

    FM SECTION: Sensitivity 2uV (11.2 dBF) IHF, S/N 70dB IHF, Distortion 0.38% in stereo, Response 20-15kHz (+0 -1dB), Capture ratio 1.8dB, Selectivity 75dB IHF, Spurious rejection 90dB IHF, Image rejection 80dB IHF, Stereo separation 45dB, SCA rejection 60dB.

    FRONT PANEL: Silver front panel. Tape 2: in and out jacks. Input selector with indicator lights: aux 2, aux 1, am, fm, ph 1, ph 2. Push switches: monitor tape 1 and tape 2, tape copy t1 to t2 and t2 to t1, mono, fm mute, speakers 1, 2 and 3, power. Controls: equalizer frequency: 30, 150, 500, 1500 and 10k. loudness: flat to max, balance. volume. tuning. Headphone jacks 1 and 2. Illuminated tuning dial. Meters: tuning and signal strength. afl light. fm mpx light. Led power level columns in 10dB increments from 0.1w to 100w and Power Guard lights. Handles.

    BACK PANEL: Push terminals: speaker 1, 2 and 3, am, gnd, fm. Inputs: ph 1, ph 2, aux 1, aux 2. Recorder: tape 1 in and out, tape 2 in and out. Scope: tp 1 (vert) and tp 2 (hor). Ground binding post. Jumper: power amp in and preamp out. Built-in ferrite loopstick. 75-ohm fm cable input. AC outlets: 2 switched, 1 unswitched, 2 switched (turntable auto-on). Auto-manual switch. Turntable outlet fuse. Main fuse. [Serial numbers BY3000 and later have an FM preselector switch on the back panel: in or out]

    Size: 5-1/4"H, 17-9/16"W and 13-1/2"D. Weight 42 lb. Sold from 1978-1985. Last retail price $1999.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    Congrats on your new 703s. Wait till they get about 80 hrs on them, they really open up!
    Yeah, they sounded a little off for the first few hours. I knew they would get better.

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    wow they look awesome with the mac
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    Nice setup for dining room. Whats in the living room ?

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    Nice pictures. Welcome to Club Polk, enjoy your new speakers.

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    Welcome to the LSIm club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    Nice setup for dining room. Whats in the living room ?
    My den has the main system.

    The living room isn't quite up to the standards of the dining room

    Living room system: Pioneer SX1250 receiver, Pioneer DV45 universal player, and Paradigm Monitor 3v3 speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Welcome to the LSIm club.
    Thanks to everyone for the nice welcome.

    I've been interested in Polk for a couple of decades. I really wanted a pair of the early Polk speakers. I forget the model, they had something like 4 tweeters in each speaker.

    I am really pleased with the 703s.

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    Qustion #2. Whats in the den ?

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    Convergent Audio Technology Preamp and Mono Blocks
    Thiel 7.2 speakers
    APL modded 3910
    VPI Classic TT with Soundsmith Zephyr cart and VPI SDS power supply.
    McIntosh MR 78 tuner
    McIntosh MP14 scope

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    Quote Originally Posted by tullman View Post
    convergent audio technology preamp and mono blocks
    thiel 7.2 speakers
    apl modded 3910
    vpi classic tt with soundsmith zephyr cart and vpi sds power supply.
    Mcintosh mr 78 tuner
    mcintosh mp14 scope
    sweet !!!

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    This thread is useless w/o pictures!!!

    We have standards here!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    This thread is useless w/o pictures!!!

    We have standards here!
    See post #1

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumlie View Post
    See post #1
    The 'other' room in the den!!!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    My wife has been listening to these speakers for hours today and is still going strong. I think she is rediscovering her cd collection.
    It's ok with me. She's doing a good job of breaking the speakers in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    The 'other' room in the den!!!
    I have some pictures stored on another computer perhaps tomorrow I can post some pics.

    I thought this was a Polk forum. Besides this thread is about the LSiM 703s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tullman View Post
    I have some pictures stored on another computer perhaps tomorrow I can post some pics.

    I thought this was a Polk forum. Besides this thread is about the LSiM 703s.
    Porn is porn!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Tracy View Post
    The 'other' room in the den!!!
    Here ya go. I don't have picture of SDS, yet.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...Picture029.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...aBruins001.jpg

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    Nice!

    H9: If you don't trust what you are hearing, then maybe you need to be less invested in a hobby which all the pleasure comes from listening to music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tullman View Post
    Convergent Audio Technology Preamp and Mono Blocks
    Thiel 7.2 speakers
    APL modded 3910
    VPI Classic TT with Soundsmith Zephyr cart and VPI SDS power supply.
    McIntosh MR 78 tuner
    McIntosh MP14 scope

    Nice setup
    How do you like the Classic/Zephyr combo
    Home Theater:Samsung8000-55LED,Pioneer SC35, Pioneer DV-79AVi, Sunfire TGA7201, LSi25, LCi RTSc, LC80i
    2chnl system:Melody 101 tube pre, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, W4S Dac, MG Audio Planus2 speaker cables
    Office rig: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures

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    Welcome to Club Polk! You have some very nice systems.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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    Nice wall fixtures, also. Do you play, or collect ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    Nice setup
    How do you like the Classic/Zephyr combo
    I really like the combo. Lots of bang for the buck.

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