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    LSiM705 Impressions

    With the recent acquisition of my tube power amps, I’ve been looking for speakers that might be an easier load for them over the next several years. Specifically I wanted better efficiency and an 8 ohm impedance or higher. And of course if I was going to change speakers, I’d want to go up in sound quality, not down. This is hard to do on my budget. After a couple of recent false starts with other speakers, I was prepared to keep my LSi15’s for a while

    Enter the Polk LSiM705.

    These speakers have been on my watch list since they came out a few years ago. At $3,000 a pair they’ve been a bit out of my price range. When a recent sale from Polk presented itself, I snapped up a pair!

    Unboxing:

    Wow, these puppies are heavy. At 78 lbs these are about 20% heavier than the LSi15s at 66 lbs. All of the internal bracing and separate driver chambers makes for a heavy speaker. They are 1.5 inches taller than my LSi15s and seem to be quite top heavy. The front feet look narrower than those on the LSi15. I’m pretty concerned about these getting knocked over accidentally. I’ve got “outriggers” on order from Sound city:
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    I hope they are of good quality as they aren’t inexpensive.


    Fit and Finish

    This is an area that Polk has really outdone itself. These speakers look like hand built custom speakers. Believe me, the pictures do not do them justice. All of the hardware used is top quality. The veneer is flawless and looks painted on. All joints are barely even visible. There are no parallel surfaces in these cabinets and I doubt they are cheap to produce.

    The grills are held on with hidden magnets. The speakers therefore look great with or without the grills installed. This is a really neat feature. I know that some other high end speakers use this method, but I’ve never owned any and it really works great.

    The binding posts and plate are higher quality than any I’ve seen on a Polk before. In some other reviews, positive comments have been made about the use of jump wires versus jump bars on the binding posts. This is a step in the right direction. However, I feel the wires and connectors used are slightly cheesy and not up to the overall quality of the rest of the speaker. I replaced mine with some better ones I had laying around.

    In order to level the speaker, the spikes/feet are adjustable from the top, which is a very convenient feature. The speakers are adjustable where they stand. There’s no need to tilt the speakers to get under them to make adjustments. The adjustment hardware is of high quality and gives the speaker an expensive high tech look. Too bad this area will be modified on my pair to accept the new outriggers I have ordered. It’s pretty dumb to have a speaker this top heavy with such narrow feet. This is one of the very few flaws of these speakers.

    I’ve read people who’ve raved about the overall looks of the LSiM’s versus the LSi’s. I do not agree. I prefer the LSi15’s aesthetics. I am aware that I am in the minority here.

    In my opinion the color on the Mahogany models is way too dark. These speakers might as well be black paint. In fact everybody whose seen these so far believes they are black, until I shine a flashlight directly on them. Only then can you barely see these are VERY dark brown. And mine are directly in front of a window! The veneer is also sanded down too smooth IMHO. None of the grain of the wood is visible. Why use real veneer if you can’t even discern it’s authenticity?

    I also prefer the unique and contemporary shape of the LSi’s. I understand and appreciate the sonic benefits of the LSiM’s curved cabinet, but I don’t think they look as “clean” and they don’t fit my decor quite as well. Please understand the LSim’s are beautiful speakers. The above comments are based on them in my home vs the LSi’s only.

    The Sound:

    In the last few years I’ve had a number of different speakers in my two channel rig for extended listening:
    Magnepan 1.6

    Paradigm Monitor 9
    Vandersteen 3
    B&W CM9
    MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
    Zu Audio Soul Standard
    Polk LSi15

    Of these, I’ve liked the LSi best by far. They gave me the best balance of clarity/imaging and dynamics and overall value. The LSiM705’s are a great leap forward in every regard.

    In his Model 7, Richard Vandersteen claims to have produced the world’s first “truly pistonic” drivers, with cones so stiff that they can’t breakup. I can’t speak to that claim, but the model 7 is the best imaging speaker I’ve personally heard. The imaging and clarity of these 705’s approaches that of the Vandersteen Model 7 and easily bests the Model 3 in my opinion. The “aerated polypropylene” cones are said by Polk to provide for a very lightweight and very stiff driver. I believe them. I really can’t say enough concerning the accuracy and precision and clarity of these loudspeakers. Polk has really done their homework on the design. And unlike other highly accurate speakers such as Thiel and Vandersteen, these speakers aren’t bashful. Throw on some Led Zeppelin or Rush, turn up the volume, and they’ll provide an instant party. They have a bigger soundstage than the LSi’s and much bigger than the previously mentioned brands.

    Lots of audio enthusiasts are aware of the phenomenon of better speakers being less forgiving of poorer recordings. The LSiM705s display this characteristic to an extent. The 705s can sound a little cold when asked to reproduce bad material. This is an unfortunate aspect of hyper accurate speakers. This pair seems to be doing less of this as they get broken in.

    I mentioned that one of my goals was for a more efficient speaker than my Lsi’s. With my 15’s and these 705’s both being rated at 88db it appears I haven’t accomplished that, and I was prepared to accept that. However, these speakers seem significantly louder that the LSi’s at any given preamp volume setting. I can only guess that my tube amps are happier with the 705’s higher impedance and being operated off the 8 ohm versus 4 ohm taps.

    For me these speakers are Keepers. Big time.

    Truth be told, I could have remained happy with my Lsi’s. When auditioning other speakers, I would at times find a pair that gave me more of a certain aspect of sound quality. Maybe better resolution, or better dynamics. Possibly better sound stage, or better efficiency. But I’ve never found a speaker that provided the overall balance of the LSi’s. At least none I could afford. Until now.

    
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    Congrats on your new speakers.

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    Awesome speakers... I do agree with you on the finish however. I wonder what a highly polished finish would look like on these. Somebody did a rub-out on a set of RTi/A's and they looked amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Awesome speakers... I do agree with you on the finish however. I wonder what a highly polished finish would look like on these. Somebody did a rub-out on a set of RTi/A's and they looked amazing.
    Interesting idea...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocezam View Post
    In my opinion the color on the Mahogany models is way too dark. These speakers might as well be black paint. In fact everybody whose seen these so far believes they are black, until I shine a flashlight directly on them. Only then can you barely see these are VERY dark brown. And mine are directly in front of a window! The veneer is also sanded down too smooth IMHO. None of the grain of the wood is visible. Why use real veneer if you can’t even discern it’s authenticity?
    I'll tell you what happened....they wanted to do three finishes but it was just not in the budget....so they got the advice of an interior decorator and black-brown(Espresso) type color is hot right now in furniture so that is the shade they went with. It offers something different than the past finishes but does not leave the traditional black finish customers out of in the dark..

    I have no clue...but given the shade...I'm sure the back story went something like that. I love the color but think that Polk would have been fine if they added more brown to the color a shade or two lighter. Congrats and thanks for posting...just makes me want a set or two.


    Enjoy the speakers....
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    I’m pretty concerned about these getting knocked over accidentally.
    Why the concern, do you have young children running around?

    The veneer is also sanded down too smooth IMHO. None of the grain of the wood is visible. Why use real veneer if you can’t even discern it’s authenticity?
    That's incorrect, it's not that the veneer is sanded down. The grain pores of the wood are filled, so that when the finish is applied it results in a smooth surface. All high quality mahogany furniture is done that way as no one wants to see the grain pores.
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    If Polk offered them in Maple finish , I would strongly consider them.

    Nice review , great pic's , thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Why the concern, do you have young children running around?
    No, large dog. My kids are all grown up.

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    Heck, to me, these speakers seam so "tippy" I'm somewhat concerned the cats may tip them over...

    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    That's incorrect, it's not that the veneer is sanded down. The grain pores of the wood are filled, so that when the finish is applied it results in a smooth surface. All high quality mahogany furniture is done that way as no one wants to see the grain pores.
    OK, but that makes no difference in my opinion of, or the enjoyment of, these speakers. A finish on the side like the Ebony LSi's looks much more classy IMHO. But hey, you can't please everyone.

    But don't get me wrong on this point. The Mahogany finish on the LSiM's is still incredibly beautiful simply by it's flawless execution. I'd simply prefer a finish that's lighter in color and let's the wood's personality come through. Something like the LSi Ebony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    Nice review , great pic's , thanks for posting.
    You're welcome. I hope more people get the word out on these speakers. They're really incredible and I hope they're a big success for Polk.

    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    If Polk offered them in Maple finish , I would strongly consider them.
    And that illustrates the different varieties of personal taste. I've no interest in a Maple finish... Go figure...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocezam View Post
    No, large dog. My kids are all grown up.

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    Heck, to me, these speakers seam so "tippy" I'm somewhat concerned the cats may tip them
    Take the rubber off them spikes and adjust them. That's your problem.

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    No, large dog. My kids are all grown up.

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    Heck, to me, these speakers seam so "tippy" I'm somewhat concerned the cats may tip them over...
    I can see the concern with a large dog. I played around with the 707's a few times and don't recall them being tippy, but then again I wasn't really checking for that either.

    I'd simply prefer a finish that's lighter in color and let's the wood's personality come through.
    Ok, I think what you're saying is you'd prefer to see the wood grain, not that you want to see the pore pits in the finish. With that I agree. As noted by WLDock, the Espresso color is the latest fad in the furniture world, I don't care for it myself.
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    You don't even need to take the rubber off to adjust them do you? You adjust from the top, which was a brilliant design point. Spikes might be better on his setup, just not sure how they'd do cutting through the rug onto that nice floor of his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    As noted by WLDock, the Espresso color is the latest fad in the furniture world, I don't care for it myself.
    I like it if its done well, code for "not too dark". When you can still get the grain shining through its a very pretty finish IMO.


    Jesse, I'm going to have to get in touch with you in a little bit once I decide to build new wood panels for my Maggies. I haven't decided yet if I want to go that far expense wise, but I know it'd be a great mod.
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    Sure, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Take the rubber off them spikes and adjust them. That's your problem.
    No.

    The feet on the 705's are narrower than the feet on the shorter 15's. Rubber feet taken off will keep them from sliding (mine aren't sliding) but won't help tipping. In fact if they were bumped by a dog or child they would be safer if the feet did slide somewhat. In any event, I think the outriggers will help tremendously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    You don't even need to take the rubber off to adjust them do you? You adjust from the top, which was a brilliant design point. Spikes might be better on his setup, just not sure how they'd do cutting through the rug onto that nice floor of his.
    Yes, the rubber can remain on or off when you adjust them, and yes they're adjusted from the top. And I agree- simple, beautiful, functional design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    You don't even need to take the rubber off to adjust them do you? You adjust from the top, which was a brilliant design point. Spikes might be better on his setup, just not sure how they'd do cutting through the rug onto that nice floor of his.
    No, but you have to take the rubber off to pierce the carpet. Rubber and carpet is the cause of them being tipsy. He still has the rubber used for hard wood floors over the spikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    As noted by WLDock, the Espresso color is the latest fad in the furniture world, I don't care for it myself.
    I can't explain it...ages ago all I wanted was light maple furniture throughtout the house like this: http://s3.hubimg.com/u/3058030_f520.jpg I did not care for darker finishes.

    Today, I don't care for lighter finishes and love dark finishes like this dark mahogany finish: http://www.hurwitzmintz.com/media/ca...scene11__1.jpg or this or this Espresso finish: http://casanafurniture.com/wp-conten...odward_BR1.jpg

    The thought of light maple speakers has no appeal to me today. I find it strange how my taste have change from one extreme to the next. However, I think I could live with the finish on the Pass Labs SR-1's...I do like the grain to come through a bit.



    Well....a darker option would not be so bad.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    No, but you have to take the rubber off to pierce the carpet. Rubber and carpet is the cause of them being tipsy. He still has the rubber used for hard wood floors over the spikes.
    Wrong.

    If you push any speaker in an attempt to knock it over, you'll have greater success if the speaker is on spikes. If the speaker can slide somewhat, it'll be more prone to remain upright. Removing the rubber feet at this point WILL NOT make them more stable.

    Yes, the spikes will couple the speaker to the floor and this will tend to provide a more stable sonic image. With the outriggers, my speakers will use spikes and be coupled to the floor. Now however, they are safer on the rubber feet.

    Look at the picture of the LSi and LSiM side by side. The LSiM's front feet are 5 13/16" wide the LSi's are 7 3/8" wide. That's a huge difference for a speaker that is taller and more top heavy.
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    Sounds like you know it all then . Enjoy your tippy sliding speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    Awesome speakers... I do agree with you on the finish however. I wonder what a highly polished finish would look like on these. Somebody did a rub-out on a set of RTi/A's and they looked amazing.
    The more I think about this, the more I believe a highly polished "piano gloss" would take the appearance of this particular finish to the next level and then some. They have a beautiful shape to them already and the shine would show off those curves in ways the matte finish just can't come close to delivering. Take them to a body shop and have them rubbed out, but that's just my opinion...
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    A high gloss sheen would enable a bit more of the wood grain to show as a flat sheen obscures clarity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    A high gloss sheen would enable a bit more of the wood grain to show as a flat sheen obscures clarity.
    Sounds like a win-win then for the OP. They would look like 10k speakers and with the right gear, sound like it too.
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