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    Default Most Musical Polk

    What's the all-time greatest Polk speaker for music? Two categories -- bookshelf and floorstanding...

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    The entire SDA series!
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    Lsi9 and Lsi15.

    I feel they sound alot better then the older models.I feel the older tweeters where overly bright and hard to listen to for long periods of time.

    The Lsi25's are next on my list
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    Polk Audio hasn't given us their most musical speaker yet........the LSi-SDA!! But they should. ;)

    But, if I have to pick from the available ones, I'd say the SDA SRS TL series for the floorstanding. I haven't heard a pair of SDA CRS+ speakers. Bah, I don't like bookshelf speakers for music anyway.
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    3. Polk SDA 2A; Parasound Halo JC-2 and A21; Musical Fidelity X-DAC; Squeezebox Touch; PS Audio 4.7; MIT S1 cables

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    SDA, period.

    LSi is a close second, they are accurate, with a reasonably flat response, but they are just 'lifeless' in comparison to the SDA's. They don't involve me in the music as much, they don't swell with emotion on some recordings as they SDA's can.

    That's MY story, and I'm sticking to it. Different strokes for left handed people.

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    I feel Polk has given me a taste of everything I would like in a single speaker, throughout their lines.

    There is nothing like listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Pink Floyd through a pair of SDA's. It is almost surreal - it is so involving.

    For kicking up the volume and rocking the house with authority for modern day rock / electronica / trance / hip hop, I found the RT series to be absolutely superb.

    And lastly, for a touch of elegance and smoothness that rarely fatigues the ears for light jazz and piano, there is the LSi.

    So far I have yet to find this "perfect" speaker that can do it all, but I take my hat off to Polk for making products that definately lifted up my expectations. Polk products are still a benchmark I use when evaluating other gear.

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    The Polks I've heard are the RT5, RT800i, RT35i, RT600i, S4 and LSi9. The most musical out of all of them IMO is the 800i with a tube amp. For SS amplification, I'll have to say LSi9 are the best.

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    I believe PW thinks the SRT is the best Polk has produced ;)

    I feel the 1.2TL (with upgraded tweets is one of the most musical speaker Polk has produced. Now, with the older tweets that is definetely up for debate.

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    I aggree with ATCVENOM, each speaker has a type of music it excels at.



    Where is this "perfect" speaker that can do it all?

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    I'm going to chime in and say that overall, SDA's hands down.

    However, I have a special place in my heart for both the Mon 7C's and the RT7's.

    The LSi's, I dig but I agree with Russ, they just don't involve me in the music like the others do.

    Each speaker has it's pros and cons, otherwise they would only make one speaker, no?

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    put me in the SDA column, but i must admit to never having the oppurtunity to demo and of the LSi series
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    SDA's, no doubt...

    LS90's second.

    CRS+ as a bookshelf.
    Vinyl, the final frontier...

    Avantgarde horns, 300b tubes, thats the kinda crap I want... :D

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