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    Howdy,

    Just upgraded my system and now run all Polk speakers. My question is placement of my LSi15's. The owner's manual states that each has a "LEFT" or "RIGHT" on the serial tag, but they do not. The manual also says to set them up with the tweeters closest to the center, which is what I did. The bass grills face outboard. Is this correct?

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    yes

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    Man - that was quick! Thank you for the info. I really like those mains... my wife was understanding, yet a bit standoffish when I got them - guess she doesn't quite appreciate the hugeness of them.

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    if you havent already, toe in the lsi15's so they point directly at your listening position ( if your listening position is like right infront of your tv)

    if you are sitting on side walls the dont worry bout it.

    lsi's tend to sound better when they are pointed directly at you
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    Just for future reference they should say something like LC or RC for left channel or right channel (well my lsi7s do anyways) instead of actually saying LEFT or RIGHT.

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    Thanks everyone. Yes, they are toed in to my sweet spot. They actually don't have anything indicating which side - I've been all over the back of them - the FXi3's do, but not the LSi's.

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    The serial numbers will begin with either an "L" or an "R"
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    Originally posted by Airplay355
    lsi's tend to sound better when they are pointed directly at you
    i think this is a personal thing and would, humbly, suggest experimentation.

    with my room and my gear and my listening style, i've found my lsi9's imaging is more detailed and open, and more often extends beyond the speaks, pointed straight forward when i listen near field and carefully concentrate on the music.

    however, i agree that for further away or when the sweetspot has to cover a wider area toe-in helps correct wall reflections, center and warm the image.

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    If they are new give them at least 50 to 75 hours or so to break in. They sound a LOT better after that amount of time. You will know when they break in!
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    ur right scott
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    Scott & I spent a week and a half getting my RTi70's setup just right. Scott was a big help. Here is a link to our discussion: http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...threadid=19750

    Try moving the 15's around, don't just plop them down where they look the best.
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    I'll check out that thread.... thanks again to everyone.

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    Originally posted by gmorris
    Scott & I spent a week and a half...
    well, schucks. thanks much, didn't seem like it took that long,.. of course i wasn't toting those rti70's all over the place.

    for lsi placement,

    lsi is just so sweet for precisely placing and putting space between closely situated instruments and vocals and exposing faint nuances that, to me, it just seems like a waste to push all of that information on top of itself and sit too far away to hear what all's goin' on.

    for me, if i needed to sit further away for stuff like entertaining others, waf, ear bloodying spl's and ht, i'd still set them up exclusively for near field and listen in a nice executive chair (that could be moved out of the way easily), then just live happily with whatever far field i got.

    of course, respectfully, i reserve the right to answer questions that no one has asked and be totally wrong about everything.

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