First of all, I would like to thank Aaron and his better half Lisa for putting up with my silly ass, and letting me invade their humble abode.
Second, a big thanks to Micah for the 'goodies' he sent for us to enjoy. A XL Black, logoed Polk Tshirt, some Polk Momo stickers, a Polk Audio badge holder, copies of the Speaker Specialist and current catalog, and an Audioquest Binding Post Wrench for everyone.
I'm gathering my thoughts today for reviews on the LSi, and will post those later. A good time seemed to be had by all. We were able to listen to a variety of Polks from past and present, on a variety of gear. What I hoped to gain from this meet, was a thorough demo of the LSi series (musically), and compare them to the SDA's of past. I'll have some interesting notes on this comparison later today.
We also played with speaker placment, which proved to make definate tonal changes in the LSi's. Some of us liked the changes, some did not. I think everyone kept an un-biased and open mind, and for the post part we had similar musical tastes, and similar likes, and dislikes. It is always fun to hear other members 'demo' material, and the tracks they are familiar with, what they are listening for. I've got some new music to track down now.
I will say one thing, the LSi9 was VERY, VERY impressive. It held similar characteristics as the 15's, but I felt the mid-range was clearer, and the bass was more controlled. Not detracting from the 15's mind you, as I said, reviews will follow.
The LSi series is without a doubt the FLATTEST Polk speaker I have ever heard. It might actually be TOO flat for some. I discussed this at length with Aaron, and he actually runs them with both the treble and bass slightly emphasized (which works out quite well for his music selections).
First things first, I have a man-cave to re-assemble, so for now, like a fat girl in a dodgeball game, I'm out.