Is that the Vifa XT tweeter in the new Polk LSi series?

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  1. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    Has everyone seen the new Polk LSi series?
    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/products.php?category=21
    It's looks like they're using the top of the line Vifa XT tweeter (as seen in nOrh and the megabuck Krell speakers). I guess Polk isn't making all their own drivers anymore, right?
    Anyway, it'll be interesting to hear how these sound....
     
  2. Troy LaMont

    Troy LaMont Supporting Actor

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    Richard,
    It does look like the Vifa XT tweeter indeed, although I note some slight differences in the design implementation. Maybe Polk modeled their tweeter after the Vifa?
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    I've been inquiring about these speakers since I first heard about them (Sep). I've also been in touch with Polk directly and I'm looking for a dealer that's close to my location. The dealers I'm getting so far from Polk are about 3-5 hours away.[​IMG]
    I'm excited about these speakers because if they deliver on the goods, they will truly bring great sound at an affordable price point.
    A few people have mentioned on the forum that they think these are over-priced, but in comparison to the RT line and for what they are 'supposed' to deliver sound wise, I think these will be excellent speakers. Build quality is a no-brainer (1 1/2" thick side walls!).
    I'm definitely in the market for an upgrade and outside of the Aerial Acoustic 8b's that I dream about (for an additional $3,760), I'd like to audition these Polk's to see what they sound like. My only set back is that I would probably have to purchase and external amp, because my lil' Onkyo would struggle with a 4 ohm speaker.
    Troy
     
  3. RichardH

    RichardH Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for replying, Troy. I'm surprised more haven't jumped in! [​IMG]
    I also think that if this speaker sounds as good as it looks like it's supposed to, then it's not overpriced at all. If that is the Vifa XT tweeter, then I think it's really cool that Polk is making use of it. Imagine if Circuit City started carrying the LSi line. A speaker with that tweet at 'the City'?? LOL.
    This is off of the Polk site; you've already posted from Vifa. Looks pretty dang close to me. I used to be on the Polk forum, but I don't own their speakers anymore; wish I could get on there and ask around....
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  4. John Garcia

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    I think there's a post on these speakers in the speakers forum...stating that these tweeters are, in fact, made by Vifa. [​IMG]
     

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