What's all this buzz about Polk Lsi series speakers about?

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  1. eskendir

    eskendir Agent

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    The Polk Lsi series has been getting excellent reviews by all the major AV magazines, the absolute sound, Stereophile, Goodsound, Soundstage to name just a few and by owners here on HTF and on AVS forums. Some are suggesting this are better than the Rockets and some B&W speakers. Anybody had a chance to compare these against each other? I know speakers are subjective but still would like to hear your opinions.

    P.S. I have posted the same thread on AVS forum. Here is a link for those interested.

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...80#post2006080
     
  2. RichardH

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    They use that Vifa XT tweeter that is found on a number of high end speakers. The mega-buck Krell speakers use them, for example. But, so do a few models from nOrh.

    I find it ironic that Polk uses a tweeter that they don't make, because they were so big on the fact that they made all their own drivers. The woofers, I'm pretty sure, are still Polk (in the new LSi series).
     
  3. eskendir

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    That is the same tweeter they use in the Onix Rockets.
     
  4. MarkO

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    Guess you could say they are the internet flavour of the month.
     
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    Not just internet, as stated up top the mags are lovin em too. HT Mag gave em a 94 for performance and a 93 for value.
     
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    What's up with them? Well, Polk which has been mass-producing mediocre speakers for a while, decided to do something more up scale. Apparently they are using their very large resources for some good with the LSi line. They also are using the Vifa ring tweeter which is quite good. The prices on-line are very nice for such a good looking, well spec'ed, and well reviewed speaker. I've been reading up on speakers for months now, and LSi is among the few that I still haven't heard... but that ends TOMORROW! Yup, I finally get a proper LSi audition tomorrow, though it takes more than a 100 mile drive to do it. I'll be sure to post my honest thoughts some time in the next few weeks (vacation), but remember that everyone likes different things. You really should just go check them out yourself if you are interested. But from all indications, they seem worth looking at!
     

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