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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

Yes a pair of subs is already in the budget, as are speakers for 7.1 and a receiver and a blu ray player and projector. But if the speakers could save me some money that would be awesome.

I am fortunate to have enough connections in the audio world that I can get pretty good pricing on lots of stuff. So my budget allows for speakers that MSRP in the low $2000 range, but I wouldn't be paying that much. That's one disadvantage with Arx (or any ID company) for me only -- I don't get a deal on them.
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Re: The Official $3,000 Speaker Evaluation / Home Audition Event

The Polk Audio LSiM705 review is now ready for you. Follow this link to jump directly to it.

Leonard's and Joe's comments are forthcoming, as well as for the PSB Imagine T2. For the record, those guys are usually ahead of me in being ready to post. They are both extremely busy guys, and I am sure their contributions will be ready as soon as humanly possible.
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Wayne's second paragraph under the "Impressions" heading is not quite finished . . .
Oops, and thanks for the heads-up. The paragraph now reads:

"I liked the tweeter mounted between the midrange and top woofer drivers. This arrangement gets the high frequencies coming from a more central point, much like the Mid-Tweeter-Mid (MTM) driver arrangement, more of a point source and probably contributing to overall image tightness and image clarity from the speaker."
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So, are the other 2 from the SoundStage trio, planning to
comment on the PSB soon?

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I should have mine up later this evening. Just been backed up with work.

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Very cool, but where's the Klipsch. While slightly over $3,000, I would have liked to see how the RF-7 II's stacked up. Maybe in a later evaluation......
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Very cool, but where's the Klipsch. While slightly over $3,000, I would have liked to see how the RF-7 II's stacked up. Maybe in a later evaluation......
klipsch refused to participate in other challenges if I'm not mistaken.

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OK, my PSB Imagine 2 impressions are in the review now, here.

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OK, my PSB Imagine 2 impressions are in the review now, here.

Working on the Polk next.
Thanks, Leonard.

Joe's comments have been added as well. Enjoy!
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This talk of the soundstage on a couple of seemingly excellent imagers being degraded a bit by Audyssey has me wondering why. I don't recall Wayne mentioning such a thing in his review of the Montis even though its imaging was highly praised. Is there enough variability in MultEQ that another pass on the PSB or Axiom would have sounded significantly different? Are speakers very sensitive to toe in angle more likely to get messed up by Audyssey or be exceedingly sensitive to placement of the Audyssey mic?

It also reinforces to me the value of an auto EQ system that allows the user to restrict the ranges of frequencies it is allowed to perform EQ on, such as Anthem's ARC. Presumably if you had been able to stop the correction at say 200 Hz it would have tightened up the bass issues but left frequencies most important for imaging largely alone. Pure conjecture on my part - just thinking out loud here.

Edit: Another way around it, potentially, is to EQ manually as Wayne suggested in the PSB review. If you have the skillz an can resist overdoing it!
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