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9.2 out of 10

Polk Audio LSi M705

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Overall 10
10

LSiM705 World class Audio!

Kent Maze, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: LSiM705 Impressions With the recent acquisition of my tube power amps, I've been looking for speakers that might be an easier load for them over the next several years. Specifically I wanted better efficiency and an 8 ohm impedance or higher. And of course if I was going to change speakers, I'd want to go up in sound quality, not down. This is hard to do on my budget.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Polk LSiM705 a AudioPhile, Audio Review
1 September 2013
  • Summary: These speakers have been on my watch list since they came out a few years ago. At $3,000 a pair they’ve been a bit out of my price range. When a recent sale from Polk presented itself, I snapped up a pair! Unboxing: Wow, these puppies are heavy. At 78 lbs these are about 20% heavier than the LSi15s at 66 lbs. All of the internal bracing and separate driver chambers makes for a heavy speaker.
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Overall 10
10

polk nails it with lsi series successor.

brebre "BEM", Amazon
29 January 2013
  • Summary: The old lsi series were, and still are, killer speakers at a bargain. These new lsim 705's and 707's are nearly double the cost, but are worth every penny I paid for them and more. I got the 705's, the little sibling to the 707's. These 705's are enormous, looming, imposing, eye catching works of art. The 707's must be downright intimidatingly monstrous, scary even.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value for money

Pramit, Crutchfield
13 October 2012
  • Summary: Impressive speakers with good imaging. I recently replaced my Polk's TSi400 speakers with a pair of cheery colored LSi 705s. First impressions: these speakers are heavy and came well packed. These speakers are not your typical boxy-looking floorstanding speakers. They are beautiful to look at with a real beautiful glossy finish with rounded corners.
  • Pros: 1. Clarity: I could hear sounds on soundtracks that I didn't hear on the Tsi400s. These speakers have a good frequency range and it shows. I stream Spotify through my receiver and the sound is crisp with good separation of the various components in the soundtracks. 2. Good bass: You really don't need a subwoofer with these speakers since they already come with built-in subwoofers.
  • Cons: A word of caution: As expected these speakers are power hungry. I use a Onkyo receiver, where as you really need a dedicated amplifier to properly power these Polkies! I am hoping to get an integrated amp for a two-channel setup and perhaps that will make these speakers come alive.
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Overall 10
10

Pure Sound

JWC, Crutchfield
13 October 2012
  • Summary: I am a stereo music lover, and after 20 years of enjoying my ADS M12 tower speakers I decided it was time to upgrade to the latest technology. Dolly at Crutchfield was a great help, and I decided to buy a pair of the Polk LSi M 705 towers. They arrived within a couple of days, and despite being deceivingly thin when viewed from the front due to their oval woofers, these speakers perform! I play jazz, rock, and classical, and I enjoy them all LOUD.
  • Pros: Clarity, power handling, accuracy, wide sound stage, true full audio range reproduction.
  • Cons: Mahogany is so black they might as well be painted versus real wood veneer. Packaging is very complex and it's almost impossible to keep from breaking and damaging the boxes and foam due to their packaging configuration. Luckily, that also makes them UPS-proof!
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  • See Product at Crutchfield ($1,499.99)
Overall 8
8.0

Good value for money

Pramit, Crutchfield
13 October 2012
  • Summary: Impressive speakers with good imaging. I recently replaced my Polk's TSi400 speakers with a pair of cheery colored LSi 705s. First impressions: these speakers are heavy and came well packed. These speakers are not your typical boxy-looking floorstanding speakers. They are beautiful to look at with a real beautiful glossy finish with rounded corners.
  • Pros: 1. Clarity: I could hear sounds on soundtracks that I didn't hear on the Tsi400s. These speakers have a good frequency range and it shows. I stream Spotify through my receiver and the sound is crisp with good separation of the various components in the soundtracks. 2. Good bass: You really don't need a subwoofer with these speakers since they already come with built-in subwoofers.
  • Cons: A word of caution: As expected these speakers are power hungry. I use a Onkyo receiver, where as you really need a dedicated amplifier to properly power these Polkies! I am hoping to get an integrated amp for a two-channel setup and perhaps that will make these speakers come alive.
  • Read full review
  • See Product at Crutchfield ($1,499.99)
Overall 10
10

Pure Sound

JWC, Crutchfield
13 October 2012
  • Summary: I am a stereo music lover, and after 20 years of enjoying my ADS M12 tower speakers I decided it was time to upgrade to the latest technology. Dolly at Crutchfield was a great help, and I decided to buy a pair of the Polk LSi M 705 towers. They arrived within a couple of days, and despite being deceivingly thin when viewed from the front due to their oval woofers, these speakers perform! I play jazz, rock, and classical, and I enjoy them all LOUD.
  • Pros: Clarity, power handling, accuracy, wide sound stage, true full audio range reproduction.
  • Cons: Mahogany is so black they might as well be painted versus real wood veneer. Packaging is very complex and it's almost impossible to keep from breaking and damaging the boxes and foam due to their packaging configuration. Luckily, that also makes them UPS-proof!
  • Read full review
  • See Product at Crutchfield ($1,499.99)