Reviews and Problems with Polk Audio LSiM703 Series
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Eric H, Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: I think of myself as an audiophile, but at heart I just like music and am not necessarily that concerned about the sound wave that is vibrating my eardrum at "this" frequency from "that" speaker that has the whatever "sine wave distortion crossover ample who-sit". I have owned Polk speakers in the past and really enjoyed them. These speakers have the same Polk sound that I like, which to my ear is warmer than other speakers. I have these paired with the Marantz M-CR610.
Summary: Excellent is for the money/value (27% off). I had this speaker for about one month. very clear sound. Amazing bass for a bookshelf, high and mid frequency might need an EQ to catch up. Could be bright at beginning, at least compared to my Yamaha speaker, I have to shy my ear for some high pitch (hopefully can get better later on). The tweeter sounds not as smoothy as I like for some recordings I listened, could be the music recording?
These are not speakers, they are a concert teleportation device
Walter Katz, Amazon
5 May 2013
Summary: There are a lot of great speakers that faithfully reproduce live sound. There are also a lot of speakers that will set you back a thousand or two. But you will be hard pressed to find a pair that will fall into both categories. The Polk LSiM 703 is exactly that. With the exception of planar speakers there is nothing that comes close. I've owned a pair of 10 years old predecessors of these Polks (the LSi-9s). Have been very impressed with those.
Summary: I won't give these 5 stars because the condition of the cabinets weren't perfect. The cabinets had small imperfections but were on the bottom of the cabinet where they will not be seen. The sound quality is simply superb. The construction is also superb with a beautiful finish. I've owned many speakers over the years and these are up there with the higher end speakers costing quite a bit more. Couple these with a good subwoofer and you'll be in audio heaven.
Summary: No need for a lengthy review. These speakers are excellent. Take it from a lifetime musician and audiophile. I love classical, jazz, folk, opera, 1970s rock, and country. I have owned and heard many speakers. The sound from these speakers is the most nearly transparent I have heard in anything close to this price. Two warnings: 1. You will be disappointed with the sound quality from non-digital recordings, even those made near the end of the analog period (1980s).
Summary: I have these matched with a 704 center channel and tl350s for surrounds. These guys sound incredible, look incredible, are incredible. Once you get past how heavy they are you notice the elegant, polished, wooden shell (an inch thick I believe, knock on them) that oozes quality. As noted earlier, the weight on these guys will require a sturdy stand. With a big of BluTack (stuff is amazing) the speakers will not being falling over. The sheer weight keeps it anchored.
Summary: bought this set of speakers through crutchfield,what a disapointment!these speakers sounded like tiny boombox speakers.finally threw these out the backdoor,poured gasoline on them and set them ablaze!don't buy these jokers, they suck!
Summary: I really don't know what Mr. Phil Blanchard is hearing, or not, from the new lsim 703's, but these are great bookshelf speakers for $1,500!!! Great bass extension, great midrange, and great high's!! I power these babies with a Yamaha Rx-v457 amp at the 8ohm setting and in the 2 channel pure direct stereo mode and they sound fantastic!!! Another great addition to Polk Audio's lineup!!