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If they're wired correctly and Audyssey complains you should tell it to ignore it.

Bi-wiring is a bunch of nonsense. All you're doing is effectively creating a larger gauge wire to the speaker.

3 of the 5 speakers I ordered arrived today. They're all "noir" so far (according to the labeling on the inner Polk boxes). I haven't opened any of them yet.
I hear ya. I didnt hear any sound difference when bi-wiring either. But there were enough arguments out there to give it a shot. Since a lot of it was starting to go over my head, I figured I'd let my ears tell me the story. So far the story is, 'you've been had'.
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I just use #14 speaker wire L/R/C, probably a little overkill, no bi-wiring. I'm using all of the 6500 channels, so bi-wiring is not an option anyway. Probably better to add one of the two or three channel amps if necessary (crown, monoprice, emotiva, all the way to parasound, etc.) My first reaction is that the Denon AVR-X6500H alone sounds fine to me.

On Audyssey, all I can tell you is that the 707 pair/706 clearly did not sound right before I made the suggested changes (I had initial cringes of agony thinking about re-packing them for return, it was that bad. Of course, that was also with the Klipsch 280 parameters still loaded too), and now, after the suggested polarity changes (C/R) they sound fantastic. No time just now to investigate further. My last Yamaha 1060 Aventage would chase its tail with some speakers. Every time you made a suggested change, it would either flip-flop back, or have you change other speakers in an infinite loop, so there, I just skipped. Here, I made the change, and no further changes were suggested as the 6500 properly (?) calibrated the next 7 test positions.

If it's easy to do (maybe not so easy with the bi-wiring unless there are plugs), I would try both and see if you can hear a difference. If not, maybe the skip option is best for your set up. If it sounds better as Audyssey suggests, then I wonder why? Another option if you have time and interest would be just drop back to single output wiring for these tests so it's easier to change back and forth to see if you hear the difference and which one sounds better to you. Also, can you hear any difference between bi-wiring and single output wiring? All that matters is what sounds good to you.
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I just use #14 speaker wire L/R/C, probably a little overkill, no bi-wiring. I'm using all of the 6500 channels, so bi-wiring is not an option anyway.
You're thinking of bi-amping. That's not the same thing as bi-wiring. Bi-wiring is using two sets of wire from the single channel outputs of the receiver. One to each set of the banana jacks on the speakers.
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UPS delivered my LSiM707 speakers today. I got them out unboxed (a bit of a pain), carried them upstairs (they're pretty heavy to carry around), and gave them a listen. Some early thoughts.

1) The finish is not glossy except for the front bezel and the base (as I expected). They have a satin finish elsewhere.

2) I have no idea how anyone could characterize the sound as "dark". They aren't bright, but are pretty neutral to me.

3) They have really good low frequency extension.
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Got the 707s for $1050/pair last summer. Look amazing and sound great. Got the 705s for my living room about a month ago. Got the 706 and 704 centers, respectively, to match. Now I'm pondering the 702s for rear surrounds since I have no room behind my couch for rear surrounds and I've heard this type of speaker works well vs. a typical bookshelf speaker when you have limited space for rears. Anybody concur? And I assume they will play nicely with Atmos despite not being "direct firing"?
The 702's are direct radiating (Monopole).
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...the 20 watt is how much power is needed b4 the speaker will produce sound.
Um, what?? That is not what that means - it's just a recommended amp power minimum per Polk.

ANY speaker will produce sound well below a single watt. For example, the 707 will produce 88dB with one watt, one meter away.

FWIW, after reading thru this entire thread on this deal, I feel lucky that my 707s arrived this week in the cherry finish that I ordered. I'd be quite unhappy if I received a mismatched pair and had to deal with re-boxing and lugging back to UPS. Hopefully those that were affected by this can get it resolved quickly...
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My order has been a mixed bag as well. Ordered a pair of 707s, the 706 center, a pair of 703s, and the 702f/xs — all ordered in black. Also got the 2085 Yamaha receiver. All arrived within a couple days, but both 703s arrived in cherry. What I'm sure is the problem is these are double boxed, and the outer boxes had stickers saying "703-B", presumably indicating black. Unfortunately once I got to the inner box, it said cherry. I didn't even bother to open them given the inner box was right from the factory and the sticker on the outer box looked like Adorama probably put it there - got return labels and sent them back the same day.

Supposedly they are going to ship me black ones, and I asked that they open the outer box to verify they're actually black. We'll see.

Like others, the 707 outer boxes were beat to hell given the 117lb weight, but all was ok inside. And mercifully, they were black. Thankfully it was just the 33lb 703s I had to return.

Assuming the 703s come back ok, I'll be a happy camper. Absolutely gorgeous speakers, and once properly broken in, will sound as good as they look. Have been thinking of pulling the trigger on these for over a year, and finally had to do it. So glad I did.
As an update, I did finally get the 703s in black a handful of days later. Oddly, they shipped only one at first. When I contacted them, the other was returned for store credit. They quickly corrected and sent the second one. I specifically requested the outer boxes be opened to confirm the factory boxes said black. While it did not appear they actually opened the outer boxes, mercifully they were correct. Overall, very happy despite the inconvenience. Amazing speakers.
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Deal is back on
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Deal is back on
You beat me to it! I just placed an order for the 707s.
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OMG. Finally pulled the trigger on a pair of 707s in midnight mahogany! Wooohooo!!!
Congrats!!
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If I order the 706c using ShopRunner:

1). Would the return shipping be free (via ShopRunner)?
2). Would Adorama charge me a restocking fee?

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As an update, I did finally get the 703s in black a handful of days later. Oddly, they shipped only one at first. When I contacted them, the other was returned for store credit. They quickly corrected and sent the second one. I specifically requested the outer boxes be opened to confirm the factory boxes said black. While it did not appear they actually opened the outer boxes, mercifully they were correct. Overall, very happy despite the inconvenience. Amazing speakers.
When I got my 705s on the last deal with the rebate, they offered me $150 to keep the speakers in the wrong color rather than return. For me I took the money and just made a slicker albeit frustrating deal.
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Got my 707's a few weeks ago. They are MONSTEROUS and heavy (200+ lbs). If you don't have 25" of depth space or a friend to help set them up, look at the 705's.
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same price for the past year. search is your friend....
not a deal at all.
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Damnit. I just paid $1400/pr for these 707 towers a few weeks ago and here they are for $1100/pr. With the new Polk Audio Legend series just announced (full reveal on 9/6 I think), it's no wonder the deal is this good. And if you want my opinion, the new Legend series look like garbage compared to the current LSi series. Anyway, just want to say I have the 707 towers bi-amped (not bi-wired, actually bi-amped) to a Yamaha Aventage 3080 along with the 706 center bi-wired. Using my old Polk Monitor 75Ts as rears in a 5.1 setup with a Polk PS-125 sub and I LOVE it. Best setup I have ever had running by far. I'm using it for critical 2ch listening from DVD Audio & vinyl, home theater, and multi-channel stereo streaming the highest quality Tidal and Spotify formats over WiFi (not bluetooth). I've used some nice Klipsch Reference speakers in the past as well as some fancier JBLs and these 707s are just the best I've ever had. The 706 center sounds INSANELY good in HT or multi-channel stereo. Again, best I've ever heard. To be fair, those other speakers weren't mated to an AVR this good... and they also weren't bi-amped or bi-wired. That said, at $1100/pr, if you have been eyeing these, PULL THE TRIGGER. they're marvelous in every way. Build quality, looks, sound... I'm completely in love. I went with the Mt. Vernon cherry and I couldn't be happier. Ping me if you have any Qs. I'm all too happy to gush about them. I've heard others say they are too big or too boomy. I have found neither of those things to be the case at all. I've also read that they need to be placed further out from the wall. I tested several positions and can confirm they sound as great against the wall as they do pulled out several feet with the crossover set at Large, 40 or 80hz, no problems at all on any setting. The one caveat is they need power. Any old AVR will work of course, but you need at least 150-200 watts to truly make them shine (assuming you listen as critically as I do).

Whats a good sub to pair with the 707s in a HT setup? Also any pics of the bi-amp wiring ie where you took the outputs from for the 3080?
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