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Last Edited by drdiaboloco November 12, 2019 at 01:39 PM
Has been available at this price several times in the last two+ years (and sometimes cheaper than this with Amex reward deals and SD rebates) but has not been "at this price" for the entire time, only when they go on sale. The sales are for a limited time though sometimes they go off-sale for a short spell and then come back again.

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Room treatment is almost more important then high end equipment. Think of it like a car, you could have 500hp car, but if your wheels and suspension suck, it won't make a difference. Because if you have a 200hp car and keyed in suspension and wheels, you can put the power where you need. So if you have awesome speakers and loads of power behind them, but you have tons of open tile/wood floors with empty walls, the sound is just going to bounce around and not be as tight as it should be, think spinning wheels on the ground. That's why room treatment is key; rugs, treatment on the walls and ceilings, bass traps, things like that. Now in reality unless you have a dedicated home theater, most people cant do this. We all want the best sounding systems, but remember if you listening area isnt addressed, the best system in the world will still fall flat. You'll get the best bang for your buck addressing the room first and foremost, because you'll never know how your system SHOULD sound
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I hear this narrative a lot but honestly have never heard a good answer. One thing, as someone mentioned, is that these aren't the most sensitive speakers, meaning you will need more power to get the same "loudness" as more sensitive speakers. The only reason I would maybe not consider towers is if you are 100% movies as your subwoofer should carry most of the deep notes, which could make towers overkill.

Honestly, these speakers look beautiful from my many months of research. They will play movies just fine. It really is all about what you yourself hears.
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I would agree with you, this narrative that speakers are designed for one thing and not another do not have much merit.
The narrative about more power=better sound has been going around for eons also and will continue to do so.
I think you stated it well when you said "meaning you will need more power to get the same "loudness" as more sensitive speakers".
So in other words if you have an issue with the sound more power isn't going to correct that issue, it just gets to that "loudness" much easier.
More power will come in handy if you prefer listening at high levels but thats more so your receiver doesn't overheat not improving the sound.

There are VAST other things to consider when it comes to what you hear and as you stated
"It really is all about what you yourself hears" is a major part of it.
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Awesome! Wonder if the Midnight Mahogany 705's will go on sale as well?
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Awesome! Wonder if the Midnight Mahogany 705's will go on sale as well?
That's what I've been waiting on.
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Now THIS is cheap. Remember though these arent the best for movies, but are great for music. Also it helps to have a lot of power behind each speaking to push them properly. Great speakers, but they take some effort to drive them
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I've been waiting on the Midnight Mahogany 705 as well. I already got the center channel so these are next.
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Now THIS is cheap. Remember though these arent the best for movies, but are great for music. Also it helps to have a lot of power behind each speaking to push them properly. Great speakers, but they take some effort to drive them
Why are these not as good for movies?
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Should I get these or the 707?
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Why are these not as good for movies?
They arent /bad/ for movies, they are just geared (and built) more for music. The polk rita's are more movie friendly. You can use either speakers perfectly fine for either purpose, but many will point to one being better suited for the other. The LSi's are just a lot more power hungry then the Rtia's, which means if you're wanting better dynamics musically, you'll need some good separates to run them. Doesnt mea you cant run these off just a reciever. It all comes down to how loud (what dB level) you plan on running these and how much of an area you are trying to fill with sound. Funny enough a lot of people think expensive speakers and tons of power is the key to good sound, when easily over 50% of good sound is based on your listening area.
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Why are these not as good for movies?
I hear this narrative a lot but honestly have never heard a good answer. One thing, as someone mentioned, is that these aren't the most sensitive speakers, meaning you will need more power to get the same "loudness" as more sensitive speakers. The only reason I would maybe not consider towers is if you are 100% movies as your subwoofer should carry most of the deep notes, which could make towers overkill.

Honestly, these speakers look beautiful from my many months of research. They will play movies just fine. It really is all about what you yourself hears.
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They arent /bad/ for movies, they are just geared (and built) more for music. The polk rita's are more movie friendly. You can use either speakers perfectly fine for either purpose, but many will point to one being better suited for the other. The LSi's are just a lot more power hungry then the Rtia's, which means if you're wanting better dynamics musically, you'll need some good separates to run them. Doesnt mea you cant run these off just a reciever. It all comes down to how loud (what dB level) you plan on running these and how much of an area you are trying to fill with sound. Funny enough a lot of people think expensive speakers and tons of power is the key to good sound, when easily over 50% of good sound is based on your listening area.
I have these speakers and couldn't agree more about the listening area. They sound good but I'm sure, if I had a better listening area, they would sound great.
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They arent /bad/ for movies, they are just geared (and built) more for music. The polk rita's are more movie friendly. You can use either speakers perfectly fine for either purpose, but many will point to one being better suited for the other. The LSi's are just a lot more power hungry then the Rtia's, which means if you're wanting better dynamics musically, you'll need some good separates to run them. Doesnt mea you cant run these off just a reciever. It all comes down to how loud (what dB level) you plan on running these and how much of an area you are trying to fill with sound. Funny enough a lot of people think expensive speakers and tons of power is the key to good sound, when easily over 50% of good sound is based on your listening area.
Hmmm so I'm curious what do you mean by "when easily over 50% of good sound is based on your listening area." ?
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Hmmm so I'm curious what do you mean by "when easily over 50% of good sound is based on your listening area." ?
Room treatment is almost more important then high end equipment. Think of it like a car, you could have 500hp car, but if your wheels and suspension suck, it won't make a difference. Because if you have a 200hp car and keyed in suspension and wheels, you can put the power where you need. So if you have awesome speakers and loads of power behind them, but you have tons of open tile/wood floors with empty walls, the sound is just going to bounce around and not be as tight as it should be, think spinning wheels on the ground. That's why room treatment is key; rugs, treatment on the walls and ceilings, bass traps, things like that. Now in reality unless you have a dedicated home theater, most people cant do this. We all want the best sounding systems, but remember if you listening area isnt addressed, the best system in the world will still fall flat. You'll get the best bang for your buck addressing the room first and foremost, because you'll never know how your system SHOULD sound
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