Home Theater Equipment Unboxing Disappointment | Yamaha RX-A3070 | Polk LSiM

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After scoring a great deal on all of the new speakers and receiver for my theater area, there was a little disappointment when it came time to open everything. I'm sure Adorama will make things right though.

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Polk doesn't get enough love. Those LSiM are amazing. IIRC they are being cleared out for the new SDA L800 and the Legend series line up.

Author — Rob E

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I felt you anger, frustration and desire to cuss out the company you ordered the Polk audio speakers from, but I have to give you Props for maintaining your cool, maybe because you realize your documenting the package opening on video, just in case the sales rep replied, "you damaged the speaker yourself, you didn't follow the product unboxing procedure". Great video though, I hope you got the center channel speaker replaced, FREE of charge!!

Author — James Grate

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love watching all these it looks amazing. You can not go wrong with Yamaha that's for sure! My last receiver lasted 17-18 years in a tropical climate before it started playing up. Got Yamaha again and will never change!

Author — Jodie McCristal

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The damage of the center speaker wasn't because something hit the drivers. Those speakers have very heavy magnets and clearly the massive magnets didn't want to stop suddenly, thus took the cones with them. I would be worried about partial damage to the drivers, because obviously someone tossed those speaker around very aggressively.

Author — Gord Thor

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It looks like somebody put their hands through the drivers as well as dropping it, then returned it hoping nobody would notice. Or maybe it was an abused display model... Then Adorama turned around and sold it to you as new product without even bothering to check it out first! ... This should have been sold as used product, and checked for damage before it left the store.... Boooo Adorama for being in too much of a hurry to make money...

And now magically they can't seem to order any from Polk (even though Best Buy seems to be selling them by the truckload!) ... Polk is one of the easiest companies to order from since their product is so popular. They always have stock, or just about to have stock... Yep, Adorama is definitely playing games, probably waiting for another dealer sale from Polk before they commit to purchasing again.

Author — Randy Levine

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That's a shame man. Can't begin to imagine how frustrating this would have been. To add to that they couldn't replace the damage goods, just a very sad story for such a gorgeous set.

Hope you've completed your basement and got another setup running.
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Author — Shazad Irani

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Looks great. I just received my lsim 707s today and I couldn't be happier. I bought mine from adorama as well. They are heavy indeed but that's part of the reason why they are so good. I already have 4 of the lsim 705s and love them to death. There are a lot of mixed reviews on these speakers but don't worry they will sound awesome. Your amp should work great. The problem everyone is having with these is a huge misconception, people say they sound a little carved out in the frequency response. Most of these people are powering them with their avr receivers. These speakers will require a lot of power. At the moment I am powering mine with an ashly mfa800. this is 750 watts per channel and they take every bit of it. I know it says 250 watts but I promise you they want more. You made the right choice by going with a separate amplifier and it should sound great but if you ever feel the need to upgrade, try adding another amp into the mix and they will sound like completely different speakers.

Author — Bob Keegans

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When I was in college, in the 80s, if someone told me, "In 35 years, you will watch a video of a complete stranger unpack a new stereo, " I'd have told them they were out of their minds.

Author — Almonzo Wilder

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I bought the same package without the Yamaha. My center was destroyed in shipping too. Adorama made it fairly easy to get a replacement.

Author — Jrer Rabbit

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The speaker was vandalised before it was shipped to you.

Author — nicholascremato

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I see all the vandalized comments on here which is honestly what I thought at first but after seeing the damage done im not entirely sure. I have personally purchased two pairs of Jamo e800 bookshelf speakers used at thrift stores that both had similar failures albeit not as extreme. Fortunately the drivers were fixable but I have seen strange but different failures happen to polk speakers as well. I wonder if the basket separated from the mounting ring in shipping and the weight of the magnet ripped it from the driver. Just my two cents.

Author — LKN117

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i realize this was likely not the fault of the manufacturer (polk), but I would never recommend their products to anyone after having a bad encounter with them. purchased a polk dsw micro pro 3000 sub from them a while back and it failed after 4 years (was on a power conditioner/surge protector). the sub itself was on the upper end of good (not great), and had a lot of power and was especially good with producing low frequency bass (helicopters and explosions). the amp died, and they wouldn't even send me a new internal amp discounted when I could just buy the whole thing on ebay for less. customer support was disappointing especially for such a high end item that should last 15+ years. i opened it up and they used the cheapest of components. no Japanese capacitors (aka the only kind that should be in high end audio equipment), cheap aluminum inter-board cabling and somehow all the mosfets were fried despite being on a high end power system. last time i'd buy from them.

Author — FD

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I know this is older video but polk lost me as a customer. I bought brand new signature s55's. after opening them I see that they have placed a sticker (advertising the features of the speaker) on the face of the speaker. while peeling the sticker off, it pulled the paint off. A useless sticker, placed on the speaker - not a floor model, that pulled the paint off the speaker.... I contacted them and was told they do not warranty damage caused by the customer.... I'm glad I bought them on sale. I hope polk treated you better than they treated me.

Author — D C

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I feel for A while back I ordered from the same company. At least they refunded my money.

Author — Glenn Archer

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Amazon has that system for $10, 299.00, killer system, sucks the center channel was destroyed....my wife would kill me if I even mentioned paying that much for a theater sound system LOL

Author — Willie McDaries

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Does anyone have an idea why the speaker looks shredded?

Author — Rob Morris

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good to see some "sanity" wrt HT
keep up the good work

got any updates?

Author — William Tomkiel

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Bro thats a nice set up😁👍💪...cant wate intil you make a video when you connect them and see what it sounds like😎

Author — Jose Martinez

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RX-A3070's power supply makes a very annoying high frequency noise. Got one and this drives me mad.

Author — super hero

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Those speakers are way to good for that receiver. You need a real amp to realize the potential of the speakers.

Author — Gord Thor