Polk Audio LSi9 Dual-Driver Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Real Cherrywood Finish)
- Dual drivers and the Ring Radiator Tweeter reveal pinpoint details, realistic imaging and projection, a wide soundstage with surprisingly deep and wide frequency response.
- The LSi Series sounds like a Polk Audio loudspeaker should: realistic, transparent, wide and embracing, with no distortion even at lifelike volume levels.
- Amplifier Specs:Recommended Power: 20-200 watts per channel.
- Rigid Cast Aluminum Driver Baskets resist flexing and "ringing" for ultra-tight bass and coloration-free midrange.
- The solid, non-resonant, 1.5"-thick heavy duty panels reinforce the enclosure's solid quality, helping it remain totally and more efficiently acoustically inert.
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- Brand Name: Polk Audio
- Model Number: AM2197-D
- Color: Gloss
- Speaker Type: Bookshelf
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
Top Customer Reviews
We have two pairs of LSi9 speakers. I bought the first pair in March 2009 after reading wonderful reviews about them here at Amazon. We have a set of Polk SRS 3.1s in our living room, so I didn't want to get anything else but Polks. The SRS 3.1s are 48 inches high and weigh 100 pounds EACH, and they are 19 years old, but they sound as fabulous as the day we got them, so my preference for Polk is justified. The LSi9s were placed in our master bedroom, to be used mainly with the computer where I store most of our music. They sound just as good as the towers in the living room, perhaps tighter and better focused, even though they are only a third of their size. I loved them so much that three weeks later I went back to Fry's Electronics to get another pair for my office, to replace the Klipsch bookshelf speakers we had there for a while. Well, Fry's only had one set left, an open box pair which were in use as demonstrators. The price was right, so I bought them on the spot.
Now comes the good part. One of the open box speakers didn't sound right. I reluctantly called Polk Audio's customer service, expecting a run-around from voice mail hell. To my surprise on the second ring a pleasant young man named Eric answered. I told him about the problem with the open box speaker, and Eric said I could ship it to San Diego for repair, or he could send me the parts and I could repair it myself. He said there are only one or two parts which might be bad, and replacing them takes only 10 minutes. I didn't want the hassle of shipping the 35 pound speaker, so I asked Eric to send the parts. The crossover didn't help, so I called again and asked for the 5 1/2 inch driver.Read more ›
Couple of things to be aware of ... as the other poster mentioned, these bad boys are heavy! Also, as with all speakers in the LSi line from Polk, they are 4 ohm impedence which means you need a strong receiver to drive these.
But like I said ... I love the sound. I use these with the LSiC for the center channel and RTiA3s for the rear surrounds and a Polk subwoofer to complete the 5.1 system :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Crisp, clear, clean sound. A friend suggested Polk and I liked these so well I got a couple of the more swank speakers for the living room.Published 16 months ago by Colorado Bootman
The Lsi9 is a behemoth among speakers in its price and size category. Its large, heavy, and demanding of amps and stands. Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Mick_Under the Influence
i have owned a pair for two years, driven by outlaw or adcom amps. I now have enough experience with it to say something solid and objective. Read morePublished on May 5, 2012 by Burning and Bursting
I bought these - I am kind of embarrassed to say - without testing them and hearing any other speakers. OK, call me crazy, but it paid off! Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by Teena
The Polk LSi9 is a nice little bookshelf speaker .It's a bit pricey , but if you're looking for a punchy midrange and a decent bottom end this is actually a pretty good speaker for... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Nothintosay