- Brand Name: Polk Audio
- Model Number: AM2197-D
- Color: Gloss
- Speaker Type: Bookshelf
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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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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 ›
Sound quality is the prime factor for choosing a speaker, and for some, appearance is more than an after-thought. The Lsi9 should please the demanding listener and viewer equally. The cabinet is comprised of 3/4" mdf covered in glossy black paint, with solid one inch thick wood panels affixed to each side. The cabinet is rock solid and uses metal 5-way binding posts. Almost all speakers in this price category utilize wood veneers when not relying exlusively on high gloss paint. Internet photos don't do justice to the beauty exhibited by the Lsi9. Other manufacturers may offer speakers that rival the sound, its doubtful that they can approach the visual appeal, and very improbable that the others can equally satisfy both.
The refined appearance is complemented by exemplary sound. The drivers are remarkably smooth and detailed when rendering both poor and high quality recordings. A non-fatiquing experience is guaranteed. Instruments approach life-like quality without undue harshness. When asking the speakers for reference level volumes with amps rated 300 and 200 watts continuous at 4 ohms (the Lsi9 nominal impedance rating), no harshness along the frequency range is detected.
In terms of frequency balance, bass levels may be a little high for those who desire the typical two channel bookshelf output.Read more ›
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 22 months ago by Colorado Bootman
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
These are probably the best bookshelf speakers you can buy at ANY price!
YEs, they are 4-ohm impedance so you need a high-current amp or receiver and yes, they are heavy... Read more