I had a RS-700 3 years ago and loved it, but fried it trying to use it on an old RV generator. My older budget Yamaha amp would not power the LSi9s, so I used less power consuming speakers. Currently using 1974 Dynaco A-35s on the RS-700. No issues. Amp is aesthetically the exact same as the one I had.This year I bought another RS-700 because I loved it and could finally afford another. My old one used to power the polks no problem, sounding like a concert, shaking my neighbor's dishes, etc. When I try them on the new RS-700, they sound sonically fine as background noise level sound but as soon as I turn them up to listening volume, they shit the bed, sound terrible and my amp gets very hot. They are rated 4 ohms I believe. Nothing has happened to the speakers in the time I couldn't use them. No speaker wires crossed, solid connection, etc. I assume I should use them on "Low", the left selection?Using a Cambridge Audio Dacmagic 100, foobar WASAPI. I've troubleshooted every single possible issue. Anyway thanks if anybody has suggestions, sorry for the novel, or it's against any of the forum rules.
Nothing has happened to the speakers in the time I couldn't use them.
Quote from: Exiles345 on 20 April, 2017, 04:47:22 PMNothing has happened to the speakers in the time I couldn't use them. Based on? Your measurements of 15yr old electrolytic caps? Or...??
The Polk LSi9s were bought in 2011 new
Quote from: Exiles345 on 21 April, 2017, 09:30:26 PMThe Polk LSi9s were bought in 2011 newThis the same model being made in 2011?