I just recieved my sierra 2's lcr. Will get lv12r Friday. I went from the swan diva 6.1, and c3 center. My first immediate impression is that my swans are tall speakers, and the tweeters are way above ear level when I'm kicked back in my recliner. Being able to bring the sierra's down to ear level made a huge difference.
It took about 10 minutes to adjust to the disorentation of moving from the towers to these monitors. My first impression was that the diva's were bigger sounding, and filled the room better. After about 10 minutes it was like... this is a really different sound, but f***** A these sound good. They filled the room just as much as the diva's but I've just entered a new universe. So far I'm only listening to mp3's on itunes radio on apple tv. Andrea Bocelli on the diva's was somewhat muffled and his voice was really hyped. On the sierra's it is like a veil was lifted, and his voice sounds natural, dead center, and like he's in the room rather than big round, and overly hyped, almost boomy in comparison. Diane Krall... wow, her voice is like sunshine filled honey. Listening to BT the instruments are so precise, and have a pinpoint precision in the stereo field. I've never heard Hey 19 by steely dan sound like that. Every instrument is so well defined, big, and life like, and the harmoney's are pure butter. Right now I'm only using a down firing yamaha sub until the rhythmik arives friday, and I'm sure that's going to bring this to another level as well. The diva's I"ve always thought sounded really good, but the highs were shrill, the mids overly hyped, and the bass boomy. I shied away from rock on the diva's because they just didn't sound good in my room, and country was right behind them, but not with these. The veil has been lifted... the bass is tight, mids are natural, and the treble is so much easier on these old ears. I could, and probably will sit here and listen to music for the rest of the day.