Originally Posted by pg_rider
I would still describe the LSA tweeter as laid back, although my Denon's Audyssey calibration does a pretty good job of bringing back some "sparkle". I'm not sure I'd describe them as being good at "rocking", but I would also say that about any standmount (including my old Paradigms). I just don't think standmounts are great at filling a room with energy, even when mated to subs.
The biggest con I've noticed is that the LSA center isn't always the best at "throwing" the sound out into the room. Sometimes it feels like the sounds are boxy and stuck in the speaker.
Overall I'm still happy with the system. I love the looks, and love the soundstage and imaging from the speakers.
Thanks for your thoughts. Good feedback.
I now have Quad 11L center etc, and although it's an articulate sound, it's a little more reserved than I like. Nice for jazz, piano and most dialog, but less involving as home theater than I imagine - one reason I'm thinking about a new set of speakers.
Your photo shows that your seating position is farther than mine from the front array, so I may not have the "stuck in the speaker" effect you talk about. I probably won't be in a room larger than my current 3600 cu.ft. size.
Does bumping the center up +2db help. or is it still a bit subdued?
I like the Paradigms, but their metal tweets seem too bright for me. Maybe the LSA are a good fit for me.
Another question - in your room, do you like the bipole, dipole or direct setting on your surrounds?