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I don't remember seeing such a setting in the AVR. Is that an actual setting in the Onkyo TN-RX646 or is that just a general term?
I would suggest that you go through the manual and do the setup for the receiver.

If you need more input, I'd see if there's a thread dedicated to your Onkyo RX646 and get help there.
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Yes amigo, but "how much" can they handle?
Will you run two channels of the XPA-3 to center?
Assume you're disconnecting the "buss bars" for the high/low terminals?
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Awesome, glad to hear things are going well with you! Lol fun times for sure, on both sides I suppose. We need more upgrade pics everywhere! . It's going well here. Getting ready for more snow tonight into tomorrow. You just missed my B-Day, turned 32 on the 2nd of Feb.
Oh, late happy birthday! Hope you did party a little, because each passing birthday lessens the ability to withstand said parties And nice to know your stuff is going good too!

Funny that you South of here seem to be getting all the snow... We up north are getting record low levels of snow, and it's not even cold this year too...
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You just missed my B-Day, turned 32 on the 2nd of Feb.

Happy B-DAY Viapage, sorry I missed it as well..........32? Dang, you're an old fart..............uh, I mean a young whipper snapper
Thanks Jessi, it cool. Yeah I did a little bit of celebrating but not much. After 25 when insurance rates drop you're just getting older. The weather is wild for sure, it can't make up it's mind.

Hey Geoff, I don't feel 32, I still feel 22! . Thanks, it's ok, you're busy with all that component building!
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I'm curious, have any of you guys heard the LSiM 707 compared to the Revel Performa3 F208?
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I'm curious, have any of you guys heard the LSiM 707 compared to the Revel Performa3 F208?
I've never heard the Revels... But LOVED the Lsim707...So I'm not able to fully answer your question.

But... They have a 1000$ difference on the price tag ( 1000$ more for the Revels) ... Both are highly regarded speakers... But my guess is that the performas are a little more refined, from what I gather from different reviews... And the Performa seems to be way more neutral than the Lsims are. Suppose it depends on what you are looking for.

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Just because the amp can supply 400w doesn't mean that the speaker is consuming 400w. Run the volume to full up--then you'll find out, and perhaps the hard way.

You are correct! Just like when I bridge my stereo amps, doesn't mean my A9's are being fed 860 watts all at once. It's just there if and when they ask for it.


It's the head room I'll gain with 400 watts available for the CSiA6. I don't plan on finding anything out the hard way

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Will you run two channels of the XPA-3 to center?
Assume you're disconnecting the "buss bars" for the high/low terminals?

Yes sir. I have no buss bars, I've made my own jumpers for my speakers. I have a 13 x 4 cable for the center, right now, it's configured into a 9 x 2. but I'll reconfigure to a 13/4 at the amp end and speaker end.

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I've never heard the Revels... But LOVED the Lsim707...So I'm not able to fully answer your question.

But... They have a 1000$ difference on the price tag ( 1000$ more for the Revels) ... Both are highly regarded speakers... But my guess is that the performas are a little more refined, from what I gather from different reviews... And the Performa seems to be way more neutral than the Lsims are. Suppose it depends on what you are looking for.

Jesse, how'bout the 703's........for 2ch?

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I recently bought new open box 703s to avoid spending ton more for the LSiM towers. The bookshelf has same drivers less the 2 lower subwoofers. Extremely well built and each weighs 29 lbs. Has to be one of the better bookshelfs available today and I'm pairing with a 12" subwoofer
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I recently bought new open box 703s to avoid spending ton more for the LSiM towers. The bookshelf has same drivers less the 2 lower subwoofers. Extremely well built and each weighs 29 lbs. Has to be one of the better bookshelfs available today and I'm pairing with a 12" subwoofer
What were you listening to prior to the 703's?? Nice score btw

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I was thinking of Wharfedale Towers or KEF Q500. But I have a pair of Polk Rt55i for past 10-11 years that I always liked and then read several VG reviews of the LSiM line.

So since I'm familiar with the Polk sound, the price on the new 703s was too good to pass up. Bought new for $800 so was no-brainer & then few weeks ago bought a 704c center that is sweet also; very crisp & clear
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I was thinking of Wharfedale Towers or KEF Q500. But I have a pair of Polk Rt55i for past 10-11 years that I always liked and then read several VG reviews of the LSiM line.

So since I'm familiar with the Polk sound, the price on the new 703s was too good to pass up. Bought new for $800 so was no-brainer & then few weeks ago bought a 704c center that is sweet also; very crisp & clear
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Yes, I'm breaking in my 704c at our NJ home, but it's for our SC vacation home where the 703s are sleeping right now.. Ha-ha; we're going back there end of March
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I was thinking of Wharfedale Towers or KEF Q500. But I have a pair of Polk Rt55i for past 10-11 years that I always liked and then read several VG reviews of the LSiM line.

So since I'm familiar with the Polk sound, the price on the new 703s was too good to pass up. Bought new for $800 so was no-brainer & then few weeks ago bought a 704c center that is sweet also; very crisp & clear
Good for you, I've been wanting a pair of 703's to construct a 2ch rig, sight unseen.

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Cool, ours are used primarily for 2.1 music & only occasional use for 5.1 movies.

Upstairs we have a large upstairs sports/media room with a soon to be Atmos set up of 5.1.4
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Jesse, how'bout the 703's........for 2ch?
Love them for sure, because I learned to live with their qualities . They make really good 2 channel performers.

In fact, what keeps me loving them is the godlike midbass. Seriously, it's the best I've heard yet. The vocals are divine . The bass is powerful and taut too, especially for a bookshelf. I think the bigger enclosure than usual helps there.

I don't especially like the highs, while they are detailed, they are laid back. But since they get 2 freqs out of 3 almost perfectly, I forgive them I think that for the price, they are along the elite. Of course I'd like a set of Paradigm signatures, but they are twice the price and aren't twice better.

Pretty sure sir Geoff would love them
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Love them for sure, because I learned to live with their qualities . They make really good 2 channel performers.
Thank you for that mini review. I've been tweaking my main channel A9's for a few years now, and for 2ch, they're no slouches. But I just have this nagging feeling that I could do better with a pair of 703's.


Have you ever had the chance to listen to A9's in a 2ch capacity? And then be able to compare the two?

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Thank you for that mini review. I've been tweaking my main channel A9's for a few years now, and for 2ch, they're no slouches. But I just have this nagging feeling that I could do better with a pair of 703's. Have you ever had the chance to listen to A9's in a 2ch capacity? And then be able to compare the two?
Geoff - Though I don't know about the 703's, I can tell you that I still prefer the A9's in stereo mode for music over my Lsi9's, and for HT the A9's greatly overpower the Lsi's. Just IMO. The Lsi's may sound more "pure", but they border on thin. The A9's are far more robust and full, but can become shrill if pushed.

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You are correct! Just like when I bridge my stereo amps, doesn't mean my A9's are being fed 860 watts all at once. It's just there if and when they ask for it.


It's the head room I'll gain with 400 watts available for the CSiA6. I don't plan on finding anything out the hard way
My RTi12s have 430 watts on tap each, digital amp. I noticed less break up at high volumes over the receiver. Bass response increased 2-3 fold as well. I cant go back to 60 watts per channel, ever!

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Geoff - Though I don't know about the 703's, I can tell you that I still prefer the A9's in stereo mode for music over my Lsi9's, and for HT the A9's greatly overpower the Lsi's. Just IMO. The Lsi's may sound more "pure", but they border on thin. The A9's are far more robust and full, but can become shrill if pushed.
Rob, someone over at audioholics asked if using a Pioneer VSX-830 K avr is enough to drive the RTiA9's. I have read that the a9's/RTi12's are basically 4 ohm speakers in spite of having an 8 ohm rating. So, it looks like to me that the Pioneer 830 will NOT be enough to do much with the A9's. I just bought some RTi8's and plan to power them with my Marantz SR6009 avr. Hope my Marantz will be enough as well. Just curious as to what YOU have to say since YOU seem to know a lot about Polk speakers.

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