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post #43051 of 43053 Old 12-09-2016, 06:10 AM
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It's been a few years now. I'm sure they're broken in

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I use a Crown XlS1500 amp with mine and they sound really really good. I listen to music with just the RTi12's no subwoofer and they sound amazing. I was able to get the crowns at a good discount just before the new models came out.

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It's been a few years now. I'm sure they're broken in
Okay, so it's years... that's more descriptive than "a while". So yeah, that's not the problem

Sometimes placement, like too close to a wall or too far away from the back wall can affect bass.

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How do these compare to LSI9's?

I have LSI 15's currently and I need to switch to book shelf speakers due to a new projector setup.
I have LSI 15s in my living room and 703s in my home theater. (I also have LSI 7s that I use for rear effect speakers.)

Physically the new LSIMs are larger. In fact, once on a stand, the are more imposing than the LSI 15s, which is why the 15s are now in my living room. The 703s on stands did not pass the WAF.

I think most would give the nod to the new LSIM line. The 703s do an amazing job with vocals. The 15s and 703s are in different rooms and I have never done a side by side, but I would say the 703s are brighter. When watching a well mastered movie they are spectacular. If the movie isn't mastered well I sometimes suffer from listening fatigue.

The 15s don't do voices/vocals like the 703, but where they shine is mid bass. The mid bass on the 15s is so nice that when listening to music I would let the 15s handle most of the bass as opposed to my Rythmik D15SE.

Lastly, the build quality of the LSIM line seems incredible. I haven't removed the main driver and looked inside, but they are heavy, and the wood finish is beautiful.

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