Originally Posted by EndersShadow
Sorry to say but Ive got you beat. Osteoporosis in my entire spine and hips (from years of prescribed steroids) and that's the start....
I knew you've been struggling for many years my brother. I can relate to the damage the prescribed steroids can do. With years of injections to battle chronic pain, the long term effect goes the other way............the last injection I received did nothing at all but give me a couple of days off of work
Originally Posted by fastninja76
Yeah of was talking about the newer ones, the LSIM. They are expensive as hell!
Haha the A9 eh? Lol I doubt I have the power to push those things. I'm running a Yamaha rx1060
Garnuts gave a well overall feel for both series.
While I admit, I feel no need to change from the RTiA series for theater, I run a pair of 703's for 2ch. And, like Garnuts also mentioned, I got mine on the family/friends deal, buy one get one. Unless you're nice and rich, that's the best way to go if you want into the LSiM series.
As far as the A9's go, yes, it's a good idea to have power behind them. 1) if you're using the whole tower, those woofers eat up power like the shark on Jaws. 2) I found that if you put enough power behind them, you can smooth out the harshness (I've gotten so much heat for this statement
I did an A/B/C comparison of my A9's, I used my receiver (at that time 135wpc x 2), an EMO XPA-3 (200wpc) and XPA-2 (300wpc).
The material was from Chicago's "best of" double CD, I found an intense use of their brass section, so it would be so harsh through the A9's, that a fly on the wall would explode!!!
Comparison A (AVR) = guilty as charged, comp B (200wpc) = no change, comp C (300wpc) = ahhhhh, that's better, much smoother..........either that, or that would explain the strange fluid leaking out of both ears
This is something I had discovered much earlier when the new amp was originally installed, and then later confirmed through the back to back. The ear can hear a difference.
Now if you're using a powerful sub and run the A9's small and just use the upper section AND
you're doing mostly movies, you're generally good to go without external amplification, just don't blast it
And then one day down the road, you can add the amp, DO IT!
And if you're listening to music, be confident, just be careful around Chicago CDs