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Hey all, I'm considering grabbing 3 LSIM 703 for my front channels when they go on sale again and had a question. I see the top is curved but are the sides curved as well or flat? The reason I ask is because I'll have the center on it's side as a center channel until I can swing a setup where the center is vertically oriented as well.
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Hey all, I'm considering grabbing 3 LSIM 703 for my front channels when they go on sale again and had a question. I see the top is curved but are the sides curved as well or flat? The reason I ask is because I'll have the center on it's side as a center channel until I can swing a setup where the center is vertically oriented as well.
The sides are basically flat but with a curve at the front. You COULD lay the speaker on its side; however, I would advise against using an LSiM703 in that orientation. Unless, that is, you're the type of person who likes to eat his peas with a knife.

If for some reason you can't fit an LSiM704c in your room/budget (or if you are adamant about having identical L/C/R speakers) I would suggest getting another (cheap/used) placeholder center-channel speaker (e.g., you could pick up the compact but timbre-matched TL3 at the Polk Audio eBay Store for under $150 shipped) or do without one for the time being.

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703s are VG speaker at 40-50% off; love them + have 704c center and it's as good as my more expensive Revel C205.

I would NOT lay a 703 on it side

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Are you guys saying you wouldn't lay an lsim 703 on it's side for aesthetic reasons or you don't think it will sound as good? As good as the 704 and 706 center channels are I would think an identical center would be best for the front soundstage even if it wasn't in it's ideal vertical orientation.
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Are you guys saying you wouldn't lay an lsim 703 on it's side for aesthetic reasons or you don't think it will sound as good? As good as the 704 and 706 center channels are I would think an identical center would be best for the front soundstage even if it wasn't in it's ideal vertical orientation.
three of a kind is better they all need to be in the proper orientation. the center is a nice compromise when you can have your center take up a lot of vertical space.
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