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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post


Chess set might occupy more time.

Yes, and there are endless possibilities in that game. Think of the excitement.

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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Trying to find a hobby different that this that I hope will last 6 months so my mind can rest in peace till I have the money to upgrade my speakers to LSiM... but you guys make things very very very very difficult....mad.gif

Try this one instead:

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monitor 75T are back at the egg
Edited by swarm87 - 7/26/13 at 4:43pm
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monitor 75T are back at the egg

YUP!! Just got my auto-notify email.

WOO!! tongue.gif Now to go back to continually stalking Newegg till these drop in price.
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Originally Posted by cr136124 View Post

Try this one instead:

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I do prefer one of these biggrin.gif





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Go get em Geoff. They aren't that far away from you. Take some saddle bags with you.

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/3962311559.html


Edited by XStanleyX - 7/26/13 at 8:20pm
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Go get em Geoff. They aren't that far away from you. Take some saddle bags with you.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/3962311559.html

Oh man, I've been looking at SDA's and drooling. If I had the cash I'd be there.

Thanks for the tease biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Go get em Geoff. They aren't that far away from you. Take some saddle bags with you.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/3962311559.html

As tempting as those are, what I'm really hoping to have one day in my "2ch room" is a pair SDA SRS for my listening pleasure.
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Thanks Stanley, now you've got me looking..................But I found something for a laugh, this dude has got the right salesmanship, check his gig................

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/3959187090.html
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

Thanks Stanley, now you've got me looking..................But I found something for a laugh, this dude has got the right salesmanship, check his gig................

http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/ele/3959187090.html

 

Darn that was funny. biggrin.gif

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Come on guys, he is a Polkie biggrin.gif
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Just noticed that newegg is selling the tsx line now.
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Hi all,

I'm looking at either a RTi A9 package (2 towers, a6 center, and fx/i a6 surrounds) or a LSi M705 package (2 towers, 704c center, and 702f/x surrounds). For someone who is not an audiophile (I think my nicest sound equipment is my AT M50's headphones) and is upgrading from an Onkyo HTiB setup, is the LSi package worth the extra money? I'm 90% movies/ 10% music. I've also read (in an online review) that the LSi's are not as forgiving in placement and overall care in setup as say other brands. Is this true? Are the RTi A9's?

Right now I just have a mid level Sony receiver. I was looking to upgrade to a higher end unit anyways as I'm looking for full 5.1 inputs so I can connect my PC sound card. Would a higher end receiver be all I need to drive them or should I look at a lower-high end receiver and amp combo? Would either option work for the RTi's or the LSi's?

Thanks for any help!
Edited by Warder45 - 7/27/13 at 10:55am
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The LSiM705 needs less space around it to sound at its best. The RTi A9 needs a lot of space and power to get the best sound from it.The RTi A9 perform very well in big rooms. I'm upgrading from RTi A9s to LSiM705s only because my preferences are 80% music and 20% movies. Due your preferences are 90% movies and 10% movies I would say go with the RTi A series set and get an external amp to drive those RTi A9s and the CSi A6 center. Let the AVR drive the FX/i A6.

LSiM705 REVIEW

RTi A9 REVIEW
post #20206 of 35297
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Originally Posted by bad1550 View Post

Check out this great deal



http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ele/3951145025.html

Looks like he's keeping his subs unless he has them listed separately.

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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

Due your preferences are 90% movies and 10% movies I would say go with the RTi A series set and get an external amp to drive those RTi A9s and the CSi A6 center. Let the AVR drive the FX/i A6.

I agree with this, the A9's are great HT speakers and do a really good job in 2ch music.

The 703 is the top half of the 707, that's the direction I'm headed for 2ch.
post #20207 of 35297
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM705 needs less space around it to sound at its best. The RTi A9 needs a lot of space and power to get the best sound from it.The RTi A9 perform very well in big rooms. I'm upgrading from RTi A9s to LSiM705s only because my preferences are 80% music and 20% movies. Due your preferences are 90% movies and 10% movies I would say go with the RTi A series set and get an external amp to drive those RTi A9s and the CSi A6 center. Let the AVR drive the FX/i A6.

LSiM705 REVIEW

RTi A9 REVIEW
+1 I have monitors for my HT and lsim703 for my office.
If you 90% ht go with the rit a line.

I am debating between upgrading my HT to the rtia or lsim line as well but that room is more like 65% music. I think the polk advertising is right lsim is very much a I am going to sit here and listen to music only speaker, if it's just used for background sound its a waste of the speaker.
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

The LSiM705 needs less space around it to sound at its best. The RTi A9 needs a lot of space and power to get the best sound from it.The RTi A9 perform very well in big rooms. I'm upgrading from RTi A9s to LSiM705s only because my preferences are 80% music and 20% movies. Due your preferences are 90% movies and 10% movies I would say go with the RTi A series set and get an external amp to drive those RTi A9s and the CSi A6 center. Let the AVR drive the FX/i A6.

LSiM705 REVIEW

RTi A9 REVIEW

Awesome! I read the LSi review, which didn't seem to touch on movies. The room is 20 x 25, I'm not sure if that's large or not, seems on the smaller side. The TV is at an angle in the corner of the room, so the speakers will be pretty close to 2 walls (1 side and 1 back).

I'm leaning towards the LSi's if they are more forgiving of position and can also be used with something like the Denon X3000 without an amp.

EDIT: Hmm so the Rti's might be good enough. I'll try and dig up some more reviews. Would bi-amping the Rti A9's with something like the Denon X3000/4000 help get by without a separate amp? (not sure how to do this but saw it mentioned in a review)

Maybe this is odd, but I'm leaning towards the LSi as the Center Channel fits in my entertainment center, where as the Rti Center does not and I'd have to come up with a way to put it above the TV. One of the things I hate the most about my current system is the weak Center Channel. Does it matter that the RTi CC is bigger than the LSi CC?
Edited by Warder45 - 7/27/13 at 1:11pm
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you are looking at the smaller center of the lsim line. driver wise it will match the 705. Speaker size dose not so much indicate how loud something will play before distortion just how deep it can play. I am not sure if the 704 will fill the room the same as the 706. I was never able to here a difference volume wise between a small and large monitor center. but my room is small 17x13
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Originally Posted by PretzelFisch View Post

you are looking at the smaller center of the lsim line. driver wise it will match the 705. Speaker size dose not so much indicate how loud something will play before distortion just how deep it can play. I am not sure if the 704 will fill the room the same as the 706. I was never able to here a difference volume wise between a small and large monitor center. but my room is small 17x13

Good point Fisch, IMO, it's always best to go for the top-o-da-line center in a series.

I had the CS1 for a moment, bought it for the great price on the egg. Never opened it, sent it back for the CS2.

I demoed the CS10 and CS20 side by side. The CS10 sounded really great. Then listened to the CS20, suddenly, the CS10 sounded strained and unable to keep up with it's bigger bro.

It's funny what our ears get accustomed to, and then we hear something farther up the chain and think, wow, how was I okay with that when this is so much better?
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Originally Posted by Warder45 View Post

Awesome! I read the LSi review, which didn't seem to touch on movies. The room is 20 x 25, I'm not sure if that's large or not, seems on the smaller side. The TV is at an angle in the corner of the room, so the speakers will be pretty close to 2 walls (1 side and 1 back).

I'm leaning towards the LSi's if they are more forgiving of position and can also be used with something like the Denon X3000 without an amp.

EDIT: Hmm so the Rti's might be good enough. I'll try and dig up some more reviews. Would bi-amping the Rti A9's with something like the Denon X3000/4000 help get by without a separate amp? (not sure how to do this but saw it mentioned in a review)

Maybe this is odd, but I'm leaning towards the LSi as the Center Channel fits in my entertainment center, where as the Rti Center does not and I'd have to come up with a way to put it above the TV. One of the things I hate the most about my current system is the weak Center Channel. Does it matter that the RTi CC is bigger than the LSi CC?

You will want the center to be from the same line as the other speakers.

Bi amping off of a receiver doesn't do anything, and I think you will eventually want a separate amp either way.

I also agree with the others that you want the best center possible in what ever line you choose. For movies the center does the bulk of the work so that and the sub are where you don't want to skimp.

My basement is 23x27 and I am currently using RTI A5 fronts CSI 5 center and RTI 4 surrounds and it works wonderfully in my opinion.
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I'll add my two cents on the matter of RtiA9 vs Lsi's. Since you will be using these primarily for movies then I would definitely go with the A9's and CsiA6 center, but you will absolutely need an external amp for the L&R A9's. I have Rti's all around in the living room and Lsi9's in the bedroom, and while the Lsi's do sound very nice for music, I still prefer the Rti's all around both for music as well as HT. If you do go with the Lsi's you will not be disappointed, but I believe you would be best off the the Rti's.
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

My basement is 23x27 and I am currently using RTI A5 fronts CSI 5 center and RTI 4 surrounds and it works wonderfully in my opinion.

What up Supa? Hey, your room size caught my eye, a set (or 2) of A9's could be majestic! Do you happen to have any plans to upgrade your mains to A9's and move your 5's to wide? Forgive me if you've mentioned something to the effect already.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post

What up Supa? Hey, your room size caught my eye, a set (or 2) of A9's could be majestic! Do you happen to have any plans to upgrade your mains to A9's and move your 5's to wide? Forgive me if you've mentioned something to the effect already.

smile.gif

I will be upgrading it to 7 channel eventually but after we spent so much on the basement at the beginning of the year lots of other rooms (finished the dining room, downstairs bath, part of the master bath, and my wife is now working on the kids bathroom) basement stuff is on the back burner for now unless an insane deal comes along.
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Originally Posted by enricoclaudio View Post

I do prefer one of these biggrin.gif


Enrico, is that you in those photos? Drooling on the go fasters? Do you think you can get me a ride in that open wheel Indy car? I would like that biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by SupaKats View Post

smile.gif

I will be upgrading it to 7 channel eventually but after we spent so much on the basement at the beginning of the year lots of other rooms (finished the dining room, downstairs bath, part of the master bath, and my wife is now working on the kids bathroom) basement stuff is on the back burner for now unless an insane deal comes along.

Good to know. I'm jealous of your basement, can't wait to get another like it. Running rears has been enjoyable but I do miss my wides and my big open space.
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I finally got off my procrastinating butt and put new surrounds on the woofers of my KEF's. Did one a couple of months ago but it was such a PIA I was in no hurry to do the 2nd one. Moved my 703's to surround duty. Haven't run audyssey yet to watch a movie. Dunno if I'll keep it this way or sell the KEF's and move the Polks back up front. I'll definitely sell the KEF's if I can score a 706 on sale. Although "definitely" is a pretty loose word for me.

 

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

I finally got off my procrastinating butt and put new surrounds on the woofers of my KEF's.



Very nicely done!!! BTW, love the ship! I'm not much of a nautical guy, but I love the presence of big ships.
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Originally Posted by Geoff4RFC View Post


Very nicely done!!! BTW, love the ship! I'm not much of a nautical guy, but I love the presence of big ships.

 

Same here. Only time I wanna be on a boat is when I have a fishing pole in my hands. Like looking at them though.

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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

Same here. Only time I wanna be on a boat is when I have a fishing pole in my hands. Like looking at them though.

I can dig it smile.gif I grew up on Medina lake in S.A. TX fishing for bass and catfish, of course, we always drove to Canyon lake to ski.
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