LSiM 703 vs. CRS+4.1TL version

Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,080
Hey all, I'm in the process of rebuilding a pair of CRS+'s upgrading them to the 4.1TL.

I'm intrigued by the LSiM703's at the current Friends & Family price, I've always loved the look of these speakers, especially in Cherry, but I've held off on buying them until now (maybe).

I know the 703's won't compete with the CRS's on Soundstage width, or the SDA presentation, but will the 703's outclass the CRS's in every other area?

The speakers will be accompanied by a pair of Rythmik F8 Subs.

If anyone has had both the CRS+'s and the 703's I would appreciate any feedback you might have.

TIA, Mike

SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    They won't touch the upgraded crs.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 327
    That's interesting... as I thought the 703s sounded pretty good. But then, I've never heard the CRSs.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,080
    DSkip wrote: »
    They won't touch the upgraded crs.

    Thanks Derek, I'm thinking you might have just saved me around 7 bills, I'll return the favor one day.

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 38,140
    DSkip wrote: »
    They won't touch the upgraded crs.

    I concur.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,521
    Legender wrote: »
    That's interesting... as I thought the 703s sounded pretty good. But then, I've never heard the CRSs.

    They are good speakers, but modded SDA's are damn fine when done right. You aren't playing on a level field at that point. Stock vs. stock, it would come down to preference and I think I'd rather go with the LSiM, if that makes you feel any better.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Usher: CP-6311, Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S60, S55, S35, S30, S20, S15, RTA 15tl, Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, iFi LS3.5
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,017
    DSkip wrote: »
    Legender wrote: »
    That's interesting... as I thought the 703s sounded pretty good. But then, I've never heard the CRSs.

    They are good speakers, but modded SDA's are damn fine when done right. You aren't playing on a level field at that point. Stock vs. stock, it would come down to preference and I think I'd rather go with the LSiM, if that makes you feel any better.

    Ok, time to find some sideway Polk's. :D
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, RTA 11T X2, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • LegenderLegender Posts: 327
    So hard to find the CRS versions (clean and decent)... what about upgraded 3.1TLs? Would they compare favorably as the upgraded CRSs? And beat out the 703s and 705s?
    Maybe I'm wasting my time/money on the newer speakers.
    Music: Marantz AV7005 - Yamaha MX1000 - Denon BDP-1911 - SDA 3.1
    Theater: Denon 3808 - B&K 7500/Emotiva XPA-3- RTi12, CSi5, RTiA7x4, PSW505
    Sleeping: Denon 1906 - Harman Kardon 2400 - SDA 2
    2 Channel: Parasound JC-2, Parasound JC-1; Oppo 103; PS Audio Perfectwave DAC, Polk LSiM705, SVS SB13 Ultra
    Office: Dell Optiplex, Emotiva XDA-2, Adcom 5500, LSiM 703
    Spares: Yamaha CA-810; LSi 15; Kenwood Basic M2a, Yamaha M60/M80
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,080

    Legender wrote: »
    So hard to find the CRS versions (clean and decent)... what about upgraded 3.1TLs? Would they compare favorably as the upgraded CRSs? And beat out the 703s and 705s?
    Maybe I'm wasting my time/money on the newer speakers.

    Carlton, I should have had my modded 3.1's in place when you visited, they do sound quite good.

    I had a pair of "lightly" modded 4.1TL CRS+'s, and like a damn fool, sold them. I came across another pair that I'm working on now. The CRS's put out an amazing sound for their size...soo easy to listen to.



    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,080

    F1nut wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    They won't touch the upgraded crs.

    I concur.

    This has been my thoughts also, but without actually getting ears on the 703's, I just did'nt know for sure. I guess that's why I haven't popped on the 703's before now.

    Thanks for the remarks guys, appreciate it.

    SDA SRS 3.1TL's/Dynaudio Contour S 3.4 LE's
  • You should also consider the 2b modded and TL d they are quite good
    Yamaha RXA1030, Yamaha CD
    Polk SDA2btl highly modded
    PolkM7 peerless
    Polk CS350 LS x2
    Polk m5jr
    Kimber
    Sony 55" Bravia
    Wish list Polk SRS 2 or 2.3 TL, SVS sub, Parasound amp

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