What should I add as a center channel speaker with my LSI 9?

guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
Hey all, I am replacing my center channel for my 5.1 system, and I thought about getting the CSI A6 with my LSI 9. It's a good price and unfortunatley I can't afford the LSIm series.

What do you think about it?

Thanks for the help!

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,010
    Umm, LSic?
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  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    Umm, LSic?

    Do you think the extra 200 dillars are worth the difference?
  • 11tsteve11tsteve Posts: 1,173
    As opposed to what? No center?
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,405
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    If I remember correctly the LSi are 4 ohm speakers, CSi A6 is 8 ohm speaker. If you're just powering them with an AVR that might not be good for long term use.

    You should list your AVR and amps if they are being used.

    There are others on this forum that will have a lot more knowledge than I. Maybe they will chime in.
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  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    11tsteve wrote: »
    As opposed to what? No center?

    As opposed to the CSI a6 which costs 240 :)

    by the way, i didn't say, i currently use the tl1600 center
  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    mrloren wrote: »
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    If I remember correctly the LSi are 4 ohm speakers, CSi A6 is 8 ohm speaker. If you're just powering them with an AVR that might not be good for long term use.

    You should list your AVR and amps if they are being used.

    There are others on this forum that will have a lot more knowledge than I. Maybe they will chime in.


    So I currently have the tl1600 as surround and center speakers, and the lsi 9 as front. The AVR is Pioneer vsx lx302 :)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,985
    edited August 8
    You want the front 3 to timbre match. The CSiA6 is not a good match with the LSi9. In fact, it sounds nothing like the LSi9.
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  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    F1nut wrote: »
    You want the front 3 to timbre match. The CSiA6 is not a good match with the LSi9. In fact, it sounds nothing like the LSi9.

    So my only good option is the LSIC?
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,985
    Yes
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,780
    A pair of lsi7's on their side if you have an amp with spare channel
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  • warrenwarren Posts: 592
    I have a csi5 with my lsi9’s. Works great!!
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,985
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    A pair of lsi7's on their side if you have an amp with spare channel

    Yeah ok, that'll work too.
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  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    Well it's hard to find the Lsic on the internet, but I did find some used ones for about 160$
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,985
    Well yeah, the LSi series has been out of product for a number of years now. The LSiM series replaced it.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,010
    guy1000 wrote: »
    Well it's hard to find the Lsic on the internet, but I did find some used ones for about 160$

    $160 is a good price IMO...
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,367
    There are some LSiC's available but you might want to consider getting rid of the 9's and parlaying that into another front group of speakers that would be easier to drive with an AVR
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,037
    Your Pioneer Elite receiver is 4 ohm rated. My GF is driving my LSi-9's with basically the same receiver, it does just fine, and she really likes those speakers. I like them also, (and the LSi-7's,) good bang for the buck at current prices - that's for sure. I may be incorrect, but I thought there were some LSi-C's recently in the "for sale" forum, maybe check and take a look back - although I may be remembering them from the "Looking for Misc Audio Deals of the Day" thread). They seem pretty easily obtainable in any event.
  • guy1000guy1000 Posts: 7
    There are some LSiC's available but you might want to consider getting rid of the 9's and parlaying that into another front group of speakers that would be easier to drive with an AVR

    You mean my reciever might have hard time with thr LSi 9 and the LSic?
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,367
    Any 4 ohm speakers might be rough on a receiver
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,037
    With the outrageous sale back on at Adorama for the LSiM 703's, it may indeed behoove you to pick up a pair for the 5 hundy (with free shipping) and sell the LSi-9's - even though I like the 9's, the 703's are a better speaker and at that price would mean you'd only have to kick in a bit after the sale of the 9's. I like the 9's a lot, but I have both and the 703's are virtually impossible to beat at that price. A completely re-designed speaker.
  • shsshs Posts: 11
    I use a 703 for my center channel with 705s on the left and right. Three 703s across the front would be awesome.
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