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  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 911
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    Gotcha. Good to know.

    I've already designated my next upgrade path to be the LSi series. Probably LSi9 fronts on my RT3000p subwoofer bases, with LSi7 as surrounds.

    Just need to wait another 5 or so years for them to be cheap enough lol
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,846
    edited July 2023
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    Man, you could start looking now, Chris. You know about HiFi Shark and such, right?

    Those LSi9s and even the 7s come up for sale periodically at pretty good prices.

    I was always curious about LSi9s, but never got a chance to get a set. I have some LSi7s, and they paired very well with a Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and Velodyne and MartinLogan subs. Definitely one of my favorite setups. I even preferred this combination for 2ch over my well-loved 703s in same configuration.

    Synergy - you know it when you got it, and sometimes seems to come in unlikely combinations. I'd written those LSi7s off a few years prior. They just didn't sound very good to me with other gear. They seemed flat, and strained, compressed. And I had to play them at higher volumes to get them moving in order to get any articulation out of them. Otherwise, little body, which made the highs more apparent.

    Somehow with the MF integrated, they just came alive at more reasonable listening level, and it's not like the other gear wasn't reasonably well regarded. I used them previously with Parasound and B&K stuff, both in same-brand pre/amp combinations, and also mixing the stages. I've found that to work well at times with those two brands depending on the speaker and/or other pieces in the mix.
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  • ChrisD06
    ChrisD06 Posts: 911
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    msg wrote: »
    Man, you could start looking now, Chris. You know about HiFi Shark and such, right?

    Those LSi9s and even the 7s come up for sale periodically at pretty good prices.

    I was always curious about LSi9s, but never got a chance to get a set. I have some LSi7s, and they paired very well with a Musical Fidelity A5 integrated and Velodyne and MartinLogan subs. Definitely one of my favorite setups. I even preferred this combination for 2ch over my well-loved 703s in same configuration.

    Synergy - you know it when you got it, and sometimes seems to come in unlikely combinations. I'd written those LSi7s off a few years prior. They just didn't sound very good to me with other gear. They seemed flat, and strained, compressed. And I had to play them at higher volumes to get them moving in order to get any articulation out of them. Otherwise, little body, which made the highs more apparent.

    Somehow with the MF integrated, they just came alive at more reasonable listening level, and it's not like the other gear wasn't reasonably well regarded. I used them previously with Parasound and B&K stuff, both in same-brand pre/amp combinations, and also mixing the stages. I've found that to work well at times with those two brands depending on the speaker and/or other pieces in the mix.

    I would 100% start looking now if I hadn't just arranged a CS1000p purchase and bought my second pair of RT35s (looking for a 3rd) for my 9.2.6 setup LMAO. I'd LOVE to grab a pair of LSi9s right now if I wasn't focused on building an RT series home theatre. I'm pretty happy with what I have anyways, no need to upgrade as of yet though it'll DEFINITELY be my next upgrade path.
  • edubb46
    edubb46 Posts: 17
    edited August 2023
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    smglbrth wrote: »
    I realize that "not" supporting something for an extended period of time keeps money flowing as people purchase new instead of trying to jerry-rig something to keep it running.

    Just my $.02...Sorry for the derailment!
    Insightful. Makes sense from a business perspective.
    edubb46
  • RocketOCannon
    RocketOCannon Posts: 84
    edited June 19
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    I have the full line LSiM line up and damaged a tweeter in the 707 allowing my college kid to be a fool and crank them up when I wasn't around to like +7. Same issues with Polk. No support. I wound up buying a pair of 703's to cannibalize. Only solution I could come up with. Had to drive from PA to NJ Shore to pick them up. Had a "Speaker Guy" swap out the driver housing and it fixed my problem. Final price to all that was $800 plus my drive time. I'm not ready to buy up to my next level speakers yet. Looking at some of the nice Sonus Faber's. Some day...But ...at least I can listen to music.

    Just went all out on a new 2 channel rig components. So, bank is empty. lol
    McIntosh MC312 and C49 pre. Marantz SACD/CD player Solidsteele HF-4 rack. Picking up rack today. staging components in boxes as it all comes in. Cant wait to get that up and singing.

    In the future, I will better prepare and maybe buy an extra tweeter or other drivers if it's my forever speakers.
    HOME THEATER 5.1
    JVC DLARS56U
    92" SI Black Diamond 1.4 16:9
    NAD M25 MC Power Amp
    Marantz AV7005 Pre Amp
    Oppo 95
    LSiM 705 Fronts
    LSiM 706c
    LSiM 703 Rears
    SVS PB13 Ultra sub

    ZONE 2
    LSIM 707 (2 Channel Sessions)
    McIntosh MC312
    McIntosh C49 Preamp
    Marantz SA8005 SACD/CD Player
    79' Pioneer SX-1080
    Furman Elite 15 PC
    Solidsteele HF-4 series rack
    (Building system out currently)

    OUTDOOR DECK
    NAD C 375BEE DAQ
    PSB CS 1000 Speakers
    Sonos

    Signal Cable - Ultra Single (Banana), Magic Power Cord, Dig Power, Vid Power.
    RTi T3-V+, SONOS, Furman Power Conditioner
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,254
    edited June 19
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    This was obviously handled poorly by Polk. Hope they learned a lesson but was one big reason I didn’t go to L800’s after the LSIM

    It’s a shame because the LSIM line can certainly hold their own
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,846
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    I have the full line LSiM line up and damaged a tweeter in the 707 allowing my college kid to be a fool and crank them up when I wasn't around to like +7.

    In the future, I will better prepare and maybe buy an extra tweeter or other drivers if it's my forever speakers.
    Did you mean to share with us the house policy adjustment for stereo use? because you might have forgotten.

    Cat 'o Nine Tails? Hostile takeover of all social media accounts and allowed to post embarrassing stuff and creepy comments on his friends' and cute chicks' content?

    In this case, the cause of the damage is obvious. Other than situations like this, I don't get what people are doing to these speakers to toast the tweeters.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,254
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    Scott, I think this is a common enough issue to chalk it up to faulty parts in a lot of cases. I babied the **** out of mine and still managed to hurt a tweeter. I will say I had no issues when I had my 703’s, but that was 3 years before I bought the 707’s.
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,846
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    Yeah, I thought that was really unusual when yours went. I was surprised because I know how good of care you take with your stuff.

    I think there were some design changes that came later during the mass sell-off through Adorama. I remember seeing some - don't recall which model LSiM - that had different terminal plates and binding posts? This looked cheaper to me at that time. Was there a different version number, anyone know? Makes me wonder whether other parts went sub-standard as well.

    Aside from that instance, I've only ever heard one other long time member comment, and that was Trey half jokingly saying the tweeters are made of glass, but, knock wood, that hasn't been my experience, and that's with multiple LSiM since 2014. So, mine would have been an earlier Gen, and, yes, 2pr 703s in that mix, I think maybe from around the same time you had yours.
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