LSiM 707 upgrade from RTi A7?

Hi guys, Best Buy in Canada is offering the LSiM at a very attractive price so it got me tempted to buy a pair to upgrade over my current set up. I don't see any sales at all for matching surrounds nor the center speaker (also don't really have that much money to upgrade all at once). My question is, if I only switch out my RTiA7 out for the LSiM 707 for now, while leaving all my other pieces in tact, would my sound still be acceptable or will everything be really off on movies because they don't timbre match? Would love all advice and help from all you experts!

Here is what I am using in my setup right now:
Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000 10-inch 300 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Front Speakers: Polk Audio RTiA7 300-Watt Tower Speaker
Centre Speaker: Polk Audio CSiA6 200-Watt Centre Channel Speaker
Surround Speakers: Polk Audio RTiA1 125-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio T300 100-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA Atmos Elevation Module
Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR Add-On Enabled Speakers for Dolby Atmos
Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
Power Amplifier: Speakercraft SC2-50 Two Channel, High Current Power Amp; 2 x 50W; 225W Bridged; Multivoltage (currently used for my rear Pioneer Atmos speakers in a 7.1.4 setup)
Television: LG 65E6P
Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,375
    I would strongly recommend getting either the 704 or 706 for a center channel speaker with the 707s. I use a 704 because I could not get my 706 to fit in my system but don't notice much of a difference between the two really. The rest of the speakers don't matter as much.
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • Emlyn wrote: »
    I would strongly recommend getting either the 704 or 706 for a center channel speaker with the 707s. I use a 704 because I could not get my 706 to fit in my system but don't notice much of a difference between the two really. The rest of the speakers don't matter as much.

    Thanks for your input! I did not look into the 704's before, I was only looking at 706 originally. The 706 pricing and size was a concern for me, these 704's could really save me on both of those issues. Really appreciate it!
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,028
    The center channel not timbre matching the front two may not bother you personally. On the other hand it may irritate the crap out of you.

    Some people don’t notice or prefer an unmatched center. I’ve heard people say it enhances the dialogue.

    My personal vote is buy the 707’s, and if the center channel not matching bothers you, simply box the 707’s back up and wait for the 704 or 706 goes on sale. Incidently that 706 is a big speaker. I needed to get a 70 inch stand to fit a full size component on each side of it.
  • I am not close to being an expert, I can regurgitate what I have read on these forums in the past. The 707's are big & need power. Room size is often referenced, need big space to appreciate them. If the deal at BB is very good, tough to say no, 705's appear more rounded, you are not seeing the rampant US discounts on all the Polks we see, 707's maybe a lot of speaker for your set up. 2 cents..
    2C: Parasound A21, Cambridge 851N, Polk LSiM705's.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,974
    I know I'm sounding like a broken record but I always preferred the 705 until I heard the 707 on my T+A amp. It didnt pair well with the 703, but on the 707 it took those speakers as far as they are capable of without modifications. The sound was stunning and could easily be an end of the road sound for anyone.

    Regarding replacing the RTi, with enough power I do think it would be an upgrade worth pursuing. In the same vein you might be able to find some Usher speakers up north and those are dynamic, smoother than the RTi, easier to power, and have more potential in sound quality over the LSiM series (again, without mods in the picture). They should fall in the same price range as the 707 especially if used.
  • Thanks for everyone's input! Best Buy Canada has them for $1k cdn ($740 USD) each, hence making me extremely tempted. Would it be safe to assume that if my current set up sufficiently powers the RTiA7, it should likely be enough to power the LSiM707 or are they even more power hungry?
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • Rich502Rich502 Posts: 108
    The LSIM are more power hungry than the RTi series. Although power ratings are similar on the two speakers, sensitivity is lower on the LSIM, so they will not play at the same “loudness” level with the same power as the RTi.
  • DermDerm Posts: 71
    I pulled the trigger on a pair of those 707’s from Best Buy as well.
    My intention is to use them for a 2 channel music set up that I am putting together.
    I have RtiA9’s for HT and will be curious to see how the 707’s perform with everything when I get them and swap them in to ensure they work.
    Of course, when new and no hours on them it’s probably not a great comparison.

    OP, I’ll post something up though as I have the CsiA6 as well and am curious about the difference without being timbre matched.
    Speakers
    Front - RTiA9 (2 pair) + LsiM707, Front presence - RTiA3 + LsiM703
    Center - CSiA6 + LsiM706c
    Rear surrounds - FXiA4, Rear zone 2 - BlackStone TL1, Sub - (pair) Klipsch R-12SW
    AVR - Yamaha RX-A3010
    AMP - NAD C275BEE
    Main HT - LG 50” plasma, Yamaha BD-S671 & Sony UBXP800(for SACD)
    Bedroom HT - LG 55" 4K, Philips BDP7501 4K UHD player , Yamaha SRT-1500 sound projector
    Office - Pioneer X-CM56, Bose iPod dock

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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,571
    ivanlee13 wrote: »
    Thanks for everyone's input! Best Buy Canada has them for $1k cdn ($740 USD) each, hence making me extremely tempted. Would it be safe to assume that if my current set up sufficiently powers the RTiA7, it should likely be enough to power the LSiM707 or are they even more power hungry?

    what's the rest of your system?
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • Derm wrote: »
    I pulled the trigger on a pair of those 707’s from Best Buy as well.
    My intention is to use them for a 2 channel music set up that I am putting together.
    I have RtiA9’s for HT and will be curious to see how the 707’s perform with everything when I get them and swap them in to ensure they work.
    Of course, when new and no hours on them it’s probably not a great comparison.

    OP, I’ll post something up though as I have the CsiA6 as well and am curious about the difference without being timbre matched.

    Would love to hear your findings once you test things out! Please let me know, thanks!
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • marvda1 wrote: »
    ivanlee13 wrote: »
    Thanks for everyone's input! Best Buy Canada has them for $1k cdn ($740 USD) each, hence making me extremely tempted. Would it be safe to assume that if my current set up sufficiently powers the RTiA7, it should likely be enough to power the LSiM707 or are they even more power hungry?

    what's the rest of your system?

    The current system is:

    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000 10-inch 300 Watt Powered Subwoofer
    Front Speakers: Polk Audio RTiA7 300-Watt Tower Speaker
    Centre Speaker: Polk Audio CSiA6 200-Watt Centre Channel Speaker
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio RTiA1 125-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio T300 100-Watt Bookshelf Speakers
    Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA Atmos Elevation Module
    Dolby Atmos-enabled Speakers Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR Add-On Enabled Speakers for Dolby Atmos
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Speakercraft SC2-50 Two Channel, High Current Power Amp; 2 x 50W; 225W Bridged; Multivoltage (currently used for my rear Pioneer Atmos speakers in a 7.1.4 setup)
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    Seems like I read that somewhere before...
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,571
    sorry, i lost it in all the speakers. :)
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: Cayin Venus cd-100i, Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro, Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 4,069
    marvda1 wrote: »
    sorry, i lost it in all the speakers. :)

    C'mon Marvin. Keep up. :p :D
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • spongersponger Posts: 325
    I think my first question would be what is your ratio of music to movies listening. If it leans towards movies, then the LSiM may not suit you as well as the RTi. The LSiM while versatile is considered a "musicality" speaker by comparison.
    Denon AVR 3312CI
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    Sony 790S
    Denon DP 300f
  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,240
    sponger wrote: »
    I think my first question would be what is your ratio of music to movies listening. If it leans towards movies, then the LSiM may not suit you as well as the RTi. The LSiM while versatile is considered a "musicality" speaker by comparison.

    I agree. More towards movies, I'd upgrade the amp.
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    Front: Salk SoundScape 8's, Center: Salk SoundScape C7
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  • Currently, I would say my use is 50% blu-ray movies + 40% Sports/TV/Netflix + 10% music. The only reason I don't use it much for music though is because I find the sound quite lacking. I originally thought these speakers could potentially keep the movie watching experience while enhancing music, but would I be losing out on my movie watching experience?
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • spongersponger Posts: 325
    How do the RTi lack in terms of music? They shouldn't sound so bad as to dissuade music listening to the point where you are basically avoiding it. I'm not going to say that the LSiM would result in losing out per se. It's just that it's not unusual to hear to people say that they prefer the RTi for movies. I've heard the LSiM play movies, and they didn't have that big special effects sound that brighter speakers like Klipsch and the RTi have. But for music listening IMO they are superb. I've heard them play audiophile tracks through SACD in a living room and honestly I personally could not detect imperfection at all. I think that was their calling. But, if I had a dedicated HT set-up, they would not be my first choice. This guy does a direct comparison between the speakers in question, and pretty much sums up what I've said. But, again, if your RTi really sound that bad for music, then there is something else amiss like maybe with your arrangement / environment.

    Denon AVR 3312CI
    S15
    Sony 790S
    Denon DP 300f
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    My RTi system sounds ok for music. Not amazing, not awful. It took some experimenting with different gear to get it to this point. It crushes HT, though. Finally watched Solo last night and it sounded great. :D
  • I think you guys have successfully convinced me not to get the speakers and to look at a more powerful power amp instead to juice up my current RTiA7s. Thanks for all your input!
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • DermDerm Posts: 71
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    My RTi system sounds ok for music. Not amazing, not awful. It took some experimenting with different gear to get it to this point. It crushes HT, though. Finally watched Solo last night and it sounded great. :D

    Agree100% on your assessment of the Rti line. I really enjoy my gear for HT and I feel it really shines for this use.

    I am looking forward to the 707’s for SACD’s, CD’s and all things musical.
    All I need then is a proper smoking jacket, a cool smoking pipe, a super comfortable soft leather lounging chair and some nice cognac to sip.......lol
    Speakers
    Front - RTiA9 (2 pair) + LsiM707, Front presence - RTiA3 + LsiM703
    Center - CSiA6 + LsiM706c
    Rear surrounds - FXiA4, Rear zone 2 - BlackStone TL1, Sub - (pair) Klipsch R-12SW
    AVR - Yamaha RX-A3010
    AMP - NAD C275BEE
    Main HT - LG 50” plasma, Yamaha BD-S671 & Sony UBXP800(for SACD)
    Bedroom HT - LG 55" 4K, Philips BDP7501 4K UHD player , Yamaha SRT-1500 sound projector
    Office - Pioneer X-CM56, Bose iPod dock

    The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,161
    edited December 2018
    All I need then is a proper smoking jacket, a cool smoking pipe, a super comfortable soft leather lounging chair and some nice cognac to sip.

    I have all those things available for purchase. Of course, I only accept cash.
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 2,007
    I went from RTi8 to Signature S60. I found the RTi a step better on movies. For Music the S60 are way better.

    Does BB up there have the same return policy as we do? If so but them, try them out and if you don't like them take it back.

    I agree a nice big Parasound, MCA or B&K will do your speakers a lot of good
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN75RU710DFXZA,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk LsiM 705
    Center: Polk LSiM 704C
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

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    Sony 2100ES AVR, Sony DVP-NS3100ES for disc
    Cerwin Vega AT-12 (blasters) Advent Prodigy (listening)
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 305
    DSkip wrote: »
    I know I'm sounding like a broken record but I always preferred the 705 until I heard the 707 on my T+A amp. It didnt pair well with the 703, but on the 707 it took those speakers as far as they are capable of without modifications. The sound was stunning and could easily be an end of the road sound for anyone.

    Glad you have joined the 707 club.

    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Living Room Music parallel system-2.0 Klipsch RP600-M | PASS ACA Class A Balanced Monoblocks fed by C47 XLR Out 2
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,974
    mpitogo wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    I know I'm sounding like a broken record but I always preferred the 705 until I heard the 707 on my T+A amp. It didnt pair well with the 703, but on the 707 it took those speakers as far as they are capable of without modifications. The sound was stunning and could easily be an end of the road sound for anyone.

    Glad you have joined the 707 club.

    I wouldn’t say I’m in the club but it did give me new appreciation for them. I still prefer similarly priced Usher speakers honestly - even at the LSiM slashed prices.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 305
    I can’t believe they are now $1600 a pair! Hard to find good alternatives at that price point which is an all around good performer. Someone at HQ must have ears on replacements. I hope LSiM isn’t the last in their line of flagships dumping them to focus on sound bars.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh C47 | Macintosh MC452 | Denon DP-2500A | Oppo BDP-103 | MacMini
    Living Room Music parallel system-2.0 Klipsch RP600-M | PASS ACA Class A Balanced Monoblocks fed by C47 XLR Out 2
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
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    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • Hey guys, let's say I decide to splurge a little and do get a pair of LSiM707 + LSiM706c. Will I be okay for now to just leave my surrounds as RTiA1 + T300? And if I were to add a power amp to give the speakers more juice, would the Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 3 or XPA-2 Gen 3 be good options for my setup, letting my AVR handle the rest of the speakers. I notice Emotiva actually ships free to Canada as well which is extremely rare. I also see a used XPA-3 Gen 1 on Kijiji in my area for a decent price, should I consider those or would a Gen 1 vs Gen 3 be a big difference?
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 5,081
    Mismatched surrounds aren't of concern to many HT folks. Emotiva gets a mixed reaction here, but I don't think it would be bad matched with LSiM for HT.
  • mdaudioguy wrote: »
    Mismatched surrounds aren't of concern to many HT folks. Emotiva gets a mixed reaction here, but I don't think it would be bad matched with LSiM for HT.

    Thanks for the insight! In that case, would the XPA-2 be enough or should I not cheap out and get the 3-channel XPA-3? Would it even make much of a difference?
    Television: LG 65E6P
    Player: Oppo UDP-203 / PS4 Pro / Xbox One X / Apple TV 4K / Chromecast Ultra
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-A3060
    Power Amplifier: Anthem MCA 325

    Front Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 707
    Center Speaker: Polk Audio LSiM 706c
    Surround Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Surround Back Speakers: Polk Audio LSiM 703
    Dolby Atmos Front: Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA
    Dolby Atmos Rear: Pioneer SP-T22A-LR
    Subwoofer: SVS PB-1000
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,401
    Don't cheap out! The three front speakers are the most important ones, get a 3 channel amp.
    Marantz AV-7705 PrePro, Classé 5 ch. 200wpc Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
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