Can a Harmon Kardon 520

JalaepenoJalaepeno Posts: 7
edited November 2002 in Speakers
properly drive a pair of Lsi9's and an LsiC?

Its a great deal for the price, $534 shipped from onecall. It has the flexibility for inputs and new 525 doesnt offer much that interests me.

so what do you guys think?
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited November 2002
    Can it drive them? Sure.

    IMO, can it drive them properly? No.

    Look at outputs too ****, can you add external amps later?

    Cheers,
    Rooster
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  • JalaepenoJalaepeno Posts: 7
    edited November 2002
    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    Can it drive them? Sure.

    IMO, can it drive them properly? No.

    Look at outputs too ****, can you add external amps later?

    Cheers,
    Rooster

    Yes it has the capability to add external amps.

    from my point of view this will be leaps and bounds from what i have now, a Kenwood 507.

    my uses will be 70% HT and 30% music.

    would a pair of Rti70's and csi40 be a better choice?

    I'm a newbie
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,323
    edited November 2002
    What Russ is getting at is that the LSi is better suited for separates. A receiver will drive them but not to thier potential.

    The reason he asks about the ability to add separate amps is as time goes by, you would be well served to add power amps to drive the LSi.

    No, definately get the LSi, just realize that better amplification will allow you to get the best from them.

    BDT
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  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,036
    edited November 2002
    The LSi are a difficult load for most receivers.

    I think the Rti/csi combo would be a better choice. Atleast worth an audition.
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  • JalaepenoJalaepeno Posts: 7
    edited November 2002
    thanks, I'll give them another listen.

    The Indoor Store here in Arlington Texas sells the LSi, at a very high price i might add, they also sell all of the Harmon Kardon recievers. i'll ask the sales rep for an audition of lsi9's on the 520 when there not too busy.

    Its a cool store, I believe that Sears owns it, but they carry top of the line stuff. If any of the DFW folks are wondering where to audition Lsi line.
  • jmanpolkjmanpolk Posts: 12
    edited November 2002
    Don't get an HK. Get a Denon. The HK's will not sound good with your LSi's.
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