I went for the LSi 25s instead in my case.
I hope you will enjoy your new LSiM system setup, which I heard will be upgraded in a few years with the 707s.
I was also contemplating whether to get a pair of LSi25s or the new LSiM 707s to replace my Bookshelf system, two pairs of LSi9s for the Front and the Rear Surround, a pair of LSiFX for the Side Surround, and the LSiC, and two Velodyne DLS-5000R Subwoofers.
Did not want my 11 months-old daughter to knock off the front speaker stands and see something bad happen; this was used as the main reason to convince my wife, which is somewhat true......the rear surround speaker stands with another pair of LSi9s are behind the sofa and chairs; so it is more difficult to get to those areas......so it will be hard to convince my wife for a tower speaker replacement for those pair......
Anyway, cost of the pair being a major issue, $4000 for the new LSiM 707s vs. a now-a-mere $1300 for the LSi 25s, and also because the rest of my system is composed all of the LSis and I cannot possibly replace all the speakers to the LSiMs, I got myself a pair of new LSi25s from Amazon.com, Cherry Color, 1 week ago. I only calibrated the system 2 days ago and I like the pair so far; waiting to break in the pair, as I had had the LSi9s for the past 3 years.
I used the line-ins for the Subwoofer section of the LSi25s from my pre-amp, Marantz AV8801, which I love by the way, the pre-amp.
Set all my LPFs and HPFs to 80 Hz.
I am sure the new LSiMs are worth their 3x costs compared to their old sibling, but I am also happy that I have finally got myself a Floorstanding LSi 25s that were $3000/pair when I was shopping for my LSi system.
Anyway, I am now finally a LSi25 owner myself; and I am happy of its look and of its soon-to-find-out performance! :smile: