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    Default Looking at LSI7/9 to replace current setup

    I have a vintage set of S10 towers, CS200 center and M3 II that I need to sell due to a move and tired of transporting them around the country.

    I posted below about a few comparisons but want to know what people think of LSi7 vs 9 in all reality factoring the price difference.

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    Also, if anyone is interested in any of the above, let me know, selling quickly for cheap before move.

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    I have the lsi 9's in a small room. The only complaint I would have about the 9's is that they have a bass hump at 50 hz or so (it could be my small room). In retrospect I should have gone with the 7's due to my love of sub woofers. If you have a proper room and do not want a sub woofer then I would go 9's all day over the 7's.

    Now mind you this is for 2 channel music running the 9's at full range. All other aspects of the 9's are superb. Ahhh that tweeter is so nice. But it is the same tweeter that is on the 7.

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    I would wait until these guys sell all of their remaining inventory on the LSi series and FINALLY come out with some new stuff (c'mon guys, its been how many years?), and then check out the reviews or buy something else that is recent and proven.

    My 2 cents. Looking to buy something also.......

    Good luck!
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    If I have a sub does getting the 7 vs 9 change anything in the midrange due to the lack of 1 mid woofer?
    IF a sub is used at all for music is there any disadvantage to the 7 at all?

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    Go with the 7's , they are a clearer and better sounding to me. I think the 9's try to do to much.
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    I agree with mantis. I had the 9's and the 7's. The 7's sound much better to me in 2-ch (music) listening. The 7's sounded clearer. That's just my oppinion
    PS: I'm still kinda new in the hobby, but my wallet has been around the block a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mantis View Post
    Go with the 7's , they are a clearer and better sounding to me. I think the 9's try to do to much.
    The LSi9's require a much better 2-4 ohm rated amp to properly drive them.
    With a better amp, the LSi9's are the better speaker in my opinion.
    That said my LSi7's connected to an inexpensive HK3490 receiver sound sweet.

    So the question is what type of amplifier will you be using?

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    I have both the Lsi 7's and 9's and I would take the 9's over the 7's by themselves. If you already have a sub,then I would go with the 7's because you will save money and the 7's are much easier to drive. They are more like 6 ohm speakers. The 9's are demanding and must have a good 4 ohm amp. Either way you can't go wrong.
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