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    Cool Lsi9

    Hello I was thinking on purchaseing the Lsi9 speakers. My question is how is base response on them or do you need a sub woofer to make it have good base. Does the power port on the back provide good base?
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    Devilyn

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    Sub :)
    Some polks and stuff

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    Well, depends on what you listen to. They are great for music and listening, they go down pretty low for a speaker that size. Depending on your room setup and how you position them depends on how loud the bass is.

    Movies you will need a subwoofer.

    Bass, it's what's for dinner.
    LSi 9/C/FX
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    Hello Devilyn. Welcome to the forum. I've owned some LSi 9's for about a couple of months now. I really enjoy them. In fact, I'm going to rebuild my entire HT speaker system around them.

    Here's a Soundstage review on the LSi 9 that has frequency response curves and an accurate description of how they sound:

    http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/polk_lsi9.htm

    They have very good bass from a "small" bookshelf type speaker. I run mine with a sub with the 9's set to small and crossovered at 80 hz at the receiver. I think a sub is needed to get the really low room shaking bass from movies as is suggested above but these speakers will serve fine duty in a standalone two channel rig also.

    Before you take the LSi plunge there are a few things you must consider and this is well documented in the archives here in the threads. The LSi's are "power hogs" and are relatively inefficient and 4 ohm speakers also. You need to carefully select your electronics to enjoy the full potential of these speakers. They also have a long breakin period.

    I'm sure others will chime in with similar suggestions.

    Most of all, can you listen to some?? I bought mine in the blind (never listened to them). I just had to find out what all the charm was about with the LSi. I haven't looked back since.

    PJ

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    ALL bookshelf speakers need a subwoofer.

    IMO.

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