I most certainly enjoyed the time I spent with the LSi15's but as fate would have it I got my ears on the KEF line. The New Q line, The XQ line & the Reference line to be exact. Of course the Ref series is a force to be reckoned with but I wasn't about to refinance my house. The XQ series is as stunning in looks as the Ref line & also sound spectacular. The New Q series is what really caught me off guard...unbelievable performance across the board & a price tag that had me & a host of others pondering how KEF can produce such a dynamic sounding speaker & price it so affordably. The Q line has a lot of the trickle down technology from their new Blade speaker. Another stunning speaker from KEF.
The Q900 pretty much bested the LSi15's in every aspect & not by a small margin either. The newly developed Uni-Q driver along with the tangerine wave guide is the heart & soul of the line & is remarkable to say the least. It's uncanny imagining, dynamics, power & finess, it's ability to fill a room & give all seated a near center presentation is just the tip of the iceberg. I also replaced the LSiC with the Q600 center for a perfectly matched L/C/R soundstage. Movies & music have taken on a whole new level of enjoyment. I'm still working on the surrounds but the LSi/FX will be staying for a little while longer. All in all I'm very pleased with making the move.