I love my LSiM's, but I'm getting the itch. I could get roughly 2k for these 5 speakers, so I'm interested in other 5 channel options that would provide similar performance at a similar cost: 2-3k max, used is cool and probably preferable. It may very well be that these LSiM's are the best bang for the buck at this price point, in which case I will just continue to enjoy them.
I love the LSiM's for music, but I think I might prefer a more "exciting" sounding speaker for HT.
Here's a couple systems I'm interested in:
- Klipsch Reference Series: RF-82ii, RC-62ii, RS-52ii
- Martin Logan ElectroMotion Series: EM-ESL, EM-C2, EM-FX2
The Klipschs look boring as hell compared to the drop dead sexy LSiM's. I owned cheaper Klipschs in the past, and while I did like them, I ended up switching to Polk at that time. The Reference II Series speakers are supposed to be better sounding than some previous models. If they sound good enough, I might be able to get past the black box look.
I like the look and sound of Martin Logans in general, but I've never heard these particular models. I had a pair of SL3's for a little while, and I thought they sounded excellent... and they were over 15 years old. I'm curious as to how the center and surrounds will match the fronts given the different high frequency technologies.
The center channel is critical for HT, and that is one thing the LSiM's do extremely well. I may just get a couple different center channels and battle it out to decide which overall system to go with.
Anyobody have experience with these systems? Anybody have recommendations for other systems that will fit the bill? Thanks dudes.