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    Default Timbre Matching: LSiM & LSi

    I'm thinking about making a hybrid HT setup with LSi's and LSiM's, and I'm wondering how well they'll match. They both use a similar vifa ring radiator tweeter, which, while not identical, leads me to believe they'd sound good together.

    I'm currently running 15's, dual C's, and FX's. I'm thinking about replacing the dual C's with a new 706c. I was so impressed with the 703's, that I'm imagining that the 706C is probably in incredible center channel.

    Has anyone heard the 706C???

    Eventually I'd like to replace the 15's with 703's or 707's, but that could be years out.

    I also think I would keep the FX's, as opposed to going with the LSIM surrounds, because I love the FX's and their enveloping bipole/dipole nature.


    How will all this stuff match up???
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    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

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    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Even though they share the same name and similar tweeter they sound completely different, just like two different name brands. I think the 706c is the biggest upgrade from the last series to the current. If it was me I'd go after the fronts first followed by the center. For me the most important part of my system are the fronts.

    There's a pair of 705's by me for sale on Craigslist for $1800. (brand new)
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    ...I think the 706c is the biggest upgrade from the last series to the current....
    Yea that thing is a beast!!!

    I've been underwhelmed with the LSiC, so I've been using dual C's, and even dual 9's which is awesome, but ideally I'd have (1) very capable center channel, and in my mind, the 706C is that speaker. I love how huge it is, and that it uses the same mid/high engine as the rest of the M's, which I loved on the 703's.

    I'd love to go 707's for the front, but it would be a long ways out, which is why I'm curious as to how the 706C would blend with the 15's.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    If you plan on eventually getting the fronts then I'd say give the 706 a try. I ended up going with the 705/706 combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    If you plan on eventually getting the fronts then I'd say give the 706 a try. I ended up going with the 705/706 combo.
    Awesome, congrats! How is the 706????? Is it everything I'm hoping it is? Compared to the LSiC?

    Thanks.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Its much better and cleaner than the LSI C. When I had the LSI c I had to run it hot and was never really satisfied so I went with the RTI a series.

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    Does it sound boxy at all?

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    i ran the 707(DEMO) with my LSi setup and it was not to my liking. sticking with LSi setup
    mole'

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    What didn't you like?

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    yes Mole', why didn't you like? Inquiring mind wants to know.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    What didn't you like?
    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese View Post
    yes Mole', why didn't you like? Inquiring mind wants to know.
    i just did not like the 707. i guess i was expecting them to be better then the LSi speakers and i did not get that. maybe i did not have the right gear, setup correct or something else. i love my LSi setup tho.
    mole'

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    Even though they share the same name and similar tweeter they sound completely different, just like two different name brands. I think the 706c is the biggest upgrade from the last series to the current. If it was me I'd go after the fronts first followed by the center. For me the most important part of my system are the fronts.

    There's a pair of 705's by me for sale on Craigslist for $1800. (brand new)

    Hey Can i buy those off of you? What state are you located?

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    Im not the seller. They're on Craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mole' View Post
    i just did not like the 707. i guess i was expecting them to be better then the LSi speakers and i did not get that. maybe i did not have the right gear, setup correct or something else. i love my LSi setup tho.
    What gear were you running with the 707's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroyjr1 View Post
    What gear were you running with the 707's?
    gear in my Sig
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert0507 View Post
    Hey Can i buy those off of you? What state are you located?
    I could pick them up for you and ship if needed.

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    Falcon, I'm very happy with the 704C. Much easier to hear vocals without having to run it hot (as compared to the LSiC). I assume the 706C would have the same clarity with a little more low end too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denon Frank View Post
    Falcon, I'm very happy with the 704C. Much easier to hear vocals without having to run it hot (as compared to the LSiC). I assume the 706C would have the same clarity with a little more low end too.

    Cool. Yea, I loved the 703's when I heard them, so I was hoping that the centers were just as sweet.

    If I do go with some M's, I'll run 703's as fronts, like you're doing, and I'll just keep the LSiFX's as rears. I wish the new M surrounds were bi/dipoles... that would have been sweet... (2) full engines??? woulda been killer! I love the LSi-FX's. Best surrounds I've heard to date.
    2-Channel:

    Source 1: PC
    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Does it sound boxy at all?
    No, not at all but I'm getting some reflection off my back wall and BDI stand so I'll be putting up some panels to see if it helps any.

    I found the 703's to get a little bass heavy at mid to high volumes. It didn't seem to blend as well as it did at lower volumes.
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    Falconcry72, FYI Americantv near me is having a sale on the LSIm 706 center channel for $799. (reg.$1200) That's the best price I've seen yet and they're an authorized dealer also.

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    So if you guys say the sound is that totally different, I guess I better forget about using my lsi/fx and lsi9s for surrounds, as it doesn't sound like they would blend in well with lsim703+706c front sound stage...

    Eh, nothing wrong with my lsis anyway, I'll stick to them for now.
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    M70 | CS2 | M60 | Atrium5 - Surr. | SUB - Emotiva ULTRA12 + Tara Labs sub cable | Pioneer Elite VSX-52 | Parasound HCAs 1000A | Sony BDP-S790 | Belkin PureAV PF60 | MIT Exp2 Wires

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    LSi9 | LsiC | Lsi/fx | Marantz SR7002 | NAD T955 | Sony BDP-S360 | Belkin PureAV PF30 | AQ Blue Racer II ICs & AQ Type 4 wires | PS3

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