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    Default WHere can i find a matching center for LSi15s?

    I am close to pulling the trigger on a paire of LSi15s from Polk ebay. I will probably get the LSi7s for surrounds and am having trouble with a matching center. It appears the LSiC center that normally matches cant be found anywhere at the moment. I dont want to pay 900+ for a center and get the LSiM. Does anyone know or have a recommendation on what I could do to make sure it is timbre matching and a good paring for the 15s? If I can't seem to find one easily, I might just go with the A9s.

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    Rock a pair of LSi 7s or a pair of LSi 9s as an alternative. Its probably even a BETTER alternative to the LSiC.
    Do you hear that buzzing noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Jam View Post
    Rock a pair of LSi 7s or a pair of LSi 9s as an alternative. Its probably even a BETTER alternative to the LSiC.
    I was actually going to do a pair of LSi7s for my surrounds. Would this still work? Also, would i use just one LSi7 for a center? I didnt know or think of using 2 for my centers. Sorry, if you cant tell, I am still somewhat new to this stuff. Thanks for your quick reply.

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    Lsi series are 4 ohm speakers, and RTI/A series are 8 ohm speakers. Mixing these 2 series is not advisable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    Lsi series are 4 ohm speakers, and RTI/A series are 8 ohm speakers. Mixing these 2 series is not advisable.
    I didnt plan on mixing these speakers. I apologize if the first post wasn't clear. What I am saying is if i cant find a good match for a center on the LSi15s (i dont own them yet). I am just going to get the RTiA9s and match to those speakers instead since that center CSiA6 is available. Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post
    I am close to pulling the trigger on a paire of LSi15s from Polk ebay.
    Just wanted to say I recently bought my LSi25's this month for Polk ebay store and it went great, very happy.

    I'm currently looking for a center too, will be curious to hear what you end up doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyMic View Post
    Just wanted to say I recently bought my LSi25's this month for Polk ebay store and it went great, very happy.

    I'm currently looking for a center too, will be curious to hear what you end up doing.
    Good to hear and thanks for the confirmation that purchasing from that is a good idea. I will keep you posted on what I find out for a center.

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    Here is a pic of the dual LSi 9's thanks to DarqueKnights system: http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/show...C-Regenerators
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    I am downgrading my HT system to a 2 channel. I have sold my (surround) Lsi7 already. I may be willing to let go of my minty condition LsiC center speaker, for the right offer($295 + shipping). I,e been a little reluctant to brea up the front stage, but this may be the right time. Let me know if there is any interest
    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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    If the OP isn't then I certainly am. Let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhart86 View Post
    I am downgrading my HT system to a 2 channel. I have sold my (surround) Lsi7 already. I may be willing to let go of my minty condition LsiC center speaker, for the right offer($295 + shipping). I,e been a little reluctant to brea up the front stage, but this may be the right time. Let me know if there is any interest
    I would be interested. I had someone else PM me they were selling theres but for $325. $295 is an attractive price, can you PM me and we can chat more? I would PM you, but i dont have 10 posts yet. I dont know how, i have posted more than 10 times, do they consider only certain posts or what?

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    if there is fry's around you. check it out. I saw they have it on sale for like 250 a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhhiep View Post
    if there is fry's around you. check it out. I saw they have it on sale for like 250 a few months ago.
    I wish, Minnesota is behind the times. We have Best Buy and small mom/pop type shops, thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post
    I would be interested. I had someone else PM me they were selling theres but for $325. $295 is an attractive price, can you PM me and we can chat more? I would PM you, but i dont have 10 posts yet. I dont know how, i have posted more than 10 times, do they consider only certain posts or what?
    If you have PM'd any in the Forum Testing area threads, those posts dont count toward your total....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post
    I wish, Minnesota is behind the times. We have Best Buy and small mom/pop type shops, thats about it.
    Frys.com is great for that. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyMic View Post
    Frys.com is great for that. :)
    The LSi series is discontinued and Fry's wont ship them anymore so if you have one in a store local to you thats the only way your gonna get one.

    MN, if it was me I would buy one of the two offered to you from the forum and you should be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    The LSi series is discontinued and Fry's wont ship them anymore so if you have one in a store local to you thats the only way your gonna get one.

    MN, if it was me I would buy one of the two offered to you from the forum and you should be set.
    That is what I plan on doing. I am going to grab one fo the LSiC's from the forum and just run with it. Is anyone looking to sell and LSiFX pair? I dont want to pay the 1000+ amazon has them for.

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    I have a 5.1 LSI set for sale including the 15's, C and FX's. Let me know if you're interested.

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    What about the CSi5? I don't know this one personally but its a great deal from the Polk club ebay store. Maybe other users that know it will could chime in??? I'm curious as I'm looking for a center too for my LSi25's.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CSi5-Cherry-...item35c144e920
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    You need the LSiC or a LSi speaker for your center, you dont want to mix and match lines and different ohm ratings too... your doing both there ....
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    yes, i have learned this after a good amount of research you generally want to stick with the same line especially for timbre matching etc.

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    Frys don't have any new lsi. Only some stores have those beat up floor samples.

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    I'm in the same boat- about to pull the trigger on LSI15's and can't find a center speaker.

    MonsterJam- if I were to run a pair of LSI7's as my center as you suggested, would I wire them in parallel (presenting 2 ohms to my amp) or series (presenting 8 ohms to my amp)? A pair of refurb LSI7s at Polk's eBay store runs $399 so it's in the same ballpark.

    Also- I have heard that the LSI15's are very musical, but not necessarily the best for home theater. I don't care about creating the best sonic explosions, but I have read that dialogue may not be terribly clear, and that would be very important to me. (I'm 50/50 HT and music). My question is- compared to the LSIc, would the newer LSIm 704c be any clearer? or is this a non-issue?

    Thanks all- us newbies appreciate the Polk-love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caineo View Post
    if I were to run a pair of LSI7's as my center as you suggested, would I wire them in parallel (presenting 2 ohms to my amp) or series (presenting 8 ohms to my amp)? A pair of refurb LSI7s at Polk's eBay store runs $399 so it's in the same ballpark.
    I go an entirely different route: I'd split the signal from AVR/Pro to the amp with an RCA splitter (if using RCA instead of XLR). Alternatively, my Sunfire allows me to run an RCA into a channel and from that channel, into another channel if desired. Viola-two channels dedicated to the Center signal. In this configuration, you need an additional amplified channel to power the additional speaker. Others on this site may have even better methods and advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caineo View Post
    Also- I have heard that the LSI15's are very musical, but not necessarily the best for home theater. I don't care about creating the best sonic explosions, but I have read that dialogue may not be terribly clear, and that would be very important to me. (I'm 50/50 HT and music). My question is- compared to the LSIc, would the newer LSIm 704c be any clearer? or is this a non-issue?
    This is purely my opinion, but any speaker that excels with music, by default, will excel with HT. The inverse, I suppose, may not be true because perhaps the shrill (or flat) sound of a speaker isn't magnified during HT use.
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    I am in the same boat as well, there is no where local that has the center and I cant do the splitting technique that you suggest Monster Jam as I am just running a receiver currently (pre/pro is down the road) So I am really not sure what to do for the center

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    I will be selling my complete LSi system. LSi15's, LSiC, and LSiF/X's. PM me if your interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caineo View Post
    Also- I have heard that the LSI15's are very musical, but not necessarily the best for home theater. I don't care about creating the best sonic explosions, but I have read that dialogue may not be terribly clear, and that would be very important to me. (I'm 50/50 HT and music).
    I had an RT5000 system which was absolutely amazing for HT. The subs, the center, everything was fantastic. BUT for 2 channel music it just didn't sound as good. I think the tweeter just didn't have the detail for music. So I upgraded to LSi system which was night and day difference. Music sounds so much better but not as good as RT5000 system for HT. Don't get me wrong the LSi does sound great for HT but not as good as RT5000.

    I plan on upgrading to LSiM system. Hopefully this will trump both systems for both HT and music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAlba View Post
    I plan on upgrading to LSiM system. Hopefully this will trump both systems for both HT and music!
    It will. A nice 5.1 audio disc will be probably put a smile on your face that you can't wipe off. Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpf65 View Post
    Lsi series are 4 ohm speakers, and RTI/A series are 8 ohm speakers. Mixing these 2 series is not advisable.
    Matching the speaker impedance doesn't matter if you can power them correctly, and have an amplifier that can handle the load.

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    Can someone please help me find an LSiC or point in the right direction? I lost a bid on eBay some D-bag shot the price up past $440 for a used and scratched LSiC. I have PM people and no luck they don't answe back. I'm about to just get an LSi M704C and be done with it but people keep saying not to mix match ohms. Help?

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