Second day on the forum. Told everyone I'm putting together a new 2 channel system consisting of a Dynaco design based tube amp that puts out 60 watts/channel, a tube preamp and a Marants CD player (it's 2 years old but virtually new).
I made the mistake of listening to a tube amp a few years ago again and really need that tube sound.
I was considering RTAi7's but everyone is encouraging me to go with the LSiM703's. I said my budget was about $1500 for speakers but I'm now rethinking my budget....unless the 703's are really really musically superior to the RTAi7's.
I see I can get a pair of the factory refurbished black RTAi7's off the Polk ebay story for $800 which is $700 less than the 703's.
What kind of wood is the 'black' veneer on the 7's? Is it really cheap looking compared to the cherry?
I know thats not really the reason for buying speakers so...are the 703's really sonically way better than the 7's?
I have a feeling that since my current system consists of Bose satellites and non powered subs and Polk TSi300's as maines anything would sound way better than what I currently have....even the RTAi7's.
For me the $700 has now become something I need for other things so I think the 7's will have to do.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks again....Blake