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    Default LSi15 vs Lsi25

    Has anyone here heard both, or have an educated opinion on both? I'm in the market for either/or, just not sure about the bass rsponse or output on the 15 vs the 25.
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    Personally, I would do the 15s and upgrade the woofers to DB840 SVCs.

    I have both...have used both in my HT...and have ultimately settled on the 15s for my current setup.
    The 25s are in storage though and will be used when we build. The 15s were just much easier to get dialed in where I have little to no room treatments.
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    I personally owned the LSi15's due to at the time I didn't want another powers tower. but I did some side by side comparisons and the LSI25's absolutely sound better IMO.
    The LSI25's seem to have a better mid range. Not to mention the LSI15's in stock form have pretty weak woofers while the built n subs are damn good in the 25's.

    If I had to do it over again I would get the LSI25's.
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    LSi25's are far superior imo....go for it and pull the trigger!

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    The problem with the LSi25 is the subwoofer amplifier... Sub amps as a whole don't seem to last long and when they die, they are usually unrepairable. I would rather get the LSi15 over the LSi25 for that reason alone...

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    I'll agree with Jon....hate self powered towers. A good sub with a passive speaker will be miles better than those built in subs/amps. Did I say "miles" ? Light years better.

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    I own the 25's and have heard the 15's many times. Like Jon & Tony above I have the same opinion. If I was going to do LSi series all over again I would run LSi9's and a pair of 10" subs.

    That being said I would actually run LSiM 705 and be done
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    I have lsi 25's and 15's with the upgraded db woofer. I think the 25's definitely sound better, and I agree with mantis they do have a better midrange. I find myself fiddling with the crossover and volume quite a lot, mostly when switching between music and movies. The power cords could be a pain if you don't have lots of plug-ins in your room. I guess if you aren't okay with all the fiddling, then they aren't for you. I'm thinking the above reasons are why the 25's never really got a lot of love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    I own the 25's and have heard the 15's many times. Like Jon & Tony above I have the same opinion. If I was going to do LSi series all over again I would run LSi9's and a pair of 10" subs.

    That being said I would actually run LSiM 705 and be done
    What are the benefits of the LSiM 705's?
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