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    Hey All:

    Itís been a while since Iíve posted here (although I read frequently) so I completely understand if no one responds to my questions. In fact, I feel a little selfish even asking because I havenít contributed anything of substance to this community in a year or two. So while I have no excuse(!), I can say with sincerity that anything I could have contributed would have either been better stated by someone else more knowledgeable OR I would have been flat-out wrong. The one thing I have going for me is at least Iím honest about it.

    All that said, if anyone here has any questions regarding drumming or drum equipment (acoustic or electric), I will absolutely answer them for you.

    On to my questionsÖ

    I have been lusting over LSi7ís and LSi9ís for years. Literally. I just have never had a system that could drive them (my current receiver is a VSX-1121-K) nor could I afford one. My listening room is small. And I have neighbors. But as in playing my drums -- I do pick my spots.

    I was wondering if I picked up a used NAD 2400 or an Adcom GFA-545 to power just my fronts on a 5.1 system Ė could these power the LSiís? I canít imagine ever playing music at full volume. And speaking of usage Ė I will use them for 50% music and 50% HT.

    Also, say I were able to drive my two front channels with an older, external amp Ė do I lose the ability to process certain digital settings on my 1121 Ė such as DTS-HD Master Audio, for example? Or perhaps none of that relates here? (Now you see why I donít post here often.)

    Lastly, if you do respond to my question, I humbly say thank you for your time and advise.

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    A NAD 2400 or GFA-545 will push either one of those LSis just fine and sound great in the process. You'll really appreciate the difference in performance over just running them with an AVR (your Pioneer is a good one btw).

    You will be able to use your digital settings on the avr just fine. You connect the external amp to your AVR by using an audio interconnect cable from the pre-out front left and right main connectors to the input connectors on the external amp. The recieiver will just pass the signal to the external amp for amplification. I would recommend re-running the auto-cal on the reciever after adding the external amp to account for the differences in gain between the reciever and the amp.

    I'm an ex-drummer myself. What kind of stuff do you like to play?
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    Thank you for the information Dawgfish!!! Much respect!! I am an older guy now and I play a wide-variety of music -- on a recreational level at this point. I'm 42 years old so I grew up listening to-and-being-influenced by the usual suspects of classic rock (Ringo, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham), and then started to get into jazz in my late teens and early twenties. Since that time my listening taste has been all over the place and I find myself playing to a wide-variety of music, if for no other reason just for the fun of it.

    How about you?

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    No problem. I'm 41 myself so much the same. Grew up playing classic rock being influenced by much of the same usual suspects (Peart, Bonham, Copeland, Mitchell, Bruford, etc.) and then got into jazz myself. Like yourself, I listen to some of everything (except rap, just can't get into that). Unfortunately I don't have a kit anymore. I hope to change that in the future. I really miss playing.

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    Yes, I used both of the amps with LSi9s in the past with no issue. They both have plenty of power to drive the speakers unless you want to go crazy loud or have a large room. I am in Arlington, VA as well. I actually just took the LSi9s and LSiC out of my system this weekend (just changing things up) and was about to list them for sale on here.

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    I hear ya Dawgfish. Drumming and music (playing or listening) can be a sort of therapy. The thing I don't understand is why don't people sit around and listen to music like they used to? I do that with my wife and son (4 yo) and I guess that has been replaced in the larger culture but I still think its a nice thing to do.

    And Nwohlford, can I PM you to ask how much you're selling them for? I don't think I'm allowed in the classified section with such few posts to my name. If you would rather that I don't, no problem. I totally understand.

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    Thank you both for answering, btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeylifer View Post
    And Nwohlford, can I PM you to ask how much you're selling them for? I don't think I'm allowed in the classified section with such few posts to my name. If you would rather that I don't, no problem. I totally understand.
    I sent you a PM. Feel free to send me one as well.

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    We have 4 Lsi9s at home. One pair is driven by a NAD 2 channel 50 watts receiver, and the other with a Yamaha 100 watts receiver. Either one will bring out the SWAT team if you dare to turn it up loud enough, and they sound great.
    Once I heard my own Lsi9s with a $ 100 Sony receiver, rated at 100 watts, and they were OK. Not great, but OK.
    In my office I have a pair of Lsi15s. They are driven by an Onkyo TX 8050, 2 channel, 80 watts receiver. I'm not impressed, and I don't know if it is the acoustic of the office or the low power of the Onkyo. My Lsi9s sound much better at home.
    The Onkyo 8050 has pre-outs, and I'll need an amplifier. I never used separates, so I need advice.
    I was thinking Emotiva or the Nad 150 channel integrated for $ 1,500. I'm reluctant to spend much more, because no matter what I do, nothing will be as good as our Polk SRS 3.1 Tl, driven by a 12 year old Onkyo receiver. If only they wouldn't weigh 100 lbs.

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