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    Question LSi system upgrade??

    Guys, got some wonder questions for those that know. I've recently gotten interested in the LSi series of speakers and I am debating upgrading slowly. I've about decided on some LSi15 towers from all the reviews I've read plus I believe my 2250 should move them quite well! Also, is placement difficult for these with the side-firing woofer?

    I really do 90% music and 10% movies, but I do really want a surround system because I LOVE the theater sound and experience! Will I even notice a difference in this area swapping from the RTi's?

    I'm really liking the idea of better musical speakers!

    Also, will my Onkyo be able to push a 4 ohm center and 4 ohm surrounds??

    Lastly, some may suggest going on to the LSiM series, however that will be impossible in my budget for quite a long time!
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    Movies and games - PS3
    TV - Toshiba 52" HD

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    I can't comment on the gear part of the question, but I had 4 LSi15s and a LSiC HT/surround sound system for years. Over that time it was driven by a Sony 5000ES, Denon 3805, Sony 7100ES, and finally added a Sunfire TGA5400 amp to the 7100. I greatly enjoyed each phase, and never had any issues. However, it is in a small room with an 8 foot ceiling.

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    The best way to know would be to see if you can hear them for yourself in a demo setup. Since the LSi line is discontinued not sure how easy that will be. I haven't heard the RTi's you have so I could not say about sound difference. I'm sure someone in the fourm can give you an answer to that question. What I can say is for me the LSi's are amazing! Music sounds the best but movies also sound good. If you do get the LSi's, placement should not be an issue unless you have a huge room. I have a 7.1 setup and not all my speakers are LSi but the LSiC and LSi FX were a pain to find so it may take a few months to locate them. The amp you have should good and even though its an older one I'm sure it's better than my entry level emo. Hope this helps and good luck with the upgrade if that is what you decide to do.
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    Snake, do the deal with ZTLFUL, you will be glad you did.

    My wife loves my LSi's we listen to them all day everyday mostly for TV and never get fatigued at all.

    We watch movies and the impart more than enough impact for us and sound AWESOME.

    I dont regret skipping the RTI's and going straight to the LSi's even though I dont do tons of listening on this system. The listening time I do get on this system however is glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    Snake, do the deal with ZTLFUL, you will be glad you did.

    My wife loves my LSi's we listen to them all day everyday mostly for TV and never get fatigued at all.

    We watch movies and the impart more than enough impact for us and sound AWESOME.

    I dont regret skipping the RTI's and going straight to the LSi's even though I dont do tons of listening on this system. The listening time I do get on this system however is glorious.
    I can't make that deal happen right now. Too much distance between he and I.

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    Thanks for the input guys! Perhaps I could get with ZTLFUL next time I head north!

    So I take it that I'm not really going to be missing much switching to the LS series?? Thats good cause I still really like my movies and games, but music is def the majority!
    AVR - Onkyo NR809
    500gb HD for MP3 and FLAC files
    Amp - Parasound 2250 - FOR SALE BTW!! PM me if interested!
    Mains - Polk RTi12 towers
    Center - CSi5
    Surround - FXiA6's
    Sub - psw505
    Movies and games - PS3
    TV - Toshiba 52" HD

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    I find that the LSi's work well for both HT and music although you may have to boost the center a little. The LSi15's have good bass and they work very well for music but if you want a slamming HT, you need a good subwoofer.
    Front - Polk LSiM 705, Center - Polk LSiM 704c, Rear - Polk LSi 7
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    A sub will definitely be forth coming!

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