Got my LSIM 703's this morning... No issues thank you Mr. Fedex guy.
I unboxed them without any hesitation, and set them up and put them on the stands.
Heavy for a bookshelf speaker, but don't mind that at all.
I remembered to change the speaker terminals on the back of my amp to the 8 ohm posts. good.
Mine are the Midnight Mahogany, and they look really nice up on the 30" stands. They seem tp be at just the right height tweeters at ear level. I still have my MP 1000 sub hooked up, and crossed at app 50hz... I would think that is where the 703's bass would begin to fall off anyhow.
Hooked them up tp my Yaqin MC100B integrated amp.
I played 1 album side, and here are my first impressions.
They are very well balanced. The new tweeters are more accurate but not at all harsh and a bit more noticeable than the LSi9's tweets. The overall sound experience seems like they are "bigger" speakers than the 9's, and if I closed my eyes and didn't know any better I would think they were floor standers. The mid range and bass seem to blend together seamlessly, and they have that solid mid range on guitar passages that remind me of my Monitor 5b's but better blended. The nicest quality i find so far is how warm but not over extended or forced the bass response is. My sub is set low volume and crossover wise, and I can see shutting it off as in my 13x11x7 listening room wont require it.
I am letting them break in a little right now on low volume.
After some hours , I might remove the sub, and bi amp using my M80 on the bass end, and the Yaqin on the mid and hi end. Just for S&G's
So far very excited and happy about the upgrade to the M's.